Tess Cagle

Tess Cagle is a reporter who focuses on politics, lifestyle, and streaming entertainment. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Texas Monthly, the Austin American-Statesman, Damn Joan, and Community Impact Newspaper. She’s also a portrait, events, and live music photographer in Central Texas.

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Kroger keeps permanently closing its grocery stores so it doesn’t have to pay its frontline workers higher wages

Kroger is still making billions in profit.

On Mar 29, 2021 by Tess Cagle

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If you’ve had your COVID vaccine, you can now score more than 280 free Krispy Kreme doughnuts

Are you hungry—and vaccinated? Krispy Kreme has a deal for you.

On Mar 23, 2021 by Tess Cagle

Netflix Outer Banks Review

Review: Netflix’s ‘Outer Banks’ is your new binge-worthy teen drama

'Outer Banks' has it all: class warfare, a high-stakes treasure hunt, and forbidden romance.

On Apr 16, 2020 by Tess Cagle

Netflix Brews Brothers Review

‘Brews Brothers’ scrapes the bottom of the barrel

The Netflix show is not worth sampling.

On Apr 14, 2020 by Tess Cagle

Netflix unorthodox review

Netflix’s ‘Unorthodox’ is a captivating, suspenseful slow burn

The adaptation is a compelling story about escaping rigorous doctrine for a life of meaning.

On Mar 26, 2020 by Tess Cagle

Netflix A Fall From Grace Review

Review: Tyler Perry’s ‘A Fall From Grace’ is both nonsensical and utterly predictable

This is not Tyler Perry's best work.

On Jan 17, 2020 by Tess Cagle

netflix all the freckles in the world review

In Netflix’s ‘All the Freckles in the World,’ sexism prevails

The film treats women like territory.

On Jan 7, 2020 by Tess Cagle

netflix soundtrack review

Netflix’s ‘Soundtrack’ is a complex drama with a whole lot of lip-syncing

Think 'Glee'—except it makes less sense.

On Dec 17, 2019 by Tess Cagle

Netflix Christmas Prince Royal Baby Review

‘A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby’ is a disappointing sequel

'A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby' is hardly even a Christmas movie.

On Dec 5, 2019 by Tess Cagle

Netflix The Knight Before Christmas Review

Netflix’s ‘The Knight Before Christmas’ is gosh-darned hopeful

Vanessa Hudgens stars in and executively produces the film.

On Nov 22, 2019 by Tess Cagle

Netflix I'm with the Band Nasty Cherry review

Charli XCX makes the band in Netflix’s ‘Nasty Cherry’

Meet the 'best band of 2019.'

On Nov 15, 2019 by Tess Cagle

disney plus high school musical the series review

‘High School Musical: The Musical: The Series’ is a note-perfect Gen Z spin-off

After that blistering opening episode, we're in.

On Nov 13, 2019 by Tess Cagle

netflix daybreak review

‘Daybreak’ is the perfect post-apocalypse series for Gen Z

This genre-bending series predicts what a world without adults would be like.

On Oct 28, 2019 by Tess Cagle

netflix living with yourself review

Paul Rudd acts his tail off in Netflix’s ‘Living With Yourself’

It's a smart TV comedy drenched in existentialism.

On Oct 18, 2019 by Tess Cagle

Netflix Living Undocumented review

‘Living Undocumented’ is a gut-wrenching profile of immigrants

The docuseries follows eight families who face deportation.

On Oct 3, 2019 by Tess Cagle