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Will Texas Do Better?
Familiar efforts to decriminalize weed and criminalize salvia are unlikely to pass
"...measures to lessen punishments associated with possession of illegal drugs. HB 184 would decriminalize possession of up to 1..."

Dec. 7, 2012 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Bigger, Stronger, Faster*
While examining steroid use and abuse, this documentary discovers that enhancement drugs permeate our culture. Who’s to say which ones should be illegal?
"...shocked! – to find their players were taking performance-enhancing drugs. Well, documentarian Bell was shocked as well when he..."

June 6, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Bully
"...story about New York teens who screw around with drugs and unprotected sex) and the underappreciated Another Day in..."

July 27, 2001 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Traffic
"...all-inclusive angle that takes on both the War on Drugs' policymakers in our nation's capital to the dealers, users,..."

Jan. 5, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Requiem for a Dream
Portrait of a young junkie – and those he loves.
"...lonely widow turned speed freak. They're each addicted to drugs, but, even more damning, to the American Dream. The..."

Nov. 10, 2000 Movie Review by Sarah Hepola

Down in the Delta
"...for people to change their lives. To kick hard drugs, to believe in oneself after countless screwups, to see..."

Dec. 25, 1998 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Day Labors - Night Falls
Austin's Day Labor Site Attracts Drugs, Criminals
"...truth about what happened to Ali Cokley, and whether drugs were involved, but it is possible to examine the..."

Aug. 30, 1996 News Feature

Austin Filmmaker David Blue Garcia Goes Back to the Border for Tejano
Guns, drugs, and laughs in this microbudget thriller
"...police at the airport, they discovered that, underneath the drugs, his leg was actually broken. So I thought this..."

March 29, 2019 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Death Watch: A First Time for Everything
Execution date withdrawn for Perry Williams after state fails to retest lethal drugs
"...manufacturers have increasingly balked at the idea of their drugs being used for executions. The state switched to a..."

July 15, 2016 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

This Week's Waste of Time
Take a bad trip courtesy of the Web
"...me preamble this blog by saying I don't do drugs. No matter how cool drugs get – and I'll..."

Sept. 16, 2010 Screens Post by James Renovitch

Supremes to Consider School Strip Search Case
Was it unreasonable to check a 13-year-old student's bra for ibuprofen?
"...zero tolerance kind -- to protect kids and keep drugs off campuses...."

April 21, 2009 News Post by Jordan Smith

A-Roid
Steroids, baseball, whatever
"...the news that Alex Rodriguez had taken performance enhancing drugs while playing for the Texas Rangers, my reactions was,..."

Feb. 25, 2009 Sports Post by Justin Sanders

Latin American Officials say Drug War is a Failure
Former presidents of Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico say U.S. drug policy is a failure
"...the 17 members of the Latin American Commission on Drugs and Democracy. During a press conference Feb. 11, coinciding..."

Feb. 12, 2009 News Post by Jordan Smith

Cops Say Legalize It
New report from drug-reform cops with the group Law Enforcement Against Prohibition says the time is right to legalize -- and regulate -- drugs
"...report, calling for an end to the War on Drugs and making specific recommendations for government officials to do..."

Dec. 2, 2008 News Post by Jordan Smith

TV Eye
A British soap plucks the best bits from American teen shows to make for an addictive good time
"..."shocking" and "daring" because it talks about sex and drugs candidly. Actually, it's the lack of discussion that is..."

Aug. 22, 2008 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

What's It Good For?
Kevin Booth examines our country's disastrous War on Drugs in a new documentary
"...perpetual war against nebulous foes. Take our War on Drugs, now 36 going on 37, which is the perfect..."

Dec. 21, 2007 Screens Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

About AIDS
New Warnings About Erection Drugs!
"...drug interaction with AIDS meds and the "erectile dysfunction" drugs Viagra, Cialis, and Levitra. This time, the warning is..."

May 14, 2004 Column by Sandy Bartlett

About AIDS
New gene test shows if HIV drugs will work
"...virus that resists at least one of the 15 drugs. So how can poz people tell if a drug..."

Jan. 11, 2002 Column by Sandy Bartlett

About AIDS
A new study shows that bone deterioration is a side-effect of HIV drugs, not the disease itself.
"...what we have seen for several years: the anti-HIV drugs cause bone deterioration, among other side-effects. And it's not..."

May 5, 2000 Column by Sandy Bartlett

The Jacqueline Susann Story
My Heart Belongs to Daddy... or His Equivalent in Drugs
"...always ends unhappily, usually with the heroine turning to drugs and alcohol for comfort - as JS herself did...."

Feb. 13, 1998 Books Feature

The Mule
Clint Eastwood enters the drug war in an unexpected role
"...basically stumbles into running millions of dollars worth of drugs for a Mexican cartel. How’d that happen? Well, as..."

Dec. 21, 2018 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

The Luv Doc: Soberingly Preggo
Pot, like most drugs, is pretty fucking wonderful when used recreationally
"...and theories. The truth is that pot, like most drugs, is pretty fucking wonderful when used recreationally. The problem..."

April 21, 2017 Column by The Luv Doc

Sleepless
A shady cop searches for his kidnapped son
"...casino owner Stanley Rubino (Mulroney), who in turn owes drugs to the Novak crime family, represented by its nasty..."

Jan. 20, 2017 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Being Charlie
Rob Reiner directs this addiction drama written by his son Nick
"...this angry kid’s head, what made him turn to drugs, and finally turn away – that is more elusive...."

May 13, 2016 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Burnt
Bradley Cooper is a "bad boy" chef; Sienna Miller and others are garnish
"...promising career in Paris by overseasoning it with drink, drugs, and sex. After a self-imposed exile cleaning up and..."

Oct. 30, 2015 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Diary of a Teenage Girl
Bold coming-of-age story is told from the girl's POV
"...troubling affair and Minnie’s further experimentations with sex and drugs, The Diary of a Teenage Girl is less provocative..."

Aug. 28, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Dope
Peppy caper film features unusual characters: black high school geeks
"...sends everyone scrambling, and the next day Malcolm discovers drugs and a gun in his backpack where books ought..."

June 19, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Fun Fun Fun Live Shot: Sun Kil Moon
Red House Painter nurtures hip-hop feuds?
"...with the frontman’s recent beef with the War On Drugs. “Just kidding, whatever you’re called,” he waved toward Run..."

Nov. 8, 2014 Music Post by Neph Basedow

Get on Up
As James Brown, Chadwick Boseman captures the performer's voice, moves, sweat, and swagger, but this biopic, as a whole, needs a stronger compass.
"...he’s getting something resembling the warts-and-all treatment (abuse of drugs and wives receive equally cursory mentions), Taylor retreats to..."

Aug. 1, 2014 Movie Review by William Goss

Lucy
Scarlett Johansson goes totally badass in this far-fetched but riveting Luc Besson action film.
"...up and kicked by other captors, the packets of drugs burst. Almost immediately the somewhat overwhelmed Lucy begins to..."

July 25, 2014 Movie Review by Louis Black

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