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Austin Scottish Rite Theater's Wit
In this production, people are there for one another and no one has to face the end alone
"...With apologies to Charles Dudley Warner, "Everybody talks about death,..."

Aug. 24, 2018 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Wit and Wisdom From Poor Richard's Almanack
Related Readings
"...Richard's Almanack, one-fourth of the Modern Library's Humor & Wit series (S.J. Perelman, Mark Twain, and Nora Ephron are..."

Dec. 1, 2000 Books Feature by Clay Smith

A Boogie Wit da Hoodie at Emo’s
Chart-topper employs Monster Energy on East Riverside Drive
"...The typically understated A Boogie wit Da Hoodie, born Artist Dubose, kicked off the 2019..."

Feb. 21, 2019 Music Post by Derek Udensi

'Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins'
Twin sisters revive the feisty Austin journalist in a new solo play in Philly
"...miracle of the stage. Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins is a one-woman show getting its..."

March 12, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Film at Wit's End
An Interview With Stan Brakhage
"...times: Whereas Robert Rodriguez burst on the national scene with a seven thousand-dollar feature, Brakhage did so with Desistfilm,..."

Sept. 12, 1997 Screens Feature by Jerry Johnson

Last Week in Live Music: A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Blood Orange, Moving Panoramas, and More
"...from last week's local shows. Pictured here: A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie at Emo’s on February 20, 2019..."

Feb. 26, 2019 Photo Gallery

Chris Porter’s Southern Wit and Grit
Alabama transplant teams with Centro-Matic frontman on new CD
"...he lights it up. Timeless Southern charm and crackling wit oozes from his pores. Porter demonstrates that and gritty..."

April 17, 2015 Music Post by William Harries Graham

Black a Snide Half-Wit
"...Editor, No doubt The Austin Chronicle is being deluged with letters of readers unhappy with the defeat of Propositions..."

May 16, 2006 Postmarks

Lee Renaming Brings Out Butter-Knife-Sharp Wit
Don’t ask a question you don’t want to know the answer to
"...2011), or the more recent fiasco in the UK, with overwhelming public support for naming a $300 million research..."

April 29, 2016 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Wizard World: The Wit and Wisdom of Patrick Stewart (Abridged)
Captain Picard talks Shakespeare, airline travel, and free drink
"...most famous Yorkshireman alive today) took to the stage with the natural grace of a 60 year veteran, and..."

Oct. 28, 2012 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Dry Wit of Antonin Scalia
Lawrence Lessig shares a Justice Scalia story with the netroots

July 19, 2008 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Wit and Wisdom From One Without Either

March 13, 2006 Postmarks

Wit and Wisdom
"...we simply need to outlaw automatic transmissions, because vehicles with automatic transmissions use between 5% and 7% less fuel...."

Dec. 9, 2005 Postmarks

Wit and Sarcasm by a True Believer

March 8, 2004 Postmarks

An earnest visionary devoted to improving dire conditions back home must play games of wit with the court of Versailles in order to win backing for his drainage project.
"...Louis XVI reigns, but the real supreme ruler is wit -- the biting, malicious kind of verbal parry that..."

Dec. 25, 1996 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Sessions
A sex therapist helps a man living in an iron lung experience human intimacy; John Hawkes and Helen Hunt keep things from becoming prurient.
"...paralyzed by the disease and lived his life from within the confines of an iron lung, an entombment he..."

Nov. 9, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Mark Wahlberg and the teddy bear he willed to life as a child stay BFFs into adulthood in Seth McFarlane's zany first foray onto the big screen.
"...cast is fine; the script teasingly self-referential and packed with MacFarlane's practically trademarked, gleefully coarse wit; and the digitally..."

June 29, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

"...Murphy, Heather Graham, Christine Baranski and Robert Downey Jr.. With oceanic chutzpah compensating for eyedropper rations of talent and..."

Aug. 20, 1999 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Spike & Mike's Sick and Twisted Festival of Animation Two
"...most of the shorts here are simply in love with their own grotesqueries. But unlike, say, the early films..."

Aug. 9, 1996 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

The Shadow
" designer Joseph Nemec III! -- and topped it with tart wit. Then it slips away. The film still..."

July 8, 1994 Movie Review by Robert Faires

Fantastic Fest Review: The Red Turtle
Dutch animator teams with Studio Ghibli for wordless, immersive film
"...Writer/director Michaël Dudok de Wit’s new feature film, The Red Turtle (co-produced by Studio..."

Sept. 24, 2016 Screens Post by Ashley Moreno

A Simple Favor
Anna Kendrick turns unlikely sleuth in this deliciously twisted romp
"...Hitchcock, and The Thin Man. It may seem a switch for the Freaks and Geeks creator who made his..."

Sept. 14, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

America's class system goes under a bloody scalpel.
"...darkened stable, a knife. After that, only Lily (The Witch's Taylor-Joy) will even be seen around Amanda, who plummeted..."

March 9, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Happy End
Michael Haneke creates a mosaic of French bourgeois life.
", and absorbed each locale, while still placing everything within the broader setting of Europe...."

Dec. 21, 2017 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
A soldier returns home in Ang Lee's war movie
"...gained. Based on the 2012 novel by Ben Fountain (with a screenplay by first-timer Jean-Chrisophe Castelli), Billy Lynn takes..."

Nov. 23, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Wild Life
An animated spin on Robinson Crusoe
"...such as Robinson Crusoe and Long John Silver, but without any specific reference to either Dafoe’s castaway novel or..."

Sept. 9, 2016 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Café Society
A lesser Woody Allen film, but not without its pleasures
"...Come for the sophisticated charm and intoxicating wit suggested by the term “café society.” Stay for the..."

July 29, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Hunt for the Wilderpeople
Kiwi comedy offers a wealth of belly laughs
"...a troubled teen in foster care who takes up with an unconventional couple who slowly and with gentle ease..."

July 15, 2016 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

The Secret Life of Pets
Hollywood has the cure for those dog-day afternoons of summer
"...Kids tend to come out of movies with questions. Here’s a fun one to anticipate on the..."

July 8, 2016 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Creative Control
This whip-smart comedy received Special Jury Recognition at SXSW 2015
"...that digs into the notion of how desire mixed with technology can turn people into vain, emotionally isolated assholes...."

March 11, 2016 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

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