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Austin at Large: Mapping the Transition Zones
Ever so slowly, City Hall learns to govern without consensus
"...its seventh year – you've heard a lot about "transition zones." These are the in-between areas where higher-density centers..."

May 3, 2019 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Transition Areas & Zones of the Land Development Code Revision
The debate over density and gentrification continues
"...The LDC rewrite seeks to correct this with its transition areas and zones, where missing middle would be the..."

Dec. 13, 2019 News Feature

Making the Transition
"...would we get from here to there? Here's the transition plan as adopted by City Council:..."

April 5, 2002 News Feature

Traditions in Transition
The latter half of the 20th century has brought rapid change, sometimes extinction, to cultures which once seemed almost frozen in time. UT's Ethnographic Film Festival, April 27-29, shows how cultures all over the globe are handling that change.
"...Film, April 27-29, provide images of these traditions in transition. After viewing them all, I began to wonder if..."

April 27, 2001 Screens Feature by Chale Nafus

A Festival in Transition
Twenty-one years on, aGLIFF reinvents itself

Aug. 29, 2008 Screens Feature by Clay Smith

Tradition in Transition
Previewing the Austin Jewish Film Festival

Jan. 25, 2008 Screens Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

How Could Zoning Change in Your Neighborhood?
From single-family homes to 40-foot townhomes, mapping the transition areas and zones
"...Transition areas are the parts of town – generally within..."

Oct. 11, 2019 News Feature

City Hall Ready for Liftoff on New Land Use Rules
It's as easy as flood protection, affordability, parking, transition zones ...
"...were again front and center. How should the controversial transition zones between mixed-use corridors and single-family neighborhoods be mapped?..."

Dec. 13, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

TV Eye
Looks like the government – and the people – will have a little more time to prepare for the DTV transition
"...Last week, I reported that the DTV transition was going forward, as planned, on Feb. 17. President..."

Feb. 6, 2009 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

The Current War - Director's Cut
The birth of the modern age in a battle of industrialists
" a remarkable period piece, one that evokes the transition from the era of soot and gaslights to the..."

Oct. 25, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Deprogramming Dave
Drummer Lisa Cameron talks with ex-bandmate Kathy McCarty about her transition into self
"...ST 37 lately, you probably saw her before her transition, when she was Dave Cameron, a pleasant, long-haired, counterculture..."

June 8, 2007 Features Feature by Kathy McCarty

The Hightower Report: How Many Working-Class Populists Are in Trump’s New Government?
More than half of The Donald's Department of Defense transition team have worked as executives or lobbyists
"...Environmental Protection Agency. Where's he now? Heading Trump's EPA transition team...."

Jan. 27, 2017 News Column by Jim Hightower

Paul Cruz Steps Down at AISD
Superintendent takes UT post; transition plan still TBD
"...also indicated the board would begin to discuss the transition process, which is still up in the air. Technically,..."

Feb. 28, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

I Am Michael
James Franco plays a gay activist who finds God
"...This even-handed biographical film about the transition of Michael Glatze from gay activist to heterosexual Christian..."

Feb. 3, 2017 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Life, Animated
The magic of Disney unlocks a boy's mind
"...informative portrait of an autistic person negotiating the fraught transition from childhood into its afterlife all young adults must..."

July 22, 2016 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

When looking homeward do we glance toward the past or the future?
"...radically different from her little village. It’s a painful transition for this less-than-worldly girl, one fraught with frequent tears..."

Nov. 20, 2015 Movie Review by Steve Davis

The World's End
Twelve pints in 12 pubs – what could go wrong for the Shaun of the Dead gang?
"...buffoonery, they effect a genuinely moving meditation on the transition into middle age – if the similarly pub-obsessed Shaun..."

Aug. 23, 2013 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1
With this new entry, the series officially marks a transition from relatively harmless Victorian-minded trash to something flatly pernicious.
"...fuck her that the Twilight series officially made the transition for me from more or less harmless Victorian-minded trash..."

Nov. 25, 2011 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Friends With Benefits
This Mila Kunis/Justin Timberlake rom-com is smart enough to decry Hollywood’s romantic clichés but never savvy enough to truly subvert them.
"...friendship, Friends With Benefits finds its footing, and the transition – for them and the film – into a..."

July 22, 2011 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

This locally made documentary looks at the city of Austin through the eyes of its working musicians.
"...many construction cranes to document a dazzling city in transition, be it for better or worse. (For an interview..."

May 6, 2011 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Going the Distance
Drew Barrymore and Justin Long explore the difficulties of long-distance relationships in this rom-com.
"...Nothing sounds or looks very good. In making the transition to narrative filmmaking, former documentarian Burstein (the excellent On..."

Sept. 3, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

John C. Reilly, Jonah Hill, and Marisa Tomei co-star in this Duplass brothers' comedy about a young man's obsessive attachment to his mother.
"...Tomei, Catherine Keener and Matt Walsh. With Cyrus, the transition of the Duplass brothers from their germinal Austin filmmaking..."

June 25, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Toy Story 3
The gang is back, and Pixar has delivered another animated gem that has the toys finding their purpose in life now that their owner has outgrown them.
"...says as much as Up did about the often-uneasy transition from one stage of life to the next –..."

June 18, 2010 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Diary of a Wimpy Kid
A wisecracking preteen keeps a diary about the torments of middle school in this true-to-life story.
" confident in his ability to make the perilous transition from "little kid" to just plain "kid" but quickly..."

March 26, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Last Station
This nimble movie about Tolstoy's last days stars Christopher Plummer as the author and Helen Mirren as his high-strung wife, Sofya.
"...Tolstoy’s loved ones widens, Hoffman’s film stealthily deepens, the transition from playfulness to crepuscular contemplation eased by Sergey Yevtushenko’s..."

Feb. 12, 2010 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Up in the Air
The director of Juno and Thank You for Smoking is back with another film that is perfectly in touch with the times.
"...from up above – apropos, considering that's where "career transition counselor" Ryan Bingham (Clooney) spends most of his time...."

Dec. 18, 2009 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Role Models
In this comedy, two cranky men, played by Paul Rudd and Seann William Scott, are forced by court order to take part in a child-mentoring program.
"...antiheroes actually start turning into role models, and the transition from feel-bad to feel-good comedy is all the more..."

Nov. 7, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

This bracingly good Norwegian film is many things at once: portraits of mental illness, obsessive love, the uneasy transition from punk rock youth to “upstanding” adulthood, and fraternal competitiveness.
" miniature of mental illness, obsessive love, the uneasy transition from punk rock youth to “upstanding” adulthood, and fraternal..."

June 27, 2008 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Get Smart
A giggly summer movie, Get Smart is a well-cast chip off the old block, although the toothless action sequences detract from the comedy.
"...again. Happily, the new movie Get Smart survives the transition, maybe not with flying colors but at least with..."

June 20, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Death Sentence
Vigilantism is alive and flourishing in this revenge thriller from James Wan, the so-called Splat Pack director of the original Saw movie.
"...acting style serves the role well, even though his transition from risk-assessment wonk to death-defying dad is rather unbelievable...."

Sept. 7, 2007 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

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