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Despite the grating, workmanlike direction of Chris Columbus, this boisterous film is a vivacious, wiseacre musical and an inarguable morality lesson: Love is all you need.
"...Adam Pascal, Taye Diggs, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Jesse L. Martin, Idina Menzel, Anthony Rapp and Tracie Thoms. Playwright Jonathan..."

Nov. 25, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Making Biscuit
Punk icon Randy "Biscuit" Turner serves art 24/7
" South Austin sports a wealth of year-round yard art. Bowling balls ring the corner lot oak, a clutch..."

Aug. 19, 2005 Music Feature by Marc Savlov

Not Your Daddy's Facial Hair
Kate Messer brings us up to date on the drag king scene in Austin.
" Why not just give in and live the part? Well, it's not as simple as that. It's easy..."

Nov. 15, 2002 Features Feature by Kate X Messer

Performing in the Moment
"...Diana Prechter and Mike Arnold..."

May 7, 1999 Arts Feature by Barbejoy Ponzio

30 Years Ago, GG Allin Cleared Austin’s Scuzziest Punk Venue in 24 Minutes
Witness accounts of the notorious shock rocker’s antics and arrest at the Cavity Club
"...says he took a shit on the stage and started throwing it into the crowd/ But he was gone..."

Feb. 18, 2022 Music Feature by Tim Stegall

A party girl discovers she's pregnant
"...horror master David Cronenberg circa Videodrome and then psychedelically art directed by the gang behind 1987’s gross-out classic Street..."

Oct. 28, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Family Fang
Jason Bateman directs and co-stars in this dark comedy
"...the film precariously balances on an outlandish premise: Husband-and-wife performance artists Caleb and Camille Fang (Walken and Plunkett) stage..."

May 6, 2016 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Nowhere to Play
The Cost of Art, Part I: Austin's growth and rising rent take out theatre venues, one by one
"...really became a big deal last year," says Producing Artistic Director Ryan Crowder. "We began last year with all..."

Jan. 24, 2014 Arts Feature by Elizabeth Cobbe

Playback: T for Texas, T for Starlings, TN
Double dulcimer reunion and other musical Thanksgiving
"...David ever said to me was, 'I know your heart and soul. You'll be making music again, trust me.'"..."

Nov. 29, 2013 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

GayBiGayGay showstoppers DavO and Krylon Superstar – aka Double Duchess – just can't quit us
"...way from San Francisco into the limelight and our hearts with quirk, a jerk, and a twerk. The in-demand..."

Sept. 6, 2013 Features Feature by Rob Cohen

Even though it stars Robert Pattinson, we doubt his Twilight fans will fully appreciate this sleek, dystopian story that David Cronenberg adapted from Don DeLillo's 2003 novel.
"...that?). He rivals and then easily surpasses that chilly performance here as the 28-year-old, near-future, Wall Street asset manager,..."

Aug. 24, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Fusebox Festival
Up first at the cutting-edge arts fest? Boot-scootin' on the statehouse steps.
"...Thanks to the international roster of artists at this year's Fusebox Festival, you may at various..."

April 16, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Into the Woods, With a Canister of Film
The 2009 Art Outside festival
" the expanded film portion of the fifth annual Art Outside festival. There is a catch, though: The venue..."

Oct. 9, 2009 Screens Feature by Ashley Moreno

State of Wonderment
The Texas Biennial's first outside curator describes what he saw in Lone Star art
"...combination of a curator's microscope, trend snapshot, forecaster, forgotten artist reviver, and emerging artist's career launch. Each biennial's incarnation..."

March 6, 2009 Arts Feature by Andrew Long

Beyond the Frame
Curator Elizabeth Dunbar likes art that punches through the gallery walls
"...She started with the exhibition that consisted of rearranging the walls..."

Nov. 28, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

That Was Then; This Is Now
The latest version of 'New Art in Austin' shows how much has changed in three years
" became apparent to me that I like cold art. Work that is slick and uses plastic, ink, water,..."

April 11, 2008 Arts Feature by Salvador Castillo

This uneven adaptation of Neil Gaiman's bestselling novel is clogged with too much fairy dust.
"...success: the comics series Sandman (a landmark of the art form that breezed through history both real and imagined..."

Aug. 10, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Lady in the Water
The performances are bang-on, and there are moments of great beauty throughout, but Lady in the Water ultimately capsizes under the weight of its own goofy story.
"...Balaban's cinephobic scribbler seems less a fan of the art form than some misguided CPA who got a dose..."

July 21, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Room wears the skin of a psychological thriller, but plays out as something far darker, weirder, and more distancing. The film was invited to Cannes and earned Independent Spirit Award nominations for its Austin artists, Kyle Henry and Cyndi Williams.
" room – wherever, it seems – her perspective starts to go staticky, as if her reception’s going out,..."

April 7, 2006 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Billy Bob Thornton plays an Arkansas husband who attempts to redeem himself after critically injuring his wife and killing their son in a car accident four years earlier.
"...hayseed who courts Holly Hunter in O Brother, Where Art Thou? He’s the go-to guy when Hollywood needs a..."

April 15, 2005 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Shattered Glass
Before Jayson Blair there was Stephen Glass, a fabricator of magazine stories, whose fall from grace is told here.
", which is based on a 1998 Vanity Fair article by Buzz Bissinger and not any of the accounts..."

Nov. 21, 2003 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Women's Work Is Never Done
Started in 1978 as a grassroots feminist arts collaborative, Women & Their Work has evolved into an Austin institution, which has survived collapsing economies and shifts in location and mission to become one of the city's premier visual arts spaces.
"...& Their Work for a secretarial service; now, a quarter-century after its inception, people mistake Women & Their Work..."

March 7, 2003 Arts Feature by Sarah Hepola

Austin native Starla Benford brings The Vagina Monologues to town, Kerthy Fix takes Heaving Shadows at the Skin Show to Chicago, and where does rm 120 theatre go?
"...Most of the time, this column reports on local artists touring hot projects out of town. This week, we..."

Jan. 12, 2001 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Finding Forrester
"...fuzz-bomb Good Will Hunting, Van Sant was consistently making art that defied convention: thematically challenging films with astructural narratives..."

Dec. 29, 2000 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

In The House of the Moles: Live, Love, Get the Fuck Up!
Writer Terry Galloway and theatre company Rude Mechanicals are "an amazing match" in the slapstick-and-death piece In the House of the Moles.
"...Elvis' "Love Me Tender" bookended Terry Galloway's recent solo performance Out All Night and Lost My Shoes at Hyde..."

March 10, 2000 Arts Review by Ada Calhoun

Sullivan's Travels
"...its inanities and teeing off on all the cinematic artistes who think they're above the fluff of musicals and..."

Jan. 27, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

"...importantly, an intricate and delicately hued portrait of the artist as an old man. Following the Paul Taylor Dance..."

April 16, 1999 Movie Review by Sarah Hepola

Indie Shorts on Display
The Territory Begins New Season
"...22nd season, the co-production of the Austin Museum of Art, the Southwest Alternate Media Project (SWAMP), and KUHT-TV (Houston)..."

Oct. 24, 1997 Screens Feature

To Live
" One of the film's running storylines involves delicate performances of shadow or silhouette puppetry, a beautiful but little-practiced..."

Jan. 27, 1995 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Mambo Kings
" Arne Glimcher. Starring: Armand Assante, Antonio Banderas, Cathy Moriarty and Maruschka Detmers. This film adaptation of Oscar Hijuelos'..."

March 20, 1992 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

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