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The State Policy Committee Politically Purges the State Employees' Charitable Campaign
"...employees contribute to hundreds of groups represented through the United Way and a half-dozen other fundraising federations -- America's..."

April 13, 2001 News Column by Michael King

Public Notice
Public Notice asks not what it can do for its community but what you can. This week features the third of a three-part list of Austin area Volunteer Opportunities.
"...Texas Runaway Hotline For runaways and their families. PO Box 149030,..."

April 6, 2001 Column by Kate X Messer

The Patriot
" Martin's doorstep and involves his family in a way that he can no longer sidestep. Still, his participation..."

June 30, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Here We Go Yet Again
Michael Ventura revisits his "Letters at 3am" Columbine column
"...Nineteen years ago – May 28, 1999 – the..."

Feb. 16, 2018 Chronolog Post by Michael Ventura

AISD Expands Pre-K
Program will prep 3-year-olds for kindergarten
"...locating those facilities on existing campuses makes sense. That way, when students are ready to move from pre-K to..."

May 13, 2016 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Labors of Love (and Money)
Film production services melting pot Arts+Labor eyes a commercial expansion
"...However, unlike most who lament the ways Austin has changed in recent years, Berg is actually..."

Oct. 23, 2015 Screens Feature by Michael Agresta

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...from agricultural burning down in Mexico has made its way into Texas. Cough, cough...."

May 13, 2005 News Feature by Lee Nichols

A New Social Order
Whither Equinomics?
"...would be the name, social equity the game. A united council would present a very specific agenda, which would..."

Aug. 13, 1999 News Feature by Jenny Staff Johnson

Making a Better Austin, One Volunteer at a Time
Opportunities to get civically involved this year
"...create a better society. Here are some suggestions for ways you can act in 2020 to make a better..."

Jan. 10, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

The Salesman
Gripping drama from the director of A Separation
"...of six other predominantly Muslim countries entry into the United States. That the Trump administration has wasted no time..."

Feb. 3, 2017 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Holocaust courtroom drama parallels contemporary issues
"...not to the prosecution, as it would in the United States...."

Oct. 14, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Standing Witness
On living through the history of AIDS, and seeing a rising rate of infection
" with AIDS (PLWA) ever since the outbreak. A United Methodist minister and native Texan, Richard moved to Austin..."

July 22, 2016 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

The Hateful Eight
Tarantino's latest opus screens in 70mm this week at two Austin venues
"...relations, and the deadly echoes of slavery in the United States. Tarantino’s message has always been crystal clear, if..."

Dec. 25, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Black Mass
Johnny Depp plays the notorious South Boston crime boss Whitey Bulger
"...Berlinger released a documentary account of his trial, Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger, last year.)..."

Sept. 18, 2015 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

This Don Cheadle movie is a rare Hollywood creature: an action picture with ambiguity, a blockbuster with more questions than answers, a shoot-’em-up thriller with a sense of moral and geopolitical ambivalence.
"...practical enough not to let them get in the way of the hunt. I suspect there will be Americans..."

Aug. 29, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Under the Same Moon
The film's parallel stories of a mother and son seeking each other across geographical divides is never more than one small step away from mawkishness and cliché – but as a sociological study, it’s fascinating.
"...playgrounds. Carlitos dreams of that Los Angeles barrio the way the Spanish conquistadors dreamed of El Dorado, so when..."

March 21, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Charlie Wilson's War
Despite a script by Aaron Sorkin, direction by Mike Nichols, and star turns by Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, and Philip Seymour Hoffman, this good-natured geopolitical romp falls flat.
"...Julia Roberts. Yes, yes, it may be about the United States' dubious involvement in another war in the Middle..."

Dec. 21, 2007 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Heading South
North American women of a certain age, who are sex tourists at a Haitian resort in the late Seventies, provide grist for this French film's study of social and economic contrasts.
"...I can't recall having been told in just this way … and that's why it hurts that this isn't..."

Dec. 1, 2006 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Plays Well With Others
How Creative Commons is redefining copyright law and what it means for artistic collaboration across the Internet.
"...-- even if individuals plan to give their creation away for free -- could easily land them in court...."

Feb. 28, 2003 Screens Feature by Michael May

Formula 51
"...current cinematic train wrecks: Guy Ritchie's remake of Swept Away or this Guy Ritchie knockoff directed by Ronny Yu...."

Oct. 25, 2002 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Cockettes
"...latest Calvin Klein ad campaign -- would eventually give way to AIDS and overdoses, but David Weissman and Bill..."

Aug. 9, 2002 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

O Brother, Where Art Thou?
In this Depression-era Coen brothers film, a trio of chain-gang escapees seek a (possibly mythical) treasure while on the lam from a diabolical sheriff.
"...finely crafted cluster of Coen-style set-pieces (which, in many ways, it is), the whole of it is thematically united..."

Jan. 12, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Replacements
"...and shine they all do in their own deviant ways. 7-Up ad man Orlando Jones improves on the undeniable..."

Aug. 11, 2000 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Silence of Neto
"...left-leaning supporter of unionization and the redistribution of the United Fruit Company's holdings, was forced to resign under pressure..."

Nov. 10, 1995 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Events to Celebrate and Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy This MLK Day
An in-car rally, service opportunities, and more events this weekend
" remembering and honoring King’s legacy, people will take away from this weekend the ongoing importance of protesting and..."

Jan. 15, 2021 News Post by Lilli Hime

Opinion: U.S. Sen. John Cornyn’s Comments Scapegoat, Endanger, and Distract
The senator has put his Asian American constituents in harm’s way, while giving cover to the government’s anemic response to the COVID-19 pandemic
"...for the millions of Asian Americans living in the United States today, but also for all people trying to..."

April 17, 2020 Column by Nick Bloom

"...United Way Pre-K The Austin school board approved an in-district..."

March 29, 2019 News Feature

"...Get Yourself Enrolled: Central Health and United Way for Greater Austin are promising free Lyft rides..."

Nov. 23, 2018 News Feature

Treats for Voting and Pearl Fest Announcements
Exercise civic duties for a sane government and a biscuit
"...A portion of festival ticket sales will also benefit United Way of the Concho Valley...."

Oct. 25, 2018 Food Post by Emily Beyda

C'mon Take a Slow Ride
Chaos still reigns in Uber and Lyft's wake
"...Kitchen announced that the city is teaming up with United Way of Greater Austin's Navigation Center "to establish a..."

May 20, 2016 News Feature by Mac McCann

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