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"...shown at length in a close-up. Like much of Slackers, a singularly distasteful campus romp, the scene is pointless..."

Feb. 1, 2002 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Viva Les Slackers!
Viva Les Amis and Slacker 2011 double-team

Aug. 8, 2011 Screens Post by Marc Savlov

7 Chinese Brothers
Jason Schwartzman stars in this comedy from droll Austin auteur Bob Byington
"...than in his earlier works. And even though Austin slackers have become a familiar character subset in modern independent..."

Sept. 4, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Hellaciously original, this low-budget, post-apocalyptic film looks like no other in recent memory.
"...the heart of the hellaciously original Bellflower. Southern California slackers Woodrow (writer/director Glodell) and Aiden (Dawson) are fixated (well..."

Aug. 12, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

'The Last Supper'
Chainsaws, Slackers, and Spy Kids: 30 Years of Filmmaking in Austin, Texas: an excerpt
"...From the book Chainsaws, Slackers, and Spy Kids: 30 Years of Filmmaking in Austin,..."

Feb. 26, 2010 Screens Feature by Alison Macor

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.
"...handy catch-all word. "In a sense, we were all slackers," he writes. "Aside from a consuming passion for cinema,..."

Jan. 26, 2001 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

The Aliens
This fierce work of theatre feels like unrehearsed life at its most casual and intense
"...Sheep (designed here by Ia Ensterä) wherein two early-30s slackers (KJ and Jasper) hang out interminably and ... well,..."

April 6, 2012 Arts Review by Wayne Alan Brenner

Moving Pictures
Alison Macor charts 30 years of Austin history, one film at a time
"...on the eve of the publication of Macor's Chainsaws, Slackers, and Spy Kids: 30 Years of Filmmaking in Austin,..."

Feb. 26, 2010 Screens Feature by Kimberley Jones

Slack Where We Started
Richard Linklater and John Pierson Ponder 'Slacker' and Its Aftermath
"...and contained Walters' profiles of some of the movie's slackers (an idea spawned by Chronicle editor Louis Black, who..."

June 29, 2001 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

At the Crossroads: Joe Nick Patoski’s Austin to ATX
Book, launching Feb. 13, tracks Austin’s evolving character
" (full title: Austin to ATX: The Hippies, Pickers, Slackers & Geeks Who Transformed the Capital of Texas) Patoski..."

Feb. 11, 2019 Arts Post by Lauren Jones

Split Screen and Nineties Indie Film
AFS celebrates John Pierson’s seminal IFC show
"...was the TV spin-off of Pierson's book Spike, Mike, Slackers & Dykes: A Guided Tour Across a Decade of..."

June 9, 2017 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Song to Song
Malick takes on the Austin music scene (sort of)
"...two virgin experiences to willing viewers. We’ve seen the slackers, the cosmic cowboys, all that onscreen before, but this..."

March 24, 2017 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Love & Friendship
What took Whit Stillman and Jane Austen so long to find each other?
"...College grads were odd bedfellows with the era’s ascending slackers, clerks, and small-time crooks. When Stillman expatriated to Europe..."

May 27, 2016 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Way We Ate
'Historic Austin Restaurants': an excerpt
" this particular area are particularly poignant." The 1990's: Slackers and Techies and Rising Rents..."

Nov. 1, 2013 Food Feature

Knocked Up
Although it’s extremely funny in bursts, Judd Apatow's new comedy flirts once too often with schmaltz before toppling into melodrama in its third act.
"...Apatow surrounds him with a juvenile band of like-minded slackers, played by actors from his cult-favorite TV shows Freaks..."

June 1, 2007 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Page Two: Things Blow Up for No Reason
Still weekly, free, and a little stunned, we enter our 25th year
"...was so mundane, so of a bunch of older slackers (in Richard Linklater's film's sense of the word) who..."

July 21, 2006 Column by Louis Black

Chapter 1: Before the Beginning
The Austin Chronicle is founded and struggles quite a bit.
"...The Daily Texan, Nick Barbaro and Louis Black were slackers before slackers were cool. Hip, smart, and indifferent to..."

Sept. 7, 2001 Features Feature

Strange Brew
Bob and Doug McKenzie, SCTV's beer-guzzling Canadian brothers, broke out of their TV-sketch format to star in this feature-length movie written and directed by their alter egos, Thomas and Moranis.
"...Brothers from SCTV, Bob and Doug, those beer-guzzling Canadian slackers who broke out of their TV-sketch format to star..."

May 11, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Public Notice
Welcome to Austin; Now Go Home
"...(maps for the way home...): 444-4757 They May Be Slackers... But They're Our Slackers..."

March 20, 1998 Column by Kate X Messer

The View From Here
John Pierson's Split Screen
"...perspective are exceptional. Last year he published Spike, Mike, Slackers & Dykes: A Guided Tour Across a Decade of..."

March 7, 1997 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Public Notice: Good Change Is Good
Greg Casar’s affordable housing resolution
"...his 10th book, Austin to ATX: The Hippies, Pickers, Slackers, and Geeks Who Transformed the Capital of Texas, which..."

Feb. 8, 2019 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Adding to Pile: SXSW’s Fifth Artist List
Kirin J. Callinan, Heart Bones, Texas Gentlemen, and 97 more
"...46 days remaining until South by Southwest’s Music week, slackers better begin scouring the lineup for their new favorite..."

Jan. 24, 2019 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Also Starring Austin Makes ATX the Star
Mike Blizzard’s cinematic history finds more than just slackers

Oct. 26, 2018 Screens Feature by Julian DeBerry

Live Music Recommendations for the Weekend
Get into your pre-ACL groove with these live music picks
"...Expanding on annual visits to the Flamingo Cantina, the Slackers now front a party on the banks of the..."

Sept. 27, 2018 Music Post by The Music Staff

Local Comedy People With Issues Takes the Long Path
Third time’s the charm for writer-director Dan Siegelstein
"...a tourism guide. But like many Austinites post-graduation, his slackers are too old to hang out on the Drag,..."

July 6, 2018 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Playback: David Ramirez’s Lost Art
David Ramirez’s America, HAAM Benefit Day, and the reverend of Austin music
"...relief efforts once again proved Austin's music community aren't slackers when help is needed. The Mohawk's Houston Strong benefit,..."

Sept. 8, 2017 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Page Two: Row My Boat Ashore
Louis Black bids farewell in his final “Page Two” column
"...last and holiest children's crusade, a tumbling mass of slackers, musicians, freaks, artists, filmmakers, writers, flower sales folks, dancers,..."

Sept. 8, 2017 Column by Louis Black

Alison Macor Tells the Tale of Austin’s Greatest Rewrite Man
New book delves into the career of Top Gun script doctor Warren Skaaren
"...For her 2010 book, Chainsaws, Slackers, and Spy Kids: Thirty Years of Filmmaking in Austin,..."

June 2, 2017 Screens Feature by Sean L. Malin

New French Cinema Week
Austin Film Society series restores a bit of hope for humanity
"...A hilarious and surprisingly emotionally effective story of two slackers in a small town in Normandy who are given..."

April 21, 2017 Screens Feature by Josh Kupecki

Council: Committee on Committees
City Council reorganizes, searches, ponders Saltillo
"...… but to judge only from the handful of slackers in the media seats, few in the audience could..."

Feb. 13, 2017 News Post by Michael King

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