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Page Two: Love and Creation
An approach to the SXSW Film Festival
"...Ellison's output makes "prolific" seem a slacker term and includes more than 1,000 short stories, as..."

March 7, 2008 Column by Louis Black

The Black
Bringing it all back home
"...indicative, the former's laid-back intellectualism reflecting the culture's classic slacker roots while the latter's stylish wardrobe, sharp black hair,..."

Feb. 29, 2008 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

Art + Commerce
Marc English Design's DIY Criteria
"...belt, beginning with Austin Film Society cohort Richard Linklater's Slacker and Dazed and Confused and continuing on through Mike..."

Feb. 15, 2008 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

'Marathon': Down the jackrabbit hole
Where else to workshop this new musical drama by Jesse Sublett and Darden Smith than the Continental Club?
"...It's set in present-day West Texas, where a Boston slacker has come to learn more about the dad he..."

Feb. 8, 2008 Arts Feature by Rosalind Faires

Luv Doc Recommends: The Reivers Reunion Show
Parish, Sunday, February 10, 2008
" venues to fill, but the days of the slacker musician are fast drawing to a close. Trying to..."

Feb. 8, 2008 Column by The Luv Doc

'My First Movie: Take Two' and 'Cinema of Obsession: Erotic Fixation and Love'
Take Two is the sequel to My First Movie, a collection of interviews with now-successful directors discussing their first feature films. Sexy subject aside, Cinema of Obsession barely even manages to simmer.
"...the winning formula and includes interviews with Richard Linklater (Slacker) and early-Aughties prodigy Richard Kelly (Donnie Darko) along with..."

Jan. 11, 2008 Screens Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Margot at the Wedding
The director of The Squid and the Whale mostly falters in this follow-up film that stars Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Jack Black as casually cruel narcissists.
"...of her estranged sister, Pauline (Leigh), to a hopeless slacker (a miscast Black), she begins to wreak emotional havoc..."

Dec. 14, 2007 Movie Review by Steve Davis

A Second Shot at 'Shootin' Match'
On the eve of the pending DVD release and Friday night's premiere of the restored and remastered The Whole Shootin' Match, Sonny Carl Davis and Lou Perryman reminisce about the late Eagle Pennell and the films they made together
"...ignite the extraordinary growth in independent film (as Linklater's Slacker did a decade later). TWSM's influence was not limited..."

Nov. 30, 2007 Screens Feature by Louis Black

Page Two: Creative Mass
The people who forged Austin's identity also helped fuel its growth
"...When Richard Linklater stayed here after Slacker's success – and also stayed very involved in the..."

Nov. 30, 2007 Column by Louis Black

No Room at the Complex
Renters scramble for housing as dirt churns on new condos
"...the city's idealized conception of itself. While the cheap-rent, slacker-mecca mythology imprinted in the DNA of Austin weirdness always..."

Sept. 14, 2007 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Balls of Fury
Goofy pingpong comedy gets by on the amiable nerd panache of chunky lead Dan Fogler.
"...former pingpong prodigy Randy Daytona, he's such a sweet-natured slacker that you can't help but root for him when..."

Aug. 31, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Off the Record
"...of hearing the same Clear Channel playlists at work?, founded by Austinite Celite Milbrandt, combines characteristics of the..."

Aug. 31, 2007 Music Column

Spanking the Figurative
A new Austin gallery captures dancers with paint
"...Bartel, no slacker herself, is bringing her innovative company to the Austin..."

Aug. 10, 2007 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

TV Eye
Watch List
"...forces with two other former spies, one a middle-aged slacker played by Bruce Campbell, the other a beautiful weapons..."

July 27, 2007 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

'Chronicle' Got It All Wrong
"...our markets by stating, "What I long for is Slackers Market for the performers and partyers in town, a..."

June 26, 2007 Postmarks

A Closing Credit for The Alamo at 409 Colorado
June 27
"...a part of Austin's cultural landscape as Richard Linklater's Slacker or Robert Rodriguez's El Mariachi. All three are historic..."

June 22, 2007 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

TV Eye
The Territory
" Cope With Rejection" (D: Chris Waitt, Scotland): A slacker resorts to desperate measures to win back his girlfriend.July..."

June 22, 2007 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

Take Your Slacker to Work Day

June 12, 2007 Sports Post by John Hunt

The Ex
Zach Braff and Amanda Peet play husband and wife who deal with a new child and an old flame in this featherweight comedy that never steps outside its comfort zone.
"...Scrubs-style comic persona here as the hapless Tom, a slacker who ends up working in a small-town Ohio ad..."

May 18, 2007 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Film News
Incentives in the Senate: Does Steve Ogden want to censor filmmakers shooting in Texas?
"...retrospective at this year's Filmfest München in Munich, where Slacker had its international premiere way back when… I tipped..."

May 11, 2007 Screens Column by Joe O'Connell

Developing Stories: Pioneering at Mueller
Urban trailblazers aren't just settling Downtown
" relevant to all Austinites – rich, poor, or slacker...."

March 23, 2007 News Column by Katherine Gregor

Full Plate
In planning your SXSW itinerary, make room for these 10 dining destinations
"...doing all right; three to five is a good slacker score; five to seven indicates serious immersion in local..."

March 16, 2007 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

"...Austin has a deep commitment to the slacker ethic, which, despite a common misconception, isn't an enervate..."

March 9, 2007 Music Review by Doug Freeman

Wednesday Sleepers
The 'Chronicle' says see these SXSW acts directly afterwards
"...McFeely, aka Simple Kid, amends with music that's complex: slacker-smart lyrics, electronic indulgences, Parsons-esque country, and Kinks-ian pop. In..."

March 9, 2007 Music Feature

Community Access
The groundbreaking Austin Past and Present archive projects means free museums, movies, music, and more all over town
", and true to local custom, it's a veritable Slacker of Austinites, requiring 24 pages of credits to list..."

March 2, 2007 Screens Feature by Nora Ankrum

Starter for 10
This British coming-of-age drama and romantic comedy is fairly predictable, although the charming actors manage to keep the story’s characters just this side of stereotype and mediocrity.
"...contestants. Obviously hoping for some John Hughes-for-the-college-set magic or Slacker-like momentum, Starter for 10 is short a Madonna Pap..."

Feb. 23, 2007 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Austin's Only Downside?
Does not compute!
"...We're also, let it be known, the "inspiration for Slacker, epicenter of the first EFF [Electronic Freedom Foundation] battle,..."

Jan. 8, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Music DVDs
"...Jon Cook; and Cynthia Nelson. Half Reality Bites, half Slacker, and packaged with Hawley and Galinsky's 1997 Spanish feature..."

Dec. 22, 2006 Music Feature by Darcie Stevens

Crew Stories
Jeff Schwan, stuntman
"...Austin was hardly the moviemaking town it is today. Slacker and El Mariachi were still a decade away. What's..."

Dec. 22, 2006 Screens Feature by Toddy Burton

Desk Set
Its inaugural class – equipped with cameras, computers, and expert instruction – wades into a sea of possibility
"...Cinemaker later nabbing the heartfelt D. Montgomery Award at Slacker's 10-year reunion and a brace of festival prize and..."

Dec. 8, 2006 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

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