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The Luv Doc: Free Range Kids
On the ominous meaning of "kid-friendly"
"...Dear Luv Doc,..."

May 4, 2018 Column by The Luv Doc

The Hightower Report: Preaching to the Choir
You, too, can be part of Scott Walker's inner circle
"...If you think that none of today's presidential candidates care about people like you, check..."

Sept. 4, 2015 News Column by Jim Hightower

David Pulkingham’s Little Pearl
CD release happens Saturday at Strange Brew, 7pm
"...David Pulkingham has spent the last 13 years touring and playing guitar for musicians ranging from locals..."

Aug. 28, 2015 Music Post by William Harries Graham

Playback: Angel Dance
Robert Plant & Patty Griffin put the Continental Club in the mood
"...with Led Zeppelin's "Rock & Roll." The unmistakable voice of Robert Plant might as well have been a jackhammer,..."

Dec. 21, 2012 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Doobie Brothers: Rockin' Down the Highway
Tom Johnston listens to the music but not the radio
"...Early summer 1971, the Doobie Brothers toured Texas for the..."

March 26, 2012 Music Post by Margaret Moser

'Mo Music: Chilly Dreamy Dreamsicle
The cream of the crop of this year's dream rock.
"...When on a music binge, I usually go off into one music tangent and dive deep. After being..."

Oct. 19, 2010 Qmmunity Post by Rob Cohen

Auld Lang Syne at the Cinema
How Hollywood has created a holiday of unreasonable expectations and why we should probably stop buying in (but never will)
"...During the three years I lived in New York City, I didn't go..."

Dec. 26, 2008 Screens Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

Page Two
Notes on Daniel Johnston, 'Dead Dog's Eyeball,' and the soundtrack of our lives
"...My wife, Annie, and my son saw the documentary The Devil and..."

April 29, 2005 Column by Louis Black

Letters @ 3AM
Fifty years ago, almost all movies were made for adults, yet children went to see them on their own or with others, and in the process, learned the mysteries of our cultural ideology.
"...-- in that piece I wondered about the effect of today's movie superheroes on little children as opposed to..."

Aug. 22, 2003 Column by Michael Ventura

Page Two
Our Top 10s give you another chance to laugh, and rail, at us; Republican dominance and a state budget crisis bode ill for government services, and for Austin; we bid a fond farewell to "Dancing About Architecture" and chart a new course, a bit.
"...This is our first issue of the new year. As is tradition, this is our..."

Jan. 3, 2003 Column by Louis Black

Day Trips
The homey hospitality of the Panhandle's Hotel Turkey
"...The Hotel Turkey, in the Panhandle town of Turkey, stands as a red brick reminder..."

Aug. 24, 2001 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Blue Monday
Antone's Blue Mondays continues, 25 years later.
"...past 10pm on a sticky night in late September, Antone's Monday Night Blues Band is already cranked up and..."

Dec. 29, 2000 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

That Figures
City Manager Jesus Garza introduces a budget that focuses on roads, utilities, and cops, and skates around a needed tax increase.
"...Don't know if you'd call this an achievement, but ever since Kirk Watson descended among us,..."

Aug. 18, 2000 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

The Doobie Brothers Long Train Runnin' 1970-2000 (Warner Archives/Rhino)
Box Sets
"...easy to hate the Doobie Brothers. Although almost 30 years have passed since this feel-good Northern California collective began..."

Dec. 17, 1999 Music Review by Greg Beets

Council Watch
Local activists keep raising questions about the proposed water deal between the city and the Lower Colorado River Authority.
"...on the proposed Lower Colorado River Authority water pact, and guess what: the deal that some people have said..."

Sept. 24, 1999 News Column by Jenny Staff Johnson

Looks Back... and Forward
Documentary Film Pioneer D.A. Pennebaker
"...Husband and wife filmmakers D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus There..."

April 3, 1998 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Abracadabra!
Abra Moore Works Her Magic
"...photograph by Shannon McIntyre Comparisons are often a useful tool for clueing..."

May 16, 1997 Music Feature by Michael Bertin

Coach's Corner
"...Johnny Clyde Copeland, a dead ringer for a blood relative of Richard..."

May 2, 1997 Column by Andy "Coach" Cotton

Film Reviews
Recommended
"...DOUBLE HAPPINESSD: Mina Shum; with Sandra Oh, Alannah Ong, Stephen Chang, Frances You, Johnny Mah,..."

Oct. 13, 1995 News Feature

A Political Guide to Gifting in 2019
Give the gift of hope!
"...Hope. It's the platform Obama ran on in 2008, and it worked. America danced in..."

Dec. 6, 2019 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

ACL Live Review: Denzel Curry
South Floridian MC booms and quakes and commands
"...It’s blasphemous to suggest a majority of the throng that jumped many rows deep (and for..."

Oct. 13, 2019 Music Post by Derek Udensi

Playback Punches Out
After six years and 388,000 words, "Playback" hands off the music column
"...Back when I had a food stamp card instead of a Platinum Badge, I used to sneak into South..."

Nov. 23, 2018 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Crisis Pregnancy Centers: Money for Nothing
Despite unprecedented taxpayer investment, state-funded CPCs deliver few services
"...be able to conceive children. There's about a 90% chance you may never be able to have children down..."

July 20, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Implementing the Mobility Bond and Corridor Construction Program, if You Can Wait for It
Going to take a long, long time
"...If you live and drive in Austin, traffic congestion is one of your..."

June 8, 2018 News Feature by Jack Craver

Texans With Disabilities Physically Barred From Policymakers
The inaccessibility at the Capitol is emblematic of the city at large
"...Kenneth Semien Sr. stands on the Texas Capitol steps in early April. This..."

July 28, 2017 News Feature by Taylor Jackson Buchanan

Playback: Armadillo Tales
A review of the best book on Austin’s 1970s music scene since The Improbable Rise of Redneck Rock
"...A book can cure the worst case of boredom. I'd know...."

April 7, 2017 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Levitation Live Shot: 13th Floor Elevators
No one can believe what they saw and heard Sunday night
"...At 10pm Sunday on the Reverberation Stage, musicians tuned up, getting their levels right. Suddenly, an otherworldly,..."

May 11, 2015 Music Post by Tim Stegall

After Carstarphen, What Then?
Austin ISD enters a new era, searching for a road map
"...Low-performing schools. A dismal graduation rate and depressing dropout numbers. A headline-grabbing investigation into test-fixing that..."

April 18, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Gay Place
Awwwww, is this really our last day of ya? Come on, stay 'til Sunday!
"...Y'ALL COME BACK, NOW, Y' HEAR?..."

March 14, 2014 Column by Kate X Messer

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Third-place winner
"...A neon sign hovers in front of me. Its bright green baseball diamond shines an artificial..."

Feb. 28, 2014 Books Feature by Andy Steinberg

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