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The Roosevelt Room Stands Its Ground in a New Downtown
How the right lease negotiations kept the Fifth Street bar in business
"...to Rainey, Fifth and Lavaca stalled. Almost all of the establishments on the corner, including Rebel's Saloon and Hudson..."

July 12, 2019 News Feature by Lindsay Stafford Mader

The 12 Bars of Christmas
Holiday drinks specials are way better than geese a-laying
"...our loyal readers, with a grown up advent calendar: the 12 Bars of Christmas!..."

Dec. 13, 2018 Food Post by Emily Beyda

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them
Jessica Chastain plays Her and James McAvoy plays Him, and together they're Them in intriguing head-scratcher.
"...Is it the responsibility of the critic – or even her purview..."

Sept. 19, 2014 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Proposition
"...Madeleine Stowe, William Hurt, Neil Patrick Harris, Robert Loggia, Blythe Danner and Josef Sommer. It must be rough being..."

June 5, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Haunting
"...Directed by: Jan De Bont. Starring: Liam Neeson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Owen Wilson, Marian Seldes, Bruce Dern, Lili Taylor,..."

July 30, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

DVDanger: 'Byzantium,' 'Kiss of the Damned,' 'Nosferatu,' 'Aeon: The Last Vampyre on Earth'
Time for a real vampire weekend
"...There are two kinds of vampire. Sexy and pained, or..."

Nov. 17, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Eleanor Friedberger's Singing Time
Fiery Furnaces frontwoman gets ‘Personal’ at the Parish
"...When she’s singing with her brother, Eleanor Friedberger’s more complement than auteur. In the siblings’..."

June 24, 2013 Music Post by Abby Johnston

Holiday Viewing: The Lion in Winter
It’s 1183 … but squabbling with the family is timeless
"...Eleanor of Aquitaine, greeting her estranged husband, King Henry II:..."

Dec. 6, 2017 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Inventing the Abbotts
"...For Jacey Holt (Crudup), who lives with his widowed mother (Baker) and his younger brother Doug (Phoenix) in the..."

April 4, 1997 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The International
This conspiracy thriller starring Clive Owen and Naomi Watts never gets past second gear.
"...F. O’Byrne, Michel Voletti, Patrick Baladi and Jay Villiers. The juiciest moment in any conspiracy movie is the scene..."

Feb. 13, 2009 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

The Long and Winding Road
Sir Paul McCartney flashes back to Rock & Roll High School in Arlington
"...The Dallas Cowboys’ new stadium in Arlington is large enough..."

Aug. 21, 2009 Music Post by Austin Powell

The Year in Movies, and in Moments
What didn’t make my Top 10
"...finger at a worst film. But what about, well, the weirder stuff?..."

Dec. 31, 2014 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

What's on the Slab
Texas roadhouses are far from middle-of-the-road
"...buxom gals are dancing atop a cedar picnic table. The mist from a giant cooling system washes over them...."

June 13, 2008 Features Feature by Kathy McCarty

Texas Book Festival 2015:
The Train to Crystal City
Jan Jarboe Russell's saga of World War II internment in Texas reviewed
"...Although most readers may be familiar with the World War II internment camps in California for Japanese..."

Oct. 15, 2015 Arts Post by Michael King

Don't Drop the Eggs
Have we really come to this?
"...Sometimes, press releases really astound you – like this one:The Easter Bunny Is Coming to Town with The Sheriff..."

March 19, 2008 News Post by Wells Dunbar

SXSW Panel Recap: Absurdity Sells: The Value of Playful Events
Keeping things weird for community, art, and profit
"...to resemble a high-tech county fair, with brands taking the role of carnival barkers attempting to draw the attention..."

March 13, 2018 SXSW Post by Tucker Whatley

Cochon555 Heritage BBQ Is All About the Old-School Pork
Nat’l culinary competition delights with food, drink, and knowledge
"...Like that scene from The Lion in Winter, where Peter O’Toole as King Henry..."

Nov. 23, 2016 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Page Two: Frogs Were the Second Plague
The Time of the Toad, and a time to dance
"..."The Time of the Toad," an essay by Dalton Trumbo,..."

March 31, 2017 Column by Louis Black

Gazing at the Texas Film Awards Through a Crystal Ball
The Texas Film Awards celebrate the state's best filmmaking
"...They say the 15th anniversary is the crystal anniversary, and..."

March 6, 2015 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Ringo Starr’s Still the Greatest
Beatle’s All Starrs jukebox first of two Moody Theater shows
"...Scale: two nights by Paul McCartney at the Erwin Center in May versus Ringo Starr’s pair of..."

Oct. 9, 2014 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Listen to What the Man Said
Paul McCartney’s first-night Erwin Center sell-out astounds
"...Name another human being with more songs in the modern vernacular..."

May 23, 2013 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Jack the Giant Slayer
Despite a terrific cast, intelligent direction, and state-of-the-art special effects, this fairy tale's gigantic shoes remain unfilled.
"...Directed by: Bryan Singer. Starring: Nicholas Hoult, Eleanor Tomlinson, Stanley Tucci, Ewan McGregor, Eddie Marsan, Ewen Bremner,..."

March 1, 2013 Movie Review by Louis Black

The Heart of Me
"...O’Sullivan. Starring: Helena Bonham Carter, Olivia Williams, Paul Bettany, Eleanor Bron and Luke Newberry. Sibling rivalry takes an adulterous..."

July 25, 2003 Movie Review by Steve Davis

The House of Mirth
"...Terence Davies. Starring: Gillian Anderson, Eric Stoltz, Dan Aykroyd, Eleanor Bron, Terry Kinney, Anthony LaPaglia, Laura Linney, Elizabeth McGovern..."

Feb. 9, 2001 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Desegregation of Austin's Movie Theatres
A history of the stand-in movement
"...Efforts in 1960 to desegregate movie theatres along the Drag started with a bang...."

Dec. 4, 2015 Screens Feature by Jordan Buckley

The Marble Falls
The demise of one small town's one-screen theatre comes down to cold logic in a big business. James McWilliams reports.
"...Falls finally lost its Marble. Sixty years after opening, the Marble Theatre -- a one-screen icon of picture-perfect Main..."

Aug. 1, 2003 Screens Feature by James McWilliams

The Sublime Beauty of Kogonada's Columbus
Director brings his indie drama to AFS Cinema
"...The frosted maturity, both in style and tangible coolness, of..."

Aug. 25, 2017 Screens Feature by Kahron Spearman

Raising the (Green) Roof
Austin's Green Roof Advisory Group to deliver its report to council
"...On Thursday, Oct. 28, the Green Roof Advisory Group heads to City Hall –..."

Oct. 29, 2010 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

War by the (Text)book
The State Board of Education's first public hearing on social studies textbooks confirmed that, underneath the thin cloak of bureaucratic civility, an ideological battle is raging over whose story the textbooks should tell.
"...The State Board of Education's first public hearing on social..."

July 26, 2002 News Feature by Michael May

Ventura Is a Light Shining in the Darkness
"...letter in praise of Michael Ventura's "Letters @ 3am." The last article, "The Light Changed (The Soul: Part 3)"..."

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