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Chronicle Editorial Staffers Name Their Essential Dishes
We've all got our favorites
"...pile of beans, vegan cheese, and rice of the Slacker's Banquet; or the vegan-style eggs Benedict, the Renedict, which..."

Sept. 23, 2022 Food Feature by Chronicle staff

aGLIFF Review: Erica's First Holy Shit
Austin's alternative fitness superstar hits the big screen
"...deeply introspective and very Austin movies. But unlike, say, Slacker or Tower, where filmmakers tried to translate an aspect..."

Aug. 31, 2022 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Funny Pages
Portrait of the comic artist as a young idiot
"...of ripping off Beanworld. Probably the only reason this slacker Holden Caulfield doesn't call people "phonies" is because he'd..."

Aug. 26, 2022 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Five Austin Filming Locations to Make You Feel Like a Star
Get your cameras out for the most memorable Austin movie moments
"...part of Austin movie history. The Greyhound Station in Slacker..."

Aug. 17, 2022 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

What We're Listening to This Week
Otis Wilkins, Fuck Money, Cash Grab, Jake Lloyd, and more notable sounds
" truly captures the delicious glow of Austin's late-summer slacker vibe. Wilkins plays his best Lebowski as he croons..."

Aug. 12, 2022 Music Column by Doug Freeman

Rondo and Bob
An Austin film legend's obsession with a Hollywood monster
"...a depiction of an era in Austin – of pre-Slacker slackers Burns (played in flashbacks by Williams) and future..."

May 20, 2022 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Filmmaker and Film-Educator Paul Stekler Says Goodbye to UT
As he delivers his final class, the former head of UT-Austin's Department of Radio-Television-Film gives a commencement speech looking back on a career without a plan
"...vibrant film community that would build on Rick Linklater's Slacker and Robert Rodriguez's El Mariachi, along with an equally..."

May 6, 2022 Screens Feature by Paul Stekler

Panic Fest 2022: Rondo and Bob
Austin-made history of an Austin original, and his obsession
"...a depiction of an era in Austin - of pre-slacker slackers Burns and future Leatherface Gunnar Hansen and their..."

May 1, 2022 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Richard Linklater's Memories of the Moon in Apollo 10½
The filmmaker's childhood in space race-era Houston recalled through Austin-made animation
"...for his ambitious and often experimental live-action films like Slacker and Boyhood, but he's also pushed boundaries as an..."

March 25, 2022 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Animated Childhood of Milo Coy in Apollo 10½
The young Austin actor takes one giant leap in Richard Linklater's tale of the space race
"...Richard Linklater movie. The director behind classics such as Slacker and School of Rock is finally back with a..."

March 25, 2022 Screens Feature by Jenny Nulf

SXSW Film Review: Pirates
Teens navigate the UK garage scene in this turn-of-the-century tale
"...Graffiti, the hangout was 1962 San Modesto, California. In Slacker, it was 1989 Austin. And in Reggie Yates’ kinetic..."

March 12, 2022 SXSW Post by Joe Gross

SXSW Film Goes Right to the Moon
Apollo 10 1/2, Sandra Bullock, and more join movie list
"...Zak White, Producer: Steven J. Wolfe Ben, and his slacker friend, Tanner play a prank on their high school..."

Feb. 2, 2022 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Austin's Conspiracy Culture Exposed in The Pizzagate Massacre
John Valley embraces the horror community with his trip into Austin's dirty little secret
"...a straight line from the JFK conspiracy dude in Slacker directly to someone like Duncan. What was once a..."

Nov. 19, 2021 Screens Feature by Joe Gross

Sound Unseen is Blowing Up Your Stream
The hybrid music and movie fest unifies the ATX and the Twin Cities
" as "Grunge", laid the foundation for the entire "Slacker" culture of Generation X. (Texas premiere, available from Nov...."

Nov. 10, 2021 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

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

Lady of the Manor
Unconventional comedy pairs a stoner with a straitlaced 1800s spirit
"...and Patrick Duffy. Not reviewed at press time. A slacker-stoner (Lynskey) and a 19th-century ghost (Greer) team up for..."

Sept. 17, 2021 Movie Review

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

Ride the Eagle
Jake Johnson gets his head straight in this comedic kin to Walden
"...wish I had dog brains half the time,” aging slacker Leif (the inimitable and always charming Johnson) tells his..."

July 30, 2021 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

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

We Have an Issue: The Gift Guide Issue
On supporting local businesses and surviving a challenging holiday season
"...Seeking Slacker Alums: Were you part of the cast or crew..."

Dec. 4, 2020 Column by Kimberley Jones

Help Find the Missing Slacker Cast and Crew
Austin, you can help connect the team with cash!
"...Were you part of the cast or crew of Slacker, or do you know where they've gone? Then Richard..."

Nov. 26, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Transcribing the Oral History of Dazed and Confused in New Book Alright, Alright, Alright
Melissa Maerz wrangles a class reunion
"...Chronicle asked Linklater to write a self-interview about how Slacker had become a success: Three years later, with his..."

Nov. 13, 2020 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

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