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This Week's Waste of Time
There's time to be wasted playing Independent Games Festival entries
"...Quantum Transporter: Cellar Door Games, creator of the inspired text-adventure game Don't Shit Your Pants, does a 180 with..."

Nov. 18, 2010 Screens Post by James Renovitch

Collective Burgeoning
For the artists of Okay Mountain, it was a very good year
"...the way out there: Was it anxiety? Was it adventure?..."

Sept. 17, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

'Lance Letscher: The Perfect Machine'
The art for Lance Letscher's first children's book streams shards of color and type
" in two dimensions and of iconic objects of adventure (pistols, a full-size motorcycle), expanding the artist's scope of..."

May 7, 2010 Arts Review by Wayne Alan Brenner

This Week's Waste of Time
The Hitchhiker's Guide to Text-Based Adventure Gaming
"...I've been jonesing to make a text-based adventure game our weekly waste of time, if only..."

June 11, 2009 Screens Post by James Renovitch

Off the Record
Striking down the Thunder of Gods Festival
"..."Festival has been canceled. Sorry." That's the text message Dallas' death metal soothsayers Absu received Saturday, May..."

May 22, 2009 Music Column by Austin Powell

Working Playwright
Steven Dietz just wants to get in, roll up his sleeves, and make the words better
"...Mystery Writers of America for Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure, adapted from Arthur Conan Doyle's stories and William Gillette's..."

Nov. 7, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Stop Writing ...
and Start Storytelling
"...Once upon a time, text was good enough to immerse players in a video..."

Feb. 29, 2008 Screens Feature by Joey Seiler

In Print
'Screenwriters' Masterclass'
"...schematic in the key of Joseph Campbell's "Call to Adventure" and "Magic Elixir," will find no easy answers in..."

April 28, 2006 Screens Feature by Kimberley Jones

Knowing Me Knowing You
The 'Knowing Me Knowing You' two-disc set comprises all six episodes of the show, one of the most hilarious satirical comedies in recent memory. and is loaded with special features
"...simply a slideshow of photographs from the series, and text cast biographies that would have been far more interesting..."

Dec. 2, 2005 Screens Review by Jess Sauer

The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes
For the serious Sherlockian, there is Leslie S. Klinger's Sherlock Holmes Reference Library, an exhaustive nine-volume survey of scholarship from Gasogene Press. For the rest of us – serious Sherlockians in the making – there is this mammoth two-volume set.
"...Scandal in Bohemia" from 1891. Contemporary illustrations accompany the text – most notably Sidney Paget's delightful drawings for Strand,..."

Jan. 21, 2005 Books Review by Marrit Ingman

Yummer Reading
"...16th- and 17th-century cookbooks and are accompanied by Shakespearean text; most include the original recipe with Old English spelling..."

May 28, 2004 Food Feature by Barbara Chisholm

If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho
Maria Hong reviews Anne Carson's translation of Sappho.
"...a new translation of an ancient and much translated text, but that's how I anticipated reading Anne Carson's translation..."

April 25, 2003 Books Review by Maria Hong

Book Review
Sandy Szwarc reviews Chronicle contributor Mick Vann and Arthur Meyer's The Appetizer Atlas.
"...and boldly flavored creations, knowing that diners feel more adventuresome about tasting something new when it's just a few..."

April 11, 2003 Food Feature by Sandy Szwarc

Online, Unplugged
Wireless Internet is cost-effective, accessible, of the people rather than gouging the people. So what are you waiting for? It's time to cut the cord.
"..."People have a fundamental need to communicate." And if text on a screen is really all we need --..."

April 26, 2002 Screens Feature by Michael Connor

Chapter 1: Before the Beginning
The Austin Chronicle is founded and struggles quite a bit.
"...a magnet for creative energy. Every night was an adventure. It was the CBGB/Max's of Austin and spun off..."

Sept. 7, 2001 Features Feature

Won't You Come In?
For four years, playwright Lisa D'Amour and director Katie Pearl have forged an uncommon bond with audiences through the welcoming, intimate quality of their theatre work. They've also forged an uncommon bond with each other, a mutually fulfilling creative partnership that will continue for the rest of their lives.
"...of the performance. Making room for new experiences, new text, new risks to appear each performance."..."

May 11, 2001 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Writing at the Kitchen Table: The Authorized Biography of Elizabeth David
"...extraordinary story it is -- a tale of international adventures and multiple lovers, profound friendships, and carefully nourished grudges...."

Feb. 16, 2001 Food Review by MM Pack

Final Flowering
With Cold Sassy Tree, distinguished composer Carlisle Floyd crafts an opera to crown his lengthy career.
"...-- all are eloquently established in the music and text. The words evoke the South, especially the South of..."

Jan. 12, 2001 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Abundance: Wheels Grinding Down Life's Jarring Trail
Local Arts Reviews
"...West: She's boisterous and practical, looking forward to her adventure. Buchanan's Bess is mousy and plain, unsure and terribly,..."

June 23, 2000 Arts Review by Robi Polgar

Eating Between the Lines
Summer Reading, Culinarily Speaking
"...Nathaniel's Nutmeg, or, the True and Incredible Adventures of the Spice Trader Who Changed the Course of..."

June 2, 2000 Food Feature by Rachel Feit

As Much Magic as Fact
In the month since the much-hyped publication of Stephen Harrigan's historical novel The Gates of the Alamo, a visible restructuring of the public notion of the fort has seized the imagination of Texas. Chronicle writer David Garza explains why.
"...the form of a supporting role in Pee-Wee's Big Adventure, seems newly polished and far more provocative than anyone..."

March 24, 2000 Books Feature by David Garza

Songs of Youth
Longtime buddies Tommy Rosen and John Comerford drew on their own experiences following rock bands from city to city to write Around the Fire, a free-spirited paean to life on the road directed by John Jacobsen.
" feed yourself, and it was just a total adventure all the time. In a sense, all of us..."

March 17, 2000 Screens Feature by Peter Debruge

Family Drama
Filmmaker Jennifer Fox discusses the seven months she spent with Bill and Karen, an interracial couple at the center of her intimate 10-hour documentary.
"...-- just like anyone else. And then there's the adventure part of it: Bill is an adventurer, and Karen..."

Nov. 12, 1999 Screens Feature by Anne S. Lewis

When the Long Night Comes
"...down from the tension of work by following the adventures of this space station, the Babylon 5 of the..."

Aug. 20, 1999 Column by Michael Ventura

High Scores
" Infocom opened new vistas of gaming with text-only interactive games. Download freeware versions of their popular Zork..."

June 11, 1999 Screens Feature

Huckleberry Minh: A Walk Through Dreamland
"...the listener to a fabulous land of love and adventure where anything is possible. I have yet to hear..."

May 28, 1999 Books Review

Land of 1,000 Dramas
"...Judy Matetzschk photograph by Kenny Braun Textually oriented company which has proven that daring, edgy new..."

March 12, 1999 Arts Feature

Your 15 Minutes Are Up, Mr. Gates
Top Nine Cyber Stories
"...and half-heard the whole testimony while at work. The text of the Starr report was rushed into paperback within..."

Jan. 8, 1999 Screens Feature by Jon Lebkowsky

Growth Spurt
Nine Shows That Transported Me
"...ballet with earthy, dynamic movement that captured the tale's adventure, but like his protagonist, Lambrou stayed focused on home,..."

Jan. 8, 1999 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

It's All in the Game
"...Undeterred, many let loose their corporeal shells for the adventure of an on-line persona. Here they reclaimed a healthy..."

Dec. 18, 1998 Screens Feature by Marcel Meyer

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