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The Hightower Report
Merry Christmas, right-wingers, the Red Pope, and Jesus
"...Here's a twist on Christmas that would make Jesus weep...."

Dec. 25, 2015 News Column by Jim Hightower

Point Austin: The Quality of Mercy
If you're looking for compassion, you've come to the wrong place
"...One of the few bright spots in an otherwise dismal..."

July 22, 2011 News Column by Michael King

The Hands That Feed
The groups that care for Austin's hungry could sure use a few more helping hands
"...The sweep of headlights cuts the night in two. The..."

Dec. 25, 2009 News Feature by Kate X Messer

The Gospel According to Hollywood
Easter is a time for resurrectiing Hollywood's biblical epics.
"...Biblical epics are a weakness of mine. They don't have to be good so long as they're..."

April 13, 2001 Column by Michael Ventura

Film Flam: Linklater, Krisha, and Slackerwood
Awards all around, and a sad farewell to the popular film blog
"...news to grapple with, and a sad departure from the local film scene...."

April 29, 2015 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Hank Lives!
Hank Williams' ‘Lost Notebooks’ come to life.
"...He’s been dead nearly 60 years now, but the fascination with the life and music of Hank Williams..."

Sept. 29, 2011 Music Post by Jim Caligiuri

Blood, Sweat & Murder
Redemption for Austin's definitive one-man band? Just don't ask Scott H. Biram what the 'H' stands for.
"...Nietzsche in one hand and the Bible in the other, Scott H...."

Oct. 21, 2011 Music Feature by Austin Powell

Letters at 3AM: If We Make It Through December
Everywhere I looked for a merry Christmas, I found contradictions too disturbing to ignore and paradoxes too entrenched to resolve
"...The thing about Christmas is that you know what's going..."

Dec. 13, 2013 Column by Michael Ventura

Re: Resisting Evildoers
Defense against one's enemies presents a conflict for individuals who identify themselves as members of a Christian society instructed to turn the other cheek.
"...It's already ancient history -- Madison Square Garden, October 20: Richard Gere booed off the..."

Nov. 16, 2001 Column by Michael Ventura

Ventura's Unintended Stereotyping
"...appreciate Michael Ventura's esteem for Jesus and his extolling the virtues of helping the poor in his article “Panhandle..."

Sept. 9, 2005 Postmarks

Deadboy & the Elephantmen
SXSW showcase reviews
"...Deadboy & the Elephantmen..."

March 17, 2006 Music Review by Michael Bertin

The Mindful Cook: Finding Awareness, Simplicity, and Freedom in the Kitchen
"...The Mindful Cook: Finding Awareness, Simplicity, and Freedom in the..."

Sept. 8, 2000 Food Review by Sandy Szwarc

Live Shots
"...Junior Brown at the Continental Club, December 29photograph by John Carrico QUATROPAW..."

Jan. 17, 1997 Music Feature

Pray For Politicians
Religious Beliefs Play a Political Role, Like It or Not
"...Lyndon Johnson was an inveterate churchgoer. Raised a Baptist, he..."

Dec. 27, 1996 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Letters at 3AM
Are the Panhandle's many roadside monuments to Christ testaments of faith or unadmitted doubt, or some of both?
"...On I-40 you drive past Groom, Texas, in seconds –..."

Sept. 2, 2005 Column by Michael Ventura

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Our readers talk back.
"...appreciate Michael Ventura's esteem for Jesus and his extolling the virtues of helping the poor in his article "Panhandle..."

Sept. 16, 2005 Column

Make Your Mama Proud
The Gospel According to Bill "The Mailman" Martin and Chester Baldwin
"...In many respects, gospel music has twice the burden to bear as its musical cousins who sleep..."

Feb. 16, 2001 Music Feature by Christopher Gray

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Still Pissed
"...Louis, I enclose a recent issue of the Comics Journal in which the editor/publisher allowed me to..."

July 9, 1999 Column

Bullet With Butterfly Wings
Billy Corgan on the Smashing Pumpkins, the Source Family, and Sky Saxon
"...“We’re a nation that doesn’t know how to mix foods,” Sky Saxon..."

Sept. 17, 2010 Music Post by Austin Powell

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Duff Gets Tough
"...Kudos to Audrey Duff for the article about welfare reform in your June 13 issue...."

June 27, 1997 Column

A Full Dance Card
Back in Austin after eight days in the land of mountains and Mormons at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, it's hard to distill the experience into any one verity. The combination of dozens of movies and the oxygen-poor altitude create memories that seem more impressionistic than precise.
"...Back in Austin after eight days in the land of mountains and Mormons at the 2005 Sundance..."

Feb. 4, 2005 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

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