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Old 97's | Too Far To Care [15th Anniversary Edition]

What if the Beatles didn't have an audience? That's a crude way of putting the seminal talent of Old 97's vs. the size of their cult, a small swatch of rock fans not put off by Rhett Miller's extra-Texan twang and country fans who could stomach Philip Pe
Omnivore Records (2012)
By DAN WEISS  |  October 05, 2012
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Review: The Imposter

The premise of Bart Layton's documentary is sublimely preposterous.
Bart Layton's documentary
By GERALD PEARY  |  August 17, 2012
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Interview: Gail Collins gets inside the Lone Star State

Texas is a landfill of political insanity that's fast declining into a privatized wasteland for all but its wealthiest residents.
Talkin' Texas
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  June 08, 2012
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Review: Bernie

So beloved was Bernie that when he shot his elderly companion Marjorie Nugent, the meanest — and richest — woman in town, district attorney Danny Buck Davidson had to move the trial nearly 50 miles away.
Everybody loves Bernie
By ANN LEWINSON  |  May 18, 2012
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Interview: Richard Linklater messes with Texas in Bernie

No matter how far he strays, Richard Linklater's heart remains in Texas.
Lone Star man
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 18, 2012
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Review: The Revisionaries

Here's a scary thought: Texas and its massive purchasing power set the standard for which school textbooks are used across the country.
Setting the bar
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  April 20, 2012


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Photos: Dive + FIDLAR at SXSW 2012

Dive and FIDLAR perform live at the WNYU Showcase at SXSW 2012 on March 16, 2012.
Austin TX | March 16, 2012
By NINA MASHUROVA  |  March 23, 2012
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Photos: Trashy and the Kid at SXSW 2012

Trashy and the Kid perform live at Agave at SXSW 2012 on March 16, 2012.
Austin TX | March 16, 2012
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  March 23, 2012
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Photos: The War on Drugs at SXSW 2012

The War on Drugs perform live at Fader Fort at SXSW 2012 on March 16, 2012.
Austin TX | March 16, 2012
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  March 23, 2012
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Photos: Day 1 of SXSW Music 2012

Musicians and fans gather in Austin, TX and get hyped for the SXSW Music festival at the Austin Convention Centeron March 13, 2012.
Austin, TX | March 13, 2012
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  March 16, 2012
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Photos: Beach Fossils + Light Asylum + Star Slinger + B. Bravo at SXSW 2012

Beach Fossils, Light Asylum, Star Slinger and B. Bravo perform at various venues at SXSW 2012 on March 13, 2012.
From Club 606 to the Mohawk Patio to Swan Dive | Austin, TX
By NINA MASHUROVA  |  March 16, 2012


Photos: Day 3 of SXSW Music 2012

Musicians and fans gather in Austin, TX for the SXSW Music Festival at the Austin Convention Center on March 15, 2012.
Austin TX | March 15, 2012
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  March 16, 2012
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Review: El Tapatio

Although El Tapatio is a full-fledged Mexican restaurant, with distinct Tex-Mex and Cal-Mex accents, it has certainly adapted to one Rhode Island tradition: bountiful portions.
Transported to the border
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  January 06, 2012

Senator Collins helps derail prison reform

As a result of the apparent decision by congressional Republicans to oppose almost everything Democrats are for, Maine Senator Susan Collins — who claims to be above partisanship — helped derail Virginia Democratic Senator Jim Webb's bill to establish a
'Toxic' Washington
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  November 11, 2011
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Review: Bellflower

In addition to the flamethrower, they've also rigged up a whiskey-dispensing car dashboard, and as a piece de resistance have created the Road Warrior–inspired "Medusa," a 1972 Buick Skylark souped up to breathe fire.
Petal to the metal
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 09, 2011
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Review: The Disappearance of McKinley Nolan

An investigative doc brimming with cultural resonance and historical savvy, Henry Corra's film has ahold of a pungent story — that of the titular black Texan fella who vanished in Vietnam 40 years ago.
Rich in mysteries
By MICHAEL ATKINSON  |  September 02, 2011


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Boston's handcrafted bicycle movement goes to Austin

The seventh annual North American Handmade Bicycle Show hit Texas the last weekend of February, crowding the Austin Convention Center with beautiful handcrafted bicycles, many of them made in Massachusetts.  
High on bikes
By JOSHUA KAMPA  |  May 13, 2011
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Review: The Elephant In the Living Room

There are more tigers in Texas than in India, according to Michael Webber's award-wining documentary, The Elephant In the Living Room , which plays next weekend at Movies at the Museum at the Portland Museum of Art.
Documentary investigates the suburban animal kingdom
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  April 15, 2011
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Photos: American History of Graffiti

The Phoenix presents a small collection of works to be showcased in Caleb Neelon and Roger Gastman's American History of Graffiti .
Photos from Neelon and Gastman's American History of Graffiti
By RIME, JOHN SLYMON, RYZE, JAMES MARSHALL, AND SMITH  |  April 01, 2011
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SXSW Music 2011 Photos Day 3: Miami Horror, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, Surfer Blood, Trap Them

Live concert photos at SXSW Music Festival in Austin
Miami Horror, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, Surfer Blood, Trap Them | SXSW | March 16, 2011
By JANICE CHECCHIO  |  March 25, 2011
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SXSW Music 2011 Photos: Daily BOS in AUS

Daily BOS in AUS | March 15-20, 2011  
  Daily BOS travels to Austin for SXSW Music Festival
By K. BONAMI  |  March 25, 2011


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Photos: First Contact: SXSW Party at Krucial Klub

Phoenix and Stuff staffers party with SXSW performers and attendees at the First Contact party at Klub Krucial on March 16, 2011.
First Contact: SXSW Party | Klub Krucial | March 16, 2011
By JANICE CHECCHIO  |  March 18, 2011
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Photos: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. performs at SXSW

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. performs live at the Phoenix in Austin, TX, for SXSW, on March 16, 2011.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. | SXSW | The Phoenix, Austin TX | March 16, 2011
By JANICE CHECCHIO  |  March 18, 2011
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Photos: Lady Lamb the Beekeeper performs at SXSW

Lady Lamb the Beekeeper performs live at the Swan Dive in Austin TX for SXSW on March 16, 2011.
Lady Lamb the Beekeeper | SXSW | Swan Dive, Austin TX | March 16, 2011
By JANICE CHECCHIO  |  March 18, 2011
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Photos: SXSW, Day 1

Phoenix staffers explore SXSW on its first day, March 15, 2011.
South by Southwest | March 15, 2011
By KELLY DAVIDSON  |  March 18, 2011
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SXSW 2011: [Photos] Wild Flag at Mellow Johnny's Bike Shop

Wild Flag, live at SXSW
Wild Flag | SXSW | Mellow Johnny's Bike Shop, Austin TX | March 16, 2011
By KELLY DAVIDSON  |  March 18, 2011


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SXSW 2011 (Wednesday): [Photos] On the streets of Austin

Wandering around Austin at SXSW 2011
The Phoenix team hits the streets at SXSW 2011
By KELLY DAVIDSON  |  March 18, 2011

Life on the mend with Austin's Woven Bones

"Woven bones" suggests a serial killer trying to consolidate many corpses, or something a bloodthirsty despot might use to fashion a crown.
Road out of ruin
By REYAN ALI  |  October 22, 2010

The Big Hurt: Bieber dolls are coming!

The week in inessential press releases
The week in inessential press releases
By DAVID THORPE  |  October 15, 2010
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Why did the liberals help construct our concentration camps for the poor?

Why did middle-class liberals, historically the leaders of compassionate social reform, allow, with nary a peep, the construction of our colossal Prison Complex? Two books, one new and one a few years old, explain why liberals not only went along with
Prison complex
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  September 10, 2010