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'The NFL Beat': Offseason Evolution
NFL knowledge we know to be trill
"...Here in Austin, the snakes are out. We had the toughest summer in..."

June 27, 2012 Sports Post by Alex Dunlap

'The NFL Beat': Jenkins Island
Catching up with one of the NFL Draft's top CBs
"...former University of Florida teammate Joe Haden, Jenkins possesses the ability to be a true NFL shutdown corner. A..."

April 23, 2012 Sports Post by Alex Dunlap

The Adventures of Tintin
Steven Spielberg brings Hergé's comic books to animated life.
"...I haven't played the video game Uncharted, to which this animated via motion..."

Dec. 23, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Analyzing the Texans Draft: Part 2
A look at day two
"...In our last installment, we discussed the selection of Wisconsin defensive end J.J. Watt with the..."

May 23, 2011 Sports Post by Barrett Walton

As the Season Rots Away
Fair-weather fans flee the rotting burnt-orange corpse
"...I saw the rotting pile this morning. Their orange skin seemed to..."

Nov. 11, 2010 Sports Post by Joe O'Connell

The Human Centipede (First Sequence)
Coprophiliacs looking for a movie that really rings their chimes will be positively tintinnabulating from this arthouse horror number.
"...Blankenstein. Coprophiliacs looking for a movie that really rings their chimes will be positively tintinnabulating from this arthouse horror..."

May 7, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Lessons of Losing: Texas Is No. 2
What's eating Garrett Gilbert?
"...it reminds us just how many more serendipitous lessons there are in losses, for both the losers and the..."

Jan. 14, 2010 Sports Post by Joe O'Connell

Luck and the Literature of Football
Longhorns live to fight another day
"...his John 16:33 eye black. Colt McCoy praying on the sidelines that his kicker can save a Longhorn season...."

Dec. 7, 2009 Sports Post by Joe O'Connell

When the Science Guy Is Still in Short Pants
Welcome to Enzoology.com
"...Enzo Monfre bounces like a pinball between exhibits in the Texas Memorial Museum, happily running full speed through what..."

Dec. 19, 2008 Screens Feature by Sarah Jean Billeiter

You Don't Mess With the Zohan
As far as we know, this Adam Sandler movie is the first Hollywood-made Jewish/Palestinian/immigrant comedy that also doubles as a surprisingly trenchant analysis of the Middle East's perpetual bloodbath.
"...John Turturro, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Lainie Kazan, Rob Schneider, Dave Matthews, Michael Buffer, Charlotte Rae, Robert Smigel and Mariah Carey...."

June 6, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Grbavica: The Land of My Dreams
This first feature from Bosnian director/writer Jasmila Zbanic offers up a slice of life after hell in which a widowed mother and daughter still veer perilously between fear and hope.
"...Kenan Catic, Leon Lucev and Bogdan Diklic. As ever, the first casualty of war is truth, but it's easy..."

May 18, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The World's Fastest Indian
Anthony Hopkins' great performance as Burt Munro, the real-life New Zealand codger and Indian motorcycle enthusiast who in 1967 set a land speed record that still stands today, is not enough to crash through this unabashedly sentimental wall of schmaltz.
"...Lawford. All one needs to know about Burt Munro, the real-life New Zealand codger and Indian motorcycle enthusiast who..."

Feb. 3, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Comforts of Home Cooking
Two Austin schools are teaching the old-fashioned way.
"...Cooking and dining out certainly became the new theatrical entertainment for the turn of the 21st..."

Feb. 7, 2003 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams
"...year's boffo Spy Kids. After a daring rescue of the president's daughter (Momsen) at an amusement park and a..."

Aug. 9, 2002 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

The Spirit of the City and the Letter of the Law Collide at Sekrit Theater
Beau Reichert struggles with the city over his backyard arts complex
"...A welcome sign at the end of Beau Reichert's driveway greets visitors to Sekrit..."

Sept. 2, 2016 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Rising From the Halloween Flood
Rebuilding the homes – and lives – displaced by the 2013 Onion Creek floods
"...Miller, like most residents of drought-wracked Central Texas, greeted the sounds of a storm with excitement. "I was thanking..."

Dec. 26, 2014 News Feature by Kate X Messer

Carl Reiner: The Interview
On 'The Dick Van Dyke Show,' Mary Tyler Moore, and Mel
"...signs of slowing down. On this Tuesday, March 18, the comedy legend is making phones calls around the country..."

April 4, 2014 Screens Post by Robert Faires

The Next New Neighborhood
City and residents plan a sustainable Colony Park
"...yellow T-shirts and carrying clipboards, three UT students approached the house on Colony Loop Drive and knocked. A woman..."

April 4, 2014 News Feature by Robyn Ross

'The NFL Beat': Week 11
American football and international affairs
"...Welcome back. The Circuit of the Americas has taken over Austin and..."

Nov. 17, 2012 Sports Post by Alex Dunlap

The Oranges
The great ensemble cast is the highlight of this movie about a 50-year-old man who falls in love with his best friend's daughter, who is half his age.
"...Directed by: Julian Farino. Starring: Hugh Laurie, Catherine Keener, Leighton Meester, Allison Janney, Oliver Platt, Alia Shawcat,..."

Oct. 5, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

'The NFL Beat': Week 13
Waiver-wire pickups and more
"...paper salesman and a PhD candidate/freegan jazz drummer called the Trashman. We have created a Fantasy Football Monster...."

Dec. 1, 2011 Sports Post by Alex Dunlap

Texans 'Undefendable' Offense Leads the Way in '11
Playoffs or bust
"...The Houston Texans, our beloved heroes from down under, are..."

Sept. 9, 2011 Sports Post by Barrett Walton

Sweethearts of the Prison Rodeo
An engaging doc about the Oklahoma State Prison Rodeo.
"...Danny Liles. To him, it's about touching freedom, albeit the bucking, thrashing, wild-eyed kind you find atop an angry..."

Sept. 17, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

'May the Passenger Pigeon Sing Thee to Thy Rest'
Second-Place Winner
"...My grandmother told me that the passenger pigeon traveled in flocks..."

Feb. 13, 2009 Books Feature by Perry Tyson Midkiff II

The Beautiful Game
The scene at Fado's was a madhouse for the Champions League Final
"...The Champions League Final...."

May 23, 2008 Sports Post by Christopher Bond

Listening to the Bones
Bones tell a story at world's largest body farm
"...could happen in 24 hours or less. This is the kind of information we need to get in the..."

April 4, 2008 News Feature by R.U. Steinberg

Texans vs. Colts: the Game Plan
"...The game plan for the Houston Texans is relatively straightforward:..."

Sept. 24, 2007 Sports Post by Timothy Braun

Shaun of the Dead
This "romantic comedy … with zombies" has a note-perfect mix of humor, horror, love, and death.
"...Wilton. You don’t have to be a fan of the zombie epics of George Romero (Night of the Living..."

Sept. 24, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Lauryn Paige Fuller Story
Eighteen-year-old Donald Scott Fuller was brutally murdered last year. Jordan Smith explores
"...weeks before Christmas, but outside it feels like spring. The sky is clear and bright, and there is a..."

Feb. 18, 2000 Features Feature by Jordan Smith

The Big Cheese
South by Southwest 1997
"...The phrase "shit-hot," cribbed from some international band's bio, comes..."

March 21, 1997 Music Feature

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