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Will RAVE Act Stomp Out Drugs -- Or Dissent?
Drug reformers plan to sue to overturn a new federal law they say was used to stifle their criticism of government policy.
"...Vulnerability to Ecstasy Act -- better known as the RAVE Act -- would not be applied indiscriminately, it appears..."

June 20, 2003 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Does RAVE Act Affect Zilker?
" confiscating the park under the provisions of the RAVE Act? Like I said, I'm just curious, It's a..."

Sept. 22, 2003 Postmarks

Rave Reviews

Nov. 12, 1999 Arts Feature

Rave Over JAVA
New Noodle House Has People Talking ñ and Rightly So

May 15, 1998 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

The Agony of the Ecstasy
Will the federal and local crackdown on ecstasy put raves out of business?
"...traditional usage. In other words, when it comes to raves, the party may well be over...."

Nov. 16, 2001 Music Feature by Marc Savlov

Better Living Through Circuitry
"...demystify the culture of those all-night bacchanals known as raves, is full of thoughtful dialogue from a veritable cornucopia..."

July 21, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

"...saying that if you're planning on seeing only one rave movie this year, make it Groove. The movie is..."

June 30, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

House of the Dead
Students are stranded on an island of zombies; viewers are stranded by the filmmakers.
" Isla del Muerte where, oddly enough, the "biggest rave of the year" is going on. After much hemming..."

Oct. 17, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Naked City
Weed Watch: Like RAVE Act -- but Worse!
"...Act -- formerly, and still informally, known as the RAVE Act -- five U.S. House members have upped the..."

Aug. 15, 2003 News Feature by Jordan Smith

One Perfect Day
This earnest, soulful, and jarringly melodramatic rave-culture love story is from Melbourne, Australia.
"...any rate, throughout this earnest, soulful, and jarringly melodramatic rave-culture love story, which plays like a greatest-hits package of..."

June 9, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Another Earth
Shaky science fiction shacks up with a corny redemption tale in this Sundance Film Festival double award-winner.
"...Perhaps there’s another me on Earth 2 writing a rave of Another Planet, but until my doppelgänger steps forth,..."

Aug. 5, 2011 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle
"...boom, boom, boom in the night: It’s like a rave with a drunken DJ who just can't seem to..."

June 27, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Eternity and a Day
" giving something of lasting significance to his young traveling buddy. Meanwhile, he ruefully ponders the artist's harsh zero-sum..."

Sept. 24, 1999 Movie Review by Russell Smith

"...John August's script for Go takes on the L.A. rave scene as honestly and intensely as Jon Favreau's Swingers..."

April 9, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Day of the Beast
De la Iglesia builds this original horror film around a priest who belives the Antichrist will be born on Christmas Day. The director's unique visions blend ultra-violence and satiric touches make this a stunning example of his work screening in this four-part Alamo series.
"...hangman's slapstick masterpiece. Day of the Beast (1995) garnered rave reviews in its native Spain and took home no..."

Feb. 26, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Street Knight
"...Speakman doesn't have a clue. I don't mean to rave on about Norris. It's just that if compared to..."

March 19, 1993 Movie Review by Louis Black

Untold Verve Rules Empire Control Room
Londoner sifts decades of UK bass culture for Chaos in Tejas
"...samples, and walked offstage. Such an entrance epitomizes London’s post-rave bass scene...."

June 2, 2014 Music Post by Conor Walker

Countdown to Ecstasy
A New Drug for a New Millennium
"...the early Nineties, with the birth of Austin's electronica/dance, music/rave culture, the little love drug that could has become..."

June 9, 2000 Music Feature by Marc Savlov

The Life of the Party
Marc Savlov talks with San Francisco-based director Greg Harrison about his new film, Groove and the burgeoning rave movement it depicts.
"...honest, accurate, and nonsensationalist look at the burgeoning American rave movement at the very moment it has begun to..."

June 30, 2000 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Scottish rave-culture story gets the details right but loses sight of the big picture
"...When the landmark Scottish rave-and-scag drama Trainspotting finally arrived on American shores, the scene..."

June 26, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Two Turntables and a Microphone
Austin's DJ Culture
"...scene in a throng that included as many local ravers and DJs as it did badged and bobbed industry..."

May 29, 1998 Music Feature by Marc Savlov

Dancing About Architecture
Rave debacle leaves one dead.
"...Rave Off..."

Aug. 23, 2002 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Screen Play
Austin Film Festival Reviews
"...RAVED: Ron Krauss; with Douglas Spain, Aimee Graham, Nicholle Tom...."

Oct. 13, 2000 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Why We Listen to What They Say
"...Doug Rushkoff has been writing about media, cyberculture, and rave culture for several years now, starting as a geeky..."

April 23, 1999 Screens Feature by Jon Lebkowsky

Weed Watch
The draconian R.A.V.E. Act sneaks back into Congress, but reform advocates are pushing drug bills across the nation -- including in Texas
"...proposed, and extremely draconian, Reducing Americans' Vulnerability to Ecstasy (RAVE) Act has reemerged this Congressional session -- although it..."

March 14, 2003 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Dancing About Architecture
Rave chaos part 2, plus Kerrville Kaos brings Direct Events Ghenghis Kahn Tim O'Connor out of retirement.
"...previous week, which in turn led to a last-minute rave where a young man died, promoter Noah Balch handed..."

Aug. 30, 2002 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Dancing About Architecture
Ken Lieck goes to Florida and leaves readers high and dry with a best of column.
"...Despite Marc Savlov's exhaustive study of the "rave culture" in other issues of the Chronicle, I figured..."

Aug. 25, 2000 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Dancing About Architecture
Liberty Lunch is finally reduced to dust bin debris even as Mueller Airport hosts the "Airport Rave" and some 6,000 attendees, one of which was NOT Biz Markie, who was a no-show. Who says there are no more live music venues in Austin. Once-local guitarist Evan Johns hospitalized in DC with severe liver problems, just as Bad Livers finish recording a new album. Ken Lieck, King of the Segue.
" out to the old airport for last Friday's rave, er, "festival" (see "Live Shots"), but as anyone who..."

Oct. 8, 1999 Music Column by Ken Lieck

I Wanna Take You Higher
"...Generation Ecstasy and Rave Culture by Simon Reynolds Little, Brown and Co., $23.95..."

Dec. 4, 1998 Books Feature by Simon Reynolds

Naked City
Texas' finest combat the glo-stick menace
", your loved one just might be an illegal-drug-taking Raver. "A pattern of this behavior or ownership of several..."

May 14, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

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