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The Secret History of the English Language
If the late Douglas Adams had made his mark as a writer of history textbooks, the resulting volumes might read like The Secret History of the English Language
"...If the late Douglas Adams (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy) had made his mark as..."

March 7, 2008 Books Review by Ken Lieck

Time to 'Live, Live, Live!'
"...attitude I pray that I have when this little "hitchhiker" I have (HIV positive since 2003) finally starts to..."

Feb. 5, 2008 Postmarks

@ Chronic
Texas Constitution Gets Polished Up
"...possibility of some new rights (pants back on, nude hitchhiker advocates of Texas) most of them are basically housekeeping..."

Sept. 7, 2007 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Film News
Solid reporting and decent rumors
"...Aronofsky in attendance. Plus, they've talked Ed Neal, the hitchhiker from the original The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, into coming..."

July 28, 2006 Screens Column by Joe O'Connell

The 'Gatchaman' Cometh
Four episodes of seminal Seventies animé get Alamo treatment
"...the American voice cast includes legendary Texas Chain Saw hitchhiker Ed Neil as the villainous Berg Katse, but can..."

Feb. 17, 2006 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Naked
The 1993 film by writer and director Mike Leigh, newly released by Criterion, is a small masterpiece of blighted English negativity: like little body with a corrosive heart
"...or a street beating in Manchester. Also Out NowThe Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Buena Vista, $29.99): Hard to..."

Sept. 30, 2005 Screens Review by Josh Rosenblatt

James McMurtry Reviewed
"...Drought" or the trucker hung up on some long-ago hitchhiker in "Pocatello," but McMurtry's characters often spend the present..."

Sept. 9, 2005 Music Feature by Christopher Gray

Who Killed Father Ryan?
A 1981 Odessa murder haunts crime researchers, the Catholic Church, and an ex-con determined to prove his innocence
"...Matthiesen of the Amarillo Diocese. Ryan often picked up hitchhikers along the 30-plus mile stretch of road connecting Denver..."

June 17, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Chronology of a Murder: Dec. 21-22, 1981
"...around 1:30pm. He then leaves Hobbs, picks up a hitchhiker, and drives to a Roswell, N.M., bus station...."

June 17, 2005 News Feature

Film News
The stars are out already – just look around; plus Guadalupe Arts Center groups regroup and more industry news you won't find anywhere else
"...produced by Jolene McMaster, and features Edwin Neal, the hitchhiker from the original The Texas Chain Saw Massacre... The..."

Feb. 18, 2005 Screens Column by Joe O'Connell

Slacker
"...– Charles Gunning, as Hitchhiker Awaiting "True Call" in Slacker..."

Sept. 10, 2004 Screens Review by Marc Savlov

Short Cuts
Last Saturday found Tobe Hooper in absentia and John C. Reilly quite the opposite
"...thought Ed Neal [who memorably played the film's deranged hitchhiker] was going to kick his ass." The longstanding rift..."

Aug. 27, 2004 Screens Column by Marc Savlov

The Killing Fields, Kind Of
A culinary history of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre farmhouse
"...and headcheese, the culminating family dinner scene, and the hitchhiker's epithet, "You're nothing but a cook!" Co-writer Tim Henkel..."

Oct. 31, 2003 Food Feature by MM Pack

Look Ma, No Wrapping
DVD boxed sets, no assembly required
"...up in a crazy quilt of a plot involving hitchhiker Hayes, aliens, and electroshock therapy. It doesn't make a..."

Dec. 13, 2002 Screens Feature by Marrit Ingman

Short Cuts
Michael Bay gets into "Leather" …
"...(Personally, we're hoping for Billy Bob Thornton as the Hitchhiker and maybe Owen Wilson as, uh, Franklin.)... Cinemaker Co-op's..."

Feb. 8, 2002 Screens Column by Marc Savlov

Articulations
Austin native Starla Benford brings The Vagina Monologues to town, Kerthy Fix takes Heaving Shadows at the Skin Show to Chicago, and where does rm 120 theatre go?
"...Show, a performance piece about a gay hustler, a hitchhiker, and a trucker on a cross-country odyssey. Now, this..."

Jan. 12, 2001 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Real Estate and Perfect Mates
The Year in Austin Culture
"...issues of intimacy and sexuality via a hustler, a hitchhiker, a trucker, and an infinity of cultural references, Kerthy..."

Jan. 5, 2001 Arts Feature by Ada Calhoun

Animation Station
Through ADVision, Austin has become a hotspot for producing English-dubbed anime. Who knew?
"...some film actors, like Edwin Neal (who played the hitchhiker in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre), the list of ADV..."

Sept. 22, 2000 Screens Feature by Sarah Hepola

By the Book
Recent Fiction and Nonfiction Reviewed
"...bored newspaper feature writer, picks up a lower-class Indian hitchhiker, a man who travels from reservation to reservation fighting..."

Aug. 18, 2000 Books Feature by Katherine Catmull

Gig: Americans Talk About Their Jobs at the Turn of the Millennium
"...know a guy who raises buffalo." John Bowe, a hitchhiker in a former life, combed the United States for..."

Aug. 11, 2000 Books Review by Ann Guidry

Melissa Sconyers
Face of the Future?
"...whose reading interests range from Harry Potter to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Sconyers says home schooling lets..."

March 3, 2000 Screens Feature by Erica C. Barnett

Page Two
The history of the intermittent Halloween mask covers and of burgeoning staff dinners.
"...Lewis as Grandpa Munster, Bride of Frankenstein, Leatherface (with hitchhiker Ed Neal demonstrating how to use the mask). The..."

Oct. 29, 1999 Column by Louis Black

Dancing About Architecture
Is the new Sir Douglas Quintet collection is from the original masters? Doug Sahm makes the final call. Also, Michael Nesmith, Junior and Tanya Rae Brown, and Clifford Antone updates.
"...to pass on the information. Meanwhile, who knew that Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy author Douglas Adams was a..."

Oct. 22, 1999 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Page Two
Around the issue
"...up [Oct. 10-13, with a keynote address by Douglas (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy) Adams], they'll give us a..."

Aug. 6, 1999 Column by Nick Barbaro

Page Two
"...(1985), both by Juke, with Chainsaw actor Ed "The Hitchhiker" Neal modeling how to cut out and wear the..."

Oct. 30, 1998 Column by Louis Black

Scanlines
"...middle-class friends Bowen (Lovejoy) and Collins (O'Brien) pick up hitchhiker Emmett Till (Talman) on a fishing trip to Mexico..."

April 24, 1998 Screens Feature

Record Reviews
"...Day 1990, Andrei Codrescu weaves a fable similar to Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy in sardonic tone, closer to..."

Dec. 26, 1997 Music Review

A Monk's Education
"...a splendid response to my character of a sociopathic hitchhiker carrying a muffler...."

May 23, 1997 Arts Feature

Short Cuts
Screen Debut
"...seat at the Leather family table along with the hitchhiker (Edwin Neal), Sally (Marilyn Burns), writer Kim Henkel, and..."

Oct. 27, 1995 Screens Column

Record Reviews
"..."Everyone is Waiting" to Sanchez and/or Griffith's melodic, folky "Hitchhiker," "Here I Sit in Prison (Yipee-I-Yay)," "Man on the..."

April 28, 1995 Music Review

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