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"...of affection and admiration) have turned in a huge Tool Wish List along with their invitation to their First..."

Dec. 15, 2000 Column by Kate X Messer

Light Rail Debate
Former City Council Member Max Nofziger vs. Current City Council Member Daryl Slusher
"...a chance at economic prosperity. Rail is an essential tool in both, and it is troubling that some allies..."

Nov. 3, 2000 News Feature by Daryl Slusher

Postmarks
The dog-running controversy continues … and chalk another one up for Ventura.
"...are better-designed than cars. In fact, just about every tool we use is better designed than cars. If any..."

Oct. 1, 1999 Column

Community Chest and Chance Rolled Into One
The Applicants
"...the city's goals. And they have to use every tool at their disposal." Neulander has certainly used every tool..."

May 28, 1999 Arts Feature

Projecting the 21st Century
"...school and put them in an advanced school for tool-and-die making, because it was important for Ford to have..."

Jan. 22, 1999 Screens Feature by Jon Lebkowsky

And the Winner Is...
Who Will Benefit the Most From Annexation?
"...and social equity suffers; annexation is the most viable tool Texas cities have to protect their tax bases...."

Nov. 14, 1997 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Still Homeless
City Council Ponders Repeal of Flawed Camping Ban
"...Charles Betts, says that the ordinance is an important tool for the police. "The knock is that the ordinance..."

July 4, 1997 News Feature by Kayte VanScoy

Coded Bias
How computers are absorbing racial and gender bias ... and what we can do about it
"...affects jobs throughout Coded Bias. Amazon uses a recruiting tool that weeds out applications that mention if a candidate..."

Nov. 20, 2020 Movie Review by Jenny Nulf

Spell
Appalachian hoodoo horror flips the switch on hillbilly cinema
"...like Bones, voodoo and Black magic are often a tool for righteous revenge, a connection to power and traditions..."

Oct. 30, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Vinyl Nation
Reports of death of physical media have been greatly exaggerated
"...Music, like all forms of storytelling, is a tool used to bring people together, to bond. Vinyl Nation..."

Sept. 11, 2020 Movie Review by Jenny Nulf

Mr. Soul!
Putting spotlight on the TV host who brought Black celebrities into white homes
"...you can be successful. Television is such a powerful tool that still influences how people view the world around..."

Aug. 28, 2020 Movie Review by Jenny Nulf

Tesla
Ethan Hawke illuminates the electrical genius
"...War - Director's Cut, which put him as the tool deployed and dismissed by captains of industry as they..."

Aug. 21, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

A Thousand Cuts
Lives on the line as press freedoms are threatened in Duterte's Philippines
"...S. Diaz's rage-inducing documentary A Thousand Cuts, and the tools of this inversion have been test-driven in the Philippines..."

Aug. 7, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

A Budget Forged in Crisis Looks Toward Long-Term Opportunities
Resilience, rethinking, recovery
"...That means retooling "some of the resources we provide and are providing,"..."

July 24, 2020 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Bacurau
Brazilian drama mixes social commentary and exploitation action
"...seminal humans-hunting-humans story, "The Most Dangerous Game," as a tool for political commentary. First there was The Hunt, Craig..."

March 27, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Now Speaking at SXSW: Ozzy Osbourne, Trent Reznor, Janelle Monae
Plus: St. Vincent, Carrie Brownstein, Judd Apatow, Desus & Mero
"...teach the next generation of social influencers the disruptive tools they need to master the art of online personal..."

Feb. 11, 2020 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Gretel & Hansel
The woods are dark and deep, but far from lovely ...
"...finds its menace in buildings. Water-stained halls, black metal tool sheds, and clay basements are some of the more..."

Feb. 7, 2020 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

Frozen II
Back to Arendelle, but has the story grown up with the audience?
"...but as a teaching aid for kids – a tool for taking on more adult concerns – I found..."

Nov. 22, 2019 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Joaquin Castro Bill to Protect Sanctuary Seekers
HR 4539 would rescind deportation orders for three Austinites currently in refuge in local churches
"...fines were illegal and were nothing more than a tool to scare our clients and retaliate against them for..."

Oct. 25, 2019 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Austin's Land Use Debate Returns to the Spotlight
A new draft code has risen out of CodeNEXT's ashes
"...can do, and in the state of Texas, the tools available to cities to produce those badly needed income-restricted..."

Oct. 11, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Ad Astra
Brad Pitt deals with a case of the space ... madness!
"...The idea of humans in space is a powerful tool of reflection: By placing them in absolute isolation, their..."

Sept. 20, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Charlie Says
Manson Family drama place society's treatment of guilt and contrition in the dock
"...either the system collapses, or it becomes merely a tool of torture...."

Aug. 16, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

The Biggest Little Farm
Country life documentary may be an extended infomercial, but that can't dent its charm
"...reason the film is being used as an educational tool for students. If the film’s conclusion reads a touch..."

May 17, 2019 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

SXSW: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the New Left
AOC: Democratic Socialism is about prioritizing people, not profits
"...to divide race and class has always been a tool for the powerful to prevent working people from taking..."

March 10, 2019 SXSW Post by Mary Tuma

Serenity
Matthew McConaughey's beach thriller drowns in red herrings
"...The film criminally strips McConaughey of his most powerful tool as an actor – his charisma. Bluntly, his Dill..."

Jan. 25, 2019 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Dragon Ball Super: Broly
The unstoppable anime franchise lumbers on for the fans
"...his father, Paragus (Clarke), rears him to be the tool of his vengeance...."

Jan. 11, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

The Top 10 Austin News Milestones of 2018
Days like these
"...Jones. And not a moment too soon for this tool!..."

Dec. 28, 2018 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Equity Under the Lens
City office release first equity assessment
"...on racial equity and to develop an "Equity Assessment Tool," a lengthy questionnaire (the product of 100 stakeholders) geared..."

June 22, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Mrs. Hyde
Isabelle Huppert glows (literally) in this SF-comedy makeover of the psycho-horror classic.
"...be using the Jekyll and Hyde scenario as a tool to torch the French school system, and maybe his..."

May 25, 2018 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

CodeNEXT Wrecks Austin
Or did Austin wreck CodeNEXT?
"...of amendments and an overabundance of conditional overlays, a tool to restrict land use by providing standards tailored to..."

May 25, 2018 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

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