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Going Underground at the Vortex
Lisa B. Thompson's new drama digs deep into politics past and present, and asks us all: What are you gonna do?
"...sit: It once served as a stop on the Underground Railroad...."

March 24, 2017 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Vortex Repertory Company's Underground
Driven by Lisa B. Thompson's powerful text and masterful acting, this new drama drops a truth bomb
"...landmark, as it was once a stop on the Underground Railroad). As the night goes on, the men learn..."

March 31, 2017 Arts Review by T. Lynn Mikeska

Three Dems Aim at Railroad Commission's Williams
Energy industry has too much sway on regulatory body, critics charge
"...year is change the name of the identity-challenged Texas Railroad Commission, which is actually the regulatory authority of the..."

Feb. 15, 2008 News Feature by Amy Smith

The Good Eye: You Say You Want a Resolution
Austin's budding fashion industry gets a vote of confidence – and a shot at diversity
"...says local designer Nailah I. Akinyemi-Sankofa, director of RunWay Underground and proponent of a resolution recently passed by City..."

Aug. 29, 2014 Column by Amy Gentry

Organized Chaos (in Tejas)
Q: Just how heavy and hardcore is Austin's first-half-closing festival? A: Chaos in Tejas!
"...New Jersey screamo is one Full Collapse away from underground stardom. Title Fight (9:15pm) buzzes with long-awaited debut Shed,..."

June 3, 2011 Music Feature

Exploring of what goes on beneath the surface – of our bodies, of society, of the cities in which we live, of the very planet itself

Aug. 27, 2010 Arts Review by Wayne Alan Brenner

From Nothing to Bounty
Playwright Lisa D'Amour muses on the distance between Austin and 'Detroit'
"...become a pedestrian path. They had taken out the railroad track. But nobody knew about it because there was..."

Oct. 19, 2012 Arts Feature by Adrienne Martini

'Church of the Passionate Cat'
Underbelly Theatre takes you down some delightfully mean streets in its immersive noir adventure
"...went dark, and I was whisked away into an underground world of runaway orphans, midnight circuses, complimentary muffins in..."

May 9, 2014 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Moonlight Director Returns to SXSW
Oscar-winner Barry Jenkins part of first speaker list for 2018
"...currently developing If Beale Street Could Talk and The Underground Railroad) headlines the film component of next year's conference...."

July 24, 2017 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

Austin Chamber Music Festival: Marian Anderson String Quartet
At the end of a tragic week, the Marian Anderson String Quartet reached for grace and tendered it to us
"...said to have guided slaves to freedom along the Underground Railroad. Woven into the work, alongside its narrative text..."

July 15, 2016 Arts Review by Robert Faires

New Name, Same Game
S-Comm's end hasn't lessened the fear of deportation for Travis County's immigrants
" the Eighties, when it operated something of an underground railroad for immigrants from war-torn El Salvador seeking transport..."

July 10, 2015 News Feature by Tony Cantú

Friday Picks & Sleepers
Obvious Picks and loads of not-so-obvious Sleepers!
"...past but approaches it with introspection: "I built this underground railroad to get me out this hellhole/ Walking in..."

March 20, 2015 Music Feature

Top 10 Reasons I Stayed in Love With Theatre in 2013
Austin thespians played for keeps, with boundless commitment and imagination, in the year's most memorable theatre
"...pop – its orphan hero chases freedom along an "underground railroad" run by Beyoncé! – packed more imagination, adventure,..."

Jan. 3, 2014 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

How the Gods Kill
Danzig and the Jesus Lizard headline the fourth annual Fun Fun Fun Fest
"...Youth Brigade, Mika Miko, All Leather, Young Widows, Coliseum, Underground Railroad to Candyland, Off With Their Heads, Reign Supreme,..."

Aug. 25, 2009 Music Post by Austin Powell

Love in the Time of 'Green Darkness'
Don't judge Anya Seton's reissued biographical novels by their romance and bad covers
"...The Underground Railroad, the Viking raids on England, the Jacobite Rebellion,..."

Sept. 29, 2006 Books Feature by Margaret Moser

The True Story
Grandfather fought in the Philippines -- after that, things get kinda blurry …
"...about the Middle Passage, the Civil War, and the Underground Railroad. Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, and Phillis Wheatley have..."

Dec. 26, 2003 News Feature by Lucius Lomax

Robbie Conal
Iconic anti-icon master Robbie Conal is in town. Hide everything.
" in Austin -- with the help of an underground railroad of stealthy posterers across the land. Conal's targets,..."

Sept. 19, 2003 Books Feature by Kate X Messer

Mr. Smarty Pants
An assortment of facts and hearsay that incisively and subtly captures the human condition.
"...the South find their way to safety through the Underground Railroad. Her birth name is also listed as Araminta..."

Feb. 4, 2000 Column by Mr. Smarty Pants

Far from Hollywood
"...nothing you can see. ... You wonder how the Underground Railroad helped them escape with all the alligators and..."

Jan. 15, 1999 Screens Feature by Charles Nafus

It Happened to Jane
JANE: An Abortion Service
"...grassroots information networks began operating (not unlike a modern-day Underground Railroad), the dissemination of specific names and addresses was..."

April 24, 1998 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Paranoid Park
Gus Van Sant's new film about young male skateboarders is breathtaking, heartbreaking, tragic, gorgeous, and psychically true all at the same time.
"...on cement, the metallic clank-and-squeal of an Oregon Pacific railroad train, and violent, accidental death. Unlike Clark's almost-too-intimate tales..."

March 21, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Three Canyons
The Southwest Edge of Texas Hill Country -- Home to Lost Maples and Garner State Park -- Is Rich in Both Beauty and History
"...water is disgorged by the pushed-up, broken limestone. While underground, this same limestone filters out dirt and most animals,..."

May 18, 2001 Features Feature by Brant Bingamon

Readers' last gasps on light rail.
"..."MoPac" (or Loop 1) stood for the "Missouri Pacific" railroad. I now realize they were wrong. Actually, "MoPac" is..."

Nov. 3, 2000 Column

"...SKREW: As the industrial underground spewed forth bands with volcanic force, the molten lava..."

March 14, 1997 Music Feature

Record Reviews
"...years ago, when the movement was at its vital underground peak in and on sweatpacked Limey dancehalls. Really, there's..."

March 14, 1997 Music Review

Downtown Developments
"...rose-colored sandstone luxury development will include a health spa, underground parking, swimming pools, and a stone's throw proximity to..."

Feb. 5, 1999 News Feature

Tapping Into the New Old Settler’s Music Festival
Checking in with Donna the Buffalo, Billy Strings, Greensky Bluegrass, the women of I'm With Her, and more
"...several OSMF acts as kindred spirits, especially longtime compatriots Railroad Earth and a fellow breakout from Michigan's earthy underground,..."

April 20, 2018 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Saturday Night Live
Mayor Kirk Watson takes his downtown vision to the streets
"...too expensive. It's about $20,000 a space to build underground, [but] $8,000 [a space] to build a structured parking..."

Oct. 2, 1998 News Feature by Kayte VanScoy

Gay Place
Snark, sass, and absurdity will be on display at the Princess Pageant
"...mermaid summer retreat that's raising funds for the Rainbow Railroad (a nonprofit helping LGBTQ folks escape persecution in Chechnya)...."

Sept. 15, 2017 Column by Sarah Marloff

Sea Changes at Seaholm
Chronicle writer Amy Smith lays out the Proposed Seaholm District Master Plan.
"...through the heart of the Seaholm district to the railroad line, where an underground tunnel (B) would cross to..."

June 14, 2002 News Feature by Amy Smith

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