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The 23 Words That Changed the Way Texas Sells Alcohol (or Not)
Say what, Governor?
"...On April 28, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted, "Alcohol-to-go sales can continue after May 1. From what I..."

May 8, 2020 Food Feature by Kareem Hajjar

Alcohol More Harmful Than Marijuana
"...Dear Editor, On the streets, we know the truth: Alcohol, tobacco, and pharmaceuticals are definitely more harmful, both to..."

March 14, 2006 Postmarks

15 Austin Restaurants & Bars With Alcohol-Free Menu Options
"...bakery/beer garden offer two mocktails (with house-made syrup), a nonalcoholic craft beer, and a full espresso bar. 6406 N...."

March 6, 2020 Food Feature by Jessi Cape

Why Isn't Alcohol Sold on Sunday Mornings?
"...this straight. The church says that we shouldn't drink alcohol on Sunday. So our government makes and enforces laws..."

March 30, 2008 Postmarks

Best Outpatient Drug and Alcohol Treatment Program
Developmental Counseling Center Inc.

Oct. 14, 2011 Best of Austin Feature

Best Club to Care More About Kids Than Their Alcohol Sales

Oct. 1, 2004 Best of Austin Feature

Reefer Madness: Marijuana Still the No. 1 Hit
Drug warriors ignore the rise in alcohol abuse
"...– is nothing when compared to the use of alcohol, which a whopping 51.9% of Americans over the age..."

Oct. 1, 2010 News Column by Jordan Smith

The Spirit – and Spirits – of '76
Mr. Smarty Pants knows America's alcohol history
"...How could drinking alcohol help you show national pride? If you were one..."

July 5, 2013 Food Feature by R.U. Steinberg

SOB Tax Stripped Again
After second court defeat, Attorney General looks to Texas Supreme Court to revive "Titty Tax"
"..."constitutes an unprecedented interference with government efforts to regulate alcohol and combat rape," it asks the state's highest court..."

June 15, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Parents Are the Biggest Pushers
Parent Pushers: Most teens get their booze at home, free of charge!
"...– and 20% of all teen drinkers were given alcohol by a parent, guardian or other adult living in..."

July 28, 2008 News Post by Jordan Smith

Researchers Find Drug Testing Doesn't Deter Student Use
Random drug testing of high school athletes does not reduce their level of self-reported drug use.
"...designed to assess the deterrent effects of drug and alcohol testing among high school athletes, reports OHSU. “Prior to..."

Oct. 28, 2007 News Post by Jordan Smith

Thank You for Smoking
This snarkily playful little comedy gets so wrapped up in its own barbed witticisms that it fails to land even the lightest sucker-punches on the institutions it aims to skewer.
"...the pulsing jugular of the “Unholy Three” – the alcohol, tobacco, and firearms lobbies – is instead a snarkily..."

March 31, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

We Don't Live Here Anymore
What people fight about when they fight about love.
"...the same dynamic of two married couples mired in alcohol and betrayal, but it lacks that initial period of..."

Sept. 3, 2004 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Drink/Drank/Drunk Issue: Operation: Absinthe
Going in search of a new world in absinthe
"...Oh, the drinking spectrum. Some of us start our alcohol odyssey in high school with Mad Dog 20/20 or..."

July 9, 2013 Food Post by Anne Harris

Toxic masculinity melds with a monster movie
"...umpteen times.) That said, here goes. Hathaway is the alcohol-besotted Gloria, who’s kicked out of her boyfriend Tim’s (Stevens)..."

April 14, 2017 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Being Evel
Evel Knievel rides again in this retrospective doc
"...traces “the last gladiator”’s hardscrabble roots amidst the coal-mining, alcohol, and fisticuffs of Butte, Mont., to his early deal..."

Aug. 21, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Doc about the life of Amy Winehouse is revelatory, amusing, and deeply devastating
"...jokes. They should have stopped when she died of alcohol poisoning at the age of 27 four years ago..."

July 10, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

No No: A Dockumentary
Famous for pitching a no-hitter while high on acid, Dock Ellis the man was so much more.
"...absurdity of Ellis’ against-all-odds no-hitter is handled playfully here, alcohol and drug abuse become necessary talking points, especially as..."

Sept. 5, 2014 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Grudge Match
This boxing riff stars Stallone and De Niro, but it's hardly the stuff of Rocky vs. the Raging Bull.
"...Rocky, but they’re totally old, out-of-it dudes with family, alcohol, and cash-flow issues.” It probably made sense on paper,..."

Dec. 20, 2013 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Grace Unplugged
A talented Christian teen must choose between her faith and superstardom.
"...his life slide to hell because of drugs and alcohol. Christ not only saved him, but Christian music became..."

Oct. 11, 2013 Movie Review by Louis Black

Are sommeliers the "new rock stars of the food industry"?
"...Perhaps, but one could hardly expect a documentary about alcohol to show temperance...."

June 28, 2013 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

"...indeed a hero. Yet he is also a high-functioning alcoholic who had a .24 blood-alcohol level when he was..."

Nov. 2, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life
The notorious life of Serge Gainsbourg is whimsically re-created onscreen.
"...– at least not in France, or wherever cigarettes, alcohol, and sex are still allowed...."

Nov. 4, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Crazy Heart
Jeff Bridges scores in this performance as a fading country & western star who has cashed in most of his chips.
"...entirely to Bridges’ searing and sorrowful turn as the alcohol-basted and nicotine-stained C&W has-been Bad Blake. It's a performance..."

Jan. 8, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

A Woman in Berlin
This is that rarest of wartime dramas: an intimate, sorrowful glimpse into the heart and loins of the hellish aftermath of war when sex is used as a weapon.
"...victors – exhausted, filthy, prone to lengthy bouts of alcohol- and trauma-fueled barbarism – take out their aggressions on..."

Oct. 9, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Paul v. Baldwin
Rep. Ron Paul debates pot prohibition with actor Stephen Baldwin
" a young age, it will usually lead to alcohol abuse and harder drugs."..."

March 16, 2009 News Post by Jordan Smith

The Latest Buzz on Alcospeed
Nonprofit says MillerCoors should stop peddling crappy-tasting candy beer
"...and "guerilla marketing." Alcospeed beverages like Sparks have more alcohol than does beer – Sparks contains 6-7% by volume..."

Sept. 18, 2008 News Post by Jordan Smith

Thirsty? Here, Suck on My Shoe
Nordstrom pulls flask flip-flop.
"...from store shelves a nifty new flip-flop flask that alcohol-prevention advocates say could help underage drinkers hide their booze,..."

Nov. 19, 2007 News Post by Jordan Smith

Talk to Me
Cheadle leads a great cast through a musical glance at D.C. in the Sixties and Seventies.
"...Washington.” The pressures of success lead to indulgences with alcohol and women, much to the frustration of his girlfriend..."

Aug. 3, 2007 Movie Review by Toddy Burton

Iraq in Fragments
This multiaward-winning documentary was two years in the making and tells stories about modern Iraq in the words of civilians of various ethnicities.
"...political meetings, and a raid on flea marketers selling alcohol. "We've returned to Saddam's time again!" laments one, after..."

March 9, 2007 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

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