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Naturaltown
Vegetarian and Vegan Spots in Austin
"...basic and all pretty good. And despite its obvious slacker allegiance (there is even a bean plate called the..."

March 9, 2001 Food Feature by Barbara Chisholm

Five Easy Pieces
"...and Lois Smith. This is one of those “original slacker” stories about a gifted pianist from the privileged classes..."

Aug. 22, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Holiday in Town
"...Pearl Street betrays little of its semisecret history as Slacker set, slacker co-op, or scene of legendarily debauched early-Eighties..."

May 26, 2000 Features Feature by Cindy Widner

Public Notice
"Public Notice" is the sassy yet totally sincere public service column.
"...3. Why yes, our boss was in Slacker!..."

March 17, 2000 Column by Kate X Messer

How You Became a Criminal
An interview with Canadian documentary filmmaker Ron Mann about his newest film, Grass.
"...It's not like I've been a slacker …..."

March 10, 2000 Screens Feature by Nick Barbaro

Book Reviews
The Politics of Prose
"...but if you aren't a dedicated fan of the slacker school of urban angst literature, then you may not..."

Feb. 18, 2000 Books Feature by Barbara Strickland

More Than a Pair of Jokers
While she was growing up, Anne S. Lewis thought of Randy and Jason Sklar as just her crazy twin cousins. But now, after an MTV sitcom and success on the comedy club circuit, she's thinking her relatives may be more than just a pair of jokers in her family deck.
"...might make it into the sequel to the movie Slacker -- Slacker 2: Electric Boogaloo. The camera follows around..."

Feb. 11, 2000 Arts Feature by Anne S. Lewis

Rock Opera
Locally filmed micro-budget feature tells a picaresque story about a punk guitarist who is trying to sell enough pot to finance a low-rent tour for his band. His journey instead takes him on a tour through the college-town underground.
"...many find similarities between Ray's work and that of Slacker-vintage Richard Linklater, I believe a more analogous talent, and..."

Sept. 3, 1999 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Scanlines
Mallrats
"...influence of Richard Linklater, reminds me most of a slacker Preston Sturges. Gorgeous, gushing speeches pour out of his..."

July 16, 1999 Screens Feature

Further Reflections
"...unfortunate bagman. Rock Opera turns into a hysterically funny slacker caper movie filled with a stale-beer Austin-underbelly ambianceof pawnshops,..."

March 26, 1999 Screens Feature

A League of Their Own
"...a volcanic eruption. Often, the town that Richard Linklater's Slacker helped put on the film map more closely resembles..."

March 12, 1999 Screens Feature by Jesse Sublett

Dude, It's Mitch Hedberg!
"...laid-back delivery, long hair, and sleepy eyes evoke the slacker/stoner label. His material, however, is intelligent, provocative, and very..."

Feb. 19, 1999 Arts Feature by J. C. Shakespeare

Featuring Texas
Films From Around the State
"...Kirk believes the Slacker-esque nature of the pleasantly off-kilter love triangle at the..."

March 13, 1998 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Into the Pink
Interview With Filmmaker and Novelist Gus Van Sant
"...fact, all those kids in Richard Linklater's early film Slacker - and Linklater himself - remind me of Jack..."

Feb. 20, 1998 Screens Feature by Sid Moody

Postmarks
"...just reviewed the Austin Stories pilot series, (in true slacker form), in one sitting. What the hell is this..."

Jan. 16, 1998 Column

Geek Love
Protector of Cyberspace Mike Godwin
"...It's typical comic book fare -- slacker and misfit UT computer hacker/law student and former Daily..."

Nov. 1, 1996 Screens Feature by Louisa C. Brinsmade

How to Get an Education in Film
Austin Film Society Projections
"...Daniel, who would go on to make the movies Slacker, Dazed and Confused, and Before Sunrise together. These two..."

Oct. 27, 1995 Screens Feature

The Discovery Incubator
"...accidentally become an unpaid extra on the set of Slacker II. Although the Discovery Incubator itself could prove to..."

June 16, 1995 Music Feature

Before Sunrise
Richard Linklater takes one of the oldest romantic formulas in the book – strangers on a train – and creates a soulful melding of hearts, minds, and camera.
"...and choice of characters. As in his previous films, Slacker and Dazed and Confused he still maintains a great..."

Jan. 27, 1995 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Clerks
Kevin Smith's feature debut is an outrageous, profane, and deliriously dead-on comedy that follows a day in the life of two young convenience/video store clerks.
"...convenience/video store clerks. O'Halloran is Dante Hicks, a 22-year-old slacker extraordinaire who receives a call from his boss one..."

Nov. 11, 1994 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Reality Bites
Stiller's first feature film as a director captured the zeitgeist and is imbued with an honest and sarcastic wit.
"...are a motley collection of Gen X misfit/archetypes, a musician/slacker, an oversexed Gap manager, and an emerging homosexual, respectively...."

Feb. 18, 1994 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

El Mariachi
"...Gómez, Peter Marquardt and Reinol Martinez. From Richard Linklater's Slacker to Robert Rodriguez's El Mariachi, Austin is fast becoming..."

Feb. 26, 1993 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Glen Powell to Enter Texas Film Hall of Fame
Actor to be honored ahead of Austin premiere of Hit Man
"...2012’s Bernie). Yet it’s just another chapter in the Slacker director’s long and rewarding creative relationship with Powell that..."

March 27, 2024 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Teezo Touchdown, Arny Margret, and More Reviews From Tuesday of SXSW
Standout sets to kick off the big music week
"...be damned.) Drummer Tamás Czirják served as the combo’s slacker backbone, meandering through a blazed-out solo with just the..."

March 13, 2024 Music Post by Derek Udensi

Six Great Breweries Off the Beaten Path
In tumultuous times for Austin beer, these undersung gems are worth seeking out
"...just getting hotter by the second, folks. Stay hydrated. Slackers..."

March 1, 2024 Food Feature by Eric Puga

Less Talkin’, More Rockin’: The Austin Music Awards Touch Down at Antone’s
Jim Franklin, Rosa Madriz, Cherubs honored at 42nd Chronicle show
"...Accepting the award, Whitley thanked Coffey – who rehearsed..."

Feb. 26, 2024 Music Post by Carys Anderson

Paper Cuts
New Austin music picks from francene rouelle, variety
"...grimy tone for lightspeed garage-rock. Woodruff’s vocals snag droning slacker-ism over eager guitar – the sonic equivalent of a..."

Jan. 26, 2024 Music Feature by Carys Anderson

A.L. West at a Bookstore, and More Crucial Concerts This Week
Stop by Stalefish’s album release or Jonathan Toubin’s Soul Clap
"...up-to-date bedroom pop with a healthy dose of Nineties slacker rock nostalgia, homegrown sixpiece Stalefish embarks on a two-show..."

Jan. 12, 2024 Music Column by Carys Anderson

A Gift Guide for the Austin Music Fan in Your Life
Try a Nineties Austin oral history, Willie birthday LP, or BLK ODYSSY ashtray
"...all contemporary scenesters interested in learning more about the slacker generation. – C.A. by Greg Beets and Richard WhymarkUniversity..."

Dec. 8, 2023 Music Feature by Carys Anderson

Meanwhile Brewing’s Free Birthday Bash and More Crucial Concerts This Week
From Jonathan Richman at the Continental to Saweetie at AFROTECH
"...on "Sweet Young Thing Ain't Sweet No More" and slacker sing-alongs like "Touch Me I'm Sick," the 1988 collection..."

Nov. 3, 2023 Music Column by Raoul Hernandez

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