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The Music of Our Sins
Letters at 3am
"...illustration by Jason Stout We've stuck the words "great" and "culture" to gobs of hype but..."

Sept. 12, 1997 Column by Michael Ventura

The Hightower Report
Marooned on BP Island; and Dems Cave on Disclosure
"...of us who love polar bears, whales, seabirds, and other wildlife should put our minds together to send an..."

July 9, 2010 News Column by Jim Hightower

What About 'The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance'?
"...Ann,” Screens, Feb. 15] and your 1993 review of The Searchers [Film Listings, Oct. 1, 1993], my two cents:..."

Feb. 18, 2013 Postmarks

Page Two: Running With the Wild Gang
Self-proclaimed patriots don't seem to have much love for their country, except on their own terms
"...out exactly what I have in my hands. In the wake of the election, three decades into the Chronicle,..."

Nov. 12, 2010 Column by Louis Black

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
This is the American classic that uses the now-famous line: "When the legend becomes fact, print the legend." Ford addresses the complexity of heroism in a poetic manner.
"...Miles, Lee Marvin, Edmond O'Brien, Andy Devine, Woody Strode, Strother Martin, Lee Van Cleef and John Carradine. Arguably,the best..."

July 29, 1999 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Winter Classic
South by Southwest 1998
"...Johnny Winter on the outdoor stage at Stubb's Saturday, March 21 photograph by..."

March 27, 1998 Music Feature

Polling the Poleyard
Questions Abound on Downtown
"...illustration by Doug Potter In all the excitement over Mayor Kirk Watson's push to revitalize downtown,..."

March 6, 1998 News Column by Kayte VanScoy

Supersizing the Scene
From Rest Stop to Tour Stop
"...of tour buses and equipment trucks have be-come yet another obstacle on the highways in and around Austin. And..."

May 12, 1995 Music Feature by Andy Langer

The Right Is so Much Better Than the Left
"...In Louis Black’s April 23 “Page Two” he criticizes the left and right as if they’re equally benighted (even..."

April 25, 2010 Postmarks

The Hightower Report
Governments won't support local business, so we have to; and 'Support Our Troops' – and their families – must be more than rhetoric
"..."Support Our Troops," shout the magnetic yellow ribbons that you see on cars and..."

Dec. 17, 2004 News Column by Jim Hightower

Liberty and Security
"...Dear Editor, MI5, the British Secret Service, has apparently saved thousands of lives..."

Aug. 15, 2006 Postmarks

The Hightower Lowdown
Resurrecting Cointelpro; The Cold Side of 'Workfare'
"...us. Just when you think that, surely, this hyperactive liberty-whacker will finally bottom out in terms of the depths..."

Dec. 28, 2001 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Hightower Lowdown
Jim waves the flag; George Dubya plays his health-care shell game; the U.S. gets into bed with thugs.
"...I'm waving the flag these days -- the stars & stripes, Old..."

Oct. 19, 2001 News Column by Jim Hightower

That Was the Year That Was
Impatience Is a Virtue
"...off and, after years of gridlock and inaction, implemented (the Town Lake Comprehensive Plan, Bike Plan, Barton Springs Road..."

Jan. 1, 1999 News Column by Jenny Staff

Where Have All the Cowgirls Gone?
Austin's Female Country Singers
"...her that night, all of us spread out over the echoing dance hall like a few roadies at sound..."

Nov. 14, 1997 Music Feature by Louisa C. Brinsmade

Blessed Are the Buttholes
Austin's 1996 in Review
"...January: It sounds funny to say that the first great show of the year was a funeral..."

Jan. 10, 1997 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Paul Not a Fierce Defender of Liberty
"...states in his Nov. 19 letter that "policies and the ideas they espouse should be debated on their merits"..."

Nov. 20, 2009 Postmarks

In the Name of Morality, Danze and Followers Feel Any Action Is Justified
"...Dear Editor, If ever there is a time to stand up against the super..."

Dec. 30, 2003 Postmarks

Only the Beginning
Wednesday Night SXSW "Sleepers"
"...Last year, as the Austin Music Awards were kicking off South by Southwest..."

March 13, 1998 Music Feature

The Big Cheese
South by Southwest 1997
"...The phrase "shit-hot," cribbed from some international band's bio, comes..."

March 21, 1997 Music Feature

The Hightower Report
Proud "partners" corporatize our parks
"...While we Americans celebrate the 100th anniversary of our National Park Service, America's so-called..."

Aug. 28, 2015 News Column by Jim Hightower

America the Beautiful – Not Contrived Nationalist Nightmare That Drives Leftists Insane
"...Dear Editor, A worldwide “cosmology” is quixotic but achievable. The bad news is that humanity has displayed throughout history..."

Dec. 30, 2010 Postmarks

McDonald Knows Exactly What the Founding Fathers Were Thinking
"...neo-leftist bias. His recent “Page Two” [May 16] is the latest example. While his explanation of constitutional authority protecting..."

May 19, 2008 Postmarks

Does the Smoking Ban Work Against Itself?
"...Editor, If Onward Austin's main goal is to protect the public's health, then isn't a smoking ordinance working against..."

May 6, 2005 Postmarks

The Texas Hammer: Grab Bag
More Austin bashing from our state lawmakers
"...Religious Liberty..."

March 17, 2017 News Feature by the News Staff

The Take-Out
Austin can't go home again
"...Over the last decade or two, so many local institutions have..."

July 8, 2016 Food Column by Brandon Watson

A Significant Role in Retarding the Perpetuation of Liberty?
"...Dear Editor, The moral trap – in economics it’s called moral hazard...."

April 28, 2008 Postmarks

It's 'Naive' to Trust and Believe in the Constitution
"...all just get along?” 2008 ["Page Two,” Jan. 4], there are decisions that Americans will make this year that..."

Jan. 6, 2008 Postmarks

The Alamo Schools Letter
Superintendent's letter remembers the Alamo
"...It's been dubbed "The Alamo Schools Letter." On Feb. 11, Superintendent John Kuhn,..."

March 4, 2011 News Feature

The Player
Jim Ramsey reflects on the passing of the Back Room
"...to a sold-out show or a gig for your brother-in-law's cock-rock band, booking agent Jim Ramsey was your man...."

July 28, 2006 Music Feature by Andy Langer

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