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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

99 Luftballons (International Acts at SXSW Music)
South by Southwest by way of Sudan, Scotland, Colombia, and more
"...Josée Caron and Lucy Niles brandish an openly queer, pro-slacker, totally 420 lifestyle on first full-length In Search of..."

March 16, 2018 Music Feature

Mac DeMarco’s Scenes From an Italian Restaurant
Slack rocker serves poundcake at Austin City Limits taping
"...on the pledge. Rather than lean into the reverb-heavy slacker rock sonic aesthetic he’s become famous for, the singer..."

Feb. 28, 2018 Music Post by Abby Johnston

Getting a Read on the State of Anti-State Bookstores
Brave New Books and Monkeywrench Books keep thinking outside the mainstream
"...Around the turn of the century, Slacker-era Austin was on its way out. The city saw..."

Feb. 9, 2018 Arts Feature by Taylor Prewitt

Kurt & Courtney’s Last Stand
Tour finale proves somewhat sleepy
"...Despite the slacker image foisted upon Barnett, the bulk of her music..."

Nov. 12, 2017 Music Post by Libby Webster

Richard Linklater on His New Film Last Flag Flying
Cranston, Carell, and Fishburne star in the director’s most mature film to date
" chapter for the director. His earliest works – Slacker, Dazed and Confused – were standard-bearers for the bright..."

Nov. 10, 2017 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

There's Something in the Woods
Celebrating the Alamo Rolling Roadshow with Bruce Campbell
"...but Fantastic Fest faves Nacho Vigalondo, Eugenio Mira, and Slacker's Criterion Collection DVD design shaman Marc English did and..."

Sept. 8, 2017 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Live Music This Weekend, Aug. 25-27
Your auditory agenda for the next three days
"...Giant Dog’s second LP for Merge Records. Second song, slacker anthem “Fake Plastic Trees,” blares in the first person,..."

Aug. 25, 2017 Music Post by Rachel Rascoe

The Luv Doc: A Long F%#king Way From Smith
The Luv Doc has a confession to make
"...I know, I know. It could have been a..."

June 9, 2017 Column by The Luv Doc

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