With the exception of the era-specific music, what the kids like in Dazed and Confused is pretty much the same thing kids like now, which goes a long way in explaining why, 10 years later, the video's a staple in college dorms, owned by kids who weren't conceived yet in the Seventies and couldn't buy a ticket to the R-rated movie when it came out in the Nineties.
Twelve of Austin's cultural heroes will be inducted into the Austin Arts Hall of Fame at the 2003 Austin Critics Table Awards ceremony, and here is an introduction to them and some of their significant contributions to the local arts scene.
The anti-smoking ordinance is an unconscionable social experiment in an already sketchy economic environment; the Place 5 run-off boasts two good candidates, so no need to get ugly; and we report the news, not slurs.
When it comes to coming of age novels, "Manuel Luis Martinez's protagonist, Robert Lomos, is a bit different, and Martinez's first novel, Drift, is, too. Robert moves, all right -- from San Antonio to Los Angeles and back -- but his erratic path in the footprints of Martinez's expert narrative one is anything but linear." Martinez will be at the Cepeda Branch Library on Wednesday, June 4, at 7pm.