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Deconstructing Sonic Borders
The 13th annual No Idea Festival explores everything from phenological sound art to avant jazz and microtonal composition
"...around certain musicians. The word was brought here during slavery, and I'm sure it was misconstrued. The slaves probably..."

Feb. 26, 2016 Music Feature by Conor Walker

Stephen Harrigan on A Friend of Mr. Lincoln
The Austin writer reveals the vision behind his portrait of the 16th president as a young man in his new novel
"...in hand with rapacious conquest with the Indians and slavery and everything else, but they were still virtues and..."

Jan. 29, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows
"...From 1670-1715, more Native Americans were exported into slavery through Charles Town (now Charleston, South Carolina) than Africans..."

Jan. 29, 2016 Column by Mr. Smarty Pants

Women and Children First
Immigration raids targeting families strike fear in Austin's Latino community
"...gang or their female children being forced into sex slavery, and/or the murder of family members. "It's not just..."

Jan. 15, 2016 News Feature by Amy Kamp

Greg Abbott, Founding Father
Texas governor wants to rewrite U.S. Constitution
"...a sudden resurgence of convention requests from the states: slavery in 1861, direct election of senators from 1901-11, and..."

Jan. 11, 2016 News Post by Richard Whittaker

We're Still Here
Assessing the continuing black Austin experience
"...the history of black Austin, the uncomfortable fact of slavery influencing what would come. Many Austin residents – even..."

Jan. 8, 2016 News Feature by Kahron Spearman

Searching for a King
Debating leadership in the wake of the Tamir Rice decision
"...run on a murderous loop since the end of slavery – screams a special, yet understandable, desperation...."

Dec. 30, 2015 News Post by Kahron Spearman

Headlines
"...fire for inaccurate and politicized portrayals of history, including slavery, the Civil War, and Islam, the rejection is a..."

Nov. 27, 2015 News Feature

Lit-urday: Joe, the Slave Who Became an Alamo Legend
The story of one man’s witness to history and life in bondage
"...Slavery in America is incomprehensible by today’s standards. Looking back,..."

Oct. 31, 2015 Books Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Sarah Vowell's Lafayette in the Somewhat United States
Everyone give it up for America's favorite fighting Frenchman
"...political squabbles, our appetite for scandal, I don't know, slavery? – without blinking...."

Oct. 30, 2015 Arts Feature by Rosalind Faires

UT Students Want to "Boot the Braids"
Campaign against Wendy's heats up
"...face – which range from low wages to outright slavery...."

Sept. 28, 2015 News Post by Amy Kamp

The Art of Shock and Horror
Nicolas Winding Refn on his new book of classic film exploitation posters
"...of three films featured in the book: controversial Italian slavery shocker Farewell Uncle Tom, and a double-whammy of skin..."

Sept. 25, 2015 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Austin Film Society Announces 2015 Grants
Newcomers and established names get AFS boost
"...town in the Mississippi Delta, where the scars of slavery and segregation run deep. The “South’s South" – some..."

Sept. 1, 2015 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

News Roundup: Confederates, Cookies, and Cream
Statues taken down, Blue Bell returns, all is well
"...to historical relevance stems from their defense of human slavery." – Michael King..."

Aug. 31, 2015 News Post by the News Staff

Confederate Statue Report Released
UT task force recommends taking action
"...papers, and the third-largest collection of resources on American slavery in the nation. On the other hand, the report..."

Aug. 10, 2015 News Post by Mac McCann

Fantastic Fest Gets Arty
First titles, plus Nicolas Winding Refn on exploitation
"...on historical facts about the rise and revolt of slavery in America is one of the most brilliant, misunderstood,..."

July 30, 2015 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

State of the Union
A Fourth of July film roundup that goes beyond Independence Day
"...rid of a flag that is inextricably linked to slavery. So there are a lot of things to celebrate..."

July 3, 2015 Screens Feature by Josh Kupecki

Local Resources for Human Trafficking Victims
"...Allies Against Slavery Leads advocacy, education, and activism initiatives in the community...."

June 19, 2015 News Feature

Jade Helm and Tinfoil Hats
Abbott, Cruz, Jade Helm, and the death of the sane GOP
"...against the Union in the Civil War, and called anti-slavery Texans traitors, Gov. Greg Abbott indulged in some naked..."

May 5, 2015 News Post by Richard Whittaker

SXSW Live Shot: Sophie
A computer finally expressing joy on its own terms
"...like he’s coaxing a computer out of its quiet slavery and letting it finally express joy on its own..."

March 20, 2015 Music Post by Luke Winkie

Kendrick Lamar: To Pimp A Butterfly
Compton MC takes a quantum leap forward
"...Kunta,” the MC expounds on the power complexes of slavery and fame...."

March 17, 2015 Music Post by Kahron Spearman

Point Austin: "We the People"
The meaning of the anniversaries of the Civil Rights Struggle
"...them, through the suffragists, through the bloodied enders of slavery, the thousands upon thousands of people who literally gave..."

March 13, 2015 News Column by Michael King

Kazuo Ishiguro Slays a Dragon
Acclaimed author returns with a fine novel of fantasy and foreboding
"...Also: War is peace, ignorance is strength, freedom is slavery, and shit is shinola...."

March 7, 2015 Books Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

The Making of Gone With the Wind
This account of the cinematic epic's epic creation is as full of drama and memorable characters as the film itself
"...Rhett, and protests by African-Americans over the treatment of slavery in the story; through the traumatic filming in the..."

Dec. 19, 2014 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Despite "Flawed" Process, SBOE Votes for Social Studies Textbooks
Vote on books falls along party lines
"...a cartoon mocking affirmative action recipients, strengthening emphasis on slavery’s role as the central impetus for the Civil War,..."

Nov. 21, 2014 News Post by Mary Tuma

Science Groups Demand Textbook Publishers Remove Climate Change Denialism
Social studies textbooks under fire for climate change errors
"...history and distorting topics such as religion, democracy, and slavery, as Newsdesk previously reported. The proposed textbooks were modeled..."

Nov. 12, 2014 News Post by Mary Tuma

News Roundup: Textbooks, Buehler, and More
Your Monday morning news update
"...improving coverage of world religions and making clear that slavery was the major cause of the U.S. Civil War...."

Oct. 27, 2014 News Post by the News Staff

Panel Finds 'Serious Flaws' in SBOE-Backed Social Studies Textbooks
Independent reviewers find more than a dozen factual distortions
"...• While the textbooks largely make clear that slavery was the central cause of the Civil War, some..."

Sept. 10, 2014 News Post by Mary Tuma

SBOE: No Scholars Need Apply
SBOE members nominated several unqualified panelists to a social studies textbook review committee.
"...of history." Some lowlights: a vindication of McCarthyism; downplaying slavery's role as a cause of the Civil War; exaggerating..."

July 25, 2014 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Playback: OBN III's Tuned Up
"...and Boss Street Brass Band celebrate African-American freedom from slavery throughout Texas at the inaugural Juneteenth Music Festival, held..."

June 13, 2014 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

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