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Moon-Shaped Panties & the Saint of White Trash
The Late Lucinda Williams
Music Story  October 23, 1998, by Margaret Moser
"...They're trying to make a record. It's probably like being in labor; nobody enjoys the pain – breathe, push, breathe, push..."

Never Mind the Polar Kind, Austin Has Its Own Vortex
And that irrepressible powerhouse of theatre is about to turn 25
DAILY Arts  January 9, 2014, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...This Friday and Saturday night, the Vortex is staging a party to outdo all of its previous parties – with performances from the best and wildest artists from throughout its 25 years (Toni Bravo! Zell Miller III! Chad Salvata! Matthew Patterson! Ann Marie Gordon! Sky Candy! Brass Ovaries! The Late Joys! Jo Beth Henderson! So many more!), with much live music and catered noms and tipsy reminiscences and general thespian hullabaloo galvanizing the weekend for your entertainment and pleasure. Oh, and it's a fundraiser: Toss them $25 bucks toward a state-of-the-art lighting system and join the revelry that, for all its vigor and flash, is only the spark of what weird wonders the Vortex will be bringing this burg in the years to come...."

Unlocking the Joys of Austin’s Puzzle Rooms
Escape rooms bring the solitary diversions to life
Arts Story  July 28, 2016, by Marc Majcher


Salon of the West
They may not notice us every time we go to Barton Springs -- after all, they are thinking, passionate men, deep in conversation. But we sure notice them: the men at Philosophers' Rock. Who are they? And why does Austin owe them such a debt of gratitude?
Books Story  July 4, 2003, by Steve Moore
"...A writer and humorist famous for his nationally syndicated John Henry Faulk Show, on the radio from 1951 to 1957, Faulk's greater notoriety comes from his tenacious battle against the blacklisting of the Fifties. He tells the story of his ultimately victorious five-year court battle in Fear on Trial, dedicated "[t]o the three persons, Texans all, who influenced me the most in respecting the liberated mind and the joys and responsibilities of citizenship: My mother and father and J..."

Page Two: Dancing at the Revolution With the Radio On!
Louis Black recalls the joys of driving around and falling in love with pop songs
Columns  June 15, 2017, by Louis Black


The Best of the Rest The Summer of '95, Part 2
Books Story  June 9, 1995
"...Ahhh... the joys of summer..."

Picking Up the CHIPs
Clarendon scandal opens a window on the joys of privatization
News Column  July 16, 2004, by Michael King


Kill the Wabbit
Screens Column  November 14, 1997, by Margaret Moser
"...Neither Weez nor Al care about cartoons. I dearly love my friends but think they have been unfairly deprived of one of life's modern joys..."

Ain't Nothing but a Good Time: or, How a Lowly 'Chronicle' Writer Learned to Play With the Big Boys
DAILY Sports  June 20, 2007, by John Razook
"...I can get a boom stand and a microphone if you want, and we can do it up right." I didn't bother to ask him where he'd get all this gear, knowing that most likely it was in my best interest to not know. Soon enough, we were at the Erwin Center, in a conference room of some sort, our eyes alight with the joys of free light beer, wine, cheese and crackers, and chili dogs..."

Living in the Moment
MM Pack profiles legendary foodie Ann Clark.
Food Story  November 8, 2002, by MM Pack
"...What I didn't know, however (I was just a visitor then, as well as a young and inexperienced creature), was that the Austin of those days did indeed contain a lively, if small, community of people who cared passionately about the joys of food and were interested and active in expanding local palates beyond chicken-fried steak. While it was a far cry from the current array of restaurants, cooking classes, and fresh ingredients available now (not to mention the public's seemingly bottomless appetite for all things culinary on television), it isn't difficult to trace many roots of today's food scene back to that era...."

How the West Was Sung
The Newton Boys Soundtrack: An Oral History
Music Story  March 20, 1998
"...Abra Moore: vocalist and onscreen performer, "Millenberg Joys"..."

The Buzz Heard 'Round the World
Screens Story  October 30, 1998, by Marc Savlov
"...Since 1974, Chainsaw has been graced with the ironic distinction of achieving not only a permanent residence in the Museum of Modern Art's film library but also the nightmares of filmgoers everywhere. Ed Neal's birthmarked lunatic scared off a generation of post-Sixties flower children from the joys of hitchhiking, and an underappreciated work implement became an instant, must-have Halloween accouterment..."

The Things You Leave Behind
Arts Story  October 6, 1995
"...Occasionally, baby-loving zealots preach to me about the joys of childbirth, dirty diapers, and parental bonding, and thump me on the stomach and demand we join their ranks. But among my friends - an honest, straightforward group that would, of course, throw themselves in front of a train to save their babies, but nonetheless wonder out loud, "What on earth have I done?" when the kid won't sleep or it breaks the oven door or it throws a wall-eyed tantrum in the middle of Central Market - we are occasionally envied and always tolerated...."

The Hightower Lowdown
Jeffords and the Lobby, Karl Rove's ethics & the New Fast Track
News Column  June 29, 2001, by Jim Hightower
"...When authorized by Congress, this process allows presidents to negotiate global trade deals in secret and railroad those deals through Congress without a full debate or any amendments. This is how Bill Clinton brought us the joys of NAFTA, written to protect corporate moves to Mexico -- it could not be amended to protect workers, farmers, communities, or the environment...."

Confessin' the Blues
Soul Man W.C. Clark
Music Story  July 31, 1998, by Christopher Hess
"...It's the only song that refers directly and exclusively to what happened that night on the highway. Elsewhere on the album, Clark sings of the joys of watching his daughter grow up ("Pretty Little Mama"); of personal betterment through the salvation of a good love ("Changing My Life With Your Love"); and of his mother ("Why I Got the Blues")..."

St. Marks Is Dead Is Alive & Well In Austin, Texas
Ada Calhoun brings the NYC history and the hipness back to Bevo-town.
DAILY Arts  November 3, 2015, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...And, finally, at a special music-enhanced event at the Carousel Lounge – where Calhoun and others will read some of the, ah, racier passages from the book, and there will be live sets from Ethan Azarian and Adam Sultan and The Late Joys – on Wed., Nov. 4, starting at 9pm...."

The Road to Wigan Pier
Despite its focus on the bleak lives of English coal miners in the 1930s, The Road to Wigan Pier, with its live music, film, and skits, is a ridiculous amount of fun
Arts Review  January 23, 2004, by Molly Beth Brenner
"...Amused, I looked up at the theatre's black brick wall, only to see a tattered period advertisement for Uncle Joe's Mint Balls in an unassuming corner. Subtle, real-life touches are everywhere in this piece; along with excellent costumes, terrific acting, an understated set, and the traditional-style music of the Late Joys, they're instrumental to the authentic feel of the piece...."

Cloudy With a Chance of Winik
Marion Winik navigates the single life in 'Highs in the Low Fifties'
Arts Story  June 21, 2013, by Monica Riese
"...To many Austinites, "the joys of single living" is a complete oxymoron and "highs in the low 50s" sounds like an absolutely miserable day. But to Marion Winik, it's life, and life is good...."

General Lee and Me
My life and dirty times as a Jam & Jelly Girl with Dino Lee & the White Trash Revue
Music Story  October 26, 2007, by Margaret Moser
"...Being a JJGirl taught me unexpected joys, such as learning to costume myself fully in the back seat of a car in the dark, put on stage make-up using streetlights and a rearview mirror when it was freezing outside, and don fishnets over sweaty legs in a gas-station bathroom in 100-degree heat. I learned to climb steep stairs in spike heels and navigate across muddy parking lots with those same heels sinking in..."

Kids Summer Fun Guide
Cool Ways to Beat the Heat
  April 4, 1997
"...AUSTIN CHAMBER MUSIC CENTER offers a summer workshop for musicians of all ages. Youth will experience the joys of studying and performing chamber music with other musicians, as well as improve their sense of rhythm, intonation, musical confidence, and performance skills..."

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