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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

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

Dec. 13, 2002 Food Feature

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.
", 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

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

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

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

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

"...Vespaio is the latest innovative Italian effort from local chef Alan Lazarus. In its..."

July 30, 1999 Food Feature

Harvesting a Heritage
A Trio of New Texas Cookbooks Preserve Regional Cuisine
"...for publishing Texas cooks, professional and amateur alike. Two noted chefs came out with new cookbooks (see "Hot Sauce..."

Aug. 28, 1998 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Coach's Corner
"...I'm not sure if Floyd is an exceptionally smart pooch -..."

May 8, 1998 Column by Andy "Coach" Cotton

Mushroom Websites
"...Just what it says, a no-nonsense introduction to mushrooms. Mushroom Heaven!..."

Oct. 24, 1997 Food Feature

Back in the Season Again
TV Eye
"...rolling across the screens nightly and don't we all know how it will be remembered: for ER's live-action season..."

Oct. 3, 1997 Screens Column by Margaret Moser

"...D: Scott Hicks (1996) with Armin Mueller-Stahl, Geoffrey Rush, Noah Taylor, Lynn Redgrave, John Gielgud..."

July 11, 1997 Screens Feature

Deep 6
The Best and Worst in Austin and National Media
"...included extended interviews with the father of the slain Tejano singer. As long as the court is in session,..."

Oct. 20, 1995 News Feature

We Remember What the Dormouse Said
Ten authors cut you a little slice of their own personal Wonderlands
"...Oh, that wild, strange, and relentlessly delightful novel of lunacy and logic! It was first published in..."

March 31, 2015 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Speaking in Tongues
When Dan Dietz 'lets go,' he turns gibberish into art. And he proves it in the Salvage Vanguard Theater production of MacWellman's nonsense play Terminal Hip.
"...Which Pandas pushes the not wings?..."

March 24, 2000 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Letters at 3AM
The White House is intent on totalitarian measures and war; it employs incoherence because it cannot speak plainly of its machinations.
"..."GOP Lawmakers Bolt Bush's Herd -- Many Skittish Over Economy as Midterm Elections Near." Bush was unavailable for comment...."

Sept. 20, 2002 Column by Michael Ventura

Live Shots
"...Especially from the stage... Yawn. What else ya got? Nonsense? Let's see it. Mmm hmm, five goofy-looking guys from..."

June 30, 1995 Music Feature

The Hightower Report
Pulling the curtain on an anti-minimum wage front group
"...In L. Frank Baum's novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the "wizard" turns out..."

April 18, 2014 News Column by Jim Hightower

Page Two: Abandoned Ship
As distrust grows, cooperation becomes impossible
" truths, the most serious problems facing us are not actual concerns but one another's attitudes.)..."

May 28, 2010 Column by Louis Black

Our readers talk back.
"...We Need to Mobilize..."

May 28, 2004 Column

Dear Santa
Behind the scenes of Operation Santa
"...Santa Claus is real. We all know this, there is no debate, and every Christmas he..."

Dec. 4, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

The Swerve
Azura Skye captivates as a woman on the edge of full collapse
"...small town high school teacher Holly (Skye), but it's not one stressor. It's her husband, Rob (Pinkham), who can't..."

Oct. 2, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

"Can't we all just get along?"-style political comedy from The Daily Show veterans
"...I know, right? This is shocking news for everyone...."

June 26, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

American Dharma
Steve Bannon dissected by the great Errol Morris
"...his game, and reshapes the entire interview. When Steve Bannon – the self-appointed forefather of a newer world order..."

Nov. 15, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms
Beautiful and heartfelt fantasy anime tackles death and family
"...fate of anyone that lives is that those they know will die. That's the underlying precept of this astounding..."

July 20, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Heist comedy stars Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson, and Kristin Wiig
"...Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson, Kristen Wiig, Jason Sudeikis, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones...."

Oct. 7, 2016 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Point Austin: Madness in Many Packages
From Highland Mall to PACT, the lunatics are at large
"...more money at Highland Mall any time soon. I'm not what you'd call a veteran mall shopper – indeed,..."

April 10, 2009 News Column by Michael King

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