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Blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo is essayed by Bryan Cranston
Film Review  November 20, 2015, by Kimberley Jones
"...And yet, in his first feature film – that groovy-baby, tsunamic success – director Jay Roach did catch some of the flavor, the randy fever, of the times: Call it history-adjacent. Disappointingly, the same modifier must apply to the more sober-minded Trumbo, Roach’s too-twee and terribly theatrical rendering of the battle that blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo (Cranston) fought and – if you take the long view – finally won...."

Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed
Ben Stein uncovers the worldwide plot to unseat scientists, educators, and philosophers who are being fired, ridiculed, and ostracized for supporting the theory of intelligent design.

Film Review  April 25, 2008, by Marc Savlov
"...Make Ben Stein some more money (and get a good, mordant chuckle while you're at it) by checking out this loopy, factually befuddled documentary that should manage the not-inconsiderable feat of insulting Christians, Jews, Muslims, and those nutty sci-guys who go in for Darwin by way of bad teeth and Einsteinian hair styles. Expelled begins with the interesting if not exactly accurate hypothesis that legitimate, well-respected members of the American scientific community are systematically being blacklisted and shorn of their university positions simply for mentioning, in any context other than the negative, the notion of "intelligent design." Any currency that the film might offer from here on out, however, is obliterated – often entertainingly so – by having Stein, a former Nixon speechwriter-attorney and current pop-culture personality, drolly snark his way through an increasingly bizarre series of interviews..."

Neko Case
Records Review
Music Review  November 15, 2002, by Jim Caligiuri
"...Neko CaseBlacklisted (Bloodshot)..."

Snake Collectors Recoil at New Wildlife Rules
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department formalized rules for all species after concerns last year over number of freshwater turtles being hunted for meat
News Story  November 9, 2007, by Richard Whittaker
"...Jeff Barringer, CEO of, the state's largest online reptile-collecting and breeding community, called it a reversal of the status quo: No blacklist existed previously, and anything not on the white list was fair game, Barringer said. He accused TPWD of using the blacklist to grant many species de facto endangered-species status, saying, "None of the animals was blacklisted for a scientific reason; they just picked up a field guide and listed everything." He also countered Wagner's claim that the list could be revised, because it would be impossible to prove a commercial value for blacklisted animals since there can be no market for them..."

The Infiltrator
Bryan Cranston takes on a drug cartel in this ho-hum thriller
Film Review  July 15, 2016, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...Fans of Bryan Cranston are sure to find something familiar about the actor’s role here in The Infiltrator, something that wasn’t present in two of his other post-Breaking Bad turns. Instead of the biographical-leaning pictures All the Way, in which he plays LBJ, and Trumbo, as the blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, The Infiltrator provides Cranston with a character whose m.o..."

Redacted, Then Redressed
AFS Essential Cinema spotlights once-banned films
Screens Story  August 30, 2013, by Kimberley Jones
"...Series starter Salt of the Earth (1954) was directed by Herbert J. Biberman, one of the Hollywood Ten blacklisted by the House Un-American Activities Committee, with significant creative contributions from other blacklisted industry players..."

Celluloid Icons
The larger-than-life John Milius and the enigmatic, introverted Harry Dean Stanton come into focus
Screens Story  March 8, 2013, by Shawn Badgley
"...AC: Right. The idea of him being blacklisted as this right-wing NRA nut job..."

SXSW Friday Picks & Sleepers
Friday night blurbage of SXSW
Music Story  March 18, 2011
"...Her thin-line shuffle between disaffection and congeniality mirrors the deceptively pleasant nature of her band's punch-packin' pop distractions. – Kate X Messer Blacklisted Individuals..."

SXSW Friday Showcases
Friday night's SX showcases are bar-the-door-Katy good
Music Story  March 18, 2011
"...He's preceded by "Black Skatepunk" enthusiast Labtekwon, a fellow Baltimorean, and followed by north Jersey product Kosha Dillz, whose 2009 Beverly Dillz drew laughs like breaths. On a conscious tip, ATX originals Blacklisted Individuals have spoken out against domestic violence and civil oppression for more than 10 years now, while recent transplants Riders Against the Storm, a husband/wife duo originally from Providence, R.I., echo Blacklisted's sentiment on last year's diverse and not-at-all Texan Speak the Truth..."

Page Two: Long Days of Journeys Into Nights
In quest of a simple metaphor
Columns  April 17, 2009, by Louis Black
"...Two served six months, the rest a year. After getting out of prison, most of them were blacklisted, unable to work in the industry for years..."

Johnny Got His Gun
Austin-bred actor Ben McKenzie stars in this one-man show of Dalton Trumbo's timeless anti-war novel.
Film Review  September 26, 2008, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...But it seems a fitting accomplishment for the talented and prolific author and screenwriter. Trumbo won the National Book Award in 1939 for this novel before becoming one of the most famous writers to be blacklisted by Hollywood in the Fifties and subsequently penning such glorious screenplays as Spartacus and The Brave One under pseudonyms while in exile in Mexico..."

Pete Seeger: The Power of Song
More than an appreciation, this documentary portrait of the great American folksinger and activist is an inspiration.
Film Review  October 19, 2007, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...Whether a No. 1 chart-topper with the Weavers' "Goodnight Irene" or a blacklisted pariah due to the HUAC witch hunts of the Fifties, Seeger kept an even keel and a steady beat..."

Page Two: The Time of the Toad
The New McCarthyism, or why the way the Dixie Chicks incident passes into history matters
Columns  November 3, 2006, by Louis Black
"...The first quote is from a pamphlet published in 1949; the second was from an essay in the 100th issue of The Nation, published in 1965. Both are by Dalton Trumbo, a member of the Hollywood Ten: creative studio talents who were blacklisted from work in their profession for refusing to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee's 1947 red-baiting, witch-hunt fishing expedition..."

Neko Case
Music Review  March 17, 2006, by Michael Bertin
"...Neko Case's fourth studio album makes one thing unmistakable: 2002's Blacklisted wasn't a swerve from Furnace Room Lullaby on the path to somewhere else. It was a full-on turn, signal and all..."

Cautionary tales about the pitfalls of indie filmmaking don’t come more searingly truthful or sober-minded than this.
Film Review  December 10, 2004, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...A deal with Madonna’s Maverick Records is made for the band – without a tape even so much as being listened to – on the basis of their deal to score The Boondock Saints. Then Miramax puts Duffy’s movie into turnaround and Weinstein stops taking his calls, and when no other studio is interested in picking up the project, Duffy becomes certain that Weinstein has blacklisted him in Hollywood..."

Page Two: Frogs Were the Second Plague
The Time of the Toad, and a time to dance
Columns  March 30, 2017, by Louis Black
"...Given these times in which smugly discrediting and defaming are liturgy, immediately to be noted is that Trumbo was one of the Hollywood Ten. Refusing to name names to the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1947, convicted of contempt of Congress, fined and jailed, they were then blacklisted by the studios...."

SXSW Film Review: Pornocracy
The economy (and the price) of free porn
DAILY SXSW  March 12, 2017, by Jessi Cape
"...It takes the rest of the film to even begin to unravel the maddening, tangled mess of multinational companies and what appears to be one of the biggest money-laundering webs in the world. Although fascinating, the late second act could use more condensing to make room for a deeper explanation of the ramifications of the harmful acts against industry performers – being exposed to violence, being blacklisted, being underpaid..."

The Austin Music Scene's Spectrum of Sexism
From sexual assault to all-female bills, women musicians face myriad issues in the live music capital
Music Story  January 19, 2017, by Libby Webster
"...People became defensive about the perpetrator. While he was eventually booted from his band, Foreign Mothers suffered for it, blacklisted from bills Harris is confident they would've been booked on otherwise...."

Chronicle Recommends: Films About Writers
Storytellers become the story
DAILY Screens  June 10, 2016, by Chronicle Film Staff
"...Martin Ritt’s riff on the HUAC and the Hollywood blacklist of 1953 also doubles as Woody Allen’s first dramatic role as an actor as nebbish deli clerk and sometime bookmaker Howard Prince. Approached by blacklisted pal Alfred Miller (Michael Murphy) to “front” for him – Prince will put his name on Miller’s script, thereby circumnavigating the blacklist – Howard is soon fronting for others while enjoying his newfound faux fame..."

SXSW Music Panel: Angelique Kidjo
Aural biopic of Mother Africa’s reigning diva
DAILY SXSW  March 19, 2016, by Kahron Spearman
"...Kidjo says she recorded her first album, Pretty, in one day – and in secret – as Benin had become a Marxist-Leninist state. In something out of a le Carré novel, she literally fled to Paris, under false pretense, and was left within walking distance of the airport, lest her father – her getaway driver – be caught and blacklisted...."

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