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'The Austin Chronicle' and Richard Linklater
The beginning of a beautiful friendship
"...immediately claim that the first Linklater cover was for Slacker, when Chris Walters' story actually began on the cover..."

Oct. 3, 2003 Screens Feature by Louis Black

Black and White and Rick All Over
The ABCs of 'The School of Rock'
"...the fact that all of his films apart from Slacker, his first, have had studio financing, Linklater ironically remains..."

Oct. 3, 2003 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

The School of Rock
In Linklater's studio-financed comedy hit, Jack Black brings his rock & roll vibe to riff-needy prep students.
"...a film loaded with outsized characters. As far from Slacker as you could possibly get and still be using..."

Oct. 3, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Dandy Warhols
"...trio of releases that merged VU's trippier moments with slacker-pop guitar punch and Zia McCabe's 10-fingers-no-thumbs keyboard/bass switcheroos, the..."

Sept. 19, 2003 Music Feature by Marc Savlov

"...housemates is Doleman (Thomas), whose choice to end his slacker days and start working proves most timely when he..."

Aug. 1, 2003 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Cult of Ray
Ray Benson steps out from behind the Wheel.
"...Striking a responsive chord with the preslacker longhairs who dug their mentors and cohorts Commander Cody..."

July 18, 2003 Music Feature by Joe Nick Patoski

Hepatitis C and the damage done.
"...of friends and acquaintances. "You can't call Al a slacker because he worked," says Bryson, "but he was there..."

June 20, 2003 Music Column by Christopher Gray

Arts Stalwarts
Twelve of Austin's cultural heroes will be inducted into the Austin Arts Hall of Fame at the 2003 Austin Critics Table Awards ceremony, and here is an introduction to them and some of their significant contributions to the local arts scene.
"...for her film work as the Sidewalk Psychic in Slacker, Lalli prefers the stage and is still active on..."

May 30, 2003 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Most Likely to Endure
With the exception of the era-specific music, what the kids like in Dazed and Confused is pretty much the same thing kids like now, which goes a long way in explaining why, 10 years later, the video's a staple in college dorms, owned by kids who weren't conceived yet in the Seventies and couldn't buy a ticket to the R-rated movie when it came out in the Nineties.
" was Linklater's first film after the sleeper hit Slacker, and his first big budget. There were expectations. There..."

May 30, 2003 Screens Feature by Kimberley Jones

Short Cuts
Richard Linklater looks to television, and a promotion for SXSW film man Matt Dentler. Dobie manager Keith Garcia departs for greener pastures.
"...Slacker: The Series Dept.: We're just surprised someone didn't think..."

May 2, 2003 Screens Column by Marc Savlov

It Runs in the Family
"...(Diana Douglas) puzzles over her e-mail, the goofy collegiate slacker (Cameron Douglas) woos an uptight classmate, attorney Alex (Michael..."

April 25, 2003 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

This Is Electroclash
Eighties retro-synth bands like the Faint, Fischerspooner, and Austin's This Microwave World prove that the best way to move forward is to look back first.
"...suffered through grunge and then the rise of the slacker are suddenly discovering how much fun it is to..."

April 25, 2003 Music Feature by Michael Chamy

Book Reviews
James McWilliams reviews Hugh Thomson's The White Rock.
" the towel, gathers up a few of his slacker mates, and sets out to explore the Incan ruins..."

March 14, 2003 Books Feature by James McWilliams

SXSW Picks and Sleepers
"...Roald Von," this Amsterdam trio specializes in "garage pop slacker anthems," according to their press. According to their Excelsior..."

March 14, 2003 Music Feature

Live From SXSW's Screening Room
"...the preposterously unwieldy title seems a blueprint for the Slacker-to-be, with the director himself cast as a taciturn wanderer..."

March 14, 2003 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

In the Mood for Love
Alex Holdridge and 'Sexless'
"...Of course, scenes of slackers killing a day on the Drag evoke memories of..."

March 14, 2003 Screens Feature by Sarah Hepola

A Decade Under the Influence
10 Years of SXSW Film
" stay in Austin after the critical success of Slacker in 1991. There was the Austin Film Society (Rick..."

March 7, 2003 Screens Feature

Page Two
The mayoral race is on, with and without some usual suspects.
"...guy looked up at Doug. "Hey, you were in Slacker," he said, adding "You had all the good lines."..."

Dec. 27, 2002 Column by Louis Black

So Long, Slug
"...saddened to learn this week of the passing of Slacker cast member and former Austin scenester Charles Gunning, aka..."

Dec. 20, 2002 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Short Cuts
How to make T-shirts without violating child labor laws.
"...who was featured in several Richard Linklater films including Slacker, The Newton Boys, and Waking Life, as well as..."

Dec. 20, 2002 Screens Column by Marc Savlov

Short Cuts
England welcomes Harry Knowles -- and his Underoos -- with open arms.
"...moment. And I love the idea of continuing Austin's 'slacker' mentality by having a show beamed out to the..."

Dec. 13, 2002 Screens Column by Marc Savlov

The Latest in Paper
"Like Imperial Rome, Ode to a Banker is a sprawling, remarkable event masquerading as a trade paperback murder mystery," writes Marc Savlov of Lindsey Davis' novel, now in paperback.
"...midst of being constructed by what appear to be slacker contractors, there's a backstory involving Falco's late brother-in-law, the..."

Oct. 18, 2002 Books Feature by Marc Savlov

After a Fashion
See where Austin ranks in a national list of most creative cities and then wonder why Dallas also made the list once you find out that the cheesy reality TV show Cheaters is based there …
" front of the hidden camera), or an unemployed slacker/stoner guy who is being supported by his girlfriend, and..."

June 14, 2002 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

Devil in the Details
Why Is 'Talented Amateur Historian' Leon Day Obsessed With the Death of Ambrose Bierce?
"...a calculated strategy; Day is a kind of senior slacker intent on clearing his days of obligations in order..."

May 17, 2002 Books Feature by James McWilliams

Never Grow Up
Austin is a town that brings out the "lost boy" in everyone.
" the model for the figure of "Oat Willie." Slacker director Rick Linklater has some Peter Pan in him,..."

May 10, 2002 Features Feature by Margaret Moser

Belle & Sebastian
Live Shot
"...& Sebastian frontman: "Hands up -- who was in Slacker?" Cowboy hats, Butthole Surfers teases, and Bob Wills covers..."

May 10, 2002 Music Review by Mary Sledd

Dancing About Architecture
Noise ordinance debate blows over -- for now -- while Internet radio crisis threatens, and SIMS crisis subsides.
"...hands to determine which audience members had appeared in Slacker and Dazed and Confused (notably, Wiley Wiggins did not..."

May 10, 2002 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Big Circus of Life
Books Editor Clay Smith and Litera columnist Ric Williams handicap which of the 200-plus international poets attending this year's Austin International Poetry Festival will be best bets.
"...poet ... I have a cast-iron discipline," this slapstick slacker intoned two weeks ago at Mojo's during an international..."

April 19, 2002 Books Feature by Ric Williams

National Lampoon’s Van Wilder
"...laconic grace here; he's the anti-frat, a slick, know-it-all slacker with just enough good fortune to make the grade..."

April 5, 2002 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Second Helpings: Downtown Coffeehouses
Downhome coffeehouses in today's "Second Helpings."
"...Their war against corporate coffee is endearing to the slacker-types who haven't yet been priced out of town, but..."

March 15, 2002 Food Feature

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