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QT5-inspired obsessive cinema dementia; our community suffers another blow with the loss of Mambo John Treanor
Louis Black, Column, Aug. 24, 2001
Georgetown's Smart Growth struggles, and Mayor Watson's
Nick Barbaro, Column, Aug. 17, 2001
Technological progress is altering fundamental issues of identity.
Michael Ventura, Column, Aug. 17, 2001
How the city serves the public and the death of Rob Jacks
Nick Barbaro, Column, Aug. 10, 2001
Looking forward and backward on the eve of the Chronicle's 20th anniversary; a farewell to influential local filmmaker and friend David Boone, who died unexpectedly last week
Louis Black, Column, Aug. 3, 2001
The total absence of popular backlash to the paganism of The Mists of Avalon shows that the American fundamentalist influeunce has begun to ebb.
Michael Ventura, Column, Aug. 3, 2001
Contemplating life, death, and the bell curve at the annual meeting of the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies in New Orleans.
Louis Black, Column, Jul. 27, 2001
We say goodbye to visionary writer and Chronicle co-founder Jeff Whittington, who passed away last week at the age of 46.
Louis Black, Column, Jul. 20, 2001
The Holocauust reminds us that in order to save ouselves we must know ourselves
Michael Ventura, Column, Jul. 20, 2001
Summer's hot again.
Louis Black, Column, Jul. 13, 2001
The fact that City of Austin staff is often inspiring and committed makes snafus like downtown traffic and the Fourth of July fiasco all the more perplexing.
Louis Black, Column, Jul. 6, 2001
Robert Bly's new book of poems is a haunting work that evokes all hisotry and culture.
Michael Ventura, Column, Jul. 6, 2001
Even being in Slacker didn't prepare Chronicle Editor Louis Black for the film's eventual impact.
Louis Black, Column, Jun. 29, 2001
The FCC legalizes microradio, then regulates it out of existence. The forced demise of public access radio.
Nick Barbaro, Column, Jun. 22, 2001
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon asks whether we’re really living … and if not, why not?
Michael Ventura, Column, Jun. 22, 2001
Editor Louis Black praises the Texas Film Commission's marriage of art and commerce, finds the Austin American-Statesman's coverage of George W. Bush's European trip untrustworthy, and urges readers to vote in our annual "Best of Austin" poll.
Louis Black, Column, Jun. 15, 2001
Editor Louis Black comments on our brief reunion with cover subject (and onetime Chronicle illustrator) Keith Graves, reconsiders Joan Micklin Silver's Chilly Scenes of Winter, and says "get well" to KVET talk-show mainstay Sammy Allred and "farewell" to former staffer Sarah Hepola.
Louis Black, Column, Jun. 8, 2001
Monet's Water Lilies transport us to a time before the definition of eyesight and humanity.
Michael Ventura, Column, Jun. 8, 2001
Local promoter and legend Tim O'Connor is retiring (well, he says he's retiring), and I want only to praise him. Hell, look at his accomplishments -- Castle Creek, Austin Opera House, Backyard, Austin Music Hall, La Zona Rosa, Willie, Farm Aid, and that's just the beginning.
Louis Black, Column, Jun. 1, 2001
City Manager Jesus Garza has one of the toughest jobs in town. When things go well, nobody can remember his name; when they go badly, he receives the blame.
Louis Black, Column, May. 25, 2001
Michael Ventura, Column, May. 25, 2001
Why Mike Clark-Madison's cover story will be informative even to the most experienced city veteran, and why the work of exploitation director Stephanie Rothman deserves serious study.
Louis Black, Column, May. 18, 2001
To what citywide scandal has our monopoly daily directed its powerful attention? It's a local scourge, a plague, a deep-rooted city problem: the South by Southwest Conference and Festivals. (Okay, well, we don't get it either.)
Louis Black, Column, May. 11, 2001
The alchemy of baseball makes possible the elongation and compression of time.
Michael Ventura, Column, May. 11, 2001
The economy begins to affect local businesses, as the ongoing debate over Sixth Street continues.
Louis Black, Column, May. 4, 2001
Louis Black shares his thoughts on the new Christian cinema: "I've seen only two of the new Christian movies, but I'm enthralled."
Louis Black, Column, Apr. 27, 2001
McGuffey's Readers helped establish American education as we know it (or knew it).
Michael Ventura, Column, Apr. 27, 2001
The real tragedy of downtown construction, the life of Steven Fromholz, and the death of Joey Ramone
Louis Black, Column, Apr. 20, 2001
The paper for Central Texas reminded us again this week that it is still very much run out of Atlanta, Georgia.
Louis Black, Column, Apr. 13, 2001
The union's due, the boys in blue, The Sopranos' view, and Miracle Mike takes it on the, um, chin.
Column, Apr. 13, 2001
This week, our sassy public service column "Public Notice" goes to the dogs.
Kate X Messer, Column, Apr. 13, 2001
Easter is a time for resurrectiing Hollywood's biblical epics.
Michael Ventura, Column, Apr. 13, 2001
Dig the groovy threads in this factoid suit, daddio!
Mr. Smarty Pants, Column, Apr. 13, 2001
Follow a local dress as it makes it way off the bolt, into an Austin boutique, and across the country to Hollywood for the Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Morton's!
Stephen MacMillan Moser, Column, Apr. 13, 2001
Robert Rodriguez, Chris Ware, Ben Sargent -- what do these men have in common? They all worked as cartoonists for The Daily Texan.
Louis Black, Column, Apr. 6, 2001
Policing the media, mediating the police.
Column, Apr. 6, 2001
Public Notice asks not what it can do for its community but what you can. This week features the third of a three-part list of Austin area Volunteer Opportunities.
Kate X Messer, Column, Apr. 6, 2001
Our Style Avatar goes to Hollywood (well, via his TV set!) and reports, Oscar style!
Stephen MacMillan Moser, Column, Apr. 6, 2001
More nuggets from information's mother lode.
Mr. Smarty Pants, Column, Apr. 6, 2001
Houston's bibliophiliac dream: The Detering Book Gallery.
Gerald E. McLeod, Column, Apr. 6, 2001