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ACL Music Fest Interviews
"..."English is a fantastic tool for music, and we try to use this tool..."

Sept. 15, 2006 Music Feature by Darcie Stevens

Letters @ 3AM
To blame disasters like the Twin Towers and New Orleans on a few perpetrators is to ignore the greater disasters that are the foundation upon which the developed world lives: our attempts to hold on to an unsustainable way of life
"...cease-fire while claiming that "they [Hezbollah] have a different tool to use than we do. ... They kill innocent..."

Aug. 18, 2006 Column by Michael Ventura

Final Countdown
Thirty-three years of Back Room shows and events can hardly be summed up in one timeline
"...June 28, 1992: On their Opiate tour, Tool opens for the Rollins Band; it's the first early,..."

July 28, 2006 Music Feature by Darcie Stevens

Blank Generation
Amy Sedaris on 'Strangers With Candy'
"...from all of it was using improvisation as a tool. To write something just based strictly on improv, to..."

July 21, 2006 Screens Feature by Steve Birmingham

Wordplay
A documentary about crossword puzzles and their ardent fans, with specific focus on the daily puzzles in The New York Times; their editor, Will Shortz; and the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament.
"...New York Times may never find a better marketing tool...."

June 23, 2006 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

An Inconvenient Truth
Al Gore’s zeal for spreading knowledge about global warming is inspiring and this documentary about his efforts also showcases the new, improved Gore.
"...zeal for his subject is inspiring and this big-screen tool for getting his message out is a step in..."

June 2, 2006 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Page Two: Life, Fiction, and Selling Out
Life, fiction, and selling out
"...the film still achieves the seamless combination of every tool of cinema with every tool of music into a..."

March 31, 2006 Column by Louis Black

Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang
Shane Black's directorial debut is a suckerpunch-and-a-half, a trippy tribute to L.A. noir and a genre-busting blitzkrieg attack on Hollywood pretensions that’s just as full of them as the pulp it lampoons.
"...with. His dashing, rude Gay Perry is a pun-intended tool for the Man and the butt of copious jokes;..."

Nov. 11, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Keeping Cesar Alive
Actor Ed Begley Jr. explains how he was inspired to write a musical honoring his friend Cesar Chavez
"...be a nice thing to do as an educational tool."..."

Sept. 23, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Four Brothers
A scrappy Seventies throwback about vigilante justice in the corrupt urban jungle.
"...You’d be mistaken. The movie takes its time warming barstools and playing pick-up hockey, heavy on the hip-checks, in..."

Aug. 12, 2005 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Thursday Picks
SXSW picks & sleepers
"...titled Improving Silence, and the creator of a production tool cut to vinyl called Soundcraftsman. – Robert GabrielMARBLES8pm, Exodus..."

March 18, 2005 Music Feature

About AIDS
Depression: HIV's Friend, Not Yours
"...a short course of antidepressants can be a useful tool for breaking the vicious downer cycle; some short-term psychotherapy..."

Nov. 5, 2004 Column by Sandy Bartlett

Celsius 41.11
Reactionary film claims to reveal the truth behind the lies of Fahrenheit 9/11.
"...of work as to be nearly, merely a political tool (you could argue the same for Fahrenheit 9/11) more..."

Oct. 22, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Story of the Weeping Camel
A story about a Mongolian camel and her newborn calf becomes a transfixing lesson about the rhythms of life.
"...Story of the Weeping Camel becomes almost a relaxation tool for harried Westerners as it forces us to become..."

July 16, 2004 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Austin @ Large: Big-Box Breakdown
Impact? What impact? The city's slothful retail strategy.
"...But even I am not such a useless tool (most of the time) as to believe that there..."

July 9, 2004 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

New Rules for Old Buildings: The Historic Task Force
As the task force on historic preservation concludes its work, the outcome remains uncertain
"...In the absence of this tool to preserve their perceived integrity, neighborhoods have over the..."

April 2, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
Under fire from minorities, the school drops its "legacy" admissions program
"...Garnet Coleman, "the Supreme Court provided us with a tool to combat this troubling lack of diversity. Any institution..."

Jan. 16, 2004 News Feature by Michael King

Naked City
"...spokesman nonetheless defended white-tailed deer cloning as a "conservation tool." -- M.C.M...."

Jan. 2, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

How Much Is the Sun Worth?
Austin Energy tries to place a value on solar power.
"...by the RMC, the comprehensive-value study was primarily a tool to accomplish the former aim. As adopted by AE..."

Dec. 19, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
The Zoning and Platting Commission postpones -- into possible oblivion -- a clutch of historic cases.
"...neighborhoods with rehabilitation of historic homes) as a preservation tool...."

Nov. 28, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Animation Revelation
Charging toward a movie, TV, or computer screen near you: HorseBack Salad Entertainment
"...all the time. Macromedia's Flash is the quintessential Web tool these days, but we use it for that only..."

Nov. 21, 2003 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...Just a Tool of Big Corporations, and Happy in the Role..."

Oct. 31, 2003 Column

Luther
In this Martin Luther biopic, Joseph Fiennes plays the theologian as a smoldering rebel boy.
"...the writing of Luther’s treatises. Luther was also a tool used by the German princes in their move to..."

Sept. 26, 2003 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Legend of Suriyothai
"...underwritten by Thailand’s currently reigning royal family as a tool for teaching modern schoolchildren about their national history –..."

July 25, 2003 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Letters at 3AM
Within or Beneath the Din
"...Giovanni (10th grade): "Bravery is the most magnificent tool to stay awake in a world of illusions. ......"

May 30, 2003 Column by Michael Ventura

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...exercise of authority over the weak, it is a tool of oppression, wielded by bullies. Bullies are cowards who..."

May 9, 2003 Column

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...exercise of authority over the weak, it is a tool of oppression, wielded by bullies. Bullies are cowards who..."

May 2, 2003 Column

Max
"...cloying fog. It can be beneficial, a contrived marketing tool that might add a certain luster to an otherwise..."

Feb. 28, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

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Our readers talk back.
"...Shiniest Tool Might Not Work..."

Feb. 7, 2003 Column

Page Two
Al Qaeda could not have hoped for a more perfect response to 9 / 11 than the American invasion of Iraq.
"...clearly demonstrated, this invasion would be an incredible recruiting tool, bringing young Muslims to their ranks by the thousands..."

Jan. 31, 2003 Column by Louis Black

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