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Are You Experienced?
Why art that actively engages audiences is quintessentially Austin
Arts Story  October 9, 2009, by Robert Faires
"...These works asked us to be active, to step out of the temples of art and see it out in our world or take part in its creation ourselves. And they followed a host of like works from last season, projects that let us walk through buildings and spy dramas staged in different rooms (Vestige Group's Muses III: Memories of a House, Secondhand Theatre's Rooms, Displaced Theatre's Red Light Winter), to troop to a street corner to watch a scene play out (Hyde Park Theatre's Bombs in Your Mouth) or through Downtown to discover dancers wedged into the cityscape (Bodies in Urban Spaces), to imbibe during a show's built-in drinking game (Yellow Tape Construction Company's Warpstar Sexysquad), to type a love note and have it hand-delivered to a special someone anywhere in the city (Jaclyn Pryor's pink), to attach New Year's wishes to a 34-foot wooden clock and then see it burn to the ground (Community Art Makers' Resolution Clock at First Night Austin), and, in the grandest extreme of this kind of work to date, to choose from a list of handcrafted experiences and have one created personally and individually for you (Rubber Rep's The Casket of Passing Fancy)...."

The Luv Doc: A Drinking Solution
What to drink and where to drink it
Columns  April 4, 2014, by The Luv Doc
"...It most certainly can. Like masturbation, drinking by yourself can be quite splendid, but if you start making it a habit, it’s kind of pathetic..."

Everything I Need to Know About Drinking I Learned From Hollywood
Relying on TV and film for drinking tips
Screens Story  July 5, 2013, by Monica Riese
"...But that's just the clinical knowledge. What about the culture of drinking? I like to think I've gotten it all figured out from watching TV and movies, but then again, I'm the kid who decided she'd learn to ski by reading a book and didn't understand why everyone was laughing when I ordered a Dr Pepper with a new phrase I'd learned – on the rocks – at age 6..."

Sometimes You Get What You Want
Ira Cohen was a bongo player, drummer type person who picked up gigs whenever he could, which wasn't often.
Features Story  September 29, 2000, by Alana Cash
"...I met him one night in the warehouse district at a jazz bar that I called the "hump." I was standing at the bar drinking Carlsberg, waiting for something to happen, and he appeared out of nowhere. He had the body language of a marionette, loose and jangly, and I suspected right away that he knew how to tap-dance...."

The Kids Are All Right But They Need Rules
Ten standards for making the scene and performing shows
DAILY Music  October 9, 2012, by William Harries Graham
"...Buy stuff. Don't be a tap-water-drinking, non-tipping U21 mannequin..."

Drinking Buddies
Mumblecore pro Joe Swanberg successfully ups his game by using professional actors in this observational drama.
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Film Review  September 13, 2013, by Kimberley Jones
"...Joe Swanberg built his brand early on the novelty of naked bodies doing unglamorous things like shaving pubic hair and masturbating in the shower. He's still making small-scale, experiential films, but in Drinking Buddies, Swanberg's most polished film to date, his observational prowess has swerved away from shock value and sharpened: Here, a side eye can speak volumes...."

SXSW: A Cold One With Joe Swanberg and His 'Drinking Buddies'
The festival's oddest and most comfortable press gathering
DAILY SXSW  March 14, 2013, by Richard Whittaker
"...Most times a press event is themed, the result is cloying and dull. But when Joe Swanberg and his cast just sat around drinking microbrews and shooting the breeze, it was somehow perfect for Drinking Buddies...."

Web Drinking Games: Surfing to Get Soused
Screens Story  November 9, 2001, by Marrit Ingman
"...Sure, ritualized drinking can make trash like The A-Team more fun. ("Drink when Colonel Decker says, 'You're mine now, Smith.'") But what if you want to spice up more wholesome and highbrow pursuits?..."

I'll See You in My Dreams
Blythe Danner is exquisite as a 70-year-old widow entering the dating fray
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Film Review  June 5, 2015, by Kimberley Jones
"...A series of disrupters threatens Carol’s ordered living: an invading rat, a pool boy, a truly magnificent mustache. The pool boy is Lloyd (Starr), a thirtysomething failed poet who becomes Carol’s unlikely drinking buddy..."

Where Is Your Bartender Drinking Tonight?
Pro tips on where to find the best crafted cocktails
Food Story  February 28, 2014, by Gracie Salem
"...Perhaps it's not where the bartenders are actually drinking, but what they're drinking that piques your interest? From what I have gathered, after a long shift, the choice seems to be simple, yet sophisticated: a shot of Fernet and a cold beer. The Blackheart86 Rainey www.blackheartbar.com Contigo2027 Anchor www.contigotexas.com Drink.Well207 E. 53rd www.drinkwellaustin.com Firehouse Lounge605 Brazos www.firehousehostel.com Half Step75½ Rainey www.halfstepbar.com Midnight Cowboy313 E..."

DVDanger: Joe Swanberg Wishes You a Happy Christmas
On fatherhood, impostor syndrome, and staying unpredictable
DAILY Screens  November 28, 2014, by Richard Whittaker
"...In many ways, it's a ricochet from his last two projects: the bigger budget rom-com Drinking Buddies and the oddball crime drama 24 Exposures. Swanberg said, "It's helpful, as an artist, to always be confusing people..."

The Drink/Drank/Drunk Issue: Six Activities That Are Only Fun Drunk
Some things in Austin just aren't meant to be enjoyed sober
DAILY Chronolog  July 1, 2013, by James Renovitch
"...Here at the Chronicle, we don't condone drinking to excess, but we recognize the powers of booze. Soul mates wouldn't have met, children would remain unborn, and tons of embarrassing fun wouldn't have been had without it..."

How Do You Say 'Au Revoir' to a Writer Like James Crumley?
Remembering James Crumley
DAILY Books  October 1, 2008, by Dan Oko
"...That indelible first line: "When I finally caught up with Abraham Trahearne, he was drinking beer with an alcoholic bulldog named Fireball Roberts in a ramshackle joint just outside of Sonoma, California, drinking the heart right out of a fine spring afternoon."..."

What We Put in Our Bodies Shouldn't Be Up to the Government
Postmarks  June 17, 2007
"...He says how much good would result if people defending marijuana use poured their effort into “our social programs.” I think preventing people from being unjustly jailed and stopping the waste of taxpayer dollars used to fight marijuana use are actions beneficial to society. Rich Newman says he would quit drinking if alcohol were made illegal because that would be the law..."

Page Two: "I Wish That I Knew What I Know Now When I Was Younger"
Dancing and drinking in Jamaica Plain
Columns  October 1, 2015, by Louis Black
"...There was a room on the second floor that was little used. There were folks everywhere drinking and talking..."

Finally, 'You're Next' Is Now
The two-year wait for the revolutionary thriller is over
DAILY Screens  August 23, 2013, by Richard Whittaker
"...Barrett is the king of (to use a phrase that will probably make him groan) mumblegore, the thriller end of what cast member A.J. Bowen called "that bullshit mumblecore word." The film's cast is a who's who from the m-word scene, like Amy Seimetz (Upstream Color, Sun Don't Shine), Joe Swanberg (Drinking Buddies, Hannah Takes the Stairs), and Ti West (The Innkeepers)..."

We Are the Best!
Lukas Moodysson gives us a captivating portrait of 13-year-old proto-punk girls in 1982 Sweden.
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Film Review  June 13, 2014, by Kimberley Jones
"...Not a lot of movies get made about what it’s like to be a 13-year-old girl, something We Are the Best! off-handedly acknowledges at its start – an overlapping din of adults prattling on about politics and divorce. The occasion is a 40-year-old’s birthday celebration, set at a Stockholm apartment overstuffed with adults drinking wine, dancing, and gossiping like teenagers..."

Chill Places to Cool You Off
The summer heat is your enemy. Let these locales be your refuge.
DAILY AAN  June 13, 2016, by Tucker Whatley
"...If you’re visiting Austin from a town far away, there’s a chance that our version of summer is a bit more...intense than what you’re used to. Drinking plenty of water and finding some shade is all well and good, but you’re going to need more than that for true relief..."

What Oscar Winners Will be Drinking
Drink like the stars!
DAILY Food  February 24, 2010, by Wes Marshall


What's the rumpus?
Nothing more foolish than a man chasing his hat
DAILY Screens  March 14, 2008, by Kimberley Jones
"...We pan with the hat to where it lands on the floor, in front of a curtained window. TOM (off) Yeah. Let's do plenty. *** Pure poetry, no? Well, the Drafthouse wants you to do plenty, too – plenty of eating and drinking and moviewatching with its St..."

Game 5 in What for the Most Part Are Pretty Crappy Pictures
DAILY Sports  October 29, 2006, by Shawn Badgley
"...I am very much looking forward to refocusing on a few other things in my life, like showing up for work and talking to people wearing colors other than red. I might also quit drinking...."

Shut Up! Listen to Me! I Know and You Don't
Postmarks  April 12, 2006
"... How dare you chastise the Arab League [“The Rhythm of Peace,” News, March 24]. What do you know about peace marches? Do you show up every year and write your little column to make yourself feel better, or do you fight the good fight everyday? Have you put your life on the line for the truth, or is it just easier to attack those that have? And when did you become the goddess of peace protests, anyway? Who gave you the right to say how anyone should peacefully protest the great Halliburton war? Bush, the neocon, or did you just anoint yourself? You should have chastised the rest of the musicians from Austin for not showing up to the Million Musician March, but instead you attacked the Arab League for fighting the good fight with freedom of expression and as they would say, “dope beats.” I love the fact that the artsy-fartsy, latte-drinking Austin Chronicle loves to act as though it is out there on the edge, pushing the envelope, in an effort to better the world..."

Are the Horns Tourney Bound?
Steep hill to climb
DAILY Sports  January 23, 2012, by Russ Espinoza
"...A man named Tom Penders coached the 1998 Longhorns to a 14-17 record the year UT last missed the cut. We were all much younger people then — indeed: so young as to be living under the wings of Mom and Dad, drinking Capri Sun, and busing it to school every morning..."

If More CO2 Is Bad ... Then What?
The need to reduce emissions collides head-on with the growing world demand for energy
News Story  December 7, 2007, by Robert Bryce
"...According to the World Health Organ­iz­a­tion, about 1.3 million people per year, most of them women and children, die because of the pollution caused by indoor biomass stoves. Only HIV/AIDS, malnutrition, and lack of clean drinking water and sanitation are greater health threats than the problems of polluted indoor air...."

What a Dump
What Does Gov. Bush Have Buried in West Texas?
News Story  March 13, 1998, by Nate Blakeslee
"...that very same Thursday to discuss the very same project. In Austin, the governor assured the ambassador that the dump would not be a threat to the low-income border community chosen for the site, nor would it endanger the watershed of the Rio Grande, a source of drinking and agricultural water for many thousands of Mexicans and Texans..."

We Remember What the Dormouse Said
Ten authors cut you a little slice of their own personal Wonderlands
DAILY Arts  March 31, 2015, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...A dinner party for a high school friend that I was invited to, sitting in a corner drinking mineral water while uncles and aunts gabbed and child-cousins played. My friend, speaking to his little three or four-year-old niece, who was wearing a green dress: “That’s a really pretty red dress you have on.” “It’s a green dress,” she screamed, getting more and more upset each time he repeated it..."

What’s Good at the SXSW Gaming Expo
Real life Mario Karts and virtual reality lead the way
DAILY Screens  March 8, 2014, by James Renovitch
"...Expect massive lines if the weather even allows carting at all. Also, they're doing breathalyzer tests (seriously), so if you were drinking the night before you likely won't be able to race..."

Top 10 Festival Films You Haven't Seen Yet
The unreleased and the oddly evasive titles from 2013
DAILY Screens  January 5, 2014, by Richard Whittaker


This Is What Mourning Looks Like
Beginners sits shivah, postmodern-style and with profound humor and heart
Screens Story  June 24, 2011, by Melanie Haupt
"...The same idea holds true for contemporary American culture: Think of how Snooki and her comrades have become the symbol of New Jersey-ness (despite the fact that most of them aren't even from New Jersey and that there are plenty of perfectly nice people with appropriate personal boundaries and tasteful sartorial sense who hail from there) or how farmers' markets have become emblematic of a romanticized urban vision of relationship-based agriculture. In reality, Barthes might say, Snooki is just a trashy girl with bad hair and a drinking problem, and the farmers' market is just another place to buy food..."

If You're a Viper
From 'La Cucaracha' to Snoop Dogg and Willie Nelson: P-O-T
Music Story  May 25, 2007, by Margaret Moser
"..."Nora Guthrie sent me some writing Woody did when he was sick, and one line in a poem about Smokey went, 'I taught Smokey how to drink, and he taught me how to smoke stick.' That was him. He was known as a pot-smoking, whiskey-drinking, womanizing, fun-loving Western swing guy."..."

Raise a Glass to 'Drinking Buddies'
Something big is brewing with Joe Swanberg these days
Screens Story  September 6, 2013, by Richard Whittaker
"...According to Drinking Buddies director Joe Swanberg, microbreweries are just like microbudget indie films. "There are major corporations that control most of the marketplace," he said..."

What's on Tap?
News Story  June 16, 2000, by Dan Oko
"...It may be difficult to forecast what the future holds for the Colorado River, but a recent report card on Austin released by Texas Clean Water Action indicates that the city's water system is one of the safest among major metropolitan water supply systems in the state. CWA program director Sparky Anderson explains that the grading system measures not only municipal drinking water safety but also the extent to which utilities provide consumers with information detailing the source and quality of their drinking water, as required by 1996 amendments to the federal Safe Drinking Water Act...."

'What Is Justice?'
A state program that enables offenders and their victims meet face-to-face has helped Andrew Papke take full responsibility for the drunken driving-related deaths of Beth Early and Daniel London.
News Story  August 24, 2001, by Michael May
"...Beth and Daniel were killed almost instantly, but the circumstances leading up to their deaths originated many years before that balmy night in June. Howard Papke, Andrew's father, says that until his son started drinking heavily, he seemed destined for success..."

What the Hell Is Mighty Swell?
Introducing the post-millennial wine cooler
Food Story  July 14, 2016, by Melanie Haupt
"...While the menfolk stood around the fire pit outside, drinking beers and shooting the shit (I learned later that I'd missed a fairly epic rant about the scourge of the small plates trend in dining out), we ladies chilled out in the air conditioning and discussed our feelings about the fizzy new canned cocktail born and bred here in Austin...."

Point Austin: Drinking, Driving, Shooting ... and the APD
Leonardo Quintana hearing full of unintended revelations
News Column  September 10, 2010, by Michael King
"...Prior to the latest episode in his increasingly unhappy career, former Austin Police Department Officer Leonardo Quintana would have done well to listen to Loretta Lynn: "Don't come home a'drinkin', with lovin' on your mind."* As Jordan Smith recounts in this issue (see "APD vs. Quintana"), Quintana's appeal hearing of his termination has largely concerned his Jan..."

What's Eating Him
Henry Rollins makes the jump to leading man in cannibal comedy He Never Died
Screens Story  March 12, 2015, by Richard Whittaker
"...When the shoot finally moved indoors after three weeks, Rollins said, "Everyone cheered from inside their Parka sleeping bag they were sleeping in." However, he still had to contend with Jack's cannibalistic dietary habits, including drinking endless gushes of fake plasma and chewing on fake human flesh. To show solidarity, Krawczyk ate a finger..."

Public Notice: What Goes Around ...
This week's news sounds suspiciously familiar
News Column  March 19, 2015, by Nick Barbaro
"...It's algae bloom season! That's the time of year when many Austinites "notice an unusual taste and odor in your drinking water," as the Austin Water utility puts it. But while the naturally occurring algae bloom in Lake Austin may "impart a musty or fishy taste to the water," the utility assures us it does not affect the safety of the drinking water..."

Are Partiers Dimming the 37th Street Lights?
Changes on popular Central Austin street irk, worry neighbors
News Story  December 30, 2005, by Daniel Mottola
"...The street's foil-covered, light-packed main attraction home belongs to light display co-founder Jamie Lipman and his wife, Sharon Smith. Last holiday season, Lipman was involved in a fight with three young men during what he called "one of the street's numerous outdoor drinking parties." Lipman said he was "beaten upon" when he intervened to stop a college-aged male from running up and down 37th, "harassing people" and "humping cars."..."

Maspero: Drinking, Whizzing, Barking
The Williamson County sheriff is accused of a slew of embarrassing transgressions
News Story  November 21, 2003, by Jordan Smith
"...By the middle of the following week, Taylor's office was "flooded with calls from citizens wishing to complain about this episode," he wrote in a prepared statement, "and [from] other citizens reporting rumors of misconduct on other occasions." Taylor asked Maspero to step down, but Maspero refused -- and added, via attorney Ed Walsh, that he was looking forward to running for re-election in 2004. (Maspero already had two declared opponents in the March GOP primary, and now has a third.) Last month, Maspero admitted to having a drinking problem and announced he was taking a temporary leave from office to enter a five-week outpatient alcohol treatment program..."

What's a Hungry Brit to Eat in Austin?
It may not be Mum's bubble and squeak, but it's close
Food Story  May 7, 2010, by Richard Whittaker
"...The elegant little cafe has hints on its menu of all the great tea-drinking cultures, from Japan to the Middle East, but there's a personal element to the Anglicized authenticity for Morrison. "I lived in England for a while," she explained, "so it's important to me." When there, she said, "I had very bleached scones, but I've also had scones with a little more nuttiness and life to them." So in re-creating the best of the British she uses unbleached all-purpose flours with whole wheat pastry flour mixed in to give it "a fuller flavor..."

Long May You Run
Previewing the 2002-2003 Austin Music Awards.
Music Story  March 7, 2003, by Jerry Renshaw
"..."The bar scene here is about drinking, not about music," notes Fromholz. "It's a lot easier to make money selling $5 margaritas than making it from music..."

Drinking and Shrieking
This local Web site is dragging Austin clubs online and into the spotlight.
Screens Story  October 1, 1999, by Marc Savlov
"...Where ClubCastLive is going to be in a year's time is anyone's guess right now, but Weiss and Wright and the entire crew are chomping at the bit to make an impact on Austin's music scene and drag it kicking and screaming into the 22nd century. Or would that be drinking and shrieking? No matter..."

What's Up With the Cup?
Food Story  March 14, 1997
"...Most suppliers seem to be reporting the cost of paper cups at generally somewhere between 5-8cents apiece, and Styrofoam in a range from 1.5-3cents per cup. But then most paper-using coffeehouses say they need two paper cups to function in the capacity of one foam, in order to keep the hot coffee at desirable drinking temperature without burning hands in the process..."

Get It While You Can
Books Story  March 18, 1999
"...A few years back, I ran away to Janis' teenage past by driving relentlessly through the tiny towns in Louisiana parishes across the Texas border, looking for some sort of meaning to it all. Ironically, I found not meaning but a kind of solace sitting in a rundown roadhouse in the swamps drinking a Dixie beer, watching the sun set on the Gulf of Mexico, and listening to Joplin sing on the jukebox..."

There Are No Guidelines
The Sixth Street Sound Ordinance
Music Story  November 21, 1997, by Louisa C. Brinsmade
"...Court testimony and interviews all tell the same story: It's Saturday night, there's 15,000-20,000 people on the street drinking and shouting; your door's being held open by the crowds coming in and out, and your music is spilling out onto the people passing by; the club next door's got a very loud band; and then the police come by to check your sound level...."

What the Right Hand Is Doing
Magician turned sitcom star Harry Anderson returns to Austin at Palmer Auditorium this weekend, and his former partner and cohort, Austin author Turk Pipkin, looks back as he looks forward to reuniting with his old pal.
Features Story  September 3, 1999
"...One year Harry made a quick trip to New Orleans for Mardi Gras where he spent three days in the drunk tank for passing the hat, an experience he must not have minded much since he soon moved to New Orleans. Not having his address, I simply drove down, walked into the first bar that caught my eye -- the Alpenhof just off Jackson Square -- and found Harry drinking a Dixie beer and showing off for the waitress...."

How Do You Spell Trouble?
The Soska sisters on breaking the rules in the alphabet horror anthology ABCs of Death 2
Screens Story  September 18, 2014, by Richard Whittaker
"...Jen added, "I never expected to actually come on, because we were drinking at the time."..."

25 Questions You May or May Not Be Wondering Before the 'Breaking Bad' Finale
And if you weren't before, you are now
DAILY Screens  September 26, 2013, by Monica Riese
"...29, at 8pm CT on AMC. Therapy groups and binge-drinking sessions presumably commence roughly 75 minutes later...."

Panhandlers Are a Real Problem
Postmarks  October 5, 2007
"...My everyday commute to school or to work was an annoying encounter of smelly bums and panhandling scum, being rude or aggressive. Men and woman drinking beer at bus stops with the money they would gather throughout the day..."

He Should Have Smoked Pot Rather Than Drinking
Postmarks  June 15, 2007


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