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Linklater maps out our 'Fast Food Nation'; plus, Andrew Shapter, Dante James, and a Mitchum among us
" where at 7pm Dante James, producer of PBS's Slavery and the Making of America, will honor the legacy..."

May 13, 2005 Screens Column by Joe O'Connell

Sky Blue
This gorgeously dystopian South Korean film rivals and, at times, surpasses the best of Japanese animé.
"...are forced to reconsider this whole idea of selective slavery. Trying to describe the storyline here makes it sound..."

March 4, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Our readers talk back.
"...(Oh yeah ... manifest destiny.) Why did they support slavery? (Oops, I forgot ... the Bible supports slavery.)..."

Feb. 18, 2005 Column

Letters at 3AM
Statistics on American education tell a dreadful story, the story of an advanced technological society slipping back to a state of ignorance and superstition
"...booklet used in a North Carolina school called Southern Slavery: As It Was, claiming slavery to have been "a..."

Feb. 18, 2005 Column by Michael Ventura

Nothing Christian About 'Impurities'
"...(Oh yeah ... manifest destiny.) Why did they support slavery? (Oops, I forgot ... the Bible supports slavery.) If..."

Feb. 15, 2005 Postmarks

Confederacy of Love
The Sons of Confederate Veterans take a stand for the old dominion at UT
"...themselves and their ancestors. "We're not attempting to minimize slavery in any way, but we want people to look..."

Nov. 19, 2004 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Black Trials: Citizenship From the Beginnings of Slavery to the End of Caste
"...Black Trials: Citizenship From the Beginnings of Slavery to the End of Caste by Mark S. Weiner..."

Oct. 8, 2004 Books Review by Roger Gathman

The Corporation
An immensely informative and provactive documentary about the growth of corporate entities within the legal sphere, marketplace, and human imagination.
"...the 14th Amendment to the Constitution (the one outlawing slavery and granting equal freedoms to all men) has been..."

Sept. 24, 2004 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Republicans No Longer Party of Lincoln
"...Abraham Lincoln led in 1863. Lincoln's party quickly ended slavery in America and passed the 13th, 14th, and 15th..."

July 26, 2004 Postmarks

This crackling good David Mamet movie starring Val Kilmer is one if the writer-director's best efforts.
" recruit Curtis (Luke), the two stumble into a white-slavery ring. But then things get really complicated and are..."

March 12, 2004 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Missing
Ron Howard directs Tommy Lee Jones and Cate Blanchett in tough Western drama.
"...Mexico to sell his stolen white girls into sexual slavery. The movie loses some of its momentum due to..."

Nov. 28, 2003 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Project in Interpreting the Texas Past
" focus on agency, then people think -- 'Oh, slavery wasn't so bad.' If you focus on the fact..."

July 4, 2003 Features Feature by Abe Louise Young

The Quiet Man
To Kill a Mockingbird screenwriter and Texas Film Hall of Fame inductee Horton Foote reflects on the last 87 years.
" five other writers. ... It's a form of slavery. Well-paid slavery at times. Just to be practical, I..."

March 7, 2003 Screens Feature by Robert Faires

Gods and Generals
"...which is close to home. Ideas about economics and slavery often take a back seat to godly devotions and..."

Feb. 21, 2003 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Shame the Devil
The celebrated 19th-century actress Fanny Kemble possessed the courage both to stand on a stage and speak as someone else and to stand on principle and speak up for someone else, as we learn with admiration and delight in the Pollyanna Theatre Company's production of Shame the Devil.
"...Kemble's courage, as she confronts firsthand the evils of slavery on her husband's Georgia plantations. She relates her shocking..."

Jan. 17, 2003 Arts Review

Letters at 3AM
You can't always be who you want, but if you try sometime you just might find you can be who you need.
"...The South, for instance, once wanted slavery -- a fact that most of "those who imagine..."

Nov. 1, 2002 Column by Michael Ventura

Omaggio a Tropicalista
Putting Brazil's musical poet laureate in his place.
"...album deals in part with the long period of slavery in Brazil, which only ended in 1888. Veloso elaborates...."

Oct. 18, 2002 Music Feature by Mike Quinn

Who's Texas?
The story of Texas history says a lot -- about the storytellers
"...a rebellion, nor was its underlying cause to sustain slavery." Really? That's a view not shared by the writers..."

Sept. 6, 2002 News Feature by Lucius Lomax

A Land Shaded in Melancholy Hues
The Austin Museum of Art exhibition "Visualizing the Blues: Images of the American South, 1862-1999" connects the blues aurally and visually, and reveals how the South, like the blues, is full of contradictions: dark and woeful yet beauteous and jubilant.
"...own other human beings. More than a century after slavery's abolishment, the repercussions of that history -- and of..."

March 8, 2002 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Public Notice
Celebrate the emancipation of Texas slaves (albeit, two and a half years late) on Juneteenth!
" establish an official day marking the end of slavery. Up in Washington, Congressman Tony Hall (D-OH) (wait, isn't..."

June 15, 2001 Column by Kate X Messer

Letters at 3AM
McGuffey's Readers helped establish American education as we know it (or knew it).
"...of his students it didn't inoculate against committing genocide, slavery, Jim Crow, child labor, the suppression of women, bigotry..."

April 27, 2001 Column by Michael Ventura

"...Independently deciding that her daughter was kidnapped into white slavery, Esperanza first digs up the grave, and then goes..."

Nov. 3, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Patriot
"...a front united against the British. Its depictions of slavery are also tinted by its backward glance, although its..."

June 30, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Transportation and trash are heavy on the minds of readers this week.
"...but not Texas. Rather, ours recalls a period of slavery. Nor is there any memorial in the Supreme Court..."

Feb. 4, 2000 Column

"...Independently deciding that her daughter was kidnapped into white slavery, Esperanza first digs up the grave, and then goes..."

Jan. 28, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Differing takes on Town Lake going Greek; too many zeros for Babich; and the Chronicle film reviewers take another hit.
"...and therefore all of their heritage must be obliterated! Slavery existed in Africa (and still does) for thousands of..."

Oct. 8, 1999 Column

Share the Smart Growth
"...white ancestors did." Or, "I am not responsible for slavery."..."

Jan. 1, 1999 Column

The Prince of Egypt
"...sole sin of the Egyptians is their commitment to slavery and not their unwillingness to renounce polytheism for monotheism...."

Dec. 18, 1998 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Walk Like an Egyptian
"...was to create our extras. This movie is about slavery and freedom and faith, and that means we had..."

Dec. 18, 1998 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

"...Miranda image-myth into its core issues: colonialism, racial stereotyping, slavery, and tourism. Booths and players drip with gaudy colors,..."

Oct. 16, 1998 Arts Review

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