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Austin @ Large: Austin at Large
Another Austin boom is pointless unless it improves the quality of life.
"...screwed by the trends that have defined the New Economy, even more in Austin than elsewhere -- globalization, the..."

Aug. 1, 2003 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Happy Times ... in Moderation
City budget preview projects strong economy, careful spending
"...Austin is at the center of the best regional economy of all the major metropolitan areas in the country..."

April 26, 2013 News Feature by Michael King

Capitol Chronicle
Despite the hopeful numbers, the economic outlook on Main Street remains glum.
"...following the GDP announcement, analysts reported that while the economy was adding about 126,000 jobs in October, layoffs simultaneously..."

Nov. 21, 2003 News Column by Michael King

Technical Difficulties
Older professionals face a hard choice: leave Austin or go tech?
"...also a place where cultivation of the New, tech-driven Economy has rendered perpetually rosy economic news, at least as..."

March 2, 2001 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Not So Hot TODs
Sputtering rail, sputtering economy – the uncertain fate of Red Line development
"...the TODs is the most obvious one: It's the economy, stupid...."

Nov. 26, 2010 News Feature by Lee Nichols

The Future is Free
Wired’s Chris Anderson keynotes SXSW Interactive
"...perhaps more theoretical impact on the emerging digital music economy than any other writer today. His conversation with doubtful..."

March 17, 2009 Music Post by Doug Freeman

Freeconomics!
Free is the new not free.
"...by Wired editor Chris Anderson, describes the new, distended economy based on endless storage and free distribution, essentially the..."

Feb. 29, 2008 Music Post by Doug Freeman

Deconstructing Downtown
The Economy Sneezes -- and Austin's Central Business District Catches a Cold
"...bad. In short, promises of an exciting new retail economy downtown may have to be shelved for several more..."

April 20, 2001 News Feature by Amy Smith

City Budget: Something's Gotta Give
Cooling economy, rising costs mean tough choices for City Council
"...expenses have continued to rise – but the booming economy enjoyed by the Central Texas region over the last..."

May 12, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

The Hightower Report
The fountain-pen economy
"...a fountain pen." We're now in a rapacious fountain-pen economy. Since the Wall Street crash of 2008 (itself a..."

June 5, 2015 News Column by Jim Hightower

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large
The boys from the chamber look for an opportunity to muddy the waters once again.
"...to have any real long-term influence on the region's economy, is thoroughly homogenized and unweird, subject to intense competition..."

Sept. 26, 2003 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Weathering With You
A magical rainy adventure in Tokyo with sympathy for the underdog
"...that's a valuable skill, and in the less-than-booming gig economy that can make for a handy living for two..."

Jan. 17, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

The Other Side of Hope
Searching for a better tomorrow in Aki Kaurismäki's droll tale of immigrants and restaurants
"...that it is a droll tale told with an economy of means, a minimum of dialogue and camera movement,..."

Jan. 5, 2018 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Playback: Rap Reigns at SXSW
Snoop Dogg crowns SXSW hip-hop as keynote, the Cherubs may have topped Heroin Man, and Sparkplug becomes part of musicians’ shared economy
"...unless we had a Ping-Pong table 24/7." A Sharing Economy for Musicians..."

March 13, 2015 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

The Queen of Versailles
How does 90,000 square feet sound?
"...presents a fascinating case study of how the collapsing economy impacted the superrich. It will also likely drive anybody..."

Aug. 3, 2012 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Sweat, Equity
How vegan doughnuts can help fix the economy
"...demonstrate that there is another way to run our economy," explains Pérez de Alejo. "There is this growing frustration..."

June 8, 2012 Food Feature by Melanie Haupt

Pennies From Heaven
The new streaming economy is here, with or without royalties
"...music industry might navigate. For artists, the new streaming economy has yet to provide more than a trickle...."

May 18, 2012 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

The Grey
Bloodthirsty wolves and the brutalizing Alaskan elements conspire against a band of airplane crash survivors.
"...the advise of Ottway. Along the way, with an economy of dialogue, we get to know a little something..."

Feb. 3, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Oscar-Nominated Short Films 2011: Animation
Get a leg up on your Oscar pool by checking out all the nominees in this category.
"...half-dozen minutes using next to no dialogue: Such narrative economy! Other shorts are not so, well, short. The German/UK..."

Feb. 11, 2011 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Inside Job
This documentary, which is narrated by Matt Damon, illuminates the U.S. economic crisis with detailed yet engaging analysis.
"...days, everyone is talking smack about the United States economy. Most of us have painful evidence that the whole..."

Nov. 5, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Austin Lyric Opera
Three staff members are let go in budget-cutting move
"...its leading cultural institutions shut down because of the economy as so many cities have, but that doesn't mean..."

July 9, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Yes Men Fix the World
These anti-corporate pranksters strike again.
"...ridicule the evils inherent in an unfettered, global, free-market economy have been the subject of a previous documentary. This..."

Feb. 5, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Compact, Climate-Friendly, Competitive
To restart the economy while saving the planet, the Congress for the New Urbanism advocates traditional neighborhoods for all
"...overarching themes of national import emerged. One was the economy, stupid: how smart city-shaping, supported by the right federal..."

June 26, 2009 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Brewster and Carole, Together at Last?
The opposed pols find common ground against city website proposal
"...investment dramatically improves government efficiency and stimulates the local economy. I am not satisfied that the website redesign proposal..."

March 25, 2009 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Talk About It
AMF discusses the future of Austin music
"...a guarded recognition of the tough times that the economy is leveraging on Austin music with an excitement for..."

Feb. 25, 2009 Music Post by Doug Freeman

Confessions of a Shopaholic
Profligate spending may be out of step with the times, but don't short-sell the comic charms of Isla Fisher.
"...heels of Confessions is not the state of the economy but, rather, the film’s predictability. When magazine writer Rebecca..."

Feb. 20, 2009 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

A Man Named Pearl
A self-taught topiary artist in South Carolina is profiled in this amiable but unadventurous documentary.
"...city of Bishopville, population 4,000. Bishopville, with a farming economy on the wane and a main street peppered with..."

Aug. 8, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Rocking the Bottom Line
Chris Searles lays down the beat for a sustainable local economy
"...for why it makes sense to build a sustainable economy," says Searles. "Everyone inside the economy is a designer;..."

April 18, 2008 Features Feature by Nora Ankrum

Bamako
This Malian courtroom drama is like nothing you've ever seen: The people put the institutions of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund on trial.
"...these American-based organizations have wound up gutting their country's economy and natural resources. Although formed with good intentions after..."

June 22, 2007 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

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