The Blanton Museum of Art
"..."They call themselves the Red Guards," he said. "They're anarchists."..."
"...There is little difference between the overly violent sectarian left (witness last issue's article on the Red Guards) and the equally isolationist reactionary right. Neither care about a democratic republic or have any interest in a society espousing and supporting shared respect, attempted understanding, and an ongoing effort to accommodate the views of others...."
"...Those family stresses are also putting an extra burden on family services charities. As one of a network of more than 1,000 Court Appointed Special Advocates groups around the country, CASA of Travis County guards the well-being of kids caught up in Child Protective Services cases..."
"...We, too, experienced the "tighthouse" – although on our unit it was referred to as "shutdown." We were threatened with it for months. A horde of guards burst into our dorm screaming and yelling, cursing and telling us to throw all our precious few belongings into a net bag immediately..."
"...It's here that he meets Red (Freeman), a grizzled lifer with little hope of parole, and the man who “knows how to get things”: cigarettes, booze, girlie mags, whatnot. Overseen by the dictatorial Warden Norton (Gunton), a bible-thumping hypocrite with a taste for easy money, and his right hand thug Captain Hadley (Brown), the prison is a nightmare factory of midnight beatings, corrupt politics, and desperate hopelessness, where bull queers target the weak “new fish” -- like Andy -- and take what they want by force while the guards look away..."
"...It begins as just another day at work inside the shiny steel and glass tower of Belko Industries, a Colombian business whose corporate goals are intentionally left vague, but for the 80 non-local workers in the building, it soon becomes apparent that something is awry. For one thing, the guards outside are only letting the American employees in, leaving the workplace disquietingly empty..."
"...At that moment, the fun was over for me - I preferred the Pogo - but all those memories came thundering home to me at Choreboy. Trouble was brewing before the band even took the stage, as vocalist Phil Owen taunted the club's security guards while checking the mikes..."
"...They're a complex demographic, likely comprised of individualistic homeless campers, victims of Texas' underfunded mental health system, career criminals, and people with addiction issues. The ARCH, which operates on federal and state funding, employs five private security guards during daytime hours, but holds no authority over those camped outside on the street..."
"...The visitors' room is a sterile room with hard-shell chairs that resemble the waiting room for the principal's office in high school, only with armed guards and vending machines. You bring quarters because visitors can buy treats, soft drinks, and microwavable meals for prisoners..."
"...He never asked for the full six months because he didn't want the Mexicans to think he would linger. Through long practice, the border guards tolerated the comings and goings of gringos, even the unwashed kind, but the unwritten rule was, spend your money and leave..."
"...You get 30 minutes to set up – get your microphones and cameras in working order. Guards shuttle shackled inmates called in for other interviews down a path between the conference cells..."
"...Strewn about the shop are bins of raw materials: bearings, couplings, chip guards, and ball-screw blocks. Heat shields sit next to spiral wires along the long end of the shop..."
"...Thank God coach Dennis Johnson and his team had the good sense to have won a few by the time the moment occurred; one can only wonder what Gervin and the Coyote would have thought of the team if they had come into the game 0-28.From the very beginning of the game, you could sense something was happening with the team, something wonderful. I think we can credit the shift largely to the presence of guards Cheyne Gadson and Troy Bell and center Loren Woods, all of whom were acquired over the last month or so and all of whom have come in and made their teammates better players..."
"..."The closest you could get was 35 feet. We had a barricade of bicycle racks and security guards."..."
"...The Traditional Category winner was Fresh Lemon ice cream crafted by John Oliphant, a local Air Force retiree. Oliphant's father made ice cream at a small Delaware creamery for many years and taught his son secrets that Oliphant now guards judiciously..."
"...According to the Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Texas Relays draw about 40,000 people and generate approximately $8 million for the city. Josh Cisneros, general manager of Spiros Amphitheater, says last weekend was the club's most profitable and smoothest Relays weekend in five years, attributable to a higher cover (roughly 30%), the installation of a barricade outside its entrance, and more than 20 security guards..."
"...Some nights, the dressing room would get overcrowded with irritating "blues nerds" wanting to talk about whether or not Muddy Waters farted while recording "Queen Bee" in 1957 or some such crap. These guys would keep all the girls at bay, and we were definitely not having that shit! All our dressing rooms had big guards, so one night in Malmo, we saw the blues nerd onslaught coming, and told the guards, "Absolutely no guys backstage!" Beautiful Swedish women packed the dressing room when we got offstage! After that, the Malmo Rule was used often...."
"...No one at the prison knew anything about her being there for only 90 days. The sentence the guards read said 10 years..."
"...Refn first shoots him in solitary confinement, naked and bathed in a red light that obscures exactly which bodily excretion – blood? feces? – he’s wearing like war paint. Hardy paws the floor like a bull, readying for battle – in this case, with the armed guards about to storm his cage..."
"...Questions? Direct them toward Dutch Welsh of Murder One and Guilty as Charged. Painted black from head to foot with stars tattooed under each eye and issuing a grim hockey player's smile, Welsh guards Red 7's entrance like a minion at the gates of hell..."