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Culinary Ladies of the Eighties: Valerie & Stephanie Schuster
Upper Crust Bakery is a sister act
"...Neither of them considers herself a baker, but their Upper Crust Bakery has been one of Austin's most successful..."

July 15, 2015 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

From Prada to Nada
Former Spy Kid Alexa Vega co-stars in this comedy that provides a Hispanic spin on Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility.
"...follows the downward spiraling fortunes of a pair of upper-crust Los Angeles siblings, Nora (Belle) and Mary (Vega) Dominguez...."

Feb. 4, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Invisible
This thriller directed by David S. Goyer serves up teen angst with its supernatural thrills.
"...of the first act asphyxiating on widowed mom Harden's upper-crust apron strings. It's not much of a role for..."

May 4, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Edukators
Sticking it to the man, German-style, is the subject of this smart, kicky little gem.
"...idealism, and pot, wage a none-too-subtle war on the upper-crust bourgeoisie by sneaking into their palatial homes and –..."

Aug. 19, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

White Chicks
Wayans brothers' comedy depends on latex and whitewash.
"...lampooning (the all but nonexistent) race relations in society’s upper crust. However, as I prefer to do, you can..."

June 25, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Luzhin Defence
"...interest -- it's one of those period dramas about upper-crust Europeans in vacation resorts, which at first we think..."

May 18, 2001 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

This Is My Father
"...tree-stump neck that would do Henry Rollins proud, meets upper-crust lassie Fiona Flynn, who's been recently tossed out of..."

June 18, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Cousin Bette
"...delicious and somewhat sadistic private amusement from watching the upper crust get their just desserts. Aided by a clever..."

June 26, 1998 Movie Review by Hollis Chacona

"...his cameraman spent two full months at the tony, upper-crust establishment, and though there's hardly anything shocking or revelatory..."

Feb. 13, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

" a sorry, tedious jaunt through the eccentric 1920s upper-crust world of menagerie-owning Trudy Lintz (Russo) and her efforts..."

June 6, 1997 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

A Bedtime Gorey
This view of an upper-crust world both morbid and lively should please die-hard and casual Gorey fans alike
"...are tippling and engaging in badinage you'd expect among upper-class characters by Gorey, to downstairs, where the grouchy servant..."

Dec. 6, 2013 Arts Review by Wayne Alan Brenner

Eighteen-year-old Brit from an unhappy background re-invents himself as a member of the aristocracy. He's also working out his gay identity. And it's told in triptyches, too.
"...the movie seems more concerned with eviscerating the British upper classes than with explorations of identity. Roy’s portrait of..."

March 5, 2004 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

This Land Is Pie Land
The best places to satisfy your lust for crust
"...Upper Crust Bakery (4508 Burnet Rd., 512/467-0102; Order by..."

Nov. 14, 2014 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Cooking in Heels
Trailblazing Women in Austin's Food Business
"...Dailey of Castle Hill Cafe, and Stephanie Schuster of Upper Crust Bakery are just some local examples of this...."

Aug. 7, 1998 Food Feature by Ronna N. Welsh

Second Helpings: Bakeries
"...hedonists will want to sample the Hyde Park Fudge cake.Upper Crust Bakery4508 Burnet Rd., 467-0102 Monday-Saturday, 6:30am-6:30pm; Sunday, 6:30am-1pm..."

March 19, 2004 Food Feature

Austin’s Best Locally Baked Thanksgiving Pies
Keep your eyes on the pies
"...Well-known bakeries including Texas French Bread, Upper Crust, and Mañana will have traditional pumpkin pie, while..."

Nov. 22, 2019 Food Feature by Jessika Roth

Ac/dc, the Poor
"...I was an impressionable high schooler, a big, bad upper classman convinced me that taking mushrooms (see "Roadkill") at..."

Jan. 26, 1996 Music Feature

10 Tasty King Cake Options in Austin
Mardi Gras looks different this year, but cake helps
"...before Fat Tuesday, so get your order in early. Upper Crust Bakery 512/467-0102 4508 Burnet Rd., 78756..."

Feb. 10, 2021 Food Post by Madi Margulies

If visions of sugarplums are dancing in your head but the time or talent for holiday baking have yet to materialize, Virginia B. Wood has done the homework for you: This week's Food-o-File lists local bakeries cooking up Christmas sweets.
"...Whole Foods downtown, at Fresh Plus, and selected HEBs. Upper Crust Bakery (5408 Burnet Road, 467-1012): Any of your..."

Dec. 17, 1999 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Get Duked!
Gloriously idiotic horror-comedy pits Scottish youth against aristocratic killers
"...cheeky humor, and inherent mistrust of authority and the upper crust that pervaded Ealing's finest. Here the broadly-painted everyman..."

Aug. 28, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

The privileged nuclear family becomes a hellish dystopia as a result of a 9-year-old child's subtle, nuanced, unspoken manipulations.
"...the titular preteen, Kogan masterfully bends his New York Upper Westside yuppie parents – Brad (the excellent Sam Rockwell,..."

July 13, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Hillbilly Elegy
Redneck rehab drama is better intentioned but more tone-deaf than the book
"...the scenes are borderline absurd, like Vance calling his upper-crust girlfriend so she can explain how to use cutlery..."

Nov. 20, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Made in Italy
Neeson and son head to Tuscany for affable, predictable bonding
" Coward mumblings, and a generation or two of upper crust middling leading characters have bumbled amiably but unimpressively..."

Aug. 7, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Missing Link
More than just fuzzy fun in this latest stop-motion wonder
" the brutal Lord Piggot-Dunceb (Fry, turning his plummy upper-crust voice to sinister effect). He’s a villain who combines..."

April 12, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
The mash-up title just about says it all
"...first feature Igby Goes Down chewed on society’s stale upper crust, and some of that class consideration comes into..."

Feb. 5, 2016 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Great Thanksgiving Pie List
Let local eateries do the baking
"...Upper Crust Bakery Order by Monday, Nov. 23 to pick..."

Nov. 16, 2015 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

Your tasting menu of Austin restaurant news
"...all. Bakery owners Jim Murphy (Sweetish Hill), Stephanie Schuster (Upper Crust), and Art Silver (Quack's 43rd Street Bakery) said..."

Aug. 2, 2013 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

In the House
A pleasurably heady thriller from French auteur François Ozon.
"...from afar a fellow classmate’s happy home life – upper-crust neighborhood, nuclear family – and set about infiltrating it:..."

May 17, 2013 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

'Top Chef' champion Paul Qui is on the move
"...I dropped by Upper Crust Bakery (4508 Burnet Rd.) to pick up some..."

Aug. 3, 2012 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

King Cakes
If you bite the baby, you buy the next one
"...Upper Crust Bakery (4508 Burnet Rd., 467-0102) The artisan baker..."

March 4, 2011 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

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