The End of Austin

an exploration of urban identity in the middle of Texas

Category Archives: 1980s Austin

Pandamonium Playland

When I was a kid growing up in Austin, birthday parties were fairly typical. If it wasn’t a friend’s house, it was video games, putt-putt golf, bumper cars, or a … Continue reading

September 16, 2015 · 7 Comments

Slacker Geography, 25 Years Later

Filmed for a reputed $23,000 in summer 1989, Slacker is a film that had the odds stacked against it.  Writer-director Richard Linklater had exhausted family members from which to borrow … Continue reading

May 22, 2014 · 46 Comments

Capital Improvements, 1984

TEOA is very pleased to publish Jeff Meikle’s introduction to Mark Goodman’s Capital Improvements. Written in 1984-85 on a Kaypro 2 computer and then filed away for almost thirty years, this wonderfully evocative essay … Continue reading

December 19, 2013 · 1 Comment
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