Author Archives



Louis Black

Co-Editor and Co-Publisher

1,040 articles   •   page 1 of 26

Page Two: Row My Boat Ashore

Louis Black bids farewell in his final “Page Two” column

Column, Sep. 7, 2017

Page Two: The Good Songs We Need to Sing Together and Loud

Celebrating love and resistance at Terry and Jo Harvey Allen's 55th wedding anniversary

Column, Jul. 13, 2017

Page Two: Leaving It Up to Her

On Margaret Moser: Happy together, then, now, and forever

Column, Jun. 29, 2017

Page Two: God Is Alive, Magic Afoot, and Music Everywhere

Egmont Street was where we discovered Risk, Quaaludes, phone phreaking – and some of the greatest albums ever made

Column, Jun. 22, 2017

Page Two: Dancing at the Revolution With the Radio On!

Louis Black recalls the joys of driving around and falling in love with pop songs

Column, Jun. 15, 2017

Page Two: Unfortunately the Left Is Guilty of Hypocrisy Even If the Right Is More Openly Oppressive

Adding a “but” to freedom of speech is unacceptable

Column, Jun. 1, 2017

Page Two: When “Patriotism” Means Petulance

So much for draining the swamp

Column, May. 25, 2017

Noir City Emerges From the Shadows

Film festival delves into film noir deep cuts

Screens Feature, May. 18, 2017

Page Two: Hey Hey, My My

Jonathan Demme will never die

Column, May. 11, 2017

Page Two: "Trouble Comin' Every Day"

And too many couldn't be happier about it

Column, May. 4, 2017

Page Two: The Air He Breathed, the Baby Blue Sunglasses He Wore

Jonathan Demme, 1944-2017

Column, Apr. 27, 2017

Page Two: It’s Not That We Can’t Handle the Truth but That We No Longer Want To

Column, Apr. 13, 2017

Page Two: The Media Has Always Been Biased

The history of American journalism is one of slanted and limited coverage

Column, Apr. 6, 2017

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

1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10     NEXT    26 »
This content has not been formatted for this window size.
Please increase the size of your browser window, or revisit this page on a mobile device.
One click gets you all the newsletters listed below

Breaking news, arts coverage, and daily events

Can't keep up with happenings around town? We can help.

Austin's queerest news and events

Updates for SXSW 2019

All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed)

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle