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'My Trip to Al-Qaeda': Lawrence Wright's journey from page to stage
Lawrence Wright's experiences in the years he spent researching The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 have become the basis for a one-man theatrical work
"...years researching his widely praised bestseller, The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11, Lawrence Wright naturally had..."

March 9, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Terror Years: From Al-Qaeda to the Islamic State
by Lawrence Wright
"...Lawrence Wright describes his arrival in the Middle East as "an accident of history"..."

Nov. 4, 2016 Arts Feature by Michael King

Eve of Destruction
Lawrence Wright on 'The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9 / 11'
"...The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11..."

Aug. 11, 2006 Books Feature by Taylor Holland

The Decoder
Lawrence Wright reflects on a decade spent exploring and explaining the Middle East in My Trip to Al-Qaeda
"...Lawrence Wright in 2001, before 9/11. The day he called, I was the only lucky sucker in the intern..."

Aug. 27, 2010 Screens Feature by Nora Ankrum

12 Strong
High-tech bombs and horseback soldiers fight together in the U.S. war in Afghanistan
"...There's a reason why Afghanistan is called the graveyard of empires – a phrase repeated throughout..."

Jan. 19, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Don Verdean
Fourth comedy feature from the pair who made Napoleon Dynamite
"...in the comedic footsteps of their previous films (which also include Nacho Libre and Gentlemen Broncos), which take a..."

Dec. 11, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Last Flight Out
Righteously mediocre stuff from the "film ministry of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association"
"...This will likely mean one of two things to potential audience members: Either you're a member of his flock..."

Aug. 13, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Deconstructing ISIS
UT professors discuss the rise of the Islamic state
"...by surprise when ISIS announced the establishment of a caliphate (Islamic state) in 2014; ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi..."

March 1, 2016 News Post by Dina Samir Shehata

Not Shutting Up Anywhere
This Al Franken is your Al Franken
"...they got married. Controversy. Lateline, an NBC sitcom starring Al Franken, was canceled in 1999 after 19 episodes. I..."

March 4, 2005 Screens Feature by Shawn Badgley

After Bin Laden
Local experts discuss how one raid reshapes the world
"...the world. So we thought we would ask some real experts: Kamran Bokhari, an analyst with Austin-based risk assessment..."

May 8, 2011 News Post by Richard Whittaker

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Al Qaeda could not have hoped for a more perfect response to 9 / 11 than the American invasion of Iraq.
"...story to accompany this question. Unfortunately, in the current political environment, the cover speaks for itself. The decision to..."

Jan. 31, 2003 Column by Louis Black

The Hightower Report
Corporate Creeps Bilk the Elderly; and Al Qaeda Banks on Bush
"...AL QAEDA BANKS ON BUSH Poor George W. Except for..."

June 8, 2007 News Column by Jim Hightower

Letters at 3AM: Conditions on the Ground
This is no war on terror; we're taking sides in a civil war
"..."These [30,000] additional American ... troops allow us to accelerate handing over..."

Dec. 18, 2009 Column by Michael Ventura

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More than the insanity or weaponry of Saddam Hussein, we should fear the deepening of a rift between the Muslim world and the West. The haste with which we are building toward war in Iraq is sending the wrong message to both.
"...side or the other. What is clear is the suicidal speed with which the Bush administration is rushing into..."

Dec. 20, 2002 Column by Louis Black

A Good Time to Be Lawrence Wright
With new book God Save Texas, The Looming Tower series on Hulu, and his play Cleo at the Alley, Lawrence Wright is the man of the moment
"...had me squirming. Is it better to be eaten alive or truly seen?..."

April 13, 2018 Arts Feature by Elizabeth Banicki

Two Brothers, Two Paths
AFS Documentary Tour: The Oath
"...Filmmaker Laura Poitras prefers to talk about large foreign policy issues through the stories of..."

June 4, 2010 Screens Feature by Anne S. Lewis

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Understanding the Iraq invasion the Socratic way
"...are lying, because there is a clear connection between al Qaeda and Iraq. The fine-point debate is whipping up..."

June 25, 2004 Column by Louis Black

The Hightower Report
Unraveling Afghanistan; and Bachmann's Earner Overdrive
"...drained more than 1,500 precious lives and about a half-trillion dollars from our country. But, finally, this enormous outlay..."

July 22, 2011 News Column by Jim Hightower

Toward an Accounting
In its unjustified rush to war, the Bush administration wants Americans to apply ample amounts of duct tape over their eyes, ears, and mouths.
"...that war now hogs, what do you think Bush's approval rating would be?..."

Feb. 21, 2003 Column by Michael Ventura

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...The State Theatre Company existed in a dysfunctional relationship with the Paramount Theatre, known as the Austin..."

Aug. 18, 2006 Column

Doesn't Need Facts to Buy What Administration Is Selling: He Believes!
"...4] to my July 14, 2006 “Postmarks” letter, Black Maligns America, reveals deadly naivete. In our post-September 11, 2001..."

Aug. 7, 2006 Postmarks

Letter at 3AM
While remembering September 11, we owe it to ourselves to remember what its horrors have been shamelessly manipulated to obscure.
"...strike those buildings again, or to see those towers fall once more. By mid-afternoon I was involuntarily averting my..."

Sept. 6, 2002 Column by Michael Ventura

Letters at 3AM: The Sixth War
America is engaged in hostilities on six fronts
"...but June was the deadliest month for U.S. combat casualties since 2008 (The New York Times, July 1, p.A6)...."

July 15, 2011 Column by Michael Ventura

'It All Leads Back to Texas'
Robert Bryce on the Texas-Washington-international crony network
"...has bound the Texas energy business to the Texas political system and the way that tradition has now been..."

June 18, 2004 News Feature by Michael King

From McDonald Fantasyland
"...Dear Editor, Michael King is intellectually dishonest and morally credulous – to say the least...."

March 30, 2007 Postmarks

Unbelievable Inane Inaccurate Comparison
"...condemns the U.S. for going "into a war under false pretenses against a sovereign country [Iraq] that had nothing..."

Aug. 15, 2006 Postmarks

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Expect the next decade to be dominated by a weak economy and precarious international politics -- the consequences of Bush's successes.
"...Before we get to the meat of this editorial: South by Southwest is about four weeks away. Expect..."

Feb. 7, 2003 Column by Louis Black

Hightower Report: World-class Political Nincompoopism
World-class political nincompoopism
"...considered before deciding which one is the nincompoopiest of all...."

May 17, 2013 News Column by Jim Hightower

UT Bomb Threat Update
University of Texas' main campus was evacuated this morning
"...evacuated this morning after a campus-wide bomb threat was called in. Here's what we know so far, and check..."

Sept. 14, 2012 News Post by Monica Riese

Chris Morris Talks Terrorist Comedy
UK hit Four Lions touches down in Austin
"...release of 391,832 classified military documents pertaining to the Coalition occupation of Iraq and the fact that theatregoers haven't..."

Nov. 4, 2010 Screens Post by Marc Savlov

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