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I Am Not Your Negro
A stunning doc on the civil rights era
"...more-than-satisfactory fruition with the film I Am Not Your Negro. The film uses the words of Baldwin’s manuscript (narrated..."

Feb. 3, 2017 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Más Negro que la Noche
This remake of a Mexican horror classic is remarkably routine.
"...a sentiment all-too-frequently repeated among the characters of Más Negro que la Noche (Darker Than Night), though unlikely to..."

Oct. 3, 2014 Movie Review by William Goss

City Ordered to Pay Developer for Historic Montopolis Negro School Property
The high cost of history
" the city's effort to turn the historic Montopolis Negro School into a museum...."

May 6, 2022 News Feature by Abe Asher

City on Montopolis Negro School: Ours, Through Eminent Domain
City must agree to terms with Austin Stowell
"...City lawyers have moved to seize the Montopolis Negro School from KEEP Invest­ment Group's Austin Stowell through an..."

July 13, 2018 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Playback: Teatro Negro
Reunions, fundraisers, performance videos – trying to rein in local music as 2012 draws to a close
"...Recorded in a Mexican pesticide warehouse, follow-up LP Teatro Negro was shelved alongside label disinterest and Escalante's move. It..."

Nov. 30, 2012 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Public Notice: The Negro School
Preserving whose historical legacy?
" deny a zoning change for the former Montopolis Negro School, and to zone the entire property on which..."

Sept. 15, 2017 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Parallel Universe
Ruben Ramos: El Gato Negro's
"...what Ramos estimates is 35 albums later, "El Gato Negro" has left another marker of his history, El Gato..."

Feb. 6, 1998 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Green Book
Jim Crow road trip may be simplistic, but it's heartfelt
"...Green Book (the title coming from the “Negro Motorists Guide” which listed places that would rent to..."

Nov. 21, 2018 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Denzel Washington scores big in August Wilson's great American play
"...Washington is Troy Maxson, once a Negro Leagues all-star baseballer, then an ex-con, and now an..."

Dec. 23, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Jackie Robinson's story is told as a socially conscious moral tale about the malevolence of segregation.
"...Inherently, the story of Jackie Robinson leaving the historic Negro League to join baseball’s major-league Brooklyn Dodgers (via a..."

April 12, 2013 Movie Review by Louis Black

Love Field
"...things like “how much President Kennedy did for the Negro.” Despite Paul and Jonell's resistance to her overtures, Lurene..."

Feb. 26, 1993 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

If You Paint It, They Will Come
The "Shakespeare of Shortstops" is immortalized in art
"...he left in 1923 to play ball in the Negro Leagues and become one of the game's greatest players,..."

Jan. 18, 2012 Arts Post by Robert Faires

El Diablo
Digging down into the depths of history (segregation) for the story of Willie "El Diablo" Wells and Austin black baseball.
"...ventured out every few years to "discover" the forgotten Negro League star. Occasionally sportswriters would push for the inclusion..."

July 4, 2003 Sports Feature by Michael Chamy

Quotations of the Prophet Warren Jeffs
"...wife that was preserved on the Ark was a Negro of the seed of Cain and there was a..."

July 29, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

General Jackson
Artist and historian Jack Jackson remembered by those who knew him well
"...his depiction of blacks and use of the word "negro."..."

Aug. 11, 2006 Arts Feature by Margaret Moser

Dvorák's New World Inquiry
How a Czech composer helped America find its authentic voice
"...slaves, but now what to think about the American Negro and his place in this country? Maybe close one's..."

Nov. 12, 2004 Arts Feature by Katherine Catmull

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
"...Tortilla also had singer Bobby Butler, nicknamed "El Charro Negro," the black cowboy...."

Dec. 24, 2010 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Nominations for the 2006-2007 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...Funnyhouse of a Negro, ACC Drama Department/ProArts Collective..."

May 18, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Depeche Mode / The Cure / The Jesus & Mary Chain
Record review
"...Psychocandy (Rhino/Blanco y Negro)The Jesus & Mary Chain..."

Aug. 25, 2006 Music Review by Christopher Gray

Shooting the Messenger
"...Hill, not Eric Mitchell No. 2, the self-styled field Negro and Nation of Islam hanger-on. We still refuse to..."

Aug. 31, 2001 News Feature by Michael King

Stinky del Negro
"...Stinky del NegroThe Soft Favorites..."

Feb. 16, 2001 Music Review by Greg Beets

The First Annual Rancho Winslow Mayan Fin del Mundo Fiesta!
Friday, Dec. 21, 2012
"...meat, lime juice, cilantro, and avocado, and "burnt" (recado negro/chilmole) chile paste: charred árbol and ancho chiles, achiote paste,..."

Dec. 21, 2012 Food Feature

The Cross of Redemption: Uncollected Writings
James Baldwin, the oracular writer and spectacular wordsmith of mid-20th century America, is revivified in this new collection
"...What was termed the "Negro problem" in postwar America, Baldwin regarded as a white..."

Aug. 20, 2010 Books Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Austin Comp Planning: A Brief History
Moving forward sometimes requires looking back
"...racial segregation. It recommended a plan to move "the negro population" east of East Avenue, where I-35 is today...."

Feb. 5, 2010 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Our readers talk back.
"...found it jarring to read the words "self-styled field Negro" in reference to Eric Mitchell, and I didn't understand..."

Sept. 21, 2001 Column

The Clark-Madison brouhaha continues amidst tributes to Mambo John and more.
"...found it jarring to read the words "self-styled field Negro" in reference to Eric Mitchell, and I didn't understand..."

Sept. 14, 2001 Column

Head of the Class
With Senioritis, the conclusion to his quartet of plays set at a Catholic high school in Houston, solo performer Rob Nash is all set to graduate -- to Off-Broadway, says Robi Polgar.
"...this rapid-fire exchange: ""I heard he lives with a Negro in a Negro neighborhood.' Johnny: "What if he does?'..."

Dec. 24, 1999 Arts Feature by Robi Polgar

The Winter Classic
South by Southwest 1998

March 27, 1998 Music Feature

Unless Abbott Interferes, Daniel Perry to Serve 25 Years
"I know it’s never going to be the same again.” – Whitney Mitchell
"...forth, his friend asks, “Can you catch me a negro daddy?” Perry responds: “That is what I am hoping.”..."

May 10, 2023 News Post by Brant Bingamon

'Beauty Is the Best Priest: Short Plays of the Harlem Renaissance'
ACC's Department of Drama polishes a few rare gems by black women playwrights
"...The "flowering of Negro literature" – a term ascribed to the great African-American..."

Feb. 22, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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