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"...public health matter, but there are far more nonsmoking bars than ones that allow smoking. What is wrong with..."

April 15, 2005 Postmarks

What It Means
"...expands the prohibition against smoking to apply to all bars, restaurants, bowling alleys, and billiard parlors, except for restaurants..."

April 15, 2005 News Feature

Smokey and the Bandit
Enforcing the Smoking Ban
"...have even given rise to outlaw establishments or "smoke-easys," bars and clubs that effectively ignore the new laws and..."

April 15, 2005 News Feature

Our picks in the May 7 elections
"...most to virtually all public buildings – including the bars, billiard parlors, and bowling alleys previously exempted – with..."

April 15, 2005 News Feature

Let Me Speak for Myself; Don't Protect Me
"...tobacco sales account for 10% of income for most bars in Austin. The suggestion that nonsmokers are chomping at..."

April 14, 2005 Postmarks

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...taxis not designated as smoking; but not in restaurant bars, free-standing bars, outdoor dining areas, or designated smoking sections..."

March 18, 2005 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Don't Ban Smoking
"...99.5% of Austin workplaces are now smoke-free. Only 200-plus bars allow smoking in a city with a population of..."

Feb. 21, 2005 Postmarks

Political Asylum
Shard Live Performance Collective's original production Political Asylum creates a vision of everyday chaos through asylum bars
"...Collective, you're confronted with a set of floor-to-ceiling metallic bars that bisect the space from wall to wall. In..."

July 9, 2004 Arts Review by Barry Pineo

We Are a Pack Animal
"...and I couldn't help but notice the number of bars. Now I've been here for a while, as I'm..."

July 6, 2004 Postmarks

Austin @ Large: The Smoke Unclears
Further adventures in symbolism – and unintended consequences – at City Hall
"...happen to sell more nonalcoholic beverages than otherwise comparable bars next door. One such case, we are told, is..."

June 11, 2004 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Sixth Street Survivors
The cafes Paradise and Pecan Street: still plating after all these years
"...their hard day earning a buck in offices. Fern bars offer fruity, fun drinks like Bahama Mamas and Piña..."

June 4, 2004 Food Feature by Barbara Chisholm

Our readers talk back.
"...Bars Are Not Health Clubs..."

Nov. 28, 2003 Column

Short Cuts
Tarantino and Rodriguez make beautiful music together, and Ellen Spiro keeps reaching for the stars.
" grant awards," for their project Girl Scouts Beyond Bars, a documentary following a Texan Girl Scout troop made..."

Nov. 28, 2003 Screens Column by Marc Savlov

Piece of Work
Trying to walk through the purposefully spaced metal tines of Mowry Baden's K Walk is a challenge, one that leads to the discovery that each person on this planet has a claim to his or her own singular pattern of movement through space.
"...Two rows of steel bars jut up from the floor, angled toward each other..."

Oct. 31, 2003 Arts Feature by Molly Beth Brenner

Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Record Review
"...HorseRe•ac•tor (Reprise)Neil YoungHawks & Doves (Reprise)Neil YoungAmerican Stars 'n' Bars (Reprise)Neil YoungOn the Beach (Reprise)..."

Sept. 5, 2003 Music Review by Raoul Hernandez

Our readers talk back.
" Today it's a smoking ban in restaurants and bars. What's next? Why don't we ban ladies' perfumes, or..."

July 18, 2003 Column

Page Two
The anti-smoking ordinance is an unconscionable social experiment in an already sketchy economic environment; the Place 5 run-off boasts two good candidates, so no need to get ugly; and we report the news, not slurs.
"...a temporary drop in business, it could close marginal bars and restaurants that are just barely surviving. It is..."

May 30, 2003 Column by Louis Black

Our readers talk back.
"...monitoring public opinion regarding the proposed no-smoking ordinance for bars and clubs. I would like to add my name..."

May 30, 2003 Column

The Hole in the Wall and the Motards return, and things get smoky at City Hall
"...Zero hour is rapidly approaching for Austin's bars and nightclubs vis-à-vis the city's proposed smoking ordinance, which..."

May 23, 2003 Music Column by Christopher Gray

Will The Smoke Clear Before Garcia Leaves Office?
The smoking ban gets preliminary approval but its future remains uncertain.
"...his career. When Austin's current smoking restrictions, which exempt bars and some restaurants and allow more indoor smoking in..."

May 16, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Our readers talk back.
"...went down to the Gas Lamp entertainment district. The bars and restaurants were overflowing with crowds. Once inside a..."

May 2, 2003 Column

Gravy Boat
Texas Platters
"...Gravy BoatBars and Stars..."

Nov. 1, 2002 Music Review by Christopher Gray

Book Smarts
New academic tomes explore diverse film genres
"...suggests, this perspicacious survey of the representations of lesbian bars in film is about one degree removed from its..."

July 26, 2002 Screens Feature by Marrit Ingman

Our readers talk back.
"...Dave Wasser's suggestion that smoking be banned in Austin bars ["Postmarks: First Weed, Now Cigarettes?" May 24]. I am..."

May 31, 2002 Column

Queer & Now
A roundup of Texas pride events
" a lot of women, free stuff like Luna Bars (...Girl-Powerbars?), a photography studio where you and your new..."

May 31, 2002 Features Feature by Verushka Gray

Naked City
Will Sixth Street Recycles come to an unhappy end?
"...bins in the alley behind the businesses -- mostly bars and restaurants -- to collect both glass and cardboard...."

Aug. 24, 2001 News Feature by Jordan Smith

No G-Strings Attached
U.S. Supreme Court ruling requires nude dancers to wear pasties and g-strings, but Austin won't be making any changes.
"...That's a long time. In that time, many other bars and restaurants have come and gone," he says. "This..."

May 26, 2000 News Feature by Jonathan David Carroll

"...her coolly refreshing images of the facades of Italian bars in, well, Bar. Evincing a traveler's hungry eye, Horváth..."

May 12, 2000 Books Review by Ann Guidry

Sea Cruise
Sailing into the sunset on Delbert McClinton's Blues Crusie.
" want it, there's 24-hour room service, a casino, bars aft and fore, pools, hot tubs, a hair salon,..."

Feb. 4, 2000 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

The Year It All Went Wrong
Looking back at club closings in Austin in 1999.
" rock & roll, which involves being in smoke-filled bars nightly -- is reaching out to help ring the..."

Dec. 31, 1999 Music Feature by Michael Bertin

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