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His Shadow in the Frame
The Austin Museum of Art exhibition "Robert Frank Photographs" provides an excellent introduction to Frank's career from his early social documentary work to his introspective images of later decades, and shows him always striving in his images to reflect his deeply personal response to the world around him.
"...In 1954, with the help of a Guggenheim Fellowship, Swiss-born photographer Robert Frank..."

March 28, 2003 Arts Feature by Erina Duganne

The Fighter
Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Melissa Leo, and Amy Adams combine forces with director David O. Russell to make one of 2010's most exciting movies.
"...Mickey O’Keefe. Virtually flawless performances and directorial execution render The Fighter one of the most thrilling movies of 2010...."

Dec. 17, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter
The final(?) nail in this action horror franchise
"...Milla Jovovich, Iain Glen, Ali Larter, Shawn Roberts, Ruby Rose, Rola and Ever Anderson...."

Feb. 3, 2017 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

On the Lege
Looking back at the Lege through local eyes
"...Against the session's backdrop of intermittent political unrest in the House,..."

June 8, 2007 News Column by Amy Smith

The Lovely Bones
Peter Jackson forgets to imbue his living characters with emotional weight, and instead focuses on this story's visually stylized netherworld between life and death.
"...Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz, Susan Sarandon, Stanley Tucci, Michael Imperioli, Rose McIver, Reece Ritchie and Carolyn Dando. After helming The..."

Jan. 15, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Welcome to the Jungle
Metal and alt-rock collide and flourish during the Back Room's glory years
"...its 30-plus-year run was it Austin's classiest venue, but the Back Room definitely had balls; in the self-proclaimed Live..."

July 28, 2006 Music Feature by Ray Seggern

Off the Record
Ben Kweller saddles up in Austin, Willie Nelson and company share one last night in the Backyard, and Bavu Blakes and others gear up for election night
" locals Bill Callahan ("John Tyler [In Hindsight]") and the Monahans ("James Knox Polk [The Other Is Better/The Landscape..."

Oct. 31, 2008 Music Column by Austin Powell

The Summer Revival Spirit
Can I Get a Witness?
"...The Paramount Theatre's Summer Film Classics features mostly double bills..."

June 12, 1998 Screens Feature

When It's Time to Turn the Rules Inside Out
The Boarding House on Seventh
"...empty lots behind Sweetish Hill Bakery on W. Sixth. The duo hopes to develop the lots into a compound..."

Dec. 8, 1995 News Feature

Dear Nobody: The True Diary of Mary Rose
This nonfiction account of a teen's encounters with sex, drugs, and jail is one long, raw primal scream
"...Dear Nobody: The True Diary Of Mary RoseEdited by Gillian McCain &..."

Jan. 2, 2015 Arts Review by Tim Stegall

Can I Touch the Tender Button?
An interview with UT professor and archive expert Ann Cvetkovich
"...a couple of earnest journalist/blogger/academic types wanted to document the history of Austin's gay bars. Where would we begin?..."

June 5, 2009 Features Feature by Andy Campbell

Point Austin: Beside the Point
Bowing to public pressure, city declines to change management of Zilker's canoe rental service from longtime concessionaire Zilker Park Boat Rentals
"...Last week, shaking off the shackles that bind, City Council flew in the face..."

Dec. 23, 2005 News Column by Wells Dunbar

The Luv Doc: History
Any time you start poking around in someone's skeleton closet there is a good chance you're going to get boned
"...were getting along just fine but apparently I made the mistake of asking how many guys she has had..."

Nov. 4, 2016 Column by The Luv Doc

Michael Sieben Illustrates a New Edition of 'The Wizard of Oz'
Austin's inkstained Okay Mountain man drops da Baum on us
" Juxtapoz and Hi-Fructose, and, this latest thing, he's the illustrator of a new edition of L. Frank Baum's..."

Feb. 19, 2013 Books Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Music in the 1990s
"...More than anything else, the Chronicle started as a music publication. Some of the..."

Sept. 7, 2001 Features Feature

The Big Cheese
South by Southwest 1997
"...The phrase "shit-hot," cribbed from some international band's bio, comes..."

March 21, 1997 Music Feature

Walser Keeps the Top Hand
"...being overexposed -- if I was in it for the money, I'd be in Nashville playing Top 40 country...."

Feb. 2, 1996 Music Column

JoDee Purkeypile
For the Sake of the Song
"...Best known as vocalist/guitarist for local pop-psych quartet the Alice Rose, JoDee Purkeypile's premiere solo effort doesn't stray..."

April 6, 2012 Music Review by Jim Caligiuri

The Alice Rose
Live shot
"...The Alice RoseAll Haunt's Sound (Emerald Wood Records)..."

Aug. 7, 2009 Music Review by Austin Powell

Letters at 3AM
October 1, 1955, a half-hour show called The Honeymooners slipped in some uneasy truths under cover of laughter.
"...In 1955, General Motors became the first corporation to earn more than $1 billion in..."

March 31, 2000 Column by Michael Ventura

The Alice Rose
"...The Alice Rose..."

Jan. 12, 2007 Music Review by Austin Powell

Deconstructing Harry
"...Demi Moore, Elisabeth Shue, Stanley Tucci and Robin Williams. The Nineties haven't been a particularly good decade for Woody..."

Dec. 26, 1997 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

SXSW Film Announces Features Lineup
Competitive narratives and docs unveiled, plus more
"...a half-dozen titles, SXSW Film has finally drawn back the curtain on its 2016 lineup...."

Feb. 2, 2016 Screens Post by Josh Kupecki

A 1967 Hoot Happening Sampling
"...4:20pm: MILITANT BABIES "I Can See for Miles" The Who..."

Aug. 24, 2007 Music Feature

Paramount Announces Summer Classic Film Series Lineup
See the whole schedule and get some tickets to escape the heat
"...The worst part about summer is everyone demanding that you..."

May 16, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Talking Shop With Curran Nault
The Polari artistic director on programming to bridge divides
"...I met over a table of Austin queers discussing the prospect of a new celebration (which eventually came to..."

Oct. 10, 2013 Screens Post by Kate X Messer

Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
"...The past sure is tense. Thinking back amid the knotted..."

June 25, 1999 Music Feature

Terry Gilliam misfires completely in this dreary, unfocused, and exhausting psychodrama.
"...a longstanding Hollywood legend that any attempt to film the book would meet a disastrous and pitiful end. Undeterred,..."

Oct. 27, 2006 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

'Downton' Watch
Part II: Mary's got the bit between her teeth
"...The second half of Sunday’s Downton Abbey premiere was actually..."

Jan. 7, 2014 Screens Post by Melanie Haupt

Public Enemies
Michael Mann's film is a human-scale biopic of the gangster folk hero John Dillinger.
"...and Billy Crudup. When photos circulated last week on the web of Johnny Depp in full dress and make-up..."

July 3, 2009 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

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