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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

Non-Stop
Liam Neeson plays a flawed lawman once again, this time tasked with finding the terrorist on a plane.
"...were trying to turn air travel into a white-knuckle adventure. Fortunately, the future of commercial aviation won’t be harmed..."

Feb. 28, 2014 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Fault in Our Stars
The film does justice to the popular novel in this judicious teen tearjerker.
"...compliment; the way she lights up when receiving a text message, thinking she’s playing it cool when her parents..."

June 6, 2014 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The AggreGAYtor: October 28
What happened today in gay? Here’s your QILTBAG recap of queer news.
"...Bill and Ted end their problematic adventure, Peter LaBarbera thinks gay is gross, and Colorado gets..."

Oct. 28, 2013 Qmmunity Post

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

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

A Gift for Every Gamer
Put yourself in the shoes of your gaming giftee and answer the following questions on your path to the perfect purchase.
"...#game { background-image:url('/Images/step-connector.png'); background-repeat:repeat-y; background-position:top center; width:620px; text-align:center; } #game.all { background-image:none; } #game .game { text-align:left;..."

Nov. 30, 2012 Screens Feature by James Renovitch

Shakey Graves’ SXSW Scavenger Hunt
Tape Quest encourages fans to explore Austin
"...Austin native calls a “badass, outdated, and somewhat contrived adventure.” He’s personally created strange mixtapes, glued them into vintage..."

March 12, 2018 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

The Game Report
What's on the Boards With Austin's Game Companies
"...and well-designed, yes. Inspired by passion, art, and true adventure, no. This is precisely why games like Deadly Tide,..."

May 30, 1997 Screens Feature by Marcel Meyer

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

Song of the Sea
From the director of The Secret of Kells comes this lovely work of animation about the Celtic selkies.
"...their bossy but well-meaning grandmother in the city, an adventure ensues, one that involves a magical seashell, hapless fairies..."

Feb. 20, 2015 Movie Review by Steve Davis

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

Dungeons and Draggin's
My Short Vacation in Sunny Brittania
"...we were a band of rogue swordsmen looking for adventure. We met and destroyed a blood-red wraith. We met..."

March 6, 1998 Screens Feature by Jon Lebkowsky

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

Scanlines
"...ADVENTURE ABOUT SPACE..."

Oct. 20, 1995 Arts Feature

Pages And Pages of Free Comics
Flicking through this year's Free Comic Book Day comics
"...Rescue Rangers (Kaboom): Straight from the decade of anthropomorphic adventure, two of Disney's classic eighties cartoons get the glossy..."

May 5, 2011 Books Post by Richard Whittaker

Sister of Shattering Glass
A new supernatural thriller spills out, live, through your phone
"...the weird story unfolded exclusively through messages – mostly texts, but also images and sounds – sent directly to..."

Feb. 8, 2017 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Kickstarter's Dark Side
Don't forget your due diligence
"...Fine Productions asked for $400,000 to make Double Fine Adventure and got about $3 million on top of that,..."

May 2, 2012 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

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

The Big Films of Summer: Picking the Winners
"...something back. The name? The "Venture," which to us fantasy/adventure nuts is a loving homage to King Kong, which..."

May 23, 1997 Screens Feature

Doug Dorst, Part Two: The Coffeehouse Transcript About 'S.' Continues!
Shout-out to JJ Abrams, who would've LOVED that peanut-butter cup.
"...then I'm more interested in the annotations than the text. There's some weird …..."

Dec. 10, 2013 Books Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

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

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

Land of 1,000 Dramas
Venues
"...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

Moore Is Better
"...stories. As William Gass wrote in A Temple of Texts, "he revolutionized our conception of both the story and..."

Nov. 20, 1998 Books Review by Marion Winik

Live Through This!
The Semi-Annual Rock & Roll Round-up
"...than the average Nathan McCall or Cornell West college text is Chuck D's own position as a performer and..."

Dec. 5, 1997 Books Feature

The Wild, Wired West
CD-ROMs Make Virtual History
"...present for any cyber cowboy. I've worn out the text version of this four-volume classic, published, like the CD-ROM,..."

Nov. 10, 1995 Screens Feature

Drunk on a Train
Four friends bar crawl their way down the Capital Metro Red Line
"...hours later, we went home blitzed, but a group text preserved our conversations about ghost clothes, Game Dads, and..."

July 13, 2018 Food Feature by Emily Beyda

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