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Fighting the Sex War
Christina Page, author of How the Pro-Choice Movement Saved America: Freedom, Politics and the War on Sex, visits Austin
"...for women seeking abortion, and the just plain odd notion that contraceptives like the pill are nothing more than..."

June 16, 2006 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Yogurt Shop Reversal
The CCA overturns Springsteen murder conviction
"...the Sixth Amendment's confrontation clause – a violation serious enough that it could have affected the outcome of the..."

June 9, 2006 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Miles Davis
In Box
"...heads a fusion band including Gary Bartz, alto and soprano saxes; Keith Jarrett, electric piano and electric organ; John..."

Jan. 13, 2006 Music Review by Harvey Pekar

Backlash Will Hurt You More Than Me
"...myself troublingly delighted to see Glen Maxey and his No Nonsense pro-gay marriage campaign suffer harsh defeat? Gay marriage..."

Nov. 14, 2005 Postmarks

The Marriage of Miss Hollywood and King Neptune
Robert Schenkkan's 'The Marriage of Miss Hollywood and King Neptune' eases us back into that long-ago world of screwball comedy and serves up some new fun
"...Oscar Brockett Theatre, through Nov. 13..."

Nov. 11, 2005 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Victory for God – or Bigotry?
The already illegal practice of gay marriage just got more illegal
"...away," said pro-amendment spokesman Kelly Shackelford, president of the Plano-based Free Market Foundation. "I'm surprised that the turnout was..."

Nov. 11, 2005 News Feature by Amy Smith

Oops!
Our latest batch
"...Beach (Readers Kids: Party Place) is the proper name, not Westlake Beach...."

Oct. 28, 2005 Column

Charlie Poole
"...Prior to that, Poole was a mill hand in North Carolina textile factories, who began playing banjo at the..."

May 27, 2005 Music Review by Harvey Pekar

DVDs
Gift guide
"...impressive. But the real treat is the jovial but no-nonsense filmmakers' commentary. Without the typical chaos, four speakers describe..."

Dec. 10, 2004 Screens Feature by Marrit Ingman

After a Fashion
What's the latest in fall fashion? Only your Style Avatar knows for sure.
"...mirages in the desert. On Saturday, Aug. 28, 10am-3pm, Nordstrom invites you to book a free one-on-one consultation with..."

Aug. 27, 2004 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

We Need a Word for 'Limbaugh-anity'
"...is actually based entirely on ad hominem attacks with no factual information (or, not infrequently, factually incorrect information) to..."

July 6, 2004 Postmarks

Juan Meza's World
The Juan in a Million restaurateur's Eastside embrace has turned him into an Austin icon
"...in a Million. I was instantly captivated by the no-nonsense decor, the comforting bustle, and the warm greeting of..."

Jan. 23, 2004 Food Feature by Rachel Feit

Naked City
The world's largest everything wows the crowd at City Council.
"...a zoning case that raised hard questions about the economic and social impact of Wal-Mart's planned expansion in the..."

Oct. 31, 2003 News Feature by Amy Smith

Los Jazz Vatos Reviewed
"...through his creation of Los Jazz Vatos. A cookin', no-nonsense sextet with a distinctly Latin bent, this terrific debut..."

May 23, 2003 Music Feature by Jay Trachtenberg

16 Spells to Charm the Beast
Playwright Lisa D'Amour's 16 Spells to Charm the Beast is an urban fable of loneliness and love set in a whimsical world where furry brutes pine for sophisticated housewives; at its best Salvage Vanguard Theater's production casts its own spell, capturing us in a thrall of poetic visions reflecting natural desire and supernatural devotion.
"...to her heart's content. She could peer through her binoculars at the peacock weathervane atop the Baron Bank Building,..."

Feb. 28, 2003 Arts Review by Robert Faires

The Culinary Library
Worthwhile gift choices from Santa's book bag
"...Knopf, 432 pp., $35..."

Dec. 13, 2002 Food Feature

'Little House' on the Backlot: A Conversation With Screenwriter Stephen Harrigan
A conversation with screenwriter Stephen Harrigan
"...Ingalls Wilder Continued. Harrigan, currently working on a new novel about astronauts called NASA Road One, shares his thoughts..."

Aug. 16, 2002 Screens Feature by Margaret Moser

Fugitive Pieces
The Salvage Vanguard Theater production of Caridad Svich's Fugitive Pieces is a nowhere road reminiscent of the Tom Waits milieu, with vagabonds hopping trains to anywhere other than where they are now. But while it's not for everyone, it's worth the journey.
"...We're on a road to nowhere, as David Byrne famously sang, but the Salvage Vanguard..."

March 1, 2002 Arts Review by Wayne Alan Brenner

The Naked Truth
Legendary exploitation producer Dave Friedman comes to town to present Mau Mau Sex Sex, the documentary of his career with Dan Sonney.
"...dealer, a carnival operator, a speechwriter for an Alabama governor, and a publicity man for Paramount Pictures. During his..."

Feb. 15, 2002 Screens Feature by Jerry Renshaw

Jazz Sides
"...releases. Here, then, is a sampling of the most notable. Saxophonist/flutist Alex Coke, along with pianist Rich Harney, trumpeter..."

Jan. 11, 2002 Music Review by Jay Trachtenberg

Foxy Brown
Pam Grier stars in Foxy Brown, the film that would end up cementing Grier's image as the female icon of the Blaxploitation movement.
"...teamed up Grier with classic B-director Jack Hill, most notably in 1973's Coffy. Grier had previously worked with AIP..."

July 6, 2001 Screens Review by Charles Conn

After a Fashion
"After a Fashion" reviews the recent Summer Sweat & Schmoozarama presented by Star Costumes & Clothiers.
"...models and amateurish choreography. Many of the models did not make their changes in time, and clothes appeared in..."

June 15, 2001 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

John Lewis
"...trying to evoke the memories of earlier pianists. The no-nonsense work of Johnson and Mraz keeps Lewis from getting..."

April 27, 2001 Music Review by Harvey Pekar

Goodbye, My Fancy
Joan Crawford plays Congresswoman Agatha Reed in this ridiculous fluff made all the more ludicrous by its attempts at importance.
"...neck too long. I'm going to keep fighting long enough so that the American family can take a vacation..."

April 20, 2001 Screens Review by Stephen MacMillan Moser

Coach's Corner
Like Bill Murray in Groundhog's Day, the UTmen's basketball team is doomed to repeat its failures anew each year, and it seems to come as a total shock each time.
"...can, and occasionally does, happen. In 1985, a .500 Villanova basketball team inexplicably caught fire and won the NCAA..."

Feb. 23, 2001 Column by Andy "Coach" Cotton

TV Eye
For those of you yawning through The Mole and gagging through Temptation Island, Survivor is back, here to remind us what we liked (and loathed) about "reality TV" in the first place.
"...of Survivor: The Australian Outback premiered this week. And none too soon. For anyone wanting to see how the..."

Feb. 2, 2001 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

TV Eye
The year on television -- things we thought we'd never see, things we'd like to see more of, and reasons to keep watching.
"...Top 10 Things I Never Expected to See on..."

Jan. 5, 2001 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

Saving All Our Changes
Cyber-castoffs are curated at Austin's Goodwill Computer.
"...(really floppy) disks. "Video games" were still a largely novelty item in barrooms, tucked beside the pinball machine --..."

Dec. 8, 2000 Features Feature by Michael King

Naked City
Organized through Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish congregations, the Industrial Areas Foundation's Saturday gathering was not unlike a secular church service.
"...local groups such as Austin Interfaith. And it was not only IAF leaders who were present at the Hyatt...."

Sept. 29, 2000 News Feature by Emily Pyle

A Taste of Summer
Summer Food Essays: A Pinch of Recollection, A Dash of Tradition
"...gesture that has come to define the Kates is known as the "Corn Supper."..."

July 14, 2000 Food Feature by Rebecca Chastenet dé Gery

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