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Fantastic Fest Parties On
Time to plan your FF drinking, plus two sneak announcements
"...announced themed parties for Frankenweenie, Red Dawn, and The American Scream, plus added two extra flicks into the mix:..."

Sept. 10, 2012 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Public Notice
This week's benefits and fundraisers are burning up, flying high, and a she thang.
"...of tragedy ... Last week the town Lost Its American Legion Hall (Post 317) to Fire. Now for a..."

May 19, 2000 Column by Kate X Messer

Home From Home
Austin opens arms to New Orleans 'guests,' longing to return
"...began arriving Saturday. Most of the new arrivals are African-American, and they range in age from 6 days to..."

Sept. 9, 2005 News Feature by Amy Smith

Kiss Me, Stupid
"...farce got it in trouble with critics, the Catholic Legion of Decency, and other self-appointed American censors at the..."

July 8, 2002 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Tenth Annual "Austin Chronicle' Short Story Contest Results
"...away and your kids leave, you still had the American legion. God damn you, Tony, God damn you, screaming..."

Oct. 19, 2001 Books Feature

The Gods of War
America is distracted by the Pledge "crisis" while our government readies for war.
"...his committee were against equality for women and African Americans." The more things change ......"

July 12, 2002 News Column by Michael King

Shake Shack Rocks Out
Today's Austin food news
"...one, but two, record labels named after the most American of foods. So it makes sense that Shake Shack..."

Oct. 26, 2015 Food Post by Brandon Watson

Redacted, Then Redressed
AFS Essential Cinema spotlights once-banned films
"...one of the Hollywood Ten blacklisted by the House Un-American Activities Committee, with significant creative contributions from other blacklisted..."

Aug. 30, 2013 Screens Feature by Kimberley Jones

Boys State
Austin-shot documentary tracks the future, confused leaders of America
"...the shadowy back rows of assemblies led by patriotic Legionnaires, playing in the Boys State band, or in the..."

Aug. 14, 2020 Movie Review by Mike Clark-Madison

Seeing the Future of Politics in SXSW Documentary Boys State
Jesse Moss and Amanda McBaine look at the state of boys
"...a training ground for future leaders. Founded by the American Legion in 1935 as a response to the growth..."

Aug. 14, 2020 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

First Concert: Steve Wertheimer
Continental Club and C-Boy’s Heart & Soul owner revisits Dazed & Confused
"...attended local dances and such in Rosenberg at the American Legion Hall, and is that Elf the one with..."

Sept. 21, 2018 Music Feature

Day Trips: Port Mansfield
Tiny village on the Texas coast in South Texas is a fisherman's paradise
"...widow donated 197 acres around the bay to the American Legion of Willacy County for a park in 1933..."

May 20, 2016 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Best of Austin Party 2015
Winners of this year's "Best of Austin" awards celebrated in a big way at the American Legion Hall at the Charles Young House on Lady Bird Lake.
"...Austin" awards celebrated in a big way at the American Legion Hall at the Charles Young House on Lady..."

Sept. 18, 2015 Photo Gallery

Of Barbecue and Vampires
An interview with Todd Lowe, True Blood's Terry Bellefleur
"...an upcoming gig. We’re going to play at the American Legion here in L.A., have a Sunday brunch, and..."

June 13, 2013 Screens Post by R.U. Steinberg

The Bold One
Action / horror heartthrob John Saxon brings two classics to the Alamo.
"...Blue. It was threatened with not being given the American Legion of Decency or the motion pictures reviewers' seal..."

Nov. 21, 2003 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

After a Fashion
Let us not forget the reason for the season, people … club crawls and parties!
"...to the annual Chronicle holiday party, held at the American Legion Hall off MoPac (which I refer to simply..."

Dec. 21, 2001 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

Mapping Calle Ancha
The Avenue That Existed Before That Big Parking Lot in the Sky, I-35, Was Built
"...quiosco near First Street (now Cesar Chavez Blvd.) where American Legion bands used to play every Sunday. A Parthenon-like..."

Jan. 26, 2001 Features Feature by Belinda Acosta

Faulk Hero
Remembering John Henry Faulk's battle against the blacklist
"...the library and dipping into the treasure chest of American folklore, pulling out gems by such historians as Charles..."

June 27, 2014 Arts Feature by Willard Manus

Fantastic Fest Is Here To Bash Your Brains In
Shock, schlock, and awe at America's premier genre fest
"...No kidding. The American Scream is a heartfelt, charming, emotionally moving, and true-grue..."

Sept. 21, 2012 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Amy Grappell's 'Quadrangle'
The Austin filmmaker's video installation unveils an unusual family history
"...part of the latest exhibition in the annual "New American Talent" series at Arthouse. It's a short and jewellike..."

Aug. 7, 2009 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Page Two: Workingman's Blues
The real history of labor and union organizing is ignored and largely unknown
"...All these factors together may affect the cost of American automobiles, making them too expensive according to some considerations...."

Dec. 26, 2008 Column by Louis Black

Res Publica
Citizens' calendar, Sept. 9-16
"...System, Frankenfood, and more. Mon.-Tue., Sept. 13-14, 8:30am-5pm. Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River, 254/697-2661. $50-95. www.farmandranchfreedom.org...."

Sept. 10, 2010 News Feature

Letters at 3AM: A Paradox of Oligarchy
'Am I my brother's keeper?' is the fundamental question of government
"...payment home loans for servicemen. This enabled millions of American families to move out of urban apartments and into..."

May 21, 2010 Column by Michael Ventura

Defying Gravity
Wilco burns across America
"...nearly everyone involved. Seven years on comes Ashes of American Flags, which traces one of America’s best loved bands..."

April 22, 2009 Music Post by Jim Caligiuri

Drive Illegal Immigrants out of U.S.
"...President Bush continues to ignore the will of the American people and is still trying to force the Senate..."

June 26, 2007 Postmarks

ACL Live Review: Tyler Childers
No honky-tonk masquerade this bracing, backwoods moonshine
"...stands out by moving in the opposite direction. The American Express mainstage nearly swallowed the Kentucky songwriter and his..."

Oct. 5, 2019 Music Post by Doug Freeman

Thirteen Things To Do in Austin on Halloween
Halloween 2014: All the events here, there, and in-between
"...Pan American Recreation Center..."

Oct. 23, 2014 Chron Events Post by Derek Van Wagner

No Country For Old Horses?
Senate considers horse slaughter
"...operators bought the small North Texas city a large American flag to place outside the American Legion Hall. In..."

July 16, 2012 News Post by Jordan Smith

Res Publica
Citizens' calendar, Jan. 14-21
"...MLK KEYNOTE ADDRESS American Book Award recipient and NAACP Image Award winner Michael..."

Jan. 15, 2010 News Feature

The Oxford Project
Peter Feldstein talks about photographing an entire small town across a 20-year span
"...the population. He exhibited the images in the town's American Legion Hall, then put them away. But in 2005,..."

April 10, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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