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How to Get Your Kids Through College
Once students enter the 'pipeline,' can educational plumbers stop the leaks?
"...Two metaphors are currently zipping around the education world like the latest slang in a high..."

Feb. 4, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Gotta Get Up
Harry Nilsson, the Pussy Cat who roared
"...The armchair psychology of musicians, especially those we ascribe genius..."

Dec. 3, 2010 Music Feature by Audra Schroeder

Do the Tighten Up
'Texas Funk' Spreads the Little-known Gospel
"...something good in your own back yard. Such is the case with Texas Funk, released last fall on London-based..."

May 16, 2003 Music Feature by Greg Beets

The Garbage Pail Kids Movie
"...Anthony Newley, Mackenzie Astin and Katie Barberi. Back in the day, everyone wanted to live in a yellow submarine...."

Feb. 21, 2001 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Locking Up Kids Not Okay
"...Dear Editor, The problem with the T. Don Hutto Residential Center situation..."

March 6, 2007 Postmarks

The Cup
Filmed in Bhutan with a cast of unknown Tibetan nonprofessionals, The Cup takes its charming premise – pint-sized monks striving against all odds to watch a satellite broadcast of the 1998 World Cup match between Brazil and France – and runs with it.
"...Victory? Not exactly, but this pleasant cross-pollination of World Cup fever and young Tibetan monks in exile is about..."

Feb. 25, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

On the Case: No. 1
The Burnt Orange kids take on 'The Cassidy Kids': No. 1 in a series
"...Cinematographer PJ Raval furrows his brow watching the kids rehearse their scene in the treehouse...."

July 29, 2005 Screens Feature by Spencer Parsons

The Comforts of Home Cooking
Two Austin schools are teaching the old-fashioned way.
"...Cooking and dining out certainly became the new theatrical entertainment for the turn of the 21st..."

Feb. 7, 2003 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Strange Kids Doing Strange Things
Eighties retro-spoofers Strange Kids Club has real mutant turtles
"...you know your Snake Eyes from your Rock Lords? Then you're already a fully paid member of the Strange..."

July 25, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Utter Daveness of Dave!
A farewell tribute to artist and co-founder of the Fresh Up Club Dave Bryant
"...A self-made man, artist, and co-founder of the Fresh Up Club, Dave Bryant is moving to the..."

Aug. 19, 2005 Arts Feature by Rachel Koper

The Thousand-String Guitar
Austin gets the world jazzed about classical guitar
"...in June, you expect local teens to be marking the summer break in the time-honored ways: minimum-wage-slaving it in..."

June 18, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Lauryn Paige Fuller Story
Eighteen-year-old Donald Scott Fuller was brutally murdered last year. Jordan Smith explores
"...weeks before Christmas, but outside it feels like spring. The sky is clear and bright, and there is a..."

Feb. 18, 2000 Features Feature by Jordan Smith

The Difficulties of Dining With Kids
Is the restaurant industry making a bad situation worse?
"...Twitter and nursing my first mug of coffee of the day, I scrolled past a missive from a single,..."

March 3, 2017 Food Feature by Melanie Haupt

Beyond 'The Electric Company'
Can a bunch of toddlers watching television save the world?
"...A bunny cowers in fear. A shadow spreads across the ground...."

May 25, 2007 Screens Feature by Marrit Ingman

Carrying the Burden
During Gov. Bush's campaign for his party's presidential nomination last fall, reporters asked the candidate to comment on a federal government report asserting that many Texans, including large numbers of children, were going to bed hungry. "I saw the report that children in Texas are going hungry. Where?" he demanded, going on to say, "You'd think the governor would have heard if there are pockets of hunger in Texas." Indeed, you would, especially if one of those pockets is just a few miles from his front door, Virginia B. Wood explains as she explores the very pockets of hunger in Austin Bush has difficulty fathoming.
"...It's the third Wednesday morning of the month. Rosewood Apartments resident..."

April 28, 2000 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Epiphanies for the Blind
Who's Teaching Who at the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired?
"...Guadalupe is always good for a carnival-like parade of odd..."

Feb. 23, 1996 Music Feature by Mindy LaBernz

When the Sun Rises
In the aftermath of Hurricane Ike, a group of teenage filmmakers galvanize the tales of their island
"...The lobby of the Grand 1894 Opera House came to..."

June 5, 2009 Screens Feature by Kate X Messer

Don't Believe the Hype
Local Digiterati on the Good, the Bad, and the Internet in Between
"...Just after the rockem-sockem World Trade Organization protests in Seattle -- not..."

Jan. 28, 2000 Screens Feature by Jon Lebkowsky

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
High adventure and fun times in an unexpectedly entertaining sequel
"...It was the sequel for which no one was asking. 1995's Jumanji..."

Dec. 22, 2017 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

The Luv Doc: Marriage Material
A guy who has never witnessed the "miracle of birth"
"...a 31-year-old male who recently moved to Austin from the Midwest. I have been going on dates with women..."

Aug. 4, 2017 Column by The Luv Doc

On the Line, Two Shots
The Texas Documentary Tour revisits Steve James' 'Hoop Dreams'
"...Halfway through the seven-year making of Hoop Dreams, director Steve James, as..."

April 7, 2006 Screens Feature by Anne S. Lewis

Godzilla vs. the Green Screen
Austin special effects artists can kill you with a squib or with a CGI bullet hit, gore it up with pig entrails or digitally composited blood, and create just about anything you can imagine with their bare hands or software. Does the industry need both?
"...Georges Melies never saw the Apollo astronauts tee off on the moon, but the..."

April 22, 2005 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

The Agony of the Ecstasy
Will the federal and local crackdown on ecstasy put raves out of business?
"...pacifier fetish if you're over, say, 10 years old. The wisdom of such an accouterment for anyone old enough..."

Nov. 16, 2001 Music Feature by Marc Savlov

Opening the Doors
As college access tightens, minority students and families, and educators, look for ways to help more students.
"...-- a lot of college dreams about to confront the daunting regimen of paperwork that lies between them and..."

Dec. 15, 2000 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Denny Laine Saves the World
British Invasion pioneer played it, sang it, saw it all
"...weeks ago, Denny Laine (born Brian Frederick Hines) entered the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with the Moody..."

April 26, 2018 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Eastside Memorial Community: Accentuate the Positive
Supporters hope Education Commissioner sees gains
"...The next few days will be make-or-break for Eastside Memorial..."

June 5, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

The Slow Dying of Johnston High
State accountability standards may close a school on the edge of survival
"...The night Austin state Sen. Kirk Watson urged the community..."

Nov. 30, 2007 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

The Art of Being Dagoberto Gilb
What's a successful writer like Dagoberto Gilb got against the establishment?
"...that he was seething with anger. Lots of people get involved when he is this way; he gets mad..."

March 23, 2001 Books Feature by Clay Smith

Singing with the Ice King
'Adventure Time' creator Pendleton Ward and star Tom Kenny go Mondo
"...So I spent my Saturday being serenaded by the Ice King from Cartoon Network's super-smash Adventure Time in..."

April 30, 2012 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Out of the Mouths of Children
The return of the Butthole Surfers – don't call it a reunion!
"...a vow of silence," bemoans drummer King Coffey at the watercooler inside Beerland. "I regret every word I've ever..."

Sept. 26, 2008 Music Feature by Austin Powell

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