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Urban Cowboy
Only a couple years removed from his screen super-success in Saturday Night Fever, Travolta struts his way through Urban Cowboy’s modern-West parable about machismo, cowboy manqué, and mechanical bulls set among petrochemical workers in Pasadena, Texas.
" Saturday Night Fever, Travolta struts his way through Urban Cowboy’s modern-West parable about machismo, cowboy manqué, and mechanical..."

Oct. 25, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

'The Texas Cowboy Cookbook: A History in Recipes and Photos'
"...The cowboys of the "great trail drives" were a beat-up gang..."

Aug. 24, 2007 Food Review by Kate Thornberry

Urban Tejano
Tortilla Factory pulls down a Grammy nomination as Best Tejano Band as the almost four-decade-old local institution gets ready to reinvent the genre
"...singer Bobby Butler, nicknamed "El Charro Negro," the black cowboy...."

Dec. 24, 2010 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Bedside Manner: Soi Cowboy Mouth
Looking for Lady Fuchsia's kidney, post-suicidal farang?
" Sonchai goes semi-undercover, professionally and personally,in the darker urban strata where kidneys & hearts & eyes are sold..."

Jan. 9, 2012 Books Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Wild Hogs
John Travolta, Tim Allen, Martin Lawrence, and William H. Macy star as middle-aged friends who seek life's purpose while on a cross-country motorcycle trip.
"...a giant puppet these days. The lanky stud from Urban Cowboy and even the cool killer from Pulp Fiction..."

March 2, 2007 Movie Review by Toddy Burton

The Mother of All Texas Honky-Tonks
A look back at the Mother of All Texas Honky-Tonks
"...About an hour into Urban Cowboy, Scott Glenn is explaining to Debra Winger the..."

Oct. 15, 1999 Music Feature by Christopher Gray

Snake Charmer
Ray Wylie Hubbard survived the crash, recovered the black box, and continues to fly high and get lowdown with 'Snake Farm.'
"...oughta give me a bonus.'"Too Much Cosmic, Not Enough Cowboy..."

June 23, 2006 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

I Before E
A career retrospective on one of the lost cosmic cowboys, Rusty Wier
"..."Woooo!" hollers an exuberant young woman in a straw cowboy hat and bleached blue jeans. Wier offers a devilish..."

May 31, 2002 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Big Hair, Big Stars, and a Mechanical Bull
Previewing the 2008 Texas Film Hall of Fame
"...pads, and even bigger hair into the public consciousness. Urban Cowboy is a remarkable juxtaposition of the big-city urban..."

March 7, 2008 Screens Feature by Melanie Haupt

Film News
Festival huzzahs
"...Oscars... Jayne Mansfield, Thomas Haden Church, and the film Urban Cowboy are the first announced 2008 Texas Film Hall..."

Dec. 14, 2007 Screens Column by Joe O'Connell

Waltz Across Texas
Is the Broken Spoke being edged off South Lamar?
"...offered better jobs and pay. Many took to the urban lifestyle and enjoyed the new sounds of jazz and..."

Aug. 2, 2013 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Los Zafiros
"...The Last of the Great Singing Cowboys (Bloodshot)..."

Aug. 27, 1999 Music Feature

Box Sets/Reissues
The Disco Box
"...mechanical bulls to prove it. Led by John Travolta's Urban Cowboy military-taut Wranglers, all things country were hot property..."

April 9, 1999 Music Feature

Light Sleeper
"...this Light Sleeper has resonances of the superstitious Drugstore Cowboy, with their shared belief in totems, signs and portents..."

Oct. 23, 1992 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

At Large in the Hills
Ray Wylie Hubbard's Dangerous Spirits
"...These were the heady, hazy days of the cosmic cowboy scene, which Hubbard, along with his compadres Willie Nelson..."

Aug. 29, 1997 Music Feature

Whole Lot of Rockin' Goin' On
Linda Gail Lewis received her first piano lesson from her brother at 40
"...pool: Jerry Lee Lewis, country star Mickey Gilley of Urban Cowboy fame, and controversial televangelist Jimmy Swaggart. Those three..."

Nov. 20, 2015 Music Feature by Tim Stegall

The Luv Doc: Being Snotty
Unfortunately, allergies aren't something you can just wish away.
"...Gilley's T-shirt. If Debra Winger taught us anything in Urban Cowboy, it’s that if you’re going to dry hump..."

Oct. 12, 2012 Column by The Luv Doc

The Polar Bear Express
The Beaufort Diaries' animated journey from book to screen
"...AC: An urban cowboy of sorts?..."

March 11, 2011 Books Feature by Cindy Widner

Film News
Terrence Malick drops a 60,000 pound Tree in Smithville
"...Hargitay will accept on her behalf), and the film Urban Cowboy (star Debra Winger will accept the honors). Meanwhile,..."

Feb. 22, 2008 Screens Column by Joe O'Connell

Gruene Pastures
Jason Allen honky-tonks to the head of the class
"...Allen sits at the head of a pack of cowboy-hatted roustabouts – Deryl Dodd, Jason Boland, Jamie Richards, Randy..."

June 17, 2005 Music Feature by Christopher Gray

Where's the Party Yaar?
An indie comedy about ethnic identity.
"...also poke fun at the pimpmobiles, fashion obsessions, and suburban McMansions of second-generation arrivistes. There are some great visual..."

Nov. 7, 2003 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

2003 Texas Book Festival Preview
An interview with Don Graham, editor of Lone Star Literature.
"...AC: Your book has 63 selections, ranging from the cowboy writer Andy Adams to the Texas Jewboy, Kinky Friedman...."

Nov. 7, 2003 Books Feature by Dick Holland

The Program
"...Aaron Latham (an investigative journalist whose film scripts include Urban Cowboy and Perfect), it's reasonable to have expected a..."

Oct. 1, 1993 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

“Six Foot Five with Boots and Hat”
Rusty Wier rides into the great beyond
" country mode who wasn’t part of the cosmic cowboy elite, Wier nonetheless penned one of THE outlaw anthems...."

Oct. 10, 2009 Music Post by Margaret Moser

Re-Re-Re-Re-Reopening Night
The Ritz: Talkie theatre, cowboy hangout, playhouse, comedy and punk club, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
"...there isn't any Trouble in Texas for the singing cowboy to get into or out of, other than the..."

Nov. 2, 2007 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Hill Country Food and Wine Guide
"...Cowboy Steakhouse (44)..."

April 5, 2002 Food Feature

Hill Country Food & Wine Guide
by Virginia B. Wood & the Cuisines staff
"...Cowboy Steakhouse (41)..."

April 13, 2001 Food Feature

"...Best Cowboy RegaliaAllen's Boots..."

Sept. 15, 2000 Best of Austin Feature

Hill Country Food and Wine Guide Update
"...7. Cowboy Steakhouse..."

Oct. 9, 1998 Food Feature

Old Settler's Music Festival Preview
Bluebonnets and bluegrass: the Old Settler's Music Festival, still picking, still grinning
"...acoustic folk and fevered mandolin and banjo breakdowns, these Champaign-Urbana, Ill., transplants have become local regulars on the national..."

April 18, 2008 Music Feature

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