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The Parlor Believes in Community, Artists, and Pizza
A daughter's plea
"...classics are but a few distinct features that qualify the Parlor as a bona fide Austin original. As the..."

Jan. 22, 2021 Food Feature by Jessi Cape

Carnal Pops Up at Parlor & Yard
Brooklyn-based barbecue wants to ignite your primal urges
"...a temporary residency at Dunlap ATX's West Sixth bar Parlor & Yard, offering a small, meat-heavy menu to fuel..."

Feb. 22, 2017 Food Post by Thea Newell

Top 10 Stops When We’re on the Vegan Wagon
No animals were harmed in the making of this list
"...The Veggie Royale is one of those burgers that infiltrates..."

Dec. 30, 2016 Food Feature by Adrienne Whitehorse

The Greatest Stories Ever Told
The 2010 Paramount Summer Film Classics
"...Obstacles to Love: 'A Night at the Opera'..."

May 21, 2010 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

DVDanger: The Battery
Jeremy Gardner and Adam Cronheim swing for the fences
"...Necessity is the mother of invention. Sometimes, so are road blocks. That's..."

Sept. 13, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Parlor Game
The family that plays together makes pizza together
"...On a cool Wednesday evening at the Parlor on North Loop, Ralph White's lit in red,..."

Feb. 27, 2009 Music Feature by Audra Schroeder

Off the Record
White Denim powers up on the road, Chaos in Tejas keeps home fires burning, and more
"" a passerby asked White Denim Sunday night at the trendy Bunk Bar in Portland, Ore. The short answer..."

June 3, 2011 Music Column by Austin Powell

And All the Country Wept With a Loud Voice
Second-place winner
"...What the fuck do you mean, says Tina, squinting at me..."

Feb. 28, 2014 Books Feature by Greg Koehler

The Luv Doc: Pot Smokers
What kind of monster doesn't feel a paternal urge to shelter the innocent?
", and I only drink on social occasions. My brother-in-law has always been a pot smoker and doesn't really..."

July 29, 2022 Column by The Luv Doc

The Dress
"...lasted a month. Oh, nothing ever went bump in the night there, but the house was imbued with a..."

Aug. 14, 1998 Movie Review by Hollis Chacona

The Overnight
A good cast and a provocative setup still can't make this indie rom-com soar
"...It’s the big itch, inevitable in the course of any relationship...."

June 26, 2015 Movie Review by Steve Davis

The Conjuring
This supernatural thriller from the director of Saw could be mistaken for The Amityville Exorcist.
"...The Conjuring uses every parlor trick imaginable to scare up..."

July 19, 2013 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Year of the Fish
Year of the Fish is an animated fairy tale for adults that transposes the story of Cinderella to a Chinatown massage parlor.
"...and Lee Wong. Lovely to look at, Year of the Fish is an animated feature that pops off the..."

Oct. 17, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Comfort of Strangers
"...Harold Pinter, adapted from a novella by Ian McEwan, the story is a perverse little sado-masochistic drama. Colin (Everett)..."

May 17, 1991 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Years of the Dead
The Mexico of now, David Garza writes, is not held only within the borders of Mexico itself. It has spread northward, re-entered its old space, in a sense. For so many of the Mexicans, displaced but still infatuated with the idea of spirit and ghost, the nation itself is a ghost in the back of the head.
"...The Years With Laura Díazby Carlos Fuentes translated by Alfred..."

Oct. 27, 2000 Books Feature by David Garza

Austin’s Vampire Store Cracks Open the Crypt
Opening the Glass Coffin, just in time for Halloween
"...A towering Nosferatu, standing almost shyly across the entry room, is what my eyes shoot to the..."

Oct. 29, 2021 Arts Feature by James Scott

Away From the Book Fest
Hit the pavement around the Capitol for a Texas Book Festival lunch break
"...It is not an uncommon experience to stroll from the Texas Book Festival with an eye toward soothing one's..."

Oct. 31, 2008 Food Feature by Kate Thornberry

The Whole Ten Yards
This Bruce Willis, Matthew Perry, and Amanda Peet sequel falls several yards short of its mark.
"...Directed by: Howard Deutch. Starring: Bruce Willis, Matthew Perry, Amanda Peet, Kevin Pollak, Natasha Henstridge and Frank..."

April 9, 2004 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Bride of the Wind
"...Perez, Simon Verhoeven, Dagmar Schwarz and Gregor Seberg. Like the most recent Merchant-Ivory joint The Golden Bowl, this tony..."

Aug. 10, 2001 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Lit in the Time of Coronavirus
From emerging writer to potential vector at AWP in San Antonio
"...ends. It starts in August 1972, my dad sealing the deal on a used two-tone cobalt/sky blue Cutlass while..."

March 12, 2020 Arts Post by Mark Gozonsky

Out of the Furnace
The writer/director of Crazy Heart returns with an all-star cast for his sophomore effort, which takes place amid the rusted-out lives of America's steel belt.
"...At first glance, the title of this film may conjure images of yet..."

Dec. 13, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Year of the Squirrel
Ralph White, 21st century naturalist, 18th century musicologist
"...On a dreary Wednesday night in October, there are four people inside the Parlor on North Loop,..."

Dec. 8, 2006 Music Feature by Audra Schroeder

Two for the Money
Pacino again plays another Mephistophelean type who mentors McConaughey's ex-jock in the intricacies of his tout service, offering tips to betters on the Vegas line, but the film is about as fresh as a day-old betting slip.
"...Directed by: D.J. Caruso. Starring: Al Pacino, Matthew McConaughey, Rene Russo, Armand Assante, Jeremy Piven and Jaime..."

Oct. 7, 2005 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The MonkeyWrench Manifesto
Volunteers of America: If you're feeling sinister, North Loop's newest wants you.
"...-- Sir Edward Bulwer-Lytton, Richelieu, or the Conspiracy, 1839..."

Aug. 16, 2002 Books Feature by Shawn Badgley

Excerpt From A Twist at the End
"...The following passage follows William Sydney Porter -- later known..."

April 7, 2000 Books Feature

2 Days in the Valley
"...Mason, Paul Mazursky, James Spader, Eric Stoltz and Charlize Theron. A fine ensemble cast compensates for the narrative paucity..."

Sept. 27, 1996 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Tales From the Hood
"...Williams III. A deft, well-directed horror anthology film from the makers of last year's hilarious Fear of a Black..."

June 2, 1995 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Picking the Spread
The best bets for watching Super Bowl XXXIX in Austin
"...for those who prefer to let someone else do the cooking and cleanup, Mick Vann and I rounded up..."

Jan. 28, 2005 Food Feature by Claudia Alarcón

Best North-of-the-River Answer to South Congress
North Loop Market Area
"...There?s a little bunch of stores in this funky shopping..."

Sept. 27, 2002 Best of Austin Feature

Home Is Where the Art Is
Time for FronteraFest's 'Mi Casa Es Su Teatro' fun
"...Every FronteraFest has its unexpected and offbeat moments, but the one day that crams in more of them in..."

Feb. 8, 2013 Arts Post by Robert Faires

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