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West Anderson Becomes Wes Anderson
City renames street for the filmmaking UT alum
"...of Second Street named after him, but where's our Slacker Avenue? Troublemaker Street? Candler Cul-de-Sac? Bob Byington Boulevard?..."

Nov. 9, 2021 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Watch This: The Lonesome Heroes Vamp Out in “Cloak and Dagger”
Local Americana Trippers Go Full “Thriller” in Halloween Treat
"...production, premiering below, plays out like “Thriller” crossed with “Slacker.”..."

Oct. 29, 2021 Music Post by Doug Freeman

ACL Fest Artist Spotlight: The Backseat Lovers
Utah rock foursome spill suburban frustration seasoned with surf tones
"...slowly, Josh Harmon's vocals spilling languidly with a disaffected slacker air before inevitably breaking like Cage the Elephant. It's..."

Oct. 1, 2021 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

This Job Will Change Your Life
Former staff reflect on the zigs and zags of life post-Chronicle
"...private eye of Hammett and Chandler, living in the Slacker-era Austin of the Eighties, thumping out a living playing..."

Sept. 3, 2021 Features Feature by Jesse Sublett

You Can’t Put Your Arms Around a Memory
Departing Chronicle Music Editor Raoul Hernandez passes the reigns [sic] to Kevin Curtin with 10 anecdotes from 27 years.
"...parental warning stickers on CDs into the server. Art-hippie Slacker haze swirling around me, a Jeopardy!-esque point of film..."

July 23, 2021 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

New Di$count $inema Series Revs Up at Blue Starlite
Jon Moritsugu heads to Terminal USA
" gay skinhead porn, and Katsumi, a drug-dealing punk rocker/artist/slacker. Shot in 16mm Panavision on a single set decorated..."

July 23, 2021 Screens Feature by Tim Stegall

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week
What we’re listening to
"...her own, dropping from an impassioned warble to a slacker's chuckle at a moment's notice...."

July 2, 2021 Music Feature by Carys Anderson

AFS Cinema Will Reopen This Summer With The Next Picture Show
Fundraiser aims for $150,000 to get us all back to the movies
"...We Go To Hell, Paris is Burning, Police Story, Slacker, or Touki Bouki)...."

May 6, 2021 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Austin-Made Comedy Sends Shakey Graves in Search of Beer and Meaning
The party never ends at The Get Together
"...explained, adding that the original draft was for "one-take, Slacker-style, just drift into one character and understand their world,..."

May 7, 2021 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week
What we’re listening to
"...sensual ("Maze") and dreamy ("Disaster Area") to the groovy ("Slacker Sauce") and pleasantly weird ("More Salt," which seems haunted..."

April 2, 2021 Music Feature by Michael Toland

A Speed Dating Sampler of All 69 Virtual SXSW Music Showcases
The sun always shines on TV
"...From Chennai, India, Jbabe beckons with sensual slacker indie-pop, while Mumbai's Kayan floats freely in contemplative R&B...."

March 12, 2021 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

Summer Fun Playlist: Release Shows TBA
"...Effervescent bedroom rock with clever arrangements for the overthinking slacker ("Venmo Me") with backup vocals sweeter than lemonade...."

May 29, 2020 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week
What we’re playing
"...cut with both disgust and ennui in pure punk slacker fashion, the local quartet rants against the world on..."

May 29, 2020 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

The Heroine of The Roxy Letters Fights to Get Austin's Groove Back
Mary Pauline Lowry's quirky novel looks for the city's soul
"...with are all written to an ex, the sad-sack slacker Everett.)..."

April 17, 2020 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Join Us For Death Proof At Home
Every Thursday this month we'll live tweet another local classic
"...16: The wellspring of Austin indie cinema, Richard Linklater's Slacker. • April 23: A real throwback to when Austin..."

April 1, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

SXSW Review: Shithouse
Remarkable debut is the anti-Say Anything
"...dash of Linklater's shambling take on twentysomething life in Slacker in the succession of parties Alex hits in search..."

March 20, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

ATX Film News: Zellweger, Linklater, Bujalski, Oh My!
Plus AFF gets an NEA grant and ... Cats 2?
"...called "The Untitled Richard Linklater Project," the director of Slacker and Boyhood said, "What strikes me most is the..."

Jan. 24, 2020 Screens Column by Richard Whittaker

Now Streaming in Austin: Coming Undone With Minnow Mountain
Resurrecting Rotoscoping for the Amazon Prime mindbender
" in ‘95 because it’s cooler than Houston. With Slacker, Waking Life, there were more interesting things going on..."

Nov. 20, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Chad Holt, Austin's Last Provocateur
The Total Badass left his mark on the city's underground
"...included a small role in the Richard Linklater homage Slacker 2011, but the paragon of Chad Holt onscreen is..."

Oct. 18, 2019 Screens Feature by Kevin Curtin

The Class Conscious Honky-Tonk of Croy & the Boys
Corey Baum’s crew nails the zeitgeist of 2019 Austin
"...& the Boys effort reveled in a distinctly Austin slacker vibe ("Good Enough"), Howdy High-Rise considers the city skyline..."

Sept. 6, 2019 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

Texas Book Festival 2019: The Full Lineup
Malcolm Gladwell, Sonia Sotomayor, John Grisham, and 300 more
"...Austin Kleon KEEP GOING Gordon Korman LEVEL 13 (A SLACKER NOVEL) Jorge Lacera ZOMBIES DON'T EAT VEGGIES Megan Lacera..."

Aug. 28, 2019 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer Say Goodbye to Broad City at SXSW
If you’re here for spoilers, queen, we’ve got some news for you
"...if hyper-exaggerated, versions of themselves: TV Ilana being a slacker extraordinaire with a penchant for weed-induced philosophizing, while Abbi..."

March 11, 2019 SXSW Post by Beth Sullivan

SXSW Film Review: Pink Wall
Add another classic to the “Breakup Dramas” genre
" perhaps no stranger to this particular type of stoner/slacker ne’er do well, and he nails the gray areas..."

March 10, 2019 SXSW Post by Josh Kupecki

Fantastic Fest Review: Under the Silver Lake
Fantastically ambitious love letter to Tinsel Town
"...the magnetic fields of each one, seemingly randomly. The slacker philosophizing can turn into preposterous myth-making or dope-tinged weirdness..."

Sept. 27, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

How a Genetic Disorder Drove Abby Solomon to the Forefront of Science and Music
After supplying a scientific breakthrough, this Austinite improves one show at a time
"...their early 20s: local music. Far from the archetypal Slacker townie navigating existential quandaries, she sought convalescence from a..."

Sept. 7, 2018 Music Feature by Rachel Rascoe

Uncovering the Next Generation
Austin Youth Film Festival puts the focus on young movie minds
"...including producer Cathleen Sutherland (Boyhood), and directors Richard Linklater (Slacker), Kat Candler (Hellion), Bryan Poyser (Lovers of Hate), and..."

May 18, 2018 Screens Feature by Tinu Thomas

Mark Duplass: Brothers, Netflix, Respect, and Kindness
Austin's most famous filmmaking siblings return
"...we went to the Dobie (Cinema) and we saw Slacker, and he gave a Q&A. He came out in..."

May 9, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Jay Duplass Stars in Outside In at SXSW Film
Homegrown filmmaker on mumblecore, friends, and his first South By break
"...just as Richard Linklater was reinvigorating indie cinema with Slacker, and Robert Rodriguez turned $7,000 into the start of..."

March 9, 2018 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Austin Film News
Locals at SXSW, plus RSVP for a Maybe Shower
"...Chess, plus Richard Linklater presenting a special screening of Slacker. KVIFF's artistic director Karel Och said AFS is "a..."

March 9, 2018 Screens Column by Richard Whittaker

Essential Indie Acts at SXSW Music
Sneaks, Speedy Ortiz, and six other indie sets you won't want to miss
"...This Detroiter maintains a careful balance between twee and slacker rock on February solo debut Quit the Curse (Polyvinyl)...."

March 16, 2018 Music Feature by Libby Webster

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