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Runaway Jury
John Grisham courtroom thumper marches to a familiar tune.
"...good guy. Hoffman’s muted performance blends into the mahogany woodwork of the New Orleans courtroom in which much of..."

Oct. 24, 2003 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Knot a Secret
After 17 years, playwright Hank Schwemmer is finally getting seen
"...wouldn't occasion much in the way of excitement. But Woodwork: A Hank Schwemmer Collection, which the company Paper Chairs..."

Feb. 24, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Three Identical Strangers
Deception, research, and an almost unbelievable mystery of triplets divided at birth
"...well. “Oh my God, they’re coming out of the woodwork,” she exclaims, before dropping the receiver in shock. It’s..."

July 6, 2018 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Are We Done Yet?
Who could have foreseen that Ice Cube's path Straight Outta Compton would lead to family-friendly movies about the complications of life in the suburbs?
"...chews scenery faster than termites can chew the Persons’ woodwork. Nothing is very funny in this movie, and everything..."

April 13, 2007 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Conversations With God
Life-affirming lessons about a generous, forgiving God and the redemptive possibilities of love and charity dominate this movie based on Neale Donald Walsch's bestseller.
"...into a book, publishers come from out of the woodwork to release it, and hungry souls from all corners..."

Oct. 27, 2006 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

ABCD
"...and workmanlike debut feature tends to fade into the woodwork. Name a criterion -- acting, characterization, dialogue, creative use..."

Dec. 14, 2001 Movie Review by Russell Smith

SXSW Music Festival
Picks & Sleepers
"...WOODWORK: Self-described as a jazz-influenced "acoustic soul" band, Austin's Woodwork..."

March 17, 2000 Music Feature

The Craft
Teen witches made high school a dark and brooding place long before vampires took over as the kings of teen cool.
"...Sarah and all manner of vermin erupting from the woodwork. The script by Peter Filardi (Flatliners) takes great pains..."

May 3, 1996 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

After a Stroke, Matt Meshbane Launches a GoFundMe – and a New Charity
Veteran booker/engineer plots Hoots for HAAM concert series
"...nights, and the bands always come out of the woodwork because it's so much fun."..."

May 24, 2024 Music Post by Carys Anderson

Austin Underground Veterans Immortalize the Nineties in New Oral History
A Curious Mix of People's Greg Beets and Richard Whymark plot October launch events
"...Beets conducted additional interviews over Zoom, thanks to a "woodwork effect" of stories that only came to light as..."

Oct. 20, 2023 Music Feature by Carys Anderson

The Luv Doc: A Thin Mustache
True iconoclasty in America is in woefully short supply
"...Dagny Taggarts ... all seemed to fade into the woodwork – or even worse, put on MAGA hats and..."

Aug. 26, 2022 Column by The Luv Doc

Austin’s Best Free Summer Events
From museums to live music to yoga to bats, Austin has it all
"...wide variety of local vendors selling paintings, jewelry, clothing, woodwork, photography, street food, and more. Check out the full..."

July 15, 2022 Events Post by Mazzy Oliver Smallwood

Five Live Performances to Make You Laugh and Think
From musical spoofs to Broadway classics, the best of the Austin stage
"...else will come singing and a-dancing out of the woodwork? Watch as the Hideout's skilled improvisers (directed by Mallory..."

July 8, 2022 Arts Column by Wayne Alan Brenner

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...Meanwhile, postpartum Austin women are coming out of the woodwork to donate to Mothers' Milk Bank, Austonia reported. Donors..."

May 20, 2022 News Feature

The Last Border Crossing
Iliana Sosa's trips with her grandfather become touching documentary What We Leave Behind
"...smaller, like planting a flower bed or taking up woodwork. Building a whole house seemed like quite the endeavor,..."

March 18, 2022 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

RECAP: Austin FC Blanks Minnesota United for Second Straight Road Win
Fagundez goal enough as ATXFC relies on defense to knock off the Loons
"...the ball just enough to force it onto the woodwork...."

May 2, 2021 Sports Post by Eric Goodman

The Roosevelt Room Pivots Without Sacrificing Craft Cocktail Experience
Crafting COVID-era accommodations
"...that matches the dark tones of the space's other woodwork, they actually add to the room's elegance...."

Jan. 29, 2021 Food Feature by David Brendan Hall

Day Trips: Ellis County
Funny faces on the courthouse wall
"...when you visit, take a look at the exquisite woodwork inside...."

Nov. 20, 2020 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Red River Music Venue Barracuda Closes
Rent due and no revenue, thriving club shutters
"...reorienting the indoor stage, wrapping the front rooms in woodwork, and ultimately giving the property an intimate club aesthetic..."

June 10, 2020 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Into the Woods With Gretel & Hansel Director Osgood Perkins
How the retelling of the classic fairytale remained true to its roots
"...the department heads started to come out of the woodwork and start to form around you, the most wonderful..."

Jan. 31, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Noise Trio Think No Think Takes Its Shot
Band's latest LP comes with a little help from Butthole Surfers and Judge Judy
"..."Once I started inquiring, everyone came out of the woodwork: 'Yeah, man, we'll help you out. That's a great..."

Sept. 27, 2019 Music Feature by Michael Toland

Paper Chairs Makes Theatre With a Little Lone Star Surregionalism
The Texas premiere of Will Arbery’s Plano play knows place like home
"...That was followed lickety-split by the Hank Schwemmer showcase Woodwork ("We wanted to call that one Hanks for the..."

Sept. 20, 2019 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Texas Platters Hall of Fame: Selena's Dreaming of You
Local leader of Selena tribute act Bidi Bidi Banda, Stephanie Bergara returns to the source in her choice of classic Lone Star LPs
"...crossover smash, Dreaming of You, popped out of the woodwork as I perused mom-and-pop shops in the Little Portugal..."

Nov. 23, 2018 Music Feature by Stephanie Bergara

Khiem Nguyen Is Making It
Crafty reality competition star on wood and Nick Offerman
"...designer, not the dancers), there haven't been many celebrity woodworkers. But Austin's own Khiem Nguyen is changing that, with..."

Aug. 7, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Capital T Theatre's Small Mouth Sounds
This hilarious and moving production reveals near deafening truths with barely a sound
"...little closer and see stylized overhanging branches and painstaking woodwork. It puts you in the right headspace for what's..."

May 25, 2018 Arts Review by T. Lynn Mikeska

Six Picks From That EAST Beast
Necessary, unless you’re the living embodiment of “indefatigable”
"...media. Also, Dréa + Valentine’s fiber art and decorated woodwork, the bright watercolor mosaics of Heidi Lowell, Sarah Luna’s..."

Nov. 8, 2017 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Soccer Watch
"...shot on goal and rattling two shots off the woodwork. Still, at 11-0-1, they rose a spot in the..."

Oct. 6, 2017 Sports Column by Nick Barbaro

Playback – Now Hiring: Austin Music Office
Austin’s top governmental job in music is up for grabs
"...from the exterior, its immaculate recording space boasts crafty woodwork, six-layered walls, and superb acoustic design. Opened in January,..."

April 28, 2017 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Is Lockhart the Live Music Suburb of the World?
A growing wave of musical expats heads south
"...definitely an energy of people popping out of the woodwork here that have a kind of city sensibility," surmises..."

Sept. 9, 2016 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

Shoulders to the Wheel
Flat Track Coffee rolls out a new shop
"...and roaster Jeremy Brooks, he crafted all the shop's woodwork. To add warmth, Flat Track looked to designer Lilianne..."

May 20, 2016 Food Feature by Neha Aziz

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