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Tool Asphyxiates the Erwin Center
“Supposedly, Austin,” announced Keenan. “Work on it”
"...Tool avoids the spotlight. Thus, it came as no surprise..."

Jan. 22, 2020 Music Post by Alejandra Ramirez

Tool's San Antonio Schism
Tool's San Antonio make-up date breaks hearts.
"...night in San Antonio for the long-awaited return of Tool, who canceled two previous gigs due to a band..."

May 23, 2007 Music Post by Austin Powell

Day Trips: Moore Maker Tool Company, Matador
Largest tool and knife maker in Texas started small in Matador
"...The Moore Maker Tool Company's showroom is a modest affair, but the hospitality..."

Aug. 5, 2016 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

SXSW Interactive: Exploring Scent as a Storytelling Tool
Can you smell what the Fest is cooking?
"...SXSW Interactive panel "Exploring Scent as an Interactive Storytelling Tool," an international group of scent specialists led a four-hour..."

March 15, 2016 SXSW Post by Dan Gentile

Public Notice: Tool of Racism?
CodeNEXT fears aired; hopes expressed
"...Metro section led with the headline, "CodeNEXT derided as tool of racism" by the mayor's own Task Force on..."

Feb. 24, 2017 News Column by Nick Barbaro

New Punctuation Tool!
"...Dear Editor, I invented this new punctuation tool. I call it a paragraph, and it separates thought..."

Dec. 28, 2009 Postmarks

Just a Tool of Big Corporations, and Happy in the Role
"...then, the Chronicle will remain, in my mind, a tool of big corporations – entities which you so readily..."

Oct. 27, 2003 Postmarks

Outta the Garage and Into the Tool Shed
John Croslin
"...shack in his backyard that more closely resembles a tool shed. Able to stand back and listen to what..."

Nov. 3, 1995 Music Feature

How Texas Impact Turns Faith Into a Tool for Progress
VIDEO: See Texas Interfaith Center for Public Policy/Texas Impact’s reports from the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP25

Dec. 6, 2019 News Feature by James Scott

You Can't Tear Down the Master's House With the Master's Tool
Hillary delivers party unity.

Aug. 26, 2008 Qmmunity Post by Kate X Messer

Intimidation Has Always Been Government Tool

Aug. 27, 2003 Postmarks

The Expendables
Sylvester Stallone helms this clash of the titans of action cinema that coasts on its concept while blowing up lots of stuff.
"...(Lundgren), Toll Road (Couture), Hale Caesar (Crews), and ex-Expendable Tool (Rourke) – instead find themselves on a mission from..."

Aug. 13, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Heaven & Hell
Wovenhand and Tool at the Cedar Park Center
"...Wovenhand and Tool kneel before entirely different altars. The former evangelizes on..."

June 24, 2010 Music Post by Austin Powell

Public Notice: Operating at Full Capacity?
We all need some slack ... and what ET (the tool) says about housing
"...currently called single-family zoning. That's because their Envision Tomorrow tool judges that such developments don't make economic sense. A..."

Feb. 14, 2020 News Column by Nick Barbaro

He Named Me Malala
Doc about the famous champion of girls' eduction, Malala Yousafzai
"...be more of a documentary profile than a marketing tool. Certainly, marketing the insidious idea of equal education for..."

Oct. 9, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Chimpanzee
The Planet Earth filmmakers turn their cameras on an orphaned chimp.
"...a simpering script. 3) Encourage Allen to revive his "Tool Time Tim" fixation with power tools and his signature..."

April 27, 2012 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Building Hope
Activist Turk Pipkin's documentary looks at the process of building of a secondary school in Mahiga, Kenya.
"...as a traditional documentary or as a nonprofit promotional tool. What I do know is this: If you don't..."

June 3, 2011 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Letters to God
A young boy with cancer writes letters to God, an action that affects the lives of others around him.
"...uses a kid with brain cancer as a proselytizing tool to bring people to God. The story arc is..."

April 16, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Dunbar Strikes Again
Board of Education member has book out attacking public education
"...in 2006 – calls public education a "subtly deceptive tool of perversion," says the creation of public schools is..."

Dec. 4, 2008 News Post by Lee Nichols

The Other End of the Line
In this cross-cultural romantic comedy, a telephone operator in India travels to San Francisco to meet the man she falls for over the phone.
"...Woodruff, which is the first indication he's a total tool, and he's played by Metcalfe (the former jailbait lawn..."

Nov. 7, 2008 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Paprika
The multilayered Paprika, the newest animated film from Satoshi Kon (Millennium Actress, Tokyo Godfathers) captures the childlike, helter-skelter chaos and curiosity of the human mind better than any other animated film.
"...each other after the theft of a prototype psychotherapy tool, code-named the DC-Mini, which allows therapists (and, more dangerously,..."

July 20, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Slow Burn
Slow Burn – starring Ray Liotta, LL Cool J, and Mekhi Phifer – becomes one of those movies that’s so bad, it’s almost entertaining. Almost.
"...attention, you’d think the movie was made as a tool for foreigners to learn English. Voiceover narration reigns and..."

April 20, 2007 Movie Review by Toddy Burton

Vajra Sky Over Tibet
In this documentary, the director wears his affection for Buddhist philosophy unashamedly on his sleeve, and as a result his movie nearly drowns in solemnity and noble intentions (not to mention chanting).
"...ceremonies rarely seen by Western eyes. As an educational tool, there’s really no faulting it: Anything you ever wanted..."

Dec. 22, 2006 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Goal!: The Dream Begins
From East L.A. to the soccer fields of England, this rags-to-riches story sticks closely to the sports movie formula.
"...it's the first to almost seem like a promotional tool for FIFA, the Federation Internationale de Football Association (not..."

May 12, 2006 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Music From the Inside Out
Documentary filmmaker Daniel Anker spent five years with the Philadelphia Orchestra as they toured, rehearsed, and waxed poetic about the purpose of music in their lives.
"...in an effort to use music as a relational tool. In this age of incessant skepticism, where creation seems..."

April 14, 2006 Movie Review by Toddy Burton

Lord of War
Gattaca writer-director Andrew Niccol shines his usual cynicism on the subject of gunrunning in his new film, a strange amalgam of compelling visuals and fascinating vocational details forged with deep moral ambivalence and often hollow didacticism.
"...crutch in the best of circumstances and a pedantic tool in the worst. The technique increases the feeling that..."

Sept. 16, 2005 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Animation Show 2005
This second incarnation of the Mike Judge- and Don Hertzfeldt-produced animation anthology is, if anything, even better than the first.
"...obviously realize that a computer program is just another tool in the animator’s bag of tricks, and it’s heartening..."

April 15, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Last Flight Out
Righteously mediocre stuff from the "film ministry of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association"
"...neither alternative nor all that useful as a proselytizing tool. Ladies and gentlemen, God has left the building...."

Aug. 13, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Same River Twice
A documentary about how things change and don't change.
"...of the group’s "unscheduled, communal, outdoor life" as a tool to compare and contrast their lives in the past..."

March 26, 2004 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Book of Mormon Movie, Volume 1: The Journey
The leaden acting, tablecloth wardrobe, and Sixties-era Star Trek set design are more likely to leave nonbelievers stupefied than awestruck.
"...of both his crew and cast. As a proselytizing tool, the leaden acting, tablecloth wardrobe, and Sixties-era Star Trek..."

March 12, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

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