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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

Louis Black, Feb. 23, 2017

The U.S. Swings Like a Pendulum Do

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

Louis Black, Feb. 16, 2017

Loving and Hating John Wayne, Meryl Streep, Free Speech

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

Louis Black, Jan. 12, 2017

The Path Back to Believing

It only takes a moment for the ordinary to transform

Louis Black, Jan. 5, 2017

Tearing Down the Social Safety Net Will Be a Lot Easier Than Building It Back Again When It Is Realized How Necessary It Is

Louis Black, Dec. 22, 2016

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.

Louis Black, Dec. 15, 2016

Telling Stories, Watching Movies

The real and the known, the unreal and then some

Louis Black, Dec. 8, 2016

An Immodest Proposal

Preventing the music scene from burdening the city

Louis Black, Dec. 1, 2016

This Too Shall Pass, Or … Ain't Got Time for That Now

Louis Black, Nov. 23, 2016

True Stories: Then and Now

Louis Black, Nov. 17, 2016

Where Do We Go From Here?

Louis Black, Nov. 10, 2016

We Have Met the Enemy and He Is Us

Whoever wins the election, the damage is already done

Louis Black, Nov. 3, 2016

Alex Jones: Demon Hunter

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

Louis Black, Oct. 20, 2016

BFI: Blaze Foley Inside

11 verses in search of a song

Louis Black, Oct. 13, 2016

Pay-to-Play City Politics

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

Louis Black, Oct. 6, 2016

Two Candidates in Search of a Presidency

And an electorate looking for comic book superheroes

Louis Black, Sep. 29, 2016

Otto Binder Had a Vision

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

Louis Black, Sep. 15, 2016

The Apache Wars in History and Myth

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

Louis Black, Sep. 8, 2016

Sitting on the Dock of the Bay Watching the Tide Roll Away

The Chronicle at 35

Louis Black, Sep. 1, 2016

Moving Forward by Falling Backward

Keep on keeping on

Louis Black, Aug. 25, 2016

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

Louis Black, Aug. 18, 2016

"Fab 5 Freddy Told Me Everybody's Fly"

Out of nothing, street art achieved velocity

Louis Black, Aug. 4, 2016

Darkness on the Edge of Town

Thoughts on the mean season of U.S. politics

Louis Black, Jul. 28, 2016

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

Louis Black, Jul. 21, 2016

After the Flood

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

Louis Black, Jul. 7, 2016

Same as It Ever Was

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

Louis Black, Jun. 23, 2016

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?

Louis Black, Jun. 16, 2016

The Fix

Thuggery and fanaticism on the campaign trail

Louis Black, Jun. 9, 2016

I Am Trump, You Are Trump

Louis Black, Jun. 2, 2016

In Dreams Begin Responsibilities

Too much noise, too little quiet

Louis Black, May. 26, 2016

Vote Yes on Prop 1

Why the hell not?

Louis Black, May. 19, 2016

Vote No on Prop 1

You mean the election already happened?

Louis Black, May. 12, 2016

Pablo Picasso Was Never Called an A......

On money, politics, voting, and Daniel Johnston

Louis Black, May. 5, 2016

The Problem With Prop. 1

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

Louis Black, Apr. 28, 2016

Let Us Pray and Play Guitar

The revolution is ongoing, the revolution is daily

Louis Black, Apr. 21, 2016

Snatching Defeat From the Jaws of Victory

The path to a Republican presidency

Louis Black, Apr. 7, 2016

Missing the Red Queen's Rational Rule

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

Louis Black, Mar. 31, 2016

Oh, Death

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

Louis Black, Mar. 24, 2016

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

Louis Black, Mar. 10, 2016

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

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

Louis Black, Mar. 3, 2016

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