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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

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Georgetown's Smart Growth struggles, and Mayor Watson's

Nick Barbaro, Column, Aug. 17, 2001

Letters at 3AM

Technological progress is altering fundamental issues of identity.

Michael Ventura, Column, Aug. 17, 2001

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How the city serves the public and the death of Rob Jacks

Nick Barbaro, Column, Aug. 10, 2001

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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

Letters at 3AM

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

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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

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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

Letters at 3AM

The Holocauust reminds us that in order to save ouselves we must know ourselves

Michael Ventura, Column, Jul. 20, 2001

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Summer's hot again.

Louis Black, Column, Jul. 13, 2001

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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

Letters at 3AM

Robert Bly's new book of poems is a haunting work that evokes all hisotry and culture.

Michael Ventura, Column, Jul. 6, 2001

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Even being in Slacker didn't prepare Chronicle Editor Louis Black for the film's eventual impact.

Louis Black, Column, Jun. 29, 2001

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The FCC legalizes microradio, then regulates it out of existence. The forced demise of public access radio.

Nick Barbaro, Column, Jun. 22, 2001

Letters at 3AM

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon asks whether we’re really living … and if not, why not?

Michael Ventura, Column, Jun. 22, 2001

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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

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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

Letters at 3AM

Monet's Water Lilies transport us to a time before the definition of eyesight and humanity.

Michael Ventura, Column, Jun. 8, 2001

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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

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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

'Great' Gen an' Their 'Good' War

Michael Ventura, Column, May. 25, 2001

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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

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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

An Activity of Alchemies

The alchemy of baseball makes possible the elongation and compression of time.

Michael Ventura, Column, May. 11, 2001

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The economy begins to affect local businesses, as the ongoing debate over Sixth Street continues.

Louis Black, Column, May. 4, 2001

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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

Letters at 3AM

McGuffey's Readers helped establish American education as we know it (or knew it).

Michael Ventura, Column, Apr. 27, 2001

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The real tragedy of downtown construction, the life of Steven Fromholz, and the death of Joey Ramone

Louis Black, Column, Apr. 20, 2001

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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

Postmarks

The union's due, the boys in blue, The Sopranos' view, and Miracle Mike takes it on the, um, chin.

Column, Apr. 13, 2001

Public Notice

This week, our sassy public service column "Public Notice" goes to the dogs.

Kate X Messer, Column, Apr. 13, 2001

The Gospel According to Hollywood

Easter is a time for resurrectiing Hollywood's biblical epics.

Michael Ventura, Column, Apr. 13, 2001

Mr. Smarty Pants

Dig the groovy threads in this factoid suit, daddio!

Mr. Smarty Pants, Column, Apr. 13, 2001

After a Fashion

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

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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

Postmarks

Policing the media, mediating the police.

Column, Apr. 6, 2001

Public Notice

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

After a Fashion

Our Style Avatar goes to Hollywood (well, via his TV set!) and reports, Oscar style!

Stephen MacMillan Moser, Column, Apr. 6, 2001

Mr. Smarty Pants

More nuggets from information's mother lode.

Mr. Smarty Pants, Column, Apr. 6, 2001

Day Trips

Houston's bibliophiliac dream: The Detering Book Gallery.

Gerald E. McLeod, Column, Apr. 6, 2001

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