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  • Travels With Frenchie: Shisha Cafe To the possible curiosity of the local public and likely general annoyance of other food critics, the Travels with Frenchie power trio returns after a... | 3/26/2014
  • 1919: the adoration of alcohol Despite the exciting transfusion of new blood in recent years that has ushered into Southtown the Friendly Spot, Monterey, Liberty Bar, Feast, Bliss... | 7/3/2012
  • Daytrippin': The Upper Guadalupe Tubing, Lone Star beer, bad tattoos, sunburns, chicken fried steak at the Gristmill … it's a central Texas tradition. But it's good to remember the Guadalupe doesn't... | 6/20/2012
  • Shades of greeny green Stoner films used to be either straight-up counter-cultural underground or camp | 9/7/2011
  • Festival fodder | 8/10/2011
  • New life for TV reruns This week we look at two short-lived television comedies that met with critical success and popular indifference. | 7/27/2011
  • Good cops, badder cops | 7/13/2011
  • Ozploitation in the Outback | 6/29/2011
  • Of trees and slackers With the imminent release of Terrence Malick’s much anticipated The Tree of Life, now is a good time to revisit one of his earlier films, The Thin Red Line. His work has always been considered poetic and visually stunning, not to mention critically acclaime | 6/15/2011
  • Cine File looks at two pieces of resistance: 'Army of Shadows' and 'The Battle of Algiers' French filmmaker Jean-Pierre Melville is best known for making cool, detached gangster films such as Le Cercle Rouge and Le Samouraï (not that anyone’s walking around talking about them on a regular basis or anything). He clearly liked movies about guys in | 5/18/2011