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Ash Is Purest White
The emotional cost of a life of crime across two decades in Northern China
"...globalization have had on his country. Jia’s minimalist visual style and sprawling narrative style allows him to observe changes..."

March 22, 2019 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Dragged Across Concrete
Police brutality and corruption in a world of malice and greed
"...Block 99 and the Western in Bone Tomahawk), Zahler's style eschews rapid violence in favor of long, slow takes...."

March 22, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

SXSW Recap: Bozoma Saint John
The marketing trailblazer's keynote on authenticity in branding
"...immediately by not “toning down” your hair or dress style to assimilate to the rest of your office (Saint..."

March 20, 2019 SXSW Post by Tucker Whatley

Best of SXSW: Best Stage Banter, Best Show, Best Repeats
… and other observations from Kevin Curtin’s notebook
"...Amyl & the Sniffers: Everything you want out of..."

March 19, 2019 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Batman’s Iconic Emblem Lights up Lady Bird Lake for Caped Crusader’s 80th Anniversary
Congress Ave. Bridge and its resident bats proved the perfect backdrop
"...classic DC artist Jose Garcia-Lopez, on which are superimposed comics-style panels each of which features a version of Batman..."

March 18, 2019 Arts Post by Robert Faires

SXSW Music Review: Lonnie Holley/Mary Lattimore
Instant poetry by Holley and golden harp from Lattimore
"...divine poetry on Thursday evening as he streamed Astral Weeks-style testimony on the Colorado River, where the Southwestern sun..."

March 15, 2019 SXSW Post by Rick Weaver

SXSW Music Review: DJ Paypal/DJ Taye/Madam X
Teklife footwork heroes meet a genre-bending UK ambassador
"...SXSW has a history with the frantic style, booking Teklife founders DJ Rashad (R.I.P.) and DJ Spinn..."

March 15, 2019 SXSW Post by Dan Gentile

Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase
The original girl detective makes a modern return
"...featured a girlish silhouette holding a magnifying glass, Sherlock Holmes-style. Subsequent editions of the book depicted the teenaged sleuth..."

March 15, 2019 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Apollo 11
Astounding documentary takes us back to the first crewed mission to the moon
"...parking lots, providing not only a sense of late-Sixties style and fashion but also the feeling of a populace..."

March 15, 2019 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Mapplethorpe
Matt Smith creates a startling portrait of the master photographer
"...any cinematographer do that wouldn't either clash with Mapplethorpe's style or be a washed-out emulation? Damned if you do,..."

March 15, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

SXSW Film Review: Tread
The ugliest, wildest zoning fight ever becomes a trip into madness
"...saying those words. Heemeyer even has a fully fledged Unabomber-style manifesto. Solet may not have explicitly made a horror..."

March 14, 2019 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

SXSW Music Review: Laura Misch
Sound bleed can’t silence South London experimentalist
"...The transition into quieter tunes with deep Timbaland-style kick and click production would’ve sounded thrilling in a..."

March 14, 2019 SXSW Post by Dan Gentile

SXSW Comedy: The Laugh Button Live!
Kathy Griffin ignited a late-night set full of high energy
"...bold lettering, “Fuck Trump.” It exemplified her irreverent, terse style and set the mood for a topical set that..."

March 13, 2019 SXSW Post by Ashley Moreno

SXSW Music Review: Fontaines D.C.
Post-punk Dubliners achieve must-see, early-week greatness
"...someone who can't tell the difference between fashion and style.”..."

March 13, 2019 SXSW Post by Kevin Curtin

SXSW Music Review: Husky Loops
Pop-steady Italian trio practices law at Mansun, Moroder & Schifrin
"...split the difference between Mansun-esque Britpop and steady Schifrin style, while playing with measure-by-measure turns of phrasing and tricks..."

March 13, 2019 SXSW Post by Rick Weaver

SXSW Music Review: Vaarwell/The Fur
St. Paddy’s Day arrives early for Lisbon and Taiwan imports
"...settled into a stunning set. Vibes shifted from breezy Khruangbin-style strummers to Disintegration-era Cure ennui in the anthemic "We..."

March 13, 2019 SXSW Post by Dan Gentile

A Guide to Getting a Beer During SXSW
Ditch the convention center and check these brewpubs
"...just charming background to the Brewtorium's true wunderkinds: its German-style fare and German-style lagers (although admittedly on a recent..."

March 15, 2019 Food Feature by Eric Puga

18 International Frontwomen at SXSW Music
"...where she developed a haunting sound that parallels the style of understated gothic folk that's become the soundtrack for..."

March 15, 2019 Music Feature by Dan Gentile

The Best of Asia at SXSW Music
"...Cheer Up Charlies, 11pm Yahyel makes music for Mr. Robot-style cyberattacks on stock markets via dystopian cyberpunk that sounds..."

March 15, 2019 Music Feature by Dan Gentile

Luv Doc: Drop Crotch
The difficult conversations we don't have are often the ones that alter the course of our lives
"...time because I thought they would go out of style before I got too sick of them; now it's..."

March 15, 2019 Column by The Luv Doc

Eight International All-Stars at SXSW Music
"...Will Eat Me in My Sleep, hits with Courtney Barnett-style guitar rock oomph. The emergent Belfast siren also shines..."

March 15, 2019 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

SXSW Music Interview: Kokoko!
The street sounds of Kinshasa come alive in Congolese band's inventive beats
"...tourism and mass internet connectivity. The group's unique Afro-tronic style is borne of instruments made from old typewriters, coffee..."

March 15, 2019 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

Beastie Boys' Ad-Rock and Mike D Talk Trap, Basketball, Bogus Conspiracies, SXSW, and Their New Book
"We realized that all we do have, before this started and after it ends, is the three of us.”
"...coached. Yauch was the loose cannon with the unorthodox style in that he was gonna be on or off,..."

March 15, 2019 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

SXSW Panel Recap: Solving the Food Desert Dilemma
McDonald’s hamburgers should not cost $1 in any universe
"...After all, raw ingredients will never go out of style because we’re not going to stop eating, hopefully. Through..."

March 12, 2019 Food Post by Jessi Devenyns

SXSW Comedy: Standup Downtown
The varied lineup made for an unpredictable show
"...a balance among the stand-ups here, with Barry’s soft-spoken style and Lawrence’s low-key, nerdy vibe complementing the edgier comics...."

March 12, 2019 SXSW Post by Ashley Moreno

SXSW Film Review: I'm Just F*cking With You
A race to the bottom in different flavors of toxic masculinity
"...deceitful and devious than expected, and it's a patented Mason-style psychotropic indictment of multiple flavors of toxic masculinity and..."

March 12, 2019 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

McConaughey and Korine Make Stoned Magic With The Beach Bum
Harmony’s latest exercise in no seatbelt-style filmmaking moves fast
"...Harmony Korine’s latest exercise in no seatbelt-style filmmaking casts McConaughey in the role he was born..."

March 11, 2019 SXSW Post by Dan Gentile

SXSW Film Review: Long Shot
Rogen and Theron are charming in charmless political rom-com
"...heights with 50/50) seems content to let the formulaic, Sixties-style screwball antics play out exactly as expected. It’s a..."

March 10, 2019 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

Film Review: Amazônia Groove
An entrancing collection of music from the rivers of northeast Brazil
"...and blind seer Mestre Damasceno leads a homemade, second-line style band through his otherwise sleepy riverside village. Musical matriarch..."

March 9, 2019 Screens Post by Michael King

Experiential House of L Brings Global Style and International Glamor to SXSW
Art, style, music, and more is very on-brand with the fest

March 9, 2019 Arts Post by W. A. Brenner

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