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Louis Black

Co-Editor and Co-Publisher


Louis Black is co-founder of The Austin Chronicle, where he is editor, and SXSW, of which he is a Director. A founding board member of the Austin Film Society, Black was a producer on Margaret Brown's documentaries Be Here To Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt and the Peabody Award-winning The Order Of Myths. He produced the first ever DVD release of Eagle Pennell's 1978 indie classic The Whole Shootin’ Match.

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Page Two: Frogs Were the Second Plague

The Time of the Toad, and a time to dance

Column, Mar. 30, 2017

Having a Riot: The Chaotic and Beautiful Birth of the Austin Music Awards

Features Feature, Mar. 2, 2017

Page Two: It Is the Worst of Times, It Is the Worst of Times

It is the age of little wisdom, it is the age of foolishness

Column, Feb. 23, 2017

Page Two: The U.S. Swings Like a Pendulum Do

The good news is, the Constitution is specifically designed to work amidst controversy and hatred

Column, Feb. 16, 2017

Page Two: Loving and Hating John Wayne, Meryl Streep, Free Speech

Public or private, unspoken or expressed, the rights of every citizen are guaranteed

Column, Jan. 12, 2017

Page Two: The Path Back to Believing

It only takes a moment for the ordinary to transform

Column, Jan. 5, 2017

Page Two: Bye Bye Social Safety Net

Tearing down the social safety net will be a lot easier than building it back again when it is realized how necessary it is

Column, Dec. 22, 2016

Page Two: Time for All Those Who Voted Their Conscience to Claim Their Credit in Trump’s Election?

Congratulations on feeling pure and noble. Guess where it got us.

Column, Dec. 15, 2016

Page Two: Telling Stories, Watching Movies

The real and the known, the unreal and then some

Column, Dec. 8, 2016

Page Two: An Immodest Proposal

Preventing the music scene from burdening the city

Column, Dec. 1, 2016

Page Two: This Too Shall Pass, Or … Ain’t Got Time for That Now

Along came Trump

Column, Nov. 23, 2016

Page Two: True Stories: Then and Now

Connecting the dots between the SIMS Foundation and a day on the set of David Byrne's sleeper hit film

Column, Nov. 17, 2016

Page Two: Where Do We Go From Here?

Column, Nov. 10, 2016

Page Two: We Have Met the Enemy and He Is Us

Whoever wins the election, the damage is already done

Column, Nov. 3, 2016

Page Two – Alex Jones: Demon Hunter

“Clinton and Obama stink of sulfur, so they must be demons”

Column, Oct. 20, 2016

Page Two – BFI: Blaze Foley Inside

11 verses in search of a song

Column, Oct. 13, 2016

Page Two: Pay-to-Play City Politics

When it comes to Austin's independent businesses, the City too often is part of the problem

Column, Oct. 6, 2016

Page Two: Two Candidates in Search of a Presidency

And an electorate looking for comic book superheroes

Column, Sep. 29, 2016

Page Two: Otto Binder Had a Vision

The great science-fiction and comic book writer already had a name for Trump back in the 1950s – Bizarro

Column, Sep. 15, 2016

Page Two: The Apache Wars in History and Myth

Indeh, Ethan Hawke and Greg Ruth's new graphic novel

Column, Sep. 8, 2016

Page Two: Sitting on the Dock of the Bay Watching the Tide Roll Away

The Chronicle at 35

Column, Sep. 1, 2016

Page Two: Moving Forward by Falling Backward

Keep on keeping on

Column, Aug. 25, 2016

Page Two: When Pointing an Accusatory Finger, Three More Point Back at You

This ugly political season grows ever more vicious

Column, Aug. 18, 2016

Page Two: "Fab 5 Freddy Told Me Everybody's Fly"

Out of nothing, street art achieved velocity

Column, Aug. 4, 2016

Page Two: Darkness on the Edge of Town

Thoughts on the mean season of U.S. politics

Column, Jul. 28, 2016

Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party

Another distorted salvo from Dinesh D’Souza

Film Review, Jul. 21, 2016

Page Two: It's the Time of the Season for Absolute Moral Certainty

The "Anybody but Hillary" movement makes strange bedfellows of the progressive left and the hard right

Column, Jul. 21, 2016

Page Two: After the Flood

When everything is gone, there is love, and the memory of love

Column, Jul. 7, 2016

Page Two: Same as It Ever Was

Massacres, mass shootings, lynchings, and other forms of social interaction

Column, Jun. 23, 2016

Page Two: All or Nothing Is No Way Forward

Will the most hopeful mass leftist movement in recent years end up handing the presidency to Donald Trump?

Column, Jun. 16, 2016

Page Two: The Fix

Thuggery and fanaticism on the campaign trail

Column, Jun. 9, 2016

Page Two: I Am Trump, You Are Trump

The dangerous cancer of a charismatic populist demagogue leader

Column, Jun. 2, 2016

Page Two: In Dreams Begin Responsibilities

Too much noise, too little quiet

Column, May. 26, 2016

Page Two: Vote Yes on Prop 1

Why the hell not?

Column, May. 19, 2016

Page Two: Vote No on Prop 1

You mean the election already happened?

Column, May. 12, 2016

Page Two: Pablo Picasso Was Never Called an A......

On money, politics, voting, and Daniel Johnston

Column, May. 5, 2016

Page Two: The Problem With Prop. 1

When someone is lying to you about something, it is usually best not to endorse and empower them

Column, Apr. 28, 2016

Page Two: Let Us Pray and Play Guitar

The revolution is ongoing, the revolution is daily

Column, Apr. 21, 2016

Page Two: Snatching Defeat From the Jaws of Victory

The path to a Republican presidency

Column, Apr. 7, 2016

Page Two: Missing the Red Queen's Rational Rule

On this loser-takes-all election season; plus, changes in our masthead

Column, Mar. 31, 2016

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