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Piece of Work
In his large charcoal drawing Rock n' Roll, Drugs and Sex, artist Randy Twaddle reverses a familiar phrase and places it on a curling banner floating through a dark and grimy background, making it an example of verbal recycling in an otherwise wasted landscape.
"...Rock n' Roll, Drugs and SexCharcoal on paper by Randy Twaddle..."

March 21, 2003 Arts Feature by Molly Beth Brenner

Southern Destroyer
Barry Hannah at 60, in Oxford, and on why -- despite the energy drinks -- he's not feeling up to saving American fiction right this very minute
"...come out a skeleton if you're lucky. And these drugs, I'm taking a lot of drugs for maintenance, and..."

Feb. 21, 2003 Books Feature by Shawn Badgley

On the Border's Edge
Drug war reporter Charles Bowden is telling El Paso-Juárez's secrets, one murder at a time.
"...or woman working next to you. It was illegal drugs, of course, being dealt or used. From this, one..."

Nov. 29, 2002 Books Feature by Roger Gathman

Another Drug War Casualty
Testimony continues this week in the capital murder trial of 23-year-old Edwin Delamora, accused of firing the fatal shot that killed Travis County Sheriff's Deputy Keith Ruiz in February 2001.
"...Was Ruiz just another casualty of a war on drugs that's impossible to win?..."

July 19, 2002 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Our readers talk back.
"...them have ended up in jail, overdosed on illegal drugs, or have simply disappeared from the public eye. To..."

Dec. 7, 2001 Column

Life at the Cha-Cha Palace
Stephen MacMillan Moser takes a trip down the yellow brick-laid, disco ball-lit memory lane in the world of Austin's Seventies Disco scene.
" teenage experiences, and from laughter and tears to drugs and sex, it is where most of the drama..."

Jan. 26, 2001 Features Feature by Stephen MacMillan Moser

The Prison Diaries of the Fabulous Thunderbirds' Preston Hubbard
"...especially heroin. I don't believe in the "war on drugs." It's an expensive sham, costing billions and keeping the..."

Oct. 20, 2000 Music Feature by Preston Hubbard

How DPS's Occupation of a Border Town May Have Crippled Its Economy
Rio Grande City sees a marked decline in sales and tourism
"...big parking lot. One thing they're looking for is drugs. The area has a notorious, decades-long reputation for narco-trafficking...."

Oct. 6, 2017 News Feature by Debbie Nathan

The Q&A Hole: Why Isn't LSD Legal?
Trip on this with Lana Lesley, Denise Prince, Mickle Maher, and more.
"...are involved in creating the, ah, the schedules for drugs, the different legal designations? I’ll bet they’ve never done..."

Sept. 13, 2016 Chronolog Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

UDATED: Abortion Regulations Trial Begins in Federal Court
Contested provisions set to take effect Oct. 29
"...would require a doctor to dispense, in person, both drugs taken to induce abortion, in accordance with the drug's..."

Oct. 21, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

Reefer Roundup 1/12/11
News from the War on Drugs – Pat Robertson says legalize it?
"...Nonetheless, there are a handful of smart-on-drugs proposals (like Rep. Ruth McClendon's needle exchange bill –..."

Jan. 12, 2011 News Post by Jordan Smith

Reefer Roundup 12/23/10
News from the frontline of the drug war
"...secretary Bob Ainsworth last week said the war on drugs was "nothing short of disaster," and called for a..."

Dec. 23, 2010 News Post by Jordan Smith

Reefer Madness: Marijuana Still the No. 1 Hit
Drug warriors ignore the rise in alcohol abuse
" 2009 to 21.8 million "current" users of illicit drugs, representing about 8.7% of the population. The increase is..."

Oct. 1, 2010 News Column by Jordan Smith

"...HarlemFree Drugs (Female Fantasy)..."

Aug. 1, 2008 Music Review by Audra Schroeder

Reefer Madness
Apparently, the mere mention of drugs justifies suppressing student speech
"...audience simply because it contained an oblique reference to drugs," Stevens wrote. "The First Amendment demands more, indeed, much..."

July 6, 2007 News Column by Jordan Smith

Reefer Madness
Big time drug policy pusher swoops in on Austin
"...session with two just-say-no Austin teens who've never tried drugs – and vow they won't – two recovering drug-addict..."

Nov. 3, 2006 News Column by Jordan Smith

The Hightower Report
Another Front Group for George; and Protecting America from Fair Drug Prices
"...borders right now – protecting us from getting cheaper drugs from Canada...."

Aug. 11, 2006 News Column by Jim Hightower

Securing the Substance
Richard Linklater on his adaptation of 'A Scanner Darkly'
" know, you don't have to tell someone on drugs that it's a dangerous thing to dabble in. They..."

July 7, 2006 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Naked City
A continuing look at Drug War lunacy
"...outright lies" propagated in order to strengthen the government's tough-on-drugs stance and to justify policies that result in the..."

Aug. 5, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

High Baptismal Flow
In search of rock & roll's psychedelic pioneers, Austin's 13th Floor Elevators
"...enlightenment. Friction plagued the band in the form of drugs, particularly speed...."

Aug. 13, 2004 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

About AIDS
What's up, what's down for 2004?
"...Reduced side effects. The new drugs cause fewer side effects than before and improvement continues...."

Jan. 16, 2004 Column by Sandy Bartlett

Our readers talk back.
"...Decriminalize Drugs..."

March 21, 2003 Column

About AIDS
"...New Guidelines: Perhaps HIV Drugs Can Be Delayed..."

July 26, 2002 Column by Sandy Bartlett

Our readers talk back.
"...half of America. The administration re-declares the War on Drugs where dollar-for-dollar spending has only generated income for the..."

Feb. 15, 2002 Column

The Great American Drug Book
How Robert Sabbag set out to write the Great American Novel but ended up becoming the nation's best chronicler of the drug trade.
"...say that he, too, had an intriguing story about drugs even though he was now clean. After checking out..."

Jan. 18, 2002 Books Feature by Clay Smith

Our readers talk back.
"...into for all these years -- use of certain drugs -- is as bogus as can be!..."

Nov. 16, 2001 Column

Raped Twice?
Virginia Glore asked the APD for a rape test -- instead they're prosecuting her for DWI.
"...attorneys are becoming increasingly concerned about the use of drugs -- most notably Rohypnol and GHB -- to facilitate..."

Oct. 12, 2001 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Tulia's Freedom Ride
Activists travel to Tulia for "Never Again!" rally against drug war.
"...come from very different worlds. There was the legalize drugs/abolish prisons crowd, the filmmaker group, and even some who..."

July 27, 2001 News Feature by Jennie Kennedy

Pills, Thrills, and Bellyaches
Irvine Welsh's first novel 'Trainspotting' is one of the most successful first novels in recent history, but in this interview with Chronicle writer Marc Savlov, Welsh, whose new novel 'Glue' brings him to BookPeople on Monday, June 18, at 7pm, admits to thinking that "you had to be a bit strange to be a writer, to sit in your room, spending all this time with people that don't actually exist, you know?"
"...people like Duncan McLean, Barry Graham, and Kevin Williamson (Drugs and the Party Line) who kind of held it..."

June 15, 2001 Books Feature by Marc Savlov

Jeffery Smith's Where the Roots Reach for Water: A Personal and Natural History of Melancholia
"...and, for the drug companies, big profits. Granted, the drugs can be effective for many people (a fact Lauren..."

Oct. 8, 1999 Books Review by Martin Wilson

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