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Call and Answer
It's been a hard spring of politics in Texas; now it's time to relax with a book.
"...Among Palast's international megavillains is Enron Corp., late of Houston -- remember? A couple of..."

June 6, 2003 News Feature by Michael King

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...in Arthur Andersen's audit services, including those provided to Enron...."

Sept. 13, 2002 Column

The Hightower Lowdown
Hey, rich people steal, too! And, in Bolivia, the U.S. takes the wrong side ... again.
"...in these days of corporate-infamy-on-parade, when the barons of Enron, Tyco, WorldCom, HealthSouth, Arthur Andersen, ImClone, and so many,..."

Nov. 7, 2003 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Hightower Report
Bush's Social Security Fantasies; Congress Does It Again
"...notes that if you had bought $1,000 worth of Enron stock a year ago, you'd now be down to..."

Aug. 23, 2002 News Column by Jim Hightower

Information Wants to Be Worthless
Money was never the most interesting thing about the Internet. Which is a good thing, since now it's gone.
"...Evil Global InfoWar"? Might we arrange open-house tours of Enron and Global Crossing, perhaps using chartered buses? Why, there's..."

March 1, 2002 Screens Feature by Bruce Sterling

Energizer Lobbyists
Deregulation Keeps Lobbyists Going... and Going...
"...One of the world's biggest power companies, Enron Corporation, is not aligned with either AECT or TCCE...."

Feb. 21, 1997 News Feature by Robert Bryce

A Whole New Astrodome
Houston needs a fresh look for its old arena; we've got a few ideas
"...Enron History Museum. Perhaps you’ll remember that Minute Maid Park,..."

Sept. 4, 2013 Sports Post by Chase Hoffberger

The Hightower Report
The new super PACs amount to a corporate takeover of national politics
"...Politics Enronized..."

Sept. 23, 2011 News Column by Jim Hightower

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...has successfully collected $8.3 million in back taxes from Enron Corp., and three of its subsidiaries, bringing the total..."

Dec. 16, 2005 News Feature

'He's Forked Himself'
Our Full conversation with Louis Dubose about 'The Hammer'
"...would be a wonderful gesture. He didn't give the Enron money back either. I'm really more pissed off –..."

Oct. 29, 2004 News Feature by Michael King

Naked City
Oh, shed a tear for Tom DeLay. Or not.
"...personal and corporate funds from now defunct Houston energy-giant Enron in the spring of 2001, just as the Securities..."

July 23, 2004 News Feature by Michael King

Atonement, Etc. -- Top 10-plus, Special 2002 bonus edition
Books for which we confess our true feelings, reconsider our disdain, or finally find room: top 10-plus, 2002 edition …
"...year. Pipe Dreams: Greed, Ego, and the Death of Enron by Robert Bryce (PublicAffairs):..."

Jan. 3, 2003 Books Feature

The Hightower Report
Bush keeps emphasizing the "shadow" in "shadow government" and Segway tries to push you off the sidewalk.
"...own boards of directors. The self-serving, clandestine machinations within Enron, WorldCom, and the rest are not anomalies -- such..."

Aug. 9, 2002 News Column by Jim Hightower

O, Brother! Where Art Thou?
Although out of the headlines, the George W. Bush siblings have been doing quite nicely for themselves.
"...Former Secretary of State Baker was doing deals for Enron (the Houston-based energy-related company and contributor to Bush the..."

March 16, 2001 News Feature by Louis Dubose

It's the Planet, Stupid
George W. Bush is not sure global warming and the greenhouse effect are a problem.
"...And even some of Bush's biggest supporters, including Enron CEO Ken Lay -- one of Bush's Pioneers, who..."

Oct. 27, 2000 News Feature by Robert Bryce

2018 B. Iden Payne Award Winners
Top honors go to Drowsy Chaperone and Fixing Troilus
"...Theatrical Engineering Raptors, Enron Raptor Independent Study students, led by Karen Maness and..."

Nov. 7, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

The Critics Table's Crème de la Crème
The winners of the 2017-18 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...The Effect/Wakey Wakey/The Repentance of Saint Joan/Grounded Robert Mallin, ENRON..."

June 5, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

The Armstrong Lie
What's a filmmaker to do with all the footage shot during Lance Armstrong's inspirational bicycling comeback in 2009 but reshape it into a documentary about a sports hero who couldn't stop lying?
"...the Oscar-winning documentary maker Alex Gibney, whose best-known films (Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, Taxi to the..."

Nov. 8, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Enforcing the 'Double Standard'
Major college sports insanity is entrenched at UT-Austin
"...Powers had been a member of Enron's board of directors, and was then appointed to head..."

Sept. 27, 2013 News Feature by Tom Palaima

Heat Wave Renews Call for Renewable Energy
Solar and wind could do the job more efficiently, advocates say
"...reports – of market manipulation à la the California Enron debacle more than a decade ago...."

Aug. 12, 2011 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Amateurs and Old Friends
Tom McCarthy works both angles in his winning third film. Make that Win Winning.
"...of very human selfishness. "We kept going back to Enron as a role model," McCarthy said. "Bad decisions were..."

April 8, 2011 Screens Feature by Joe O'Connell

Casino Jack and the United States of Money
Muckraking documentarian Alex Gibney here directs his camera toward the influence-peddling scandals that erupted around Jack Abramoff.
"...the nobleness of spirit of D.C.’s major players. Gibney (Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room) is a showman..."

May 21, 2010 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Great Crusader
Nobody's safe from man-with-a-camera Alex Gibney
"...20th century meatpacking industry viewed Sinclair.) His 2005 film, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, remains one of..."

July 11, 2008 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson
Academy Award-winning documentarian Alex Gibney puts the famed journalist, icon, and myth Hunter S. Thompson before his lens and comes away with a telling portrait of the man and his era.
"...such as Oscar-winner Taxi to the Dark Side and Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room and dives right..."

July 4, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Taxi to the Dark Side
Alex Gibney's new documentary focuses on the patterns of abuse committed by American armed forces against enemy combatants in Iraq and elsewhere. Instead of bad apples, he finds bad orders.
"...shake off. Director Gibney (who previously helmed the excellent Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room) rips to shreds..."

Feb. 15, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Reputation. Image. Perception.
"...Babe Ruth,” Stark says. “Thursday, he was compared to Enron.” Imagine being viewed on the level of the Bambino,..."

Feb. 7, 2008 Sports Post by Christopher Bond

No End in Sight
If you're growing as weary of Iraq war documentaries as you are of the war itself, then this sobering, information-filled study of the war's origins is the film for you.
"...Alex Gibney helmed another smart-as-a-whip doc, the feisty, maddening Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room. No End in..."

Aug. 31, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Hightower Report
Softening the Words of War; and "Burden" on Corporate Crooks
"...who brought you the culture of corruption that allowed Enron and so many others to rip off workers and..."

Nov. 24, 2006 News Column by Jim Hightower

Naked City
"...chair of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission during the Enron era and the Public Utility Commission of Texas during..."

Nov. 10, 2006 News Feature

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...editorial, May 26, on the criminal convictions of former Enron executives Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling. Attorneys for Lay..."

June 2, 2006 News Feature

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