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Peppy caper film features unusual characters: black high school geeks
"...Appearing at first like a coming-of-age movie, Dope quickly transitions into a peppy caper film as writer/director..."

June 19, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

More Dope Chinese, Wheatsville Brings the Curbside, Kyoten Sushiko Shutters
All the news that's fit to get your taste buds quivering
"...Old Thousand, that “dope Chinese” powerhouse of Asian noms that you could probably..."

Sept. 30, 2020 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

DPS Digs Dope in East Texas
DPS officers kick off month with two big pot busts
"...Jim Hogg Co. seized more than 3,000 pounds of dope concealed inside a commercial truck that was painted to..."

Sept. 8, 2009 News Post by Jordan Smith

'Dope' No Hippie Hysteria
"...right-wing conspiracy, let me say that without "The Straight Dope" I don't know if there remains sufficient reason to..."

July 29, 2004 Postmarks

Through SXSW Jazz re:freshed Outernational Brought "The Dope Black British Jazz Landscape" to the World
Organizer Adam Moses and showcase veteran Daniel Casimir discuss the roots of SXSW's groundbreaking jazz showcase
"...returns to SXSW as part of the panel the Dope Black British Jazz Landscape, and at its new home..."

March 18, 2022 Music Feature by Michael Toland

Brunching Up the Dope Chinese of Old Thousand
They're waging a sort of, y’might say, To-Go Box-er Rebellion
"...The venue’s tagline: “Old Thousand: Dope Chinese.”..."

April 28, 2020 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Dope Freak Saloon
"...of why we used to call that place the Dope Freak Saloon back then. My band the Uranium Savages..."

May 26, 2007 Postmarks

Where the Dope Don't Grow
Feds turn down application for research-marijuana cultivation project
"..."is free to compete" with Mississippi for the NIDA dope-growing contract, the DEA has concluded that "there is no..."

Dec. 17, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Bring Back the 'Dope'!
"...Dear Chronicle, I've really enjoyed "The Straight Dope," and I'm sorry that the Chronicle won't be carrying..."

July 22, 2004 Postmarks

More Dope Chinese, Wheatsville Brings the Curbside, Kyoten Sushiko Shutters
All the news that's fit to get your taste buds quivering

Oct. 2, 2020 Food Column by Wayne Alan Brenner

Battle rap comedy takes no prisoners
"...of contemporaneous qualms confronted and contested with some seriously dope hustle and flow. Tag this one #badassseriousfun...."

Nov. 2, 2018 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Everybody Wants Some!!
Time moves on, but Richard Linklater's characters still walk and talk
"...statesman and primo pothead Willoughby (Russell), dispenser of arcane, dope-addled genius. This being college, there’s also a constant undercurrent..."

April 1, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Wrong Cops
French musician-filmmaker-writer-editor Quentin Dupieux (Rubber) returns with more lo-fi absurdism.
"...nothing, while the more engaged Officer Duke (Burnham) sells dope that’s secreted in dead rats to the neighborhood kids...."

Jan. 17, 2014 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Next Day Air
A misdelivered package of concealed cocaine kicks off events in this comic film starring Donald Faison, Mike Epps, and Mos Def.
"...bad news for their next-door neighbor Jesus (Reyes), the dope's intended recipient, and his none-too-bright girlfriend, Chita (Deliz), who..."

May 15, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

What We Do Is Secret
Darby Crash, the L.A. punk rock junkie godhead leader of the Germs who died of an overdose in 1980, is revivified in this long-gestating but strangely sterile biopic.
"...that What We Do Is Secret plays like a dope-addled, Slash Records TV Movie of the Week for the..."

Oct. 17, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Wackness
An odd-couple pairing between a teenage pot dealer and the shrink with whom he trades weed for sessions anchors this story about coming of age in New York City during the Nineties.
"...and estranged from his parents, a 17-year-old outcast and dope dealer who trades weed for sessions with his middle-aged,..."

July 25, 2008 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Loud, swooping documentary about the sport of motorcycle racing follows 24 riders on the international circuit.
"...season (running from April to November), is the straight dope for speed junkies and fans of the art of..."

Oct. 8, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Friday After Next
"...rapper's ongoing comedy cluster examining life, love, and, uh, dope just this side of South Central Los Angeles' notorious..."

Nov. 22, 2002 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Lady Eve
"...Preston Sturges' delirious humor sets up Henry Fonda's wealthy dope to be taken by Barbara Stanwyck's seductive con artistry...."

June 30, 1999 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Nil by Mouth
"...are his pregnant wife Val (Burke) and her teenaged dope-fiend brother, Billy (Creed-Miles). However, as in almost all such..."

March 13, 1998 Movie Review by Russell Smith

"...Ann; Eric (Parlavecchio), the pugilistic bassist; Wynn (Corrigan), the dope-addled guitarist; and Charlie (Hennessey), the talkative drummer looking for..."

Oct. 10, 1997 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

"...too stupid here, but one scene in which the dope judges struggle to recall what was the primo stuff..."

Oct. 3, 1997 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Only in America
" rife with fatuous society matrons, vigilant anti-drug enforcers, dope-smoking teens, Robert Tilton-esque televangelists, a reputed psycho/hit man named..."

July 25, 1997 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

"...Telly and his friends hanging out, getting drunk, smoking dope, fighting, fucking (there's no sex here, no lovemaking, just..."

Sept. 1, 1995 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

High-Potency Poppycock
Congressman says strong pot calls for stiff prison sentence
"...federal penalties for dealing the drug. High-potency pot – dope with 15% or more tetrahydrocannibinol, aka THC, the main..."

June 22, 2009 News Post by Jordan Smith

The Prison Diaries of the Fabulous Thunderbirds' Preston Hubbard
"...junkies, and crackheads. I was a "playa," and The Dope Game was rough. I lost everything, including my freedom,..."

Oct. 20, 2000 Music Feature by Preston Hubbard

Our readers talk back.
" tiny print in the classifieds, and "The Straight Dope," which is also apparently on the list for downsizing...."

Sept. 20, 2002 Column

Our readers talk back.
"...Don't Drop the 'Dope'..."

Sept. 6, 2002 Column

New Live Comedy Show Is Doper Than What, Exactly?
Heckle Her Productions goes all Nineties-style with latest comedy gig
" version of that show – they’re calling it Doper Than Dope – to The Institution Theater this weekend..."

July 13, 2016 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Reefer Roundup 12/2/10
News from the frontline of the War on Drugs
"...Blanca. When agents boarded the bus they found the dope. The question, of course, is why did they search..."

Dec. 2, 2010 News Post by Jordan Smith

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