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West, Ammonium Nitrate, And the Myopia of Terrorism
House hearing shows emphasis on public safety, not health and safety
"...With its emphasis on self-reporting and the threat of terrorism, Texas may be looking the wrong way...."

May 5, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

What Is Terrorism? (UPDATED)
Why does a media that spends every waking minute hyping the threat of terrorism think the explosives in Austin aren't a big deal?
"...headlines would have been hysterically running on about ZOMG TERRORISM TERRORISM IS AL QAEDA INVOLVED? And the right-wing warbloggers..."

April 27, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

A Crime, Not Terrorism
"...name of finding weapons of mass destruction and fighting terrorism? What would the response of the chicken hawks have..."

Nov. 22, 2009 Postmarks

Republicans Bad on Terrorism; Bill Clinton Good
"...Isn't it funny how the Republicans completely ignored world terrorism – until they noticed they could get votes from..."

Aug. 14, 2007 Postmarks

Domestic Terrorism in Austin
Trio of package bombs target minority homes

March 16, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Terrorism Hardens Austin
Austin learns what to do when terrorists – and acronyms – attack
"...Tuesday's Homeland Security acronym-camp-cum-counterterrorism-awareness-workshop for the public sector brought those in attendance at..."

April 4, 2008 News Feature by Matt Martinez

Point Austin: What's in a Word?
Joseph Stack's terrorism calls attention to rampant political hypocrisy
"..."Terrorism is simultaneously the single most meaningless and most manipulated..."

Feb. 26, 2010 News Column by Michael King

Body of Lies
Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe star in Ridley Scott's new film about the different types of CIA operatives fighting the global war on terrorism.
"...operatives running the plays in today's counterassault on global terrorism. DiCaprio plays Roger Ferris, a lone CIA operative on..."

Oct. 10, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Year of the Gun
"...it was necessary to examine motives and tactics when terrorism suddenly came into play and finally, the brutal killing..."

Nov. 8, 1991 Movie Review by Kathleen Maher

American Assassin
The bestselling series hits the screen
"...Runner series and TV’s Teen Wolf) became a big-time terrorism fighter. The opening scene shows Mitch proposing to his..."

Sept. 22, 2017 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Good Kill
Ethan Hawke pilots drones over Afghanistan from a trailer in the Nevada desert
"...between an act of war and an act of terrorism in this modern age of human conflict. Today, neither..."

June 12, 2015 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Baby
An elite counterintelligence task force fights terrorism in India.
"...at press time. An elite counterintelligence task force fights terrorism in India...."

Jan. 23, 2015 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Company You Keep
Members of the Weather Underground resurface in this contemporary thriller directed by Robert Redford.
"...but The Company You Keep reminds us that homegrown terrorism is nothing new, and that the idealism of the..."

April 26, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Act of Valor
Navy SEALs conduct a rescue mission in this film that employed actual soldiers and their experiences in its making.
"...Kurt Johnstad melds several missions into one overarching international terrorism plot, which effectively ups the battle quotient and diminishes..."

March 2, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Summer Wars
Charming anime about families, social media, and summer love
"...obliquely, on everything from Facebook to virtual war and/or terrorism without ever seeming heavy-handed or strident. Hosoda, Miyazaki's heir..."

Jan. 7, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

A Mighty Heart
Based on the true events surrounding journalist Danny Pearl’s kidnapping and murder in Pakistan, this drama by Michael Winterbottom and starring Angelina Jolie is more aloof than melodramatic.
"...and the investigators realize that a new era of terrorism is dawning – one in which journalists are high-value..."

June 22, 2007 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Civic Duty
The line separating civic duty from vigilantism is the focus of this paranoid thriller set squarely in the new age of terrorism.
"...Civic Duty stands out amid the new wave of terrorism-paranoia thrillers. It's a taut drama set primarily within the..."

May 4, 2007 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

V for Vendetta
This is a thinking person’s action film – a futuristic slice of pop-culture agitprop, replete with a costumed antihero, lovingly choreographed action sequences, cunningly ornate dialogue, and a terrific, rousing score.
"...world’s largest leper colony,” brought to its knees by terrorism, plague, and all manner of not-unimaginable crises. England, however,..."

March 17, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Mean Girls
Clique comedy about teen groupthink lacks real bite.
"...rap-video chickenhead) and proffering an earnest solution to girl-on-girl terrorism. The latter scenes come out treacly, the former half-hearted...."

April 30, 2004 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Highwaymen
He may be Mel Gibson's choice to play Jesus, but in this car-chase nightmare Jim Caviezel is on the highway to hell.
"...to The Hitcher, playing on similar themes of two-lane terrorism and high-octane horror (and both films are direct antecedents..."

Feb. 13, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Dreamcatcher
"...a canny metaphor for the country’s current paranoia regarding terrorism and the invisible other, or the single most awful..."

March 21, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Collateral Damage
"...family man Gordy Brewer waging a one-man war against terrorism when his wife and young son are inadvertently killed..."

Feb. 8, 2002 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Cleopatra's Second Husband
"...filmgoers commonly associate tastefully twee urban lifestyles with emotional terrorism. Though this psychodrama by writer-director Jon Reiss makes all..."

Dec. 8, 2000 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

The Boys
"...the day into a veritable arpeggio of in-house emotional terrorism. Younger brothers Stevie (Hayes) and Glenn (Polson) are both..."

Oct. 22, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Inside Monkey Zetterland
"...up until it digresses into a half-baked plot about terrorism, the theft of Monkey's script and some street crossfire...."

Nov. 19, 1993 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Naked City
Austin leaders pledge to defend local businesses from anti-abortion boycott
"...have declared war on Chris Danze and his "economic terrorism" attempts to thwart the construction of a Planned Parenthood..."

March 5, 2004 News Feature by Amy Smith

Postmarks Web Extra
Our readers' letters regarding the September 11 terrorist attacks
"...well as Albanian. The Slavs think NATO is supporting terrorism by giving in to the demands of the Albanian..."

Oct. 19, 2001 Column

Postmarks Web Extra
Our readers' letters regarding the September 11 terrorist attacks
"...U.S. can conduct a perfect and palatable campaign against terrorism, think again. Second-guessing by news- and opinion-hungry networks will..."

Oct. 12, 2001 Column

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...women's rights to mass transit as necessary to fight terrorism. The only requirement is that no taint of anti-Americanism..."

Oct. 5, 2001 Column

Postmarks Web Extra
Our readers' letters regarding the September 11 terrorist attacks
"...The best defense against this type of terrorism is not large shows of force and military posturing...."

Sept. 28, 2001 Column

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