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Bus Riders Rise Up!
"...everyone to rise up against the oppression caused by backpacks on the bus system. I don't know how many..."

Dec. 2, 2005 Postmarks

Big Books
Panel Discussions: Further consideration on comix and graphic novels
"...and me and that guy over there with the backpack; he's a contemporary twentysomething everyman trekking across the world...."

Dec. 10, 2004 Books Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

The 72 Hours War
Embedded at the Texas Gaming Festival
"...So, equipped with my software, PC, 200-pound monitor, and backpack full of peripherals, I entered...."

July 30, 2004 Screens Feature by Ed Baker

Prescriptions for Survival
When it comes to going back to school, what will be, will be…
"...courting osteoporosis -- investigate your ergonomic options. Ergonomically designed backpacks can make the load feel lighter by one-third. Well-distributed..."

Aug. 8, 2003 Features Feature by Abe Louise Young

The Hightower Report
The Bushites lie about WMDs and media conglomeration.
"...that he took them with him (how, in his backpack?). But now, the Bushites say it doesn't matter --..."

May 30, 2003 News Column by Jim Hightower

Rethinking the Three R's
Reagan High's digital-media lab opens doors for young students into filmmaking.
"'s a Saturday morning -- Eric Corona adjusts his backpack and prepares for another take. The 16-year-old is the..."

May 2, 2003 Screens Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Book Reviews
James McWilliams reviews Hugh Thomson's The White Rock.
"...Santa Theresa gnats are "murderous." One paragraph later his backpack is "murderous." Thomson soon becomes "completely exhausted," and, it..."

March 14, 2003 Books Feature by James McWilliams

Live From SXSW's Screening Room
"...out at the mall, has safety pins on her backpack, and became an unlikely but willing feminist exemplar. (CC,..."

March 14, 2003 Screens Feature by Marrit Ingman

In Play
Neverwinter Nights is more than a game, actually: It's a gaming system to be built on.
"...Characters reading scrolls actually pull a parchment from their backpack and look at it before the spell is cast...."

Aug. 9, 2002 Screens Feature by Lindsey Simon

Every Day Is Dress-Up Day
" want to put your favorite band on your backpack or shirt (or pants or whatever). The first thing..."

Aug. 2, 2002 Features Feature by Iana Witham

Every Day Is Dress-Up Day
"...5) Your backpack is the best place to put your opinion. Why?..."

Aug. 2, 2002 Features Feature by Brynn McIntosh

World affairs and more Critical Mass mess missives
"...just those living in Palestinian areas! Every car, bike, backpack. ["From Bethlehem to Austin," Oct. 19]..."

Nov. 9, 2001 Column

RESearch Reviewed
"...for encountering lengthy discussion. And it fits in your backpack...."

Aug. 24, 2001 Music Column by Ken Lieck

History Repeats
A writer and his artist aunt explore cave paintings and see more than just writing on the wall.
"...pants, a button-down Indian print short sleeve shirt, and backpack under pigtails of long brown hair, two small turquoise..."

Aug. 17, 2001 Features Feature by Eli Kooris

Ruling the Roost
Austin Preeminent Concert Promoter Ponders Retirement
"...1960, after eight months of marching with a weighted backpack and an M-1 rifle, O'Connor and several other cadets..."

June 1, 2001 Music Feature by Andy Langer

What destroys a neighborhood? How can bikes help? What's wrong with the Julia Roberts/Brad Pitt vehicle THE MEXICAN? A few answers to these questions---and more!---right here, right now.
"...bicycle (I have a bike trailer, two panniers, a backpack, and a basket on my recumbent and can haul..."

March 23, 2001 Column

A Small Green Cow
He Waits and Watches Quietly as the World Moves On Around Him
"...partnership he rode in a small pouch in my backpack, keeping company with orphaned pennies, spare washers, and a..."

Dec. 29, 2000 Features Feature by Jay Hardwig

Adventures in Backpacking
While traversing the globe in search of enlightenment, writer Mary Fitzgerald finds something altogether different: the steadily growing tribe of the full-time traveler. Outfitted to the teeth with Stussy, batik, Birkenstock, and the latest John Grisham novel, these nomadic wanderers have an entire culture all their own.
"...the phenomenally successful series set up by an Australian backpacker who dropped out on the pan-Asia hippie trail in..."

March 24, 2000 Features Feature by Mary Fitzgerald

Festival of Lite
Arts writer Robi Polgar finds the true meaning of Chanukah, if not the true spelling ...
"...I emerged from the Metro near City Hall with backpack, camera, and scruffy beard and began my trek past..."

Dec. 3, 1999 Features Feature by Robi Polgar

Go, Girl! Go!
A father beams as her records his daughter's first season as a middle school football player.
"...real thing. I pack her off. New outfit, new backpack, big smile, she the happiest child walking into that..."

Nov. 19, 1999 Features Feature by Phillip Schmandt

First, the good news ...
"...loser walks to school every morning, carrying in his backpack not just the first books, but also dreams of..."

Nov. 5, 1999 Column

Say Hello to Kitty
Join Austin writer Anna Hanks in her desperate search for the "Hello Kitty" hotline.
"...own a cat. Yet I have a Hello Kitty backpack, a Hello Kitty mousepad, a Hello Kitty pen, and..."

Nov. 5, 1999 Features Feature by Anna Hanks

Things That Go Bump
Young writer Eli Kooris spends the night in a haunted photography shop to see what he can scare up.
" a desk and check the inventory in my backpack: a camera, a roll of film, a pen and..."

Oct. 29, 1999 Features Feature by Eli Kooris

A Night at the Rio
Checking in and checking out the most infamous night spot in Austin.
"...for the night at the Rio, I filled my backpack with reading material, two 16-ounce Lone Stars, pens, paper,..."

Sept. 17, 1999 News Feature by Rob D'Amico

Momoko Bubble Tea Room and Japanese Gift Store
"...wall, and toothbrushing kit. If you want a tiny backpack made of chewy wetsuit material with the famous owl-bat..."

Feb. 26, 1999 Food Feature

Junior High Spy
"...border. So while I was there I grabbed a backpack and hiked over to East Germany. I just walked..."

Nov. 6, 1998 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Son of the Circus
Twistin' in the Wind
"...few years, I took off with a sleeping bag, backpack, and a guitar," says Ely. "Just took off across..."

Oct. 2, 1998 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Altamont Now: Maybe Later
"...blues — with accent pieces — say, a vinyl backpack and an orange orange pith helmet — that add..."

Sept. 11, 1998 Arts Review

Refreshingly Unfamiliar: Uncommon Congruity
"...We discover the three buds in mid-crisis, losing a backpack full of money to the wind: a fortune lost...."

Aug. 21, 1998 Arts Review

Beauty Vultures and the Plague of Sleep: Heartwarming Chill
"...Turtle wears army greens and sports a big, square backpack as his shell. Perkins skirts the inherent danger of..."

May 22, 1998 Arts Review

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