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Food Trucks for a Cause
Two local trailers mix charity with business
"...of its monthly revenue to organizations that help fight slavery...."

Aug. 12, 2015 Food Post by Serena Yeh

Beside the Point: Absence of Evidence Is Evidence of Ignorance
As we become submerged in factless policy-making, a request to return to reason
"...a right-wing-tilted rendition of events. The board grossly downplayed slavery and segregation while propping up biblical principles and religious..."

July 24, 2015 News Feature by Mary Tuma

The Wrong Kind of Rebel Rock
Why bands are lowering the Confederate battle flag
"...Vice President Alexander H. Stephens clearly spelled out that slavery was the “immediate cause of the late rupture and..."

July 22, 2015 Music Post by Richard Whittaker

Foodie Is an Ethnocentric Word
Searching for diversity in culinary Austin
"...understood without some historical perspective. During the antebellum years, slavery forced black women into cooking for others. Even after..."

April 17, 2015 Food Feature by Rachel Feit

Belle
Inspired by a 1779 painting of two real-life cousins – one black, one white – Belle gives a fictionalized account of their lives.
"...almost certainly have larger implications for the future of slavery in England...."

May 23, 2014 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Retrieval
Chris Eska's ambitious indie film is set during the waning months of the Civil War and tells a distinctive coming-of-age story.
"...12 Years a Slave and Django Unchained, which made slavery-era films part of our contemporary dialogue), it’s an emotionally..."

May 2, 2014 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Texecutions Roll On: Another Troubling Case
Texecutions Roll On: Another Troubling Case
"...justice system as unjust and racist: "We look at slavery like it's a thing of the past, but you..."

March 14, 2014 News Feature by Jordan Smith

The Whipping Man
City Theatre travels unexplored territory in this Civil War drama in which both slaves and masters are Jewish
"...captivity in Egypt just after having been freed from slavery themselves...."

Feb. 21, 2014 Arts Review by Robert Faires

47 Ronin
Keanu Reeves is a samurai warrior fighting supernatural forces in this twist on the ancient Japanese tale.
"...lord immediately sends Kai off to be sold into slavery and has Ôishi, the leader of Asano’s samurai, thrown..."

Dec. 27, 2013 Movie Review by Louis Black

12 Years a Slave
Brutal yet elegant, Steve McQueen's latest is a beautifully rendered punch to the gut about the most shameful chapter in American history.
"...Northup and a Canadian abolitionist about the morality of slavery toward the film’s end, nothing rings false here. (To..."

Nov. 1, 2013 Movie Review by Steve Davis

What Is Passover?
A newbie's guide to a Seder
"...only tells the story of the Israelites' freedom from slavery, but also contains rituals, blessings, joyous customary songs, symbolic..."

March 22, 2013 Food Feature by Amy Kritzer

Django Unchained
As entertaining and subversive as Django Unchained is, Tarantino's latest also suffers from a certain slackness.
"...filmically effective in terms of forcing us to feel slavery’s cruel sting, one might pause to wonder whether a..."

Dec. 28, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Who knew our beloved president also worked the graveyard shift? This capable rewrite of American history delivers its splatter with a straight face.
"...the Union Army's lead musket balls and steel bayonets. Slavery takes on the additional unsavory connotation of "food" but..."

June 22, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Patterson Remark Draws Fire
Land commissioner opens mouth, inserts foot
"...soldiers to the Confederate troops that wanted to continue slavery. In a gaffe reminiscent of President Ronald Reagan saying..."

Oct. 21, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Hightower Report
Unraveling Afghanistan; and Bachmann's Earner Overdrive
"...that these wealthy, white, slave-owning men "worked tirelessly until slavery was no more in the United States." Seriously...."

July 22, 2011 News Column by Jim Hightower

NAACP and LULAC: Texas Education System Violates Federal Law
State board members say they're just whining
"...for American history greatly underemphasize the historical importance of slavery and discrimination in creating the contemporary U.S. social structure..."

Dec. 31, 2010 News Feature by Michael King

Servants and Anchors
GOP throwing chaff as Rep. Riddle rambles about terror babies
"...Williams followed that up by "conjuring up images of slavery, [White's comments] are simply ignorant and offensive."..."

Aug. 11, 2010 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Page Two: By Vote or by Violence
How will naysayers and protesters 'take back the country'? And from whom?
"...and giving both the right to hold plebiscites on slavery. The result was that both pro- and anti-slavery groups..."

July 30, 2010 Column by Louis Black

Immigration Nation
"...The Mexican and Texan governments at the time outlawed slavery. Johnston hid evidence of slavery by listing the slaves..."

Sept. 17, 2009 Postmarks

Black's Disservice to Democracy

July 25, 2009 Postmarks

A Revolution of Spirit
Ritual jazz theatre pioneer Sharon Bridgforth premieres a new work, her last in Austin
"...her own life. She must make her way through slavery to freedom by learning how to relate to the..."

Jan. 9, 2009 Arts Feature by Abe Louise Young

Reagan High Stands Up and Fights
Reagan High doesn't want to follow in Johnston's footsteps
"...save a school named after someone who fought for slavery. But John H. Reagan wasn't what he appeared to..."

Oct. 31, 2008 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

Burn, Baby, Burn
On Fahrenheit 451 and why good democracy should make you feel bad
"...from their villages, the banners cried, and forced into slavery! The book contains the word "nigger," they warned. Not..."

Sept. 26, 2008 Screens Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

Nigerian Nobel Laureate: U.S. Making Progress … Wait, What?
Wole Soyinka on campus at UT to discuss Darfur
"...a society that's confronted its past with regards to slavery, and is trying to move forward in a more..."

March 4, 2008 News Post by Matt Martinez

Page Two: Welcome to the Funhouse
Republicans' rhetorical sleight of hand has allowed them to distort this country's founding principles while seeming to uphold them
"...immediate universal success. Despite more than 200 years of slavery and more than 100 of segregation (institutionalized, government-approved racism),..."

Jan. 25, 2008 Column by Louis Black

Thoroughly Modern Millie
The young musical thespians of Summerstock Austin's Thoroughly Modern Millie are determined to entertain you, and they succeed impeccably
"...stenography, visits a speakeasy, and breaks up a white slavery ring. The plot works its way through each convention..."

July 27, 2007 Arts Review by Iris Brooks

Conspiracy Theorists Are the True Patriots; Black Doth Protest Too Much
"...revelations of past conspiracies you say Louis? How about slavery, the Civil War, and Reconstruction? Jim Crow and the..."

July 6, 2007 Postmarks

Let's Not Let Democracy, the Constitution, and American Traditions Get in the Way of Winning the War on Terror
"...moral collapse; cowardice is heroism, surrender is victory, and slavery is freedom. The political home of this destructive attitude..."

April 30, 2007 Postmarks

Apocalypto
The ever-astonishing filmmaker Mel Gibson continues his (probably unintentional) study of the mortification of the flesh through the ages.
"...movie is taken up with the physical trek into slavery, the spectacle of the human sacrifices in the strange..."

Dec. 8, 2006 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Who We Are
The 'Chronicle' interviews Howard Zinn on war, peace, and human nature
"...fact that this country was a slave-holding country after slavery had been abolished all over the world, and that..."

Feb. 10, 2006 News Feature by Diana Welch

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