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Heaven up Here
27 reason to further investigate the UK roster of bands at SXSW 2006
"...desperation, specifically the former's desperate bid to outlive heroin addiction, which resulted in a Floridian relocation and their immaculately..."

Feb. 24, 2006 Music Feature by Marc Savlov

Texas Biofuels Movement Building Momentum
As Bush makes groundbreaking revelations about the U.S. being "addicted to foreign oil," Texans may be pleased to know that many of the scientific "breakthroughs" he says will someday break our oil fixation are already in the works here.
"...to compete." The nation will never break its foreign-oil addiction, however, without making timely and real commitments to renewables..."

Feb. 24, 2006 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

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Our readers talk back.
"...10, "Page Two": Name-Calling, Part II, you reveal your "addiction to language rather than ideas." Your hypocrisy is paraded..."

Feb. 17, 2006 Column

Black Not a Coward But Still an Addict, Hypocrite, Liar, Moral Incompetent!
"...10, “Page Two”: Name-Calling, Part II, you reveal your “addiction to language rather than ideas.” Your hypocrisy is paraded..."

Feb. 13, 2006 Postmarks

Page Two: Name-Calling, Part II
Name-Calling, Part II: The proud badge of 'cowardice'
"...really about the same thing: the new American right's addiction to language rather than ideas. The ideological incantations of..."

Feb. 10, 2006 Column by Louis Black

Hustle and Snow
At Sundance, the proving ground just got a lot more slippery
"...was an ASCAP music showcase by my new current addiction Rufus Wainwright, whose music is featured on the Brokeback..."

Feb. 3, 2006 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

I Said 'Some Smokers Might Not Be Pigs!'
"...the ground after they're finished satisfying their voluntary drug addiction. (For the record, I voted against the smoking ban.)..."

Jan. 20, 2006 Postmarks

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Our readers talk back.
"...prohibition and judgmentalism don't work. From prostitution to drug addiction, the state provides information and assistance to those who..."

Jan. 20, 2006 Column

Renegade
Still mourning the death of Thin Lizzy's Phil Lynott 20 years later
"...epidemic, hepatitis, and internal abscesses from years of heroin addiction. Staph infection, pneumonia, a broken band/marriage/heart, take your pick...."

Jan. 20, 2006 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

What About a Little Courtesy?
"...prohibition and judgmentalism don't work. From prostitution to drug addiction, the state provides information and assistance to those who..."

Jan. 18, 2006 Postmarks

Crack Music
2005's music haiku
"...hooks for Grammies. This dark diction has become America's addiction. Those who ain't even black use it. We gonna..."

Jan. 6, 2006 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Edna Symptomatic of Failed Policies
"...of lives to make a buck or feed an addiction to power. The agenda is plainly "get rid of..."

Oct. 25, 2005 Postmarks

Crackpot Crackdown
Joining a long East Texas tradition, Jackson County DA Bobby Bell has convicted 28 black people on drug charges via manufactured evidence and railroaded trials. One small-town exile, her family, and a few neighbors are finally fighting back.
"...and several of Joycelyn's relatives have long struggled with addiction. The Pattersons strove to ensure that their kids would..."

Oct. 21, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Wean Yourselves off Comfort
"...each new fix is only temporary. Just like the addiction to narcotics, comfort does not come without a price...."

Sept. 20, 2005 Postmarks

After a Fashion
Your Style Avatar gets all rock & roll on yo' ass this week! Word!
"...be in the Red Hot Chili People and Jane's Addiction! You know, the one married to blow-up doll Carmen..."

July 29, 2005 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

TCB
It may be in Chicago, but there's something distinctly Austin about Lollapalooza 2005.
"...reappeared on the cultural radar in 2003 as Jane's Addiction's comeback tour plus a few friends, and never even..."

July 29, 2005 Music Column by Christopher Gray

Who Killed Father Ryan?
A 1981 Odessa murder haunts crime researchers, the Catholic Church, and an ex-con determined to prove his innocence
"...a field job with Mobil Oil because of his addiction. (Despite his numerous arrests, Reyos had never been charged..."

June 17, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Cured HAAM
Health Alliance for Austin Musicians is now served
"...paying rent or utility bills. MusiCares also runs an Addiction Recovery Program to provide referrals and some financial aid..."

May 13, 2005 Music Feature by Matt Dentler

TCB
The smoking ban passes, and Austin falls down the rabbit hole – only to find Ms. 'White Rabbit' herself already there
"...of tobacco-derived tax dollars are their own sort of addiction. Capitol Hill lobbyists who would go off like U.N...."

May 13, 2005 Music Column by Christopher Gray

Congratulations Austin on Agreeing With Me
"...so avidly sneered about when they could feed their addiction in everyone's faces. Restraining yourself from lighting up for..."

May 9, 2005 Postmarks

Disappointed
"...title of my letter to editorialize. You wrote “Isn't Addiction a Lifestyle Choice?” That is not at all what..."

May 4, 2005 Postmarks

Goodbye, Goodness
Told in the cracks between bicoastal flashbacks and Nineties real time by Hayward Theiss, a twentysomething working in television, it's the story of someone who can only move forward by retracing his steps and fulfilling – or conquering – his need to go back. Sam Brumbaugh will be at BookPeople on April 29.
"...boarding-school residue – drugs, entitlement, expensive tastes, and reckless addiction to acceptance – won't wash off. He and Kimmel..."

April 29, 2005 Books Review by Shawn Badgley

Page Two
Notes on Daniel Johnston, 'Dead Dog's Eyeball,' and the soundtrack of our lives
"...got to talking with someone who had the same addiction. Reinspired, I was soon playing "Living Life" over and..."

April 29, 2005 Column by Louis Black

Reefer Madness
The Bedlam Faction tackle the cult hit 'Reefer Madness' with a postured, exaggerated approach that's totally intentional and often quite funny
"...their lives begin a downward spiral that leads to addiction, rape, murder, insanity – name your poison! Marijuana causes..."

April 22, 2005 Arts Review by Barry Pineo

Naked City
While passage of HB 254 may signal movement toward smart-on-crime proposals in Texas, federal narcos continue their goofy-on-drugs approach to drug control
"...thousands of young people to a life of [cigarette] addiction and early death from cancer and emphysema," said MPP..."

April 22, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Luv Doc Recommends: Fighting Brothers McCarthy
Hole in the Wall, Friday, April 22, 2005
"...certainly have no lock on wit or wisdom, their addiction at least necessitates an occasional merciful pause; a chance..."

April 22, 2005 Column by The Luv Doc

Paradise
There is contemporary fiction about addiction, and then there is Paradise, the fifth novel from A. L. Kennedy, which stands out for its bitter wit, its painful truth-telling, and the narcotic quality of its author's limber, serpentine prose
"...There is contemporary fiction about addiction, and then there is Paradise, the fifth novel from..."

March 25, 2005 Books Review by Marrit Ingman

SXSW Film Reviews
"...of my life carefully avoiding the dangers of adrenaline addiction (or adrenaline, for that matter), I was skeptical about..."

March 18, 2005 Screens Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

Place Your Bets
The gambling action heats up at the Capitol
"...hits the poorest the hardest and can be an addiction problem for others," D'Amico said. "So tying gambling revenue..."

March 4, 2005 News Column by Amy Smith

Superbadass Web Sites for Everyone!
With the help of Knowbility's AIR-Interactive for the Arts and a team of professional designers, I am going to help reinvent the Internet
"...and Southpaw Jones, my summer writing camp, my knitting addiction, and about a half-dozen other endeavors...."

March 4, 2005 Screens Feature by Spike Gillespie

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