As her memoirs reveal, Winik has pretty much seen it all. So instead of deeming this a list of the people you’ll date in Austin, let’s call it a catalogue of types you’re destined to swipe right on, meet for drinks, maybe hook up with, and then awkwardly avoid for the rest of your life. You decide not to follow him on social media so the inevitable gym check-ins and #PR posts don’t turn you off before you even hang out. You admire that he’s demonstrated commitment at least in the dietary sense, but begin to question your decision when he cuts you off mid-sentence to inquire about the calorie count of steamed cauliflower for his food diary app. You try to participate in the conversation, but you haven’t watched since the Juan Pablo season, and therefore don’t really have anything to contribute. The Inevitable Breakup: At one of the many group brunches you’re forced to attend at Trace or Taverna, one of the other Britneys looks up from her gold i Phone and references a very specific sex move that you totally tried out with your Britney last weekend. outweigh the fact that you’re 100% sure none of his shirts have sleeves. After dinner at Uchi, you head back to Dogwood, where you’re surprised to find all of her friends.The inevitable breakup: After suffering through six weeks of lectures on the evils of gluten, you finally snap when he makes a passive aggressive comment about your croutons at the Central Market salad bar. You offer to buy her a shot and somehow get suckered into buying them for five of her friends as well. While you could probably leave to meet your friends at Star Bar without anyone noticing, you wait it out in hopes that your patience... It soon emerges that everything you’ve done, said, or sent has been shared via group text and that every single one of them has the ability to perfectly imitate your O-face.In 2006, the Chronicle launched two staff-written blogs: Chronic, irreverently covering local, state, and national news and politics; and The Score, providing sports coverage not found in the print edition.Film critics Marjorie Baumgarten, Marc Savlov, and Kimberley Jones are members of the Austin Film Critics Association.
The Chronicle regularly includes reviews and feature articles about food, cinema, theater, art and music.Check out an excerpt over at the Wednesday, 7 PM, at Book People in Austin.Come ask about writing, dating, what Austin was like before it got so hip, or pretty much anything else.Some movies are like Dorothy's twister; they just pick you up and whisk you away from the commonplace world you know to a world wondrous and astonishing. [27 July 1998] An additional treat is seeing Hollywood good guy Henry Fonda playing one of the nastiest curs in the West.Once Upon a Time in the West is one of the great films in cinema history.Though she works as a creative writing professor at the University of Baltimore these days, it’s fair to say that acclaimed memoirist Marion Winik got her start in Texas. Increasing attention led to a creative nonfiction fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.