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"...understands the predictability of her mother's patterns and behavior. Tumbleweeds opens startlingly in the middle of one of Mary..."

March 4, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

They Went West
Back in the saddle with a faded genre's favorite stars
"...more attention. Outside of Hart's Hell's Hinges (1916) and Tumbleweeds (1925), acknowledged film classics, these actors are much better..."

May 28, 2010 Screens Feature by Louis Black

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week
What we’re listening to
" to a DIY dance floor for debut LP Tumbleweeds. Georgia Parker on jazz-box guitar, Ian Lee manning fiddle,..."

Sept. 4, 2020 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

A Million Ways to Die in the West
Seth MacFarlane furthers his Hollywood onslaught with this Western spoof in which he's no longer strictly a voice talent but is now playing the onscreen lead.
"...snakes, and the like: Death can come innocently from tumbleweeds, bad medicine, a block of falling ice, and even..."

May 30, 2014 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Pride and Glory
Edward Norton and Colin Farrell top this predictable police procedural about clean and dirty cops who are also brothers in a family of Irish cops.
"...Janet McTeer an Oscar nomination for her performance in Tumbleweeds and many kudos for Kurt Russell in his turn..."

Oct. 24, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

TV Eye
Now in its 15th year, the Independent Spirit Awards were created to recognize the so-called "indie" filmmakers who get by with low budgets, favor originality over the formulaic, and feature lesser-known or unknown talent in front of the camera. Well, that's what it used to be like.
"...Lead: Diane Lane (Walk on the Moon), Janet McTeer (Tumbleweeds), Hilary Swank (Boys Don't Cry), Susan Traylor (Valerie Flake),..."

March 24, 2000 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

Bad Dog
When we see a dog running free, why are we frightened? Longtime Austinite Paula James meditates on the effect that fear of the natural world has had on us.
", sandstorms and tornadoes ripped through our lives unhindered. Tumbleweeds blew in gusts down the highway, driven by a..."

Sept. 10, 1999 Features Feature by Paula James

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week
What we’re listening to
"...and weary elegy as acoustic rambles blow through like tumbleweeds and reverb twists into a spaghetti Western. Sutton planned..."

Jan. 15, 2021 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Aztlan Dance Company's The Enchilada Western: Texas Deep Fried
In the troupe's latest choreodramas, dancing desperados persisted and partied
"...bare feet, the Desperados rolled across the floor like tumbleweeds, blown over by the convolution of two worlds...."

Aug. 31, 2018 Arts Review by Jonelle Seitz

The Ballad of Townes & Blaze
The twisted but not-so-tall tale of Van Zandt and Foley, Lonesome Dove meets Barfly
"...ring of it, I think, and the thought of tumbleweeds scudding through a dirt-street town under the glare of..."

Aug. 17, 2018 Features Feature by Sybil Rosen

Austinite in L.A.: Chief White Lightning
Josh Logan talks dating pop stars, stage get-ups, and more
"...miles per hour. I’m a New Mexico kid from tumbleweeds and dirt, so going to the Hollywood Hills where..."

July 24, 2018 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Adam Torres’ Big Sky Americana
His panoramic view of the world transcends into his haunting falsetto
"...imagine an expansive countryside dotted by dust devils, rolling tumbleweeds, and rising, red-hued mesas. Minimal instrumentation and the space..."

July 14, 2017 Music Feature by Alejandra Ramirez

Adam Torres
"...and organic instrumentation ride finger-plucked melodies that roll like tumbleweeds on "Green Mountain Road," and reverb-cloaked guitar strums gasping..."

Feb. 24, 2017 Music Review by Alejandra Ramirez

The Luv Doc: Willing
Western Europeans through most of the last few thousand years haven't been very enthusiastic bathers
"...– Up to Here (almost … so close)..."

Feb. 17, 2017 Column by The Luv Doc

SXSW Music News: Stormy Friday
Wind, rain, and a weapon torments SXSW on Friday night
"...enough to peel paper off light poles and send tumbleweeds of concert fliers shooting down Fourth Street outside the..."

March 19, 2016 SXSW Post by Kevin Curtin

Page Two: "Your Job Is to Get the Paper Out"
On the road from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, overwhelmed with wonder and the terrible history
"...thinking about it I did expect wooden sidewalks and tumbleweeds, and that was in my late 20s. Decades later,..."

Jan. 15, 2016 Column by Louis Black

Children of Giant Speak
Children of Giant tells new stories about the film classic
" recalls the filmmakers paying the children for collecting tumbleweeds for the crew to use in the film’s big..."

April 17, 2015 Screens Post by Marjorie Baumgarten

Point of Entry
Fun Fun Fun is Judas Priest roaring back to Austin
" called "Worth Fighting For" and I talk about tumbleweeds and kerosene, which is a very Americanized kind of..."

Nov. 7, 2014 Music Feature by Adam Ganderson

Failure and I Bury the Body
by Sasha West
"...faded by the desert as are the freight trains, tumbleweeds, and desert motels. But at the end of "We..."

Sept. 19, 2014 Arts Feature by Jonelle Seitz

The Good Eye: A (Tiny) Room of One's Own
You call that a small house? This is a small house!
"...If that sounds familiar, you're in luck: Tumbleweeds Tiny House Company, one of the early leaders of..."

April 11, 2014 Column by Amy Gentry

SXSW: Five Other Divas & Not-So-Divas
Who besides Lady Gaga? Here’s a handful
"...Small Town Heroes, the singer comes backed by the Tumbleweeds, which fires up her Americana to full-blown rowdiness...."

March 6, 2014 Music Post by Abby Johnston

Jesse Woods
"..."Walk Along Cattle Drives" to the closing echoes of "Tumbleweeds." The sharp, percussive intro for "Cold Blood" melts into..."

Aug. 30, 2013 Music Review by Doug Freeman

Summer Fun: You Might Wanna Schlitt Down for This
Our Summer Fun extras begin with 'the hottest, coolest time in Texas'
"...stein-sliding kids line up jonesing for funnel cakes – tumbleweeds of fried dough whose crispy exteriors are all-too-often made..."

May 13, 2013 Chronolog Post by Andy Campbell

'Before Midnight' To Debut at Sundance
Linklater's latest joins other Austin films flying west for winter
"...Where vibrant film shoots might have been, I’m imagining tumbleweeds blowing all lonesome-like through our streets come January. With..."

Dec. 3, 2012 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

A Boy Named Emo
What was your favorite show on Red River at Emo's?
"...waistcoat ... and his gray hair growing wild like tumbleweeds and the crags in his somber yet smiling face..."

Dec. 30, 2011 Music Feature

It's Time for Austin To Ban Plastic Bags
"...material or whatnot. Let’s get rid of these “urban tumbleweeds” once and for all...."

Aug. 19, 2011 Postmarks

The Daily Hustle: 8/26/10 (Updated)
This meeting's in the bag
"...on a cross country tour rallying against the “urban tumbleweeds” which are an aesthetic nuisance and environmental threat...."

Aug. 26, 2010 News Post by Wells Dunbar

The Grapes of Wrath
John Steinbeck's tale of the Great Depression is delivered with beauty and power
"...they're bound to be leaving themselves soon, more human tumbleweeds blown across the scorched and empty plains...."

March 27, 2009 Arts Review by Robert Faires

512 + 1
Non-native filmmaker Kevin Ford got here as fast as he could
"...of Texas as one big, dusty flatland with, like, tumbleweeds and cowboys and really, really hot weather."..."

May 9, 2008 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan
"...Imagine a ghost town in the Old West: tumbleweeds blowing down deserted dirt roads, saloons and gun shops..."

March 17, 2006 Music Review by Darcie Stevens

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