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Louis Black

Co-Editor and Co-Publisher

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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: 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

Page Two: Oh, Death

Remembering the late Steve Levitan, and a long-ago afternoon with him boxing Wendell Crowley's comics collection

Column, Mar. 24, 2016

Page Two: Roger Ebert Added a Star to His The Whole Shootin' Match Rating

Last Night at the Alamo restoration revives Eagle Pennell's early promise for posterity

Column, Mar. 10, 2016

Page Two: "I Got Vision, and the Rest of the World Wears Bifocals"

A conversation with Richard Linklater, Ethan Hawke, and Louis Black: excerpts

Column, Mar. 3, 2016

Page Two: May the Circle Be Unbroken

Exploitation film's family tree

Column, Feb. 25, 2016

Page Two: As Tears Go By

The sound will live forever; the memories never die

Column, Feb. 18, 2016

Page Two: Of Cabbages and Kings

Thoughts on the Constitution, Part I

Column, Feb. 11, 2016

Page Two: Dream Is Destiny

Louis Black finds himself at Sundance – a Jersey kid from Texas, a writer slipped into filmmaker

Column, Feb. 4, 2016

Page Two: It's Always Twine Time

Follow the music

Column, Jan. 21, 2016

Page Two: "Your Job Is to Get the Paper Out"

On the road from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, overwhelmed with wonder and the terrible history

Column, Jan. 14, 2016

Page Two: Stories Without Words

Would I miss Israel for Israel? I worried.

Column, Jan. 7, 2016

Haskell Wexler and Taking a Stand

Editor Louis Black on the creative visionary

Screens Daily, Dec. 30, 2015 2:30 PM

Page Two: The Stories We Tell

"If you'll gather 'round me, children, a story I will tell"

Column, Dec. 23, 2015

Page Two: A Happy Time Inside My Mind

On being and forgetfulness

Column, Dec. 17, 2015

Page Two: To Believe Is to Love Again

The times they have changed

Column, Dec. 10, 2015

Page Two: The Road Goes on Forever

Moving forward, or stuck in the mud

Column, Dec. 3, 2015

Page Two: Made in Texas

Lighting fires for creativity and community

Column, Nov. 19, 2015

Page Two: Mysteries Unraveled

Part two of Louis Black's interview with novelist John Irving

Column, Nov. 12, 2015

Page Two: Fictional Fiction According to John Irving

Louis Black interviews his former writing teacher about his latest novel, Avenue of Mysteries

Column, Nov. 5, 2015

Page Two: We're All Monsters Here

On the subject of this year's Halloween cover

Column, Oct. 29, 2015

Page Two: The Undoing of Due Process

Why Republicans, Constitutionalists, Libertarians, and committed pro-lifers should oppose Gov. Abbott's attack on Planned Parenthood

Column, Oct. 22, 2015

Page Two: It Was Thirty Years and a Day and a Half Ago

It's hard to get unstuck from the past when it's still so present

Column, Oct. 15, 2015

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