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Corruption, lies, and credits on the set of Citizen Kane
"...the supposed inspiration for Kane's mistress/second wife, Susan. Their zinger-filled exchanges are purely platonic – Mank would never stray..."

Nov. 20, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

'Downton Abbey' Season Premiere: Part One
The denizens of Downton are back (some of them in black)
"...a tray,” Violet retorts. (And there’s our Dowager Countess Zinger Count initiated: 1.) Violet has now taken it as..."

Jan. 6, 2014 Screens Post by Melanie Haupt

Converge and Captivate
Bringing gaming, film, music, and mobile tech together
" Venn diagram – and Alexander Brandon and Zac Zinger, who design audio and compose music for games (and..."

Oct. 4, 2013 Screens Feature by James Renovitch

The Smurfs 2
The Smurfs invade Paris. (Must've heard Jerry Lewis is a god there.)
"...pretty much plays straight man, though he’s given a zinger or two to maintain his reputation. As for the..."

Aug. 2, 2013 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Friends With Benefits
This Mila Kunis/Justin Timberlake rom-com is smart enough to decry Hollywood’s romantic clichés but never savvy enough to truly subvert them.
"...and all, and who doesn’t love a truly blue zinger, but when you strip the fun from the film..."

July 22, 2011 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Social Network
This retelling of Facebook's first contentious steps is a blisteringly entertaining film formed of a lovely amalgam of David Fincher's direction, Aaron Sorkin's screenplay, and Jesse Eisenberg's spotless performance as Mark Zuckerberg.
"...takeover and the pinging pleasure of a perfectly timed zinger. And tell me Fincher's not having a laugh by..."

Oct. 1, 2010 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Claus & Effect
The holiday how-to guide for the perpetually perplexed
"...the host/hostess? For fun twists on typical party gifts, Zinger Hardware has printed cocktail napkins with slogans including "If..."

Dec. 15, 2006 Features Feature by Meredith Barnhill

Our readers talk back.
"...saw it) ... but to call that ending a "zinger" is a bit harder for me to understand. Anyone..."

Oct. 24, 2003 Column

Smarter Than Savlov
"...saw it) ... but to call that ending a "zinger" is a bit harder for me to understand. Anyone..."

Oct. 17, 2003 Postmarks

Virginia B. Wood digs up all of the good dirt on the farmers' market projects going on in Austin, in this week's "Food-o-File."
" from a new locally owned hardware store called Zinger. The hard-working crews were sustained by food from Portabla..."

March 28, 2003 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Die Another Day
"...thing to have James Bond toss off a clever zinger as he wipes the cordite from his mitts (it's..."

Nov. 22, 2002 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Sugar & Spice
"...Diane. But the comedy doesn't always work. For every zinger, there are two flat jokes around the corner. And..."

Jan. 26, 2001 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Last Seduction
"...Bridget is one of those people who delivers the zinger on her way out the door rather than thinking..."

Nov. 18, 1994 Movie Review by Alison Macor

Caleb De Casper Releases New “Johnny Be Goode” Music Video
Glamour ghoul punkster rawks out to perils of falling for a closeted guy
"...Caleb De Casper’s “Johhny Be Goode” rock & roll zinger and newly released music video...."

Feb. 21, 2020 Qmmunity Post by Diane Zaragoza

Public Notice: LDC Developments
Suit set; ZAP zinger; ashes for ASH?

Jan. 10, 2020 News Column by Nick Barbaro

My Obsession: Fleabag
Snarky British comedy mines the prick in all of us
"...Dad's backhanded zinger may sound cruel, until Fleabag's expression of half surprise..."

May 10, 2019 Screens Column by Beth Sullivan

Point Austin: Vote Your Brain
In a crazy political year, the choices for sane voters should be obvious
"...remaining on the campaign trail. Came the Hillary Clinton zinger: "I think Donald just criticized me for preparing for..."

Sept. 30, 2016 News Column by Michael King

Review: Backbeat
Vintage-inspired bar is everything but retro
"...wild gesticulation and tossed heads after someone lands a zinger. They are for your best self, the one that..."

July 1, 2016 Food Feature by Brandon Watson

Homes Tour Alert: AIA Is Spiffed Up and Ready
AIA Austin rolls it out this weekend for the 2014 Homes Tour
"...are $35 in advance and may be purchased at Zinger Hardware (4001 N. Lamar), Mockingbird Domestics (2151 S. Lamar),..."

Oct. 21, 2014 Design Post by Anne Harris

Civics 101
"...efficiency, value, and comfort of your home. 11am, 1pm. Zinger Hardware, 4001 N. Lamar. Free."

March 14, 2014 News Column

Downton Abbey: The Holy and the Broken
There, there, Anna – you'll feel better before the hour's up
"...I’ve lost track of the Dowager Countess Zinger Count, because every scene she had with Isobel this..."

Jan. 27, 2014 Screens Post by Melanie Haupt

'Downton Abbey' Slips Into Something More Comfortable
Let's talk about sex, darling
"...Dowager Countess Zinger Count: 10 (ish; it was a quiet week for..."

Jan. 20, 2014 Screens Post by Melanie Haupt

'Downton' Throws a House Party
This one's for the lovers
"...Dowager Countess Zinger Count: 8. To Branson: “If I were to search..."

Jan. 13, 2014 Screens Post by Melanie Haupt

'Downton' Watch
Part II: Mary's got the bit between her teeth
"...Dowager Countess Zinger Count: 5 To LG: “When you talk like that,..."

Jan. 7, 2014 Screens Post by Melanie Haupt

DVD Watch: 'Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie'
The TV show that spoofed cinema, then became a movie, comes home
"...killing the Hubble Society, plus Prince gags and a zinger about Patriot Missiles that anchor this clearly in the..."

Sept. 3, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The AggreGAYtor: March 6
Your daily dose of LGBTQIA news
"...Massachusetts goobernatorial candidate Scott Lively comes up with a zinger(?) questioning why supporters of gay marriage also aren't into..."

March 6, 2013 Qmmunity Post by Brandon Watson

Who knew Antarctica was really made of cheese?
"...gags, and groanworthy puns that make President Obama's spilled-milk zinger in his recent State of the Union address seem..."

Feb. 10, 2012 Arts Review by Dan Solomon

2011 Heritage Society of Austin Homes Tour: The Bold and the Beautiful
Fire up the nav system on Saturday for the Heritage Society's Homes Tour
"...Zinger Hardware & General Merchant 2438 W. Anderson Lane..."

April 5, 2011 Design Post by Anne Harris

SXSW Scrapbook 2011
Some final thoughts from the brink of March madness
"...up the crude elements of “Country Dumb.” OTR’s favorite zinger: “What’s the difference between a large pizza and a..."

March 23, 2011 Music Post by Austin Powell

Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins
This drama about the Texas writer is informative, entertaining, and inspiring
"...persona of Ivins and nails every deadpan line and zinger thrown her way. I'd be interested to hear how..."

Feb. 4, 2011 Arts Review by Avimaan Syam

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