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Wish Upon
A music box leads to deadly wish fulfillment
" the American nightmare or, maybe, as the ultimate addiction. But there’s nominal continuity between the sporadic scenes depicting..."

July 14, 2017 Movie Review by Steve Davis

The Luv Doc: A Li'l Spendy
The kind of economic Übermensch G-Dubs prayed for back in '07
"...problem – especially if he picks up a drug addiction (which, between you and me, is not too hard..."

April 7, 2017 Column by The Luv Doc

A Place for Pot in Trump's America?
Mixed signals from the White House put legalization advocates on high alert
"...– according to Spicer, smoking weed leads to opioid addiction, so President Donald Trump doesn't want to encourage marijuana..."

March 10, 2017 Screens Feature by Annamarya Scaccia

The Bye Bye Man
A group of teens unleash the bogeyman
" read the film as an allegory about drug addiction (read: methamphetamine psychosis) or paranoid schizophrenia, but the aspirations..."

Jan. 13, 2017 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Playback – Nonprofit Holidays: The Cult of Black Fret and More
Homegrown music nonprofits that need your holiday cheer
"...Members of HAAM and SIMS (musician mental health and addiction recovery service providers) are eligible for the Sendero Premium..."

Dec. 16, 2016 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

There's magic in this Moonlight
"...a vicious circle of absent fathers, broken families, drug addiction, incarceration, and recidivism from which too few escape. The..."

Nov. 4, 2016 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Girl in a Coma's Nina Diaz Debuts Solo
Screaming without a sound
"...By 2012, Nina Diaz had bottomed out. The singer's addiction to alcohol turned into a dependence on cocaine and..."

Oct. 28, 2016 Music Feature by Alejandra Ramirez

Standing Rock Pipeline Protests Bring New Life to Old Struggles
“It’s about all of us”
"..."We have this addiction to energy, and every time we think we can..."

Sept. 30, 2016 News Feature by Greg Harman

SXSW: Anthony Bourdain
“I’ll go back to brunch, motherfucker. I don’t care.”
"...Massachusetts episode – where he delved into his heroin addiction – the former Brasserie Les Halles (Manhattan) chef talked..."

March 14, 2016 SXSW Post by Kahron Spearman

DVDanger: Ava's Possession
SXSW 2015 horror hits VOD
"...AC: There's a degree of an addiction metaphor, with the exorcism as an intervention, the support..."

March 5, 2016 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

School of Last Resort
The Bad Kids highlights a high school's "nurture and nag" approach
"...have kids of their own, or they're recovering from addiction, or they're dealing with abuse, or they've been expelled..."

March 4, 2016 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

SXSW Film Announces Features Lineup
Competitive narratives and docs unveiled, plus more
"...KARAOKE CRAZIES Director: Kim Sang Chan Welcome to ADDICTION KARAOKE and let’s sing till the end! (World Premiere)..."

Feb. 2, 2016 Screens Post by Josh Kupecki

Playback: Black Metal, Gray Skies, Red-Hot Love
Sex, love, and nostalgia – recapping Fun Fun Fun Fest 2015
"...Saturday's weather was so dicey that Jane's Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro actually wore a shirt – although..."

Nov. 13, 2015 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Sarah Hepola explains how she came to write a memoir on being a blackout drinker
"...wanted to follow a person in recovery. So many addiction stories end when the main character stops drinking or..."

June 19, 2015 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Nick Broomfield Tells Tales of the Grim Sleeper
Filmmaker talks about his new HBO doc, LA, race, and death
"...stories of sexual exploits; the women struggling with crack addiction who endangered themselves for a few dollars; and even..."

April 26, 2015 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Wes Hurt Comes Clean
New premium water promotes sobriety
"...alcohol, pot, and prescription drugs had blossomed into full-blown addiction, taking over his life. "I knew Frank Drew was..."

April 24, 2015 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

SXSW Film Review: KRISHA
An unflinching narrative about addiction and family disrepair
"...Addiction produces so much hurt, and this film doesn’t back..."

March 17, 2015 SXSW Post by Rod Machen

Help Desk
Should parents have to check their phones at all hours?
" for it in their lives. Phone and Internet addiction are real maladies. Just as you have no right..."

March 6, 2015 Screens Column by Michael Agresta

Miraculous Sound: Jamie Wellwarth
Austin engineer acquiesces to online fund for his surgeries
"...sound engineer for Fitz & the Tantrums and Jane’s Addiction...."

Jan. 30, 2015 Music Post by William Harries Graham

Black or White
Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer play guardians who fight over the custody of their granddaughter.
"...the wagon, providing a queasy moral equivalence between his addiction and Elliot’s...."

Jan. 30, 2015 Movie Review by William Goss

Inherent Vice
Highbrow mixes with lowbrow in Paul Thomas Anderson's screen adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's novel.
"...from their product and then treating them for their addiction (vertical integration is where it’s at), and it’s like,..."

Jan. 9, 2015 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

The Gambler
Mark Wahlberg has one of his juiciest roles ever as a creative-writing professor by day and a compulsive gambler by night.
"...may be at the rotten core of Bennett’s adult addiction...."

Dec. 26, 2014 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
A Hollywood star falls to earth with mad, exhilarating results.
"...war between theatre and film actors; the legacy of addiction; and a very particular story of one star who’s..."

Oct. 24, 2014 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Buns, Hon
ACL doubles down on comfort food
" also try the authentic Mexican tamales from Tamale Addiction, the bánh mì tacos from the Peached Tortilla, and..."

Oct. 3, 2014 Food Feature by Claudia Alarcón

Problems at the ARCH
"...dual diagnoses of mental illness and the disease of addiction. And, yes, addiction is a disease. It is recognized..."

May 14, 2014 Postmarks

Nymphomaniac: Volume 2
Second verse, not as good as the first.
"...content) to mine the decidedly unerotic aspects of sex addiction with sly humor and a graveyard wit. Much of..."

April 4, 2014 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Veronica Mars
Although this isn't a reinvention of the wheel, the beloved TV show gets a spirited spin in this feature.
"...cut off cold turkey – there’s a reason an addiction metaphor runs throughout the movie – and at the..."

March 14, 2014 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The AggreGAYtor: January 21
What happened today in gay? Here’s your QILTBAG recap of queer news.
"...Trans addiction issues deserve recognition as we work to improve the..."

Jan. 21, 2014 Qmmunity Post

Escamilla's Defense
Aftermath of Lehmberg removal trial leaves opponents still polarized
"...became obvious that Lehmberg was suffering from serious alcohol addiction, he said – a fact confirmed in a diagnosis..."

Jan. 10, 2014 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Death Watch: One Inmate Gets Reprieve, Another Granted Hearing
Is Larry Hatten sane enough to die?
" a juror who'd lied about his own drug addiction. Those appeals were denied; now, however, Hatten's execution date..."

Oct. 11, 2013 News Feature by Jordan Smith

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