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Getting Personal
"...patience for cinematic navel-gazing. Not for her is the "personal documentary"; there are far too many compelling real-world subjects..."

July 16, 1999 Screens Feature by Anne S. Lewis

It's Personal
"...Dear Editor, Thanks to Michael King for his insightful essay ("Point Austin: Living in Emergency," Feb. 17) on our..."

Feb. 20, 2017 Postmarks

Personal Fowl
It's just turkeys.
"...my house for Thanksgiving dinner. I know the turkey personally. My turkey is a free-range bird from a local..."

Nov. 17, 2000 News Feature

Personal Fowl
Photo Essay by Will Van Overbeek

Nov. 17, 2000 News Feature

Personal Fowl
Photo Essay by Will Van Overbeek

Nov. 17, 2000 News Feature

Personal Fowl
Photo Essay by Will Van Overbeek

Nov. 17, 2000 News Feature

Personal Fowl
Photo Essay by Will Van Overbeek

Nov. 17, 2000 News Feature

Personal Fowl
Photo Essay by Will Van Overbeek

Nov. 17, 2000 News Feature

Fahrenheit 11/9
Michael Moore takes on the Trump years
"...Moore disseminates a call to action with his latest documentary/personal essay, Fahrenheit 11/9. Technically, what’s on display may not..."

Sept. 21, 2018 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

I'll Sleep When I Figure Out Why I Can't
Analyzing Alan Berliner's most personal documentary yet
"...with his latest effort, Alan Berliner has created the Personal Essay Film. No small feat that, given the expanse..."

March 10, 2006 Screens Feature by Anne S. Lewis

The Originator, Not the Imitator
My Lunch With Anna Quindlen
"...a real gift for thinking and writing, two published essay collections (Living Out Loud and Thinking Out Loud), and,..."

March 27, 1998 Books Feature by Marion Winik

A Grin Without a Cat: Part 1
"...by: Chris Marker. Frenchman Chris Marker practically invented the essay film and has certainly remained one of the form's..."

Oct. 8, 2002 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Chapter 3: Crazy Weekly
September 1988-August 1991
"...just great. Marion Winik's funny, heartbreaking, and bizarrely self-indulgent essays about the unbearable lightness of being Marion. Chris Walters'..."

Sept. 7, 2001 Features Feature

How to Be a Popular Girl
What will shy novelist Sarah Bird do now that she's back in the limelight, Dick Holland asks in this profile of the author of The Yokota Officers Club.
"...Published articles and essays in The New York Times Sunday Magazine, Mademoiselle, Glamour,..."

June 22, 2001 Books Feature by Dick Holland

I Am Not Your Negro
A stunning doc on the civil rights era
"...When the great author, essayist, and public intellectual James Baldwin died in 1987, he..."

Feb. 3, 2017 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Aristocrats
The gleefully profane The Aristocrats provides a survey of some of the best comic minds in the business.
"...that the joke is merely a vessel for the personal exercise of style. No two versions are the same...."

Aug. 26, 2005 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Many Voices
Poet/Essayist Naomi Shihab Nye
"...a visiting writer at schools, a singer-songwriter, and an essayist. Lately, she's been collecting more hats as a children's..."

Aug. 16, 1996 Books Feature by Phil West

Caro Diario
"...own movies that come across as shrewd yet funny essays. Caro Diario is divided into three sections, each a..."

Nov. 11, 1994 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Year in Books
Thirty-one titles that got us talking this year
"...– a touch overpraised, but hats off to any essay collection that can span an encounter with Real World..."

Jan. 6, 2012 Books Feature by Kimberley Jones

Fast, Cheap & Out of Control
"...Morris is not so much a documentarian as an essayist, one who employs the methodology of outwardly-focused nonfiction filmmaking..."

Nov. 14, 1997 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Message to Love: The Isle of Wight Festival
"...a best-documentary Oscar.) Part concert movie and part social essay, Message to Love is a unique entry in the..."

June 20, 1997 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The House of the Spirits
"...historical conflicts; they are equal mixtures potboiler and cultural essay. August scripted his film from Isabel Allende's Latin American..."

April 1, 1994 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Best of Print 1995
Words: Printed, Spoken, and Painted
"...* The Art of the Personal Essay, ed. Phillip Lopate..."

Jan. 5, 1996 Books Feature

Austin Filmmaker Shelby Hadden on Her Film “Tightly Wound”
Catharsis through animation
"...media production at UT – decided to write an essay about her condition for a Feminism in Creative Nonfiction..."

March 24, 2017 Screens Feature by Sean L. Malin

Darkness, Then Light
Amanda Eyre Ward on the story she always knew she would tell
"...AC: You wrote a personal essay about the double homicide that inspired the book...."

July 15, 2011 Books Feature by Kimberley Jones

Summer Reading
"...parents' bookshelf and read his observant and painstakingly researched essay about Candy Barr, the retired Dallas stripper turned Brownwood..."

June 9, 2006 Books Feature by Marrit Ingman

Page Two: We're All Monsters Here
On the subject of this year's Halloween cover
"...Almost by definition this essay will come across as chiding and condemning. Inherently that..."

Oct. 30, 2015 Column by Louis Black

The Natural Center of Gravity
Utter Reading Series at the Austin History Center
"...of immediate gratification. A poem or short story or essay is perfected over weeks, even months, of drafting. The..."

May 9, 1997 Books Feature by Phil West

Ciné-Varda
AFS Essential Cinema: Agnes on Agnès
"...elements of quotidian life, while her documentaries are all personal and frequently autobiographical. This conflation of forms is one..."

Dec. 31, 2010 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Postscripts
Mixed Notes
"...on December 3 at the same store, Phillip Lopate, essayist and author of The Art of the Personal Essay,..."

Nov. 27, 1998 Books Column by Clay Smith

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