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Back to the Future
Austin's agrarian past rises again
"...Dorsey Barger doesn't do things halfway. When the co-owner of Eastside Cafe began buying wine for the..."

April 9, 2010 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

The Hightower Report
Blackwater's Reward; and Who Benefits From Cloning?
"...are headed to jail ... or worse. But if the gang belongs to a corporation, the perpetrators don't even..."

June 13, 2008 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Hightower Report
Tony Mazzocchi; and Read the Fine Print
"...Read the Fine Print..."

April 11, 2008 News Column by Jim Hightower

Beside the Point
If you can't arrest the homeless, let 'em eat surveys
"...With a recession-bound economy, and winter weather spurting into spring, just when you think Austin's homeless..."

March 14, 2008 News Column by Wells Dunbar

The Hightower Report
Free Market Hypocrites; and Lobbyists Go Shopping
"...professor Hightower: Why do so many giant corporations hate the marketplace?..."

Dec. 21, 2007 News Column by Jim Hightower

Ways to Spend Your Time and Money in the Next Couple of Weeks
Including the Animation Show, Oscar parties at the Alamo, and Third Coast Activist Research Night
"...The Animation Show Don Hertzfeldt is not a banana. Nor..."

Feb. 23, 2007 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

The Hightower Report
Our "Made in China" Christmas; and Left-Wing Penguins and Devilish Tofu
"...LEFT-WING PENGUINS AND DEVILISH TOFU Maybe it was the election, or maybe it's the decline of their boy..."

Jan. 5, 2007 News Column by Jim Hightower

'High School Musical': From the Disney Channel straight to Austin High
Disney's made-for-cable phenomenon High School Musical is jumping from the small screen to the stage, and Austin High is one of seven schools chosen to premiere the official stage adaptation
"...to believe that it's been only nine months since the Mouse Factory unleashed on the world that innocuous little..."

Nov. 3, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Hightower Report
Bad Bosses; and a Bill to Ban Sweatshop Labor
"...BAD BOSSES During his 13-year tenure, the recently retired CEO of ExxonMobil paid himself $144,000 a..."

Aug. 25, 2006 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Car That Flies
"...didn't already know that Chitty Chitty Bang Bang was the creation of Ian Fleming, you might get a clue..."

Feb. 4, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Watching Outside the Box
How many industries do you know of that can capitalize on dated inventory while ringing up sales for "failed" merchandise?
"...Yet, that seems to be a viable segment of the ever-expanding TV DVD market. If it's not a vintage..."

April 23, 2004 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

The Hightower Report
Bush leaves millions of children behind; and crazy John Poindexter gets tossed.
"...far away to some quiet place where professionals can soothe his raging, right-wing demons ... and where he can..."

Sept. 5, 2003 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Hightower Report
Our tax dollars outfit military contractors, but not the troops; and our representatives are less than representative.
"...Support the Grunts, Not Greed..."

Jan. 24, 2003 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Hightower Report
The "outernet industry want advertising on the inside of your eyelids; WorldCom moneyslinger Bernie Ebbers dies by his own gun; and the un-American activities of Stanley Works.
"...Lily Tomlin said, "I worry that the man who invented Muzak might be thinking of inventing..."

June 14, 2002 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Hightower Lowdown
American CEOs are overpaid; missile defense shield money could be better spent; and art snobs need to not have a cow.
"...Lean Times, but Fat CEOs Time for another Hightower Hog Report!..."

Sept. 14, 2001 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Hightower Lowdown
A Little Help From My Friends; The Buddy System
"...From My Friends -- You can't fool all of the people all of the time, but the spinmeisters for..."

Jan. 12, 2001 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Hightower Lowdown
Creative Destruction; Poor People Don't Vote
"...Creative Destruction Look out, here they come again -- wild-eyed CEOs wielding chainsaws. They're going..."

Oct. 13, 2000 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Hightower Lowdown
Over the Counter Fraud; Shell Games
"...Over the Counter Fraud How many legs does a dog have..."

Oct. 6, 2000 News Column by Jim Hightower

For One Austinite When the Pandemic Closed the Border, Uzbekistan Rolled Out the Welcome Mat
Jennifer Whiddon reflects on what it was like getting trapped abroad for six months
"...A few months earlier, Whiddon had visited the country for the first time. She had longtime friends..."

Dec. 25, 2020 Food Feature by Sara Hutchinson

Ernest Cline: Kings of the Nerds
Austin author adapts his Spielberg homage Ready Player One with Spielberg himself
"...that bestseller made into a blockbuster film by none other than Steven Spielberg. To top it off, the culture-smash..."

March 30, 2018 Screens Feature by Moisés Chiullán

Bomb City Retells the Tensions Behind the Killing of a Texas Punk
Brian Deneke’s life and death story comes to local screens
"...Life cut short for no good reason. The story is as old as what's now called Texas,..."

Feb. 9, 2018 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Austin Punk Pioneer Steve Marsh Climbs the Star Ladder
Ex-Terminal Mind vocalist explores outré galaxies in Evil Triplet
"...even seated. At 6-foot-5, he towers above most of the hustle and bustle at a South Austin eatery during..."

Feb. 10, 2017 Music Feature by Tim Stegall

The Future Is in Flux for the Texas Film Incentive Program
Texas loses productions to states with bigger and better incentive programs
"...Don't call them film incentives. For nearly a decade, the creative industries..."

Jan. 27, 2017 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Kill the Trumpet Player
Don Cheadle does Miles Davis in freak-fusion biopic Miles Ahead
"...like: young Miles learning gospel music in church, encountering the freedom of jazz in a nightclub, giving birth to..."

March 11, 2016 Screens Feature by Michael Agresta

In the Room
First-place winner
"...Garven. Big day," Dan Rainey croaks as he enters the elevator. "Those boards ready to review?" Phlegm rattles deep..."

Feb. 28, 2014 Books Feature by Raul Garza

Off the Record
Gimme All Your Lovin': Emo's heads East as John Kunz looks back; plus, Whiskey Shivers' single malt success
"...The most drastic difference between Emo's front room on Red..."

Sept. 2, 2011 Music Column by Austin Powell

A Night at the Opera
Opera for dummies: Name one male tenor
"...Fun Fun Fun Fest 2010 was a week away, the final music festival of Austin's yearly marathon, but Saturday..."

May 27, 2011 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Off the Record
Across a Wire: Okkervil River and Nakia hit prime time
"...The Lady Killer..."

May 6, 2011 Music Column by Austin Powell

Off the Record
Courtney Love vs. Boudoir Queen, Jason Reece vs. Conrad Keely, Border Patrol vs. Texas Tornados, and other dream matchups
"...full-length albums, ... And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead still pillages the indie circuit. That's..."

Feb. 4, 2011 Music Column by Austin Powell

Off the Record
Throwing the first stone for the Chronicle Music Poll
"...The concept behind Song Island could be a reality TV..."

Jan. 7, 2011 Music Column by Austin Powell

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