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Blame Canada
A sampling of musical poutines
"...braving the dance floor to reveal their New Wave addiction and penchant for asymmetrical hair cuts. A new LP..."

Feb. 25, 2005 Music Feature by Audra Schroeder

The Ha-Ha
Howard Kapostash can't speak or write, but the narrator of Dave King's novel – a Vietnam veteran silenced by a head injury 30 years ago & #150; is a man of insight and feeling
"...high school sweetheart, Sylvia, enters rehab for her coke addiction, she sends her 9-year-old son, Ryan, to stay with..."

Feb. 4, 2005 Books Review by Marrit Ingman

Parallel opens on Burnet Road; plus, celebrate the Super Bowl, Carnaval, and Mardi Gras Austin-style
"...a pool of caramel sauce) could easily become an addiction. The celebration will include live music and plenty of..."

Feb. 4, 2005 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Phases & Stages
Live shots
"...vice versa. Headliner Gorch Fock's own masks – Jane's Addiction, Scratch Acid, Captain Beefheart – were no less effective..."

Jan. 21, 2005 Music Feature by Christopher Gray

The Dependables and The Discoveries
The year in food, 2004
"...chef Barrie Cullinan's crisp, buttery shortbreads were my cookie addiction this year in plain, dark chocolate, spice, and cherry..."

Jan. 7, 2005 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Check Out Blake O. & Supersmith
" a wasteland of nonculture, I welcome such an addiction when I consider the alternative...."

Jan. 6, 2005 Postmarks

Weed Watch
Iowa drug czar says killer (!) marijuana is wreaking havoc
"...the number of Iowans now in treatment for "marijuana addiction" is going up, up, up. "It is to the..."

Dec. 24, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

DVDs: Part 3
Gift guide
"...of friendship bound by the social glue of gambling addiction and set against a typically Altman backdrop of casinos..."

Dec. 17, 2004 Screens Feature by Spencer Parsons

Left of the Dial: Dispatches From the 80s Underground
Gift guide
"...Sonic Youth, Echo & the Bunnymen, the Pretenders, Jane's Addiction, the Smiths, Ministry, and the Pixies are in their..."

Dec. 10, 2004 Music Feature by Christopher Gray

A Few Deep Breaths
Except to the feds, medical marijuana is an easy sell
"...American Society of Addiction Medicine..."

Dec. 10, 2004 News Feature

The Hightower Report
No need for a babysitter, Big Brother will do it; and Britain has moral scolds just like America
"...virtues – while he sneaks around feeding his gambling addiction. And who can forget the bombastic moral authority of..."

Dec. 10, 2004 News Column by Jim Hightower

Big Books: Part One
From Zora Neale Hurston to the National Football League
"...of intellectual stimulation and the "ridiculous" of random consumer addiction. This trend is yet unnamed, but for our purposes,..."

Dec. 3, 2004 Books Feature by Kate X Messer

Rock & Roll Books
Gift guide
"...recorded output, culminating in his last few years of addiction, confusion, and redemption. David McConnell, owner of Basement on..."

Dec. 3, 2004 Music Feature by Darcie Stevens

Me and My Friends
Walking on the wild side with Red Hot Chili Peppers' guitarist John Frusciante
"...a dirt hole. It felt like all my drug addiction and all the bad behavior of my youth had..."

Nov. 26, 2004 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Diagnosed With Greed?
Drug dealers seek out Downtown homeless – with money and marketing
"...with. Many, for example, also have substance abuse and/or addiction problems, and all are financially strapped. In other words,..."

Nov. 26, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

The Bad American
Bill Maher comes out on drink, drugs, and God
"...while he would have one. ... We all know addictions never go away, they just get replaced. So I..."

Nov. 12, 2004 Arts Feature by Steve Birmingham

Cowboy Johnson
"...nickname "Cowboy." He's been in recovery from alcoholism and addiction for 24 years, gone through four divorces, worked as..."

Nov. 5, 2004 Music Review by Jim Caligiuri

Cinematic Convergence
The 11th Annual Austin Film Festival
"...It's a question often asked by people conquering substance addictions, rarely one honestly confronted in films about drugs. But..."

Oct. 15, 2004 Screens Feature by Spencer Parsons

World Energy Week's Hometown Highlights
Events in Austin and Fredericksburg show off region's clean-energy champions
" New York and California, air quality, and our addiction to foreign fuel sources...."

Oct. 8, 2004 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

The Films Are Alive ...
Dispatches from the Toronto International Film Festival: No. 3
"...spent on the warts – in this case, heroin addiction and marital infidelities – and not enough on the..."

Sept. 17, 2004 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

12 Steps to a More Dysfunctional Musical
Rob Nash's '12 Steps to a More Dysfunctional Musical' gives his troubled Smith clan something to sing about: a 4-year-old boy
"...Ashley's bulimia or Uncle Fred's AIDS or Aunt Windsong's addiction to self-help programs. In this fourth chapter in the..."

Aug. 20, 2004 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Where the Pyramid Meets the High
Long lost 13th Floor Elevators founder and visionary Tommy Hall – found!
"...know his death had something to do with his addiction to heroin. I won't talk about this any further,..."

Aug. 13, 2004 Music Feature by Joe Trybyszewski

Beastie Boys
Record review
"...Beastie BoysTo the Five Boroughs (Capitol) Like Jane's Addiction on 2003's kinetic but ultimately disappointing Strays, the Beastie..."

July 9, 2004 Music Review by Christopher Gray

Texas platters
"...Know Nothing Good" describes love in terms of hopeless addiction and ultimately calls for death as the only means..."

June 18, 2004 Music Review by Greg Beets

Get in the Ring
Scott Weiland calls Andy Langer out
"...them up. I assumed he was comfortable talking about addiction, because that's how he's been spending his time in..."

June 11, 2004 Music Feature by Andy Langer

Sheet Music
"...and contextualized biography: Charles' first experience with sex, heroin addiction, womanizing and divorce, and junkyard doggin' his own band...."

May 28, 2004 Music Feature by David Lynch

Austin @ Large: For Whom the Road Tolls
The Regional Mobility Authority takes small but necessary steps in the direction of multi-modal transportation
"...Yes, sprawl and auto addiction are bad. But the proper response is not to..."

May 21, 2004 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Nader: Think Global, Act Texan
Ralph Nader dips into Texas politics while pursuing ballot access
"...not be funding education by encouraging gambling, which produces addiction, breaks up families, strikes hard at lower-income people, and..."

April 30, 2004 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Go and Sin No More
The real sin is failure to fund public education
" would show that plenty of legislators have an addiction to using any excuse to provide for the care..."

April 30, 2004 News Column by Michael King

Rhymesayers Showcase
" match his diverse arsenal of beats. While Musab's addiction to bitch-and-ho speak at times belied the title of..."

March 19, 2004 Music Review by Robert Gabriel

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