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Don't Everybody Panic, but Online Sketch Troupe Backpack Picnic Has Definitely Gone What They Call 'Viral' and Is Also About to Contaminate the Alamo Drafthouse
Online sketch troupe Backpack Picnic has definitely gone viral
"...with a little picnic. Maybe, even better, with a Backpack Picnic. Although, yeah, a backpack: That's just the sort..."

May 2, 2008 Screens Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

What's in Bill Bunch's Backpack?
Crime wave hits Zilker Neighborhood

April 8, 2008 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Dope
Peppy caper film features unusual characters: black high school geeks
"...day Malcolm discovers drugs and a gun in his backpack where books ought to be. Thus begins the caper...."

June 19, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Book of Eli
In a post-apocalyptic time, Denzel Washington is the lone man who carries the world's last remaining Bible.
"...his precious cargo safely tucked away inside a dusty backpack. (Everything is dusty in this film.) His occasional encounters..."

Jan. 22, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

You Got Served
Wild style street dancing trumps storyline.
"...of Dragonball Z. Eager to escape their jobs as backpack-toting drug couriers for the neighborhood kingpin, the pair serves..."

Feb. 6, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Up Too Early
Google Streetview fashion critique from 21st and Guadalupe
"...fashion so early in the morning. That Kelly green backpack is such sweet eye candy it's hard to focus..."

July 6, 2012 Chronolog Post by The Luv Doc

OoBer Alles
A guide to the troupes in the 2007 Out of Bounds Improv Festival
"...Backpack Picnic: Formerly known as Edmond Bulldogs, but now MTV's..."

Aug. 31, 2007 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Who Killed Father Ryan?
A 1981 Odessa murder haunts crime researchers, the Catholic Church, and an ex-con determined to prove his innocence
"...room. When Reyos fled the apartment, he left his backpack behind him in the rectory. It contained his photo..."

June 17, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Day Trips: Holiday Gift Guide
Cap’n Day Trips suggests four gifts for globetrotters
"...to the beach? Get your Sherpa the VinXplorer beverage backpack to bring the party wherever you go. The carrying..."

Dec. 2, 2022 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

René Pinnell: Direct(or) to Video
Well, these videos don't just direct themselves, you know
"...One of the first things you notice about Backpack Picnic shows is how well-made they are, how they..."

May 2, 2008 Screens Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Naked City
The University of Texas implements a controversial new "team cleaning" system for custodians.
"...says. The custodian also has had problems with the backpack vacuum used in team cleaning, which he says vibrates..."

July 6, 2001 News Feature by Jennie Kennedy

Seven Decades and One Wall Apart: Finding Friendship on Either Side of a Bouldin Creek Duplex
Two women at different stages of life keep company during a pandemic
"...small house on a quiet street. I packed a backpack and boarded a flight to Manhattan. I slept on..."

July 16, 2021 Arts Feature by Ali Montag

Synonyms
An Israeli in Paris contends with running away from his identity
"...investigates and realizes he has been robbed of his backpack, all of his belongings. A completely blank slate, then...."

Feb. 26, 2021 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

The Eighth Street Survivors
They came out to protest police brutality. They were met by a life-altering wave of police violence. Eight months later, they still await justice and change.
"...socket. There was blood all over my shirt and backpack and running down my face. And it was like..."

Feb. 5, 2021 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Mortal
Norwegian attempt to reclaim old myths from Marvel is Brightburn 2.0
"...ice wasteland, his hair filthy and wild, a heavy-duty backpack slung over his shoulders. It turns out that this..."

Nov. 13, 2020 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Weathering With You
A magical rainy adventure in Tokyo with sympathy for the underdog
"...clean white shirts and randoseru, the archetypal Japanese school backpack. Hina (Mori) is a 17-year-old working a part-time job..."

Jan. 17, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

AFS Announces Short Film Grant Recipients
Society breaks $2 million in assistance to filmmakers
"..."UNTITLED CAT BACKPACK SHORT" D: Katie Graham & Andrew Matthews An existential..."

Dec. 20, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

This Is America: Part Two
More from the Notes From the Field cast on living black
"...hurt you. And I don’t have anything in my backpack. My ID is in my backpack. I’m keeping my..."

Feb. 28, 2019 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Floating Around the New Braunfels "Can Ban"
How to legally drink on the river
"...like you’re in a movie about being stranded. Hydration Backpack..."

Aug. 6, 2018 Events Post by Cassie Arredondo

UT Textile and Apparel Hosts High School Design Competition
TXA looks for multifunctional clothing ideas from students
"...For example, a jacket that can double as a backpack, a pant pocket that zips off to function as..."

March 2, 2018 Chronolog Post by Tinu Thomas

Have You Ever Been to New York City?
"...black and not together) immediately warned me that my backpack was unzipped. At the top of the backpack was..."

Jan. 20, 2013 Postmarks

Follow the Leader
Has Austin's ON Networks found the golden formula for the new media age?
"...Backpack Picnic: Sketch comedies that run the gamut from silly..."

May 15, 2009 Screens Feature by Belinda Acosta

Food-o-File
Gene's gumbo fakes not the funk on the nasty dunk
"...-- set to commence on Saturday, Sept. 8... The backpack drive continues at McCormick & Schmick's (401 Congress, 236-9600)...."

Aug. 10, 2007 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

'Magic' Game Day at the Dragon's Lair
"...as the grand prize turned out to be a backpack - and a $15 walking advertisement to boot. It..."

July 16, 2007 Sports Post by Sofia Resnick

Weed Watch
Texas Longhorn football running back Ramonce Taylor arrested for possession of marijuana
"...in the back of the car they found a backpack, allegedly belonging to Taylor, that contained about 5 lbs...."

May 19, 2006 News Feature by Jordan Smith

This Ain't No Picnic: Minutemen on Patrol
The sinister legions of the 'Drug Cartel' have little to fear from the latest incarnation of border hysteria. As for the rest of us ...
"..."You can tell they're drug smugglers because they carry backpacks."..."

Oct. 28, 2005 News Feature by Diana Welch

Wake-Up Call
Looking back on the onetime heart of local hip-hop, Catfish Station, and the visuals that defined it
"...manages to squeeze in an occasional taste of contemporary backpack rap and the Parish busies itself hosting Scion's monthly..."

July 22, 2005 Music Feature by Robert Gabriel

'Romeo'
First place, the 13th Annual 'Austin Chronicle' Short Story Contest
"...was gorgeous and she had him reach into her backpack and get the dollar out of this coin purse..."

Feb. 18, 2005 Books Feature by Robert Byington

Nut Goody Sets the Record Straight
Honorable Mention, the 12th annual 'Austin Chronicle' Short Story Contest
"...don't bring that T.B. along. T.B. is for Tiny Backpack, as in tiny backpack of hate, which is a..."

Feb. 13, 2004 Books Feature by Jill Marquis

Everybody Loves a Wynn-er
Will Wynn is his own flavor of ice cream -- pure vanilla, but mixed with nuts
"...and visas and synthetic underwear and each packed a backpack, and we worked our way across Asia, through 18..."

Feb. 14, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

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