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SIMS Profusely Thanks KGSR
"...SIMS Foundation, an organization providing individualized mental health and addiction-recovery services for Austin’s musicians and their loved ones since..."

May 13, 2008 Postmarks

The Revolution Will Not Be Motorized
Will the city create a path to give bicyclists a little respect?
"..."Our unwitting addiction to cars as our sole means of transportation has..."

May 9, 2008 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Romance & Cigarettes
John Turturro directs this oddball musical in which the stars (the eclectic cast of James Gandolfini, Susan Sarandon, Kate Winslet, Steve Buscemi, Mary-Louise Parker, Christopher Walken, Aida Turturro, and Mandy Moore) lip-sync and dance to popular songs.
"...Cigarettes wears thin, like a moral for the titular addiction: Sure, there’s the sweet dream of that first drag,..."

Nov. 30, 2007 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Things We Lost in the Fire
This film starring Halle Berry and Benicio Del Toro is an impeccably constructed and perfectly paced drama of domestic and internal volatility.
"...feel you’re watching the most intricately mapped depiction of addiction and strained humanity the film world has ever given..."

Oct. 19, 2007 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Michael Clayton
This smart and thoroughly entertaining film asks the question of where a lawyer’s ethical responsibility to zealously represent a client ends and the societal interest in achieving justice begins.
"...a life: He is divorced, struggling with a gambling addiction, and financially strapped after the failure of a business..."

Oct. 12, 2007 Movie Review by Steve Davis

The Gospel of Progress
Micah P. Hinson lands in Austin – hopefully not on his back
" that, at 27, has led the songwriter through addiction, prison, and pain and that now holds him at..."

Aug. 17, 2007 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

Prohibition Has Never Worked
"...dangerous drug that causes death in overdose and physical addiction. (Unlike marijuana which never killed anyone in an overdose..."

June 20, 2007 Postmarks

Perfect Liberty
To find themselves, the subjects of this year's rock docs found that they had to follow their own sound
"...the decade progressed, he gradually sank into a drug addiction...."

March 9, 2007 Screens Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

Jane's Addiction
"...Jane's Addiction..."

Dec. 29, 2006 Music Review by Christopher Gray

Reefer Madness
Results of new study suggest environmental factors have more influence on behavior than government would like us to believe
"...factors and concentrated exclusively on the physical properties of addiction. (That study was far less significant than she made..."

Dec. 22, 2006 News Column by Jordan Smith

To Your Health
Is lithium safe for a teenager?
"...20-milligram tablets and may be useful in treating alcohol addiction, cluster headaches, and fibromyalgia...."

July 14, 2006 Column by James Heffley, Ph.D.

Might as Well Face It
Caveh Zahedi on 'I Am a Sex Addict'
"...documentary explores the director's struggle to overcome a sex addiction (fueled by a prostitute fetish) that destroyed his first..."

June 23, 2006 Screens Feature by Brian Clark

In Memoriam
Austin juggling sensation Warren "Red" Ryder Schwartz, who opened for Esther's Follies for almost 20 years, was stabbed to death on Sunday, May 28
"...years, Schwartz had been struggling for years with drug addiction and in the preceding year had gone through a..."

June 9, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Weed Watch
North Dakota could be first state to issue farmers licenses to grow industrial hemp; and Limbaugh off the hook
"...sense," as a reasoned way to deal with drug addiction. "With anyone in this position, who finds themselves addicted..."

May 12, 2006 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...were discussed, as was Ritter's assertion that America's oil addiction is dwarfed only by our dangerous addiction to war..."

March 3, 2006 News Feature

Weed Watch
Fed lawmakers cut funding for White House Office of the National Drug Control Policy's much-ridiculed Anti-Drug Media Campaign; and new stats about Americans' pot-smoking habits amount to one more nail in prohibitionists' coffin
"...the Lisbon-based European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction ( reveals that Americans smoke more pot than their..."

Dec. 23, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Naked City
A continuing look at Drug War lunacy
"...primary marijuana diagnosis," which to the feds "means that addiction to marijuana by our youth exceeds their addiction rates..."

Aug. 5, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Our readers talk back.
"...nonsmokers. This also plays to your final point about addiction – you have the freedom to harm yourself; that..."

May 27, 2005 Column

Music Books
"...Whores: An Oral Biography of Perry Farrell and Jane's Addiction..."

May 27, 2005 Music Feature by Darcie Stevens

A Stupid Fight
"...nonsmokers. This also plays to your final point about addiction – you have the freedom to harm yourself; that..."

May 19, 2005 Postmarks

I Live My Broken Dreams
This year's rock docs examine the 'outsider myth' and more among the likes of Daniel Johnston, Townes Van Zandt, and Wild Man Fischer
"...his life, Van Zandt struggled with alcohol and heroin addiction; Be Here to Love Me includes a scene in..."

March 11, 2005 Screens Feature by Will Robinson Sheff

Bad Education
Almodóvar delivers the finest movie of his career: a film noir melodrama that maybe should be called film sanguine.
"...and dark, and involves blackmail, false identities, lust, drug addiction, and cover-ups, although Bad Education is not without ample..."

Feb. 4, 2005 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

DiG! transcends the typical "rock movie" format and aspires to something greater: an examination of why we create and what we receive from art.
" watching a friend slip into the morass of addiction, obsession, and pig-headed self-absorption. Unsurprisingly, it gets a little..."

Jan. 7, 2005 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Naked City
Poll: If Limbaugh did the crime, he should do the time
"...illegally obtain narcotics to feed his OxyContin pain pill addiction? Or, despite Limbaugh's often callous and myopic view on..."

Jan. 16, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Our readers talk back.
"...Christopher Gray, your comment, "Jane's Addiction frontman Perry Farrell strikes a Jesus Christ pose during..."

Aug. 22, 2003 Column

Our readers talk back.
"...not the only woman who has been involved with addiction recovery and feminist issues for many years, and her..."

July 25, 2003 Column

Our readers talk back.
" the tobacco industry, the ultimate special-interest group, marketing addiction and death that manipulates public policy on every level..."

June 13, 2003 Column

Austin @ Large: Marc His Words
He's gotta tell ya -- Marc Katz karez about Austin (enough to be mayor).
" and living with a family while having an addiction, running the city seems relatively easy. I like being..."

March 28, 2003 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Juwanna Mann
"...I give the existential edge to the winos. Their addiction gets them off the hook, moral culpability-wise and, say..."

June 28, 2002 Movie Review by Russell Smith

To Your Health
"...specific food leads to a curious situation known as "allergy/addiction," which may lead to weight gain. Allergy/addiction develops when..."

May 24, 2002 Column by James Heffley, Ph.D.

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