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A Midwestern boy comes out amid the backdrop of the Stonewall Riots
"...Danny under her wing, and introduces him to the bars and the Stonewall Inn, a mob-run hangout (like most..."

Sept. 25, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

A socially conscious action adventure that stars Dwayne Johnson, Snitch is an indictment of our federal minimum-punishment guidelines for drug offenses.
" drug transactions ended up with long stays behind bars.)..."

Feb. 22, 2013 Movie Review by Louis Black

A Visit with Madame Cocoa
Local chocolate maven loves to share her knowledge
"...chocolate. Laid out on the table are brightly wrapped bars from all over the world and a jar of..."

Jan. 19, 2013 Food Post by Margaret Shugart

House of D
Here’s an interesting surprise: Dour, dry David Duchovny’s directorial debut is more weepy than creepy, a conventional coming-of-age story that flashes back to 1970s New York City.
"...of Detention, that is) who advises Tommy through the bars of her cell, which opens to the busy sidewalk..."

April 29, 2005 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Don't Ash, Don't Tell
The city’s smoking ordinance is rather lax in bars and restaurants, but hardly anyone’s complaining
" the city, with the exception of tobacco stores, bars, and private residences. As the volatile process unfolded, the..."

Oct. 8, 1999 News Feature by Mike Jasper

Ecuadorian Family Makes Cedar Park a Chocolate Mecca
100% cacao bars and cognac bonbons are just the beginning
", the Galarza family handmakes every one of their bars and bonbons – and Carlos is especially excited to..."

Feb. 14, 2020 Food Feature by Jessi Cape

No Smoking, Austin: 10 Years Later
Chronicle revisits smoking ban at bars, music venues
" ban smoking in nearly all public places, including bars, music venues, and bowling alleys...."

Sept. 4, 2015 News Post by R.U. Steinberg

'Limepocalypse' Hits Austin’s Bar Scene Hard
Fresh lime juice is a precious product this margarita season
"...margarita is the go-to drink, especially in warm weather, bars and restaurants are feeling the impact of the dearth..."

April 24, 2014 Food Post by Gracie Salem

In Austin, Where Nearly All Concerts are Canceled, Vanilla Ice Set to Perform Friday
Relive the Nineties, “When we didn’t have coronavirus!”
"...Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order last Friday closing all bars due to an expected surge in COVID-19 cases effectively..."

July 1, 2020 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Faster Than Sound: Could Austin Arts & Music Finally Get a Cultural Trust?
It's not here yet, but talks are intensifying. Also, bars and a few live music venues reopen.
" to provide for their future livelihoods," added Reynolds. Bars Reopen, and a Few Venues Too..."

May 29, 2020 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Animated film about a koala who stages a singing competition
"...Whether in karaoke bars, television singing competitions, or uploaded YouTube videos, it seems..."

Dec. 23, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Don't Breathe
Home-invasion thriller is more methodical than innovative
"...the invaders should have wondered what all the iron bars on the windows were keeping in, rather than out.)..."

Aug. 26, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Trailer Parked
The yin and yang of food trucks and bars
"...with four young Eastside food trailers and their host bars to see how this symbiotic relationship is working out...."

Sept. 25, 2015 Food Feature by Adrienne Whitehorse

Halloween’s Not Just Another Night Out
East Side Show Room and Midnight Cowboy get gutsy for Halloween guests
"...Some of Austin’s hipper restaurants and bars are truly embracing Halloween this year, not just hanging..."

Oct. 25, 2012 Food Post by Gracie Salem

Sleepwalk With Me
In his directorial debut, Mike Birbiglia plays a struggling comic who begins sleepwalking shortly after he moves in with his longtime girlfriend.
" a hectic road schedule, doing stand-up in empty bars and hosting air-karaoke contests at college campuses. The film..."

Aug. 31, 2012 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Arena Gets Time Served
After Supreme Court ruling, won't have to register as sex offender
"...from prison – after spending nearly 13 years behind bars for a crime that even the alleged victim says..."

Aug. 6, 2012 News Post by Jordan Smith

Yassine Clubs Seized by State
UPDATE: Comptroller seeks millions in unpaid taxes from downtown bars
"...changed the locks on six of their eight downtown bars and will extract an estimated $2 million in unpaid..."

April 25, 2012 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Chico & Rita
The music, scored by Cuban pianist Bebo Valdés, is the real star of this animated movie.
" rockets from the glitzy cabarets and sweaty dive bars of Havana, 1948, to bebop’s heyday in New York..."

March 2, 2012 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Next Three Days
Russell Crowe plays a man who improbably springs his wife from prison where she's been incarcerated for life.
"...the film, and she spends most of it behind bars: Banks, who usually restricts herself to comic parts, is..."

Nov. 26, 2010 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Lookout
The Lookout, an odd caper story, marks Scott Frank’s directorial debut after years of working as a screenwriter on movies like Get Shorty and Out of Sight.
"...him to throw out squeamishly inappropriate pickup lines in bars. Now he’s essentially a functioning invalid, dependent on a..."

March 30, 2007 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous
No medals will be awarded for this Sandra Bullock follow-up, although the actress proves herself an ever-game comic actress.
" every scene change is driven by a few bars of different contemporary tracks. Bullock is one of Hollywood’s..."

March 25, 2005 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Loud, swooping documentary about the sport of motorcycle racing follows 24 riders on the international circuit.
"...the MotoGP hooligans who forego the safety of roll bars and safety cages to rocket their roaring 500cc two-stroke..."

Oct. 8, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

In prison in Brazil is a woeful place to be.
"...performances from the men on both sides of the bars...."

July 30, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Good Thief
"...Bob prowls the subterranean gambling halls and fleshpot whore bars on his way to, presumably, Hades, but he’s a..."

April 18, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Nine Queens
Inventive and lively caper film is as low-key in its technical execution as a sidewalk shell game but fueled by a frisky energy and a blithely circuitous storyline.
"...the register. Marcos – who’s been busy stuffing candy bars and cigarettes down his pants – steps in, masquerading..."

May 31, 2002 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Dog Park
"...thesis that these dog parks have become the singles bars of the Nineties is amusing, but it's nothing to..."

Oct. 1, 1999 Movie Review by Sarah Hepola

Caught Up
"...polite. After serving most of his adult life behind bars for dealing crack and being the unwitting accomplice in..."

March 6, 1998 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Red Corner
" find her dead beside him and himself behind bars. His protests fall on deaf ears, and it becomes..."

Oct. 31, 1997 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Dangerous Minds
"...idea that old Bob Dylan tunes, karate, and candy bars are going to turn a bunch of hardened inner-city..."

Aug. 18, 1995 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

Max, Mon Amour
"...were being filmed from a distance, perhaps through the bars of a cage at the zoo. With a thorough..."

Sept. 5, 1994 Movie Review by Robert Faires

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