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Term-limit proponents aren't defending your vote; they are looking to deny it.

Louis Black, April 5, 2002

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Life inside and outside the bubble

Nick Barbaro, March 29, 2002

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The agony and the ecstasy of SXSW 2002

Louis Black, March 22, 2002

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The forest fire that is SXSW continues to blaze, fueled by the SXSW Film Awards, the Austin Music Awards show, and upcoming Chronicle daily editions.

Louis Black, March 15, 2002

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A cornucopia of delights await you at the South by Southwest Film and Music Festivals and Austin Music Awards this year.

Louis Black, March 8, 2002

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Even a lot of memorializing would not have been enough to pay tribute to Waylon Jennings, who had a profound and spiritual impact on Austin and its music; the Austin Music Awards will feature a salute to Ray Benson; our preview coverage of SXSW Interactive and Film gets under way with a tech-centric meditation by Bruce Sterling and an interview with Journeys With George director Alexandra Pelosi.

Louis Black, March 1, 2002

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Single-member districts would wrest control of the City Council from the residents of heavy-voting, progressive / environmental Central Austin, but would not be a quick fix for any of the civic problems currently laid, somewhat inaccurately, at the feet of the current council.

Louis Black, Feb. 15, 2002

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The events of the week form themselves into a kind of poetry.

Louis Black, Feb. 8, 2002

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It’s five weeks until SXSW season, which kicks off with SXSW Film presenting Peter Bogdanovich and his new film. If that weren’t enough, the Texas Film Hall of Fame will feature Sissy Spacek inducting Terrence Malick, along with presenters and inductees Marcia Gay Harden, Cyd Charisse, Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett, Dan Rather, Bill Broyles, Bill Wittliff, Jack Valenti, Cheech Marin, and Dennis Hopper.

Louis Black, Feb. 1, 2002

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Ralph Nader and the Green Party are willfully naive about the consequences of their recent electoral actions, but events such as their upcoming People Have the Power Tour are the birthplaces of broader, more effective coalitions, the setting for new alliances.

Louis Black, Jan. 25, 2002

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Nick Barbaro, Jan. 18, 2002

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Judging resigning City Manager Jesus Garza's performance in a difficult job will take some time; XLent's recent cover controversy brings back memories and reminds us how cool talk radio is; screwball comedies were the funniest movies ever, and the Austin Film Society is showing eight of them in the next two months.

Louis Black, Jan. 11, 2002

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It's been a year of great, inspiring films from American filmmakers -- and from Austin filmmakers in particular.

Louis Black, Jan. 4, 2002

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The curse and the blessing of living in interesting times

Louis Black, Dec. 28, 2001

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The past decade, when the distance between innovation and inspiration shrank, can inspire us in what could be a rocky year, and interesting decade, ahead.

Louis Black, Dec. 21, 2001

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Last week's Pearl Harbor / Gift Guide cover draws fire.

Louis Black, Dec. 14, 2001

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Our cover means what you want it to mean; term limits should be junked; decisions about light rail require the long view.

Louis Black, Dec. 7, 2001

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Light rail is coming, sooner or later, because it's a necessary part of our long-term traffic solution.

Louis Black, Nov. 30, 2001

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The current movement to restore public school prayer is an act of pure political nostalgia, a step backward toward our own theocracy.

Louis Black, Nov. 23, 2001

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Austin music clubs are usually one of the first casualties in an economic downturn.

Louis Black, Nov. 16, 2001

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The war on drugs works in opposition to the battle against terrorism.

Louis Black, Nov. 9, 2001

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Gus Garcia is not simply the best choice for mayor on this slate but the best choice for mayor, regardless; Austin needs roads, but the road propositions that go before the electorate Tuesday are bad politics; the war in Afghanistan is a terrible misstep that played into the terrorists' hands and will have devastating consequences for our community; the Chronicle co-sponsored "Eat Drink Watch Movies" series starts Thursday.

Louis Black, Nov. 2, 2001

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An ineffective war and the passing of Dan Del Santo

Louis Black, Oct. 19, 2001

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The war on Afghanistan isn't just wrong, it's stupid, and it's not going to work, either.

Louis Black, Oct. 12, 2001

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Our "Best of Austin" 2001 recognizes some heroes of daily life; the Chronicle celebrates its 20th anniversary with a number of upcoming special events.

Louis Black, Oct. 5, 2001

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The most effective weapon against long-term terrorism is this country's involvement in the world community; the most effective refutation of terrorists is the preservation of our civil liberties.

Louis Black, Sept. 28, 2001

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Defending Georgetown, and other political considerations.

Louis Black, Sept. 21, 2001

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Acting decently and continuing to live as we've always lived are the best acts of revenge in response to recent terrorism; our redesign debuts but will take some time to refine.

Louis Black, Sept. 14, 2001

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Why we have a golf cart in a swimming pool on our cover and other insights into our 20th anniversary issue.

Louis Black, Sept. 7, 2001

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The Chron's about to turn 20! Louis Black illuminates the recent changes in our Politics staff.

Louis Black, Aug. 31, 2001

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