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The Graduates
Once They Were My Students Now They Are
"...so stupid. Then in ninth grade, I became the slacker. Then it progressed to, I guess, nerd...."

May 25, 2001 Features Feature by Sarah Hepola

Screens Feature
Classic films at the Paramount, all summer long
"...in St. Louis, 1pm, An American in Paris, 3:20pm, Slacker, 7pm..."

May 25, 2001 Screens Feature

All There in the Music
Mandy Mercier puts down her fiddle to talk about her eventful life.
"..."managing" his talented girlfriends and held tenaciously to the slacker work ethic. Williams and Woodward moved to L.A. in..."

May 11, 2001 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

2001 Kids' Summer Fun Guide
"...Chronicle reader and all, that you're a bit more slackerish than that. Our annual Kids' Summer Fun Guide has..."

May 4, 2001 Features Feature

Short Cuts
A Slacker reunion and a Waking Life sale top Linklater's agenda; entry deadlines announced for Texas Filmmakers' Production Fund grants, Austin Film Festival and Heart of Film Screenwriters Conference submissions, and new Cinemaker Co-op fest; and Jon Favreau comes to Austin.
"...recent story about the 10-year anniversary of Richard Linklater's Slacker (well, warm on the heels, at least) comes a..."

April 27, 2001 Screens Column by Marc Savlov

Dancing About Architecture
Joey Ramone still dead, bands still touring, Dick Price getting bigger than Bob Schneider
"...down all his original cast and crew members from Slacker, and though most of them are still, by definition,..."

April 27, 2001 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Nico and Dani
This Spanish import is a coming-of-age dramedy whose (nearly) teenage stars are natural actors, whose direction is unforced, and whose sexual themes are treated with candor and humor.
"...with the goofy, hollow-chested aplomb of an authentic teenage slacker and a face that's neither dorky nor graceful --..."

March 23, 2001 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

The Austin Avalanche of Rock & Roll!
When IRS Records' 'The Cutting Edge' Came to Town and Made Me Want to, Too
"...up), the forces of random coincidence put me behind Slacker-man Rick Linklater in line at the Fed Ex office..."

March 16, 2001 Features Feature by Kate X Messer

Li'l Cap'n Travis, P2 Party, Thursday 15
"...the conference. The whole affair had a time-bending 1989 Slacker feel, as it were attended mostly by locals with..."

March 16, 2001 Music Review by Michael Bertin

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

The Slow Biz of Show Biz
A conversation between filmmakers Richard Linklater and Rachel Tsangari
"...Linklater met Rachel Tsangari when he cast her in Slacker. Recently arrived from Greece, Tsangari (whose first name is..."

March 2, 2001 Screens Feature

Alive and Kicking
Just when a heavy cynicism about the future of independent film has overtaken the industry and most of its observers, the Sundance Film Festival came along during the early weeks of 2001 and, almost unexpectedly, brightened the downcast mood shared by its most dour participants.
"...Dazed and Confused actor Wiley Wiggins, who wanders somewhat Slacker-style through the film, flowing from one conversation to another..."

Feb. 2, 2001 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Page Two
Lost Austin behind us, Smart Growth ahead?
"...Cindy Widner for doing the actual legwork on the Slacker map. While everybody did the work (and I think..."

Feb. 2, 2001 Column by Louis Black

Slacker, the Map
It's been over a decade since Slacker premiered at the Dobie Theater. Since then, the lifestyle it celebrated is largely gone, along with the locations it helped make famous. In this "Slacker map," we look at what's disappeared and what's endured.
"...slacker (slak'er), n. One that shirks work or responsibility, especially..."

Jan. 26, 2001 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Eddie & Bella: A Novel
"...but after 20 years as a phony and a slacker, at least he's holding down a job at his..."

Jan. 26, 2001 Books Review by David Marion Wilkinson

Future-Kill, Roadie
Hoping to capitalize on the success of Tobe Hooper's 1974 surprise horror hit Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Future-Kill reunited that film's stars Neal and Burns and aimed for a similar creepy / kitschy vein. It failed.Meat Loaf quits his day job to become the world's best roadie. Sound weird? It is.
"...for a reminder of Editor Louis Black's cameo in Slacker), they've been the ones that stank. These cringe-inducing titles..."

Jan. 26, 2001 Screens Review by Kimberley Jones

Short Cuts
The Austin Film Society announces ticket sales for the locally filmed Miss Congeniality benefiting the Texas Filmmakers' Production Fund, and other news, workshops, and gatherings of interest to the film community.
"...Scott Dinger decided to give a little film called Slacker a whirl.)... And while I'm on the topic (kinda)..."

Nov. 24, 2000 Screens Column by Marc Savlov

The JFKonspiracy
Kathy McCarty wants to know "Why?" Why is wanting to know more about the Kennedy Assassination such social suicide?
"...actually monikered by the CIA) was that guy in Slacker. I was in Slacker, too (Who wasn't? ha ha),..."

Nov. 10, 2000 Features Feature by Kathy McCarty

Lambchop, CMJ Music Conference, Irving Plaza, New York, October 21
"...Not a chance, murmurs the room, agog at the slacker psychedelica that Lambchop hoofs its way through slowly. "Two..."

Nov. 3, 2000 Music Review by Raoul Hernandez

James Hyland, The Danged: Hole in the Wall, August 24
"...hour, but then don't forget, this is the older, slacker kind of Austin. An hour comes and goes, while..."

Sept. 1, 2000 Music Review

Random House Webster's College Dictionary
"...inclusion, although accuracy falters at times (the definition of "slacker" credits Richard Linklater's "Slackers," plural, with popularizing the term)...."

Aug. 25, 2000 Books Review by Cindy Widner

Public Notice
Check out these cool opportunities to help others and beat the summer heat in this week's "Public Notice."
"...could try as you might to fit into the slacker scene (though, you're probably going to have to drive..."

Aug. 25, 2000 Column by Kate X Messer

Wannabes Decade of Moral Fumbles 1990-1999 (Plethorazine)
Texas Platters
"...The Wannabes are definitely a product of the recession-era slacker ethos, and tunes like "Today Was Another Defeat" may..."

Aug. 25, 2000 Music Review by Greg Beets

TV Eye
By the time you read this, it will all be over: Reflections on a summer spent loving to hate Survivor.
"...T-shirt in the Pagong tribe's drinking water?) There's the slacker who gets by with charm and good looks and..."

Aug. 25, 2000 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

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

Media Clips
KUT's new general manager describes his vision for the future of the public radio station.
"...second-fastest growing city in the nation, and the laid-back slacker ethic that KUT both connected with and helped define..."

July 28, 2000 News Column by Lee Nichols

Dining del Lago
Lakeside Dining 2000: Many Restaurants, Not Much Water
"...Our waiter was a cheery fellow right from the Slacker division of Central Casting. We were promptly told the..."

July 7, 2000 Food Feature by Barbara Chisholm

Li'l Cap'n Travis (Sleepy Bunny)
Texas Platters
"...melodies and tin guitar strum giving the music's farm-boy slacker country a retro Seventies feel. As complex or odd..."

June 30, 2000 Music Review by Michael Bertin

Hamlet
You have to admire Michael Almereyda's contemporary rendition of Shakespeare's Hamlet if for no other reason than its audacity in staging one of the passive prince's timeless soliloquies in the Action aisle of his local Blockbuster. “Go Home Happy,” chirps the store banner in the background.
"...to see the picture. Hawke plays Hamlet as a slacker prince, clearly affected by his youthfulness and callow emotional..."

June 23, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Projecting an Image
In a city filled with artists and filmmakers, Luke Savisky is an original -- an innovative projectionist whose unique art has graced the surfaces of buildings, rock stars, video screens, and more for over 15 years.
"...cinema with his own multimedia performances. He appeared in Slacker; he has toured with the bands Poi Dog Pondering,..."

June 16, 2000 Screens Feature by Bryan Poyser

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