CULTURE

A Pilgrimage West to Marfa Myths

Bent against the flow of the entire universe descending upon Texas’ capital for the inception of the nation’s largest film and music festival, I drove my car head-on into the sun with two…

Non-Profit Experimental Theater Company Twin Alchemy Plans First Season

On recent trip to Houston, I had a conversation with a close friend about the abundance of live theater in Houston. We’ve had similar conversations in the past about the city’s arts community as…

Where Central PA and TX Meet

Central Pennsylvania shares a connection with Central Texas not only in the shared affinity of wild game or the culinary influence of German immigrants but in the love of all things local, seen…

Art Exhibition: Stephanie Reid – Hidden Places

Photographer and collage artist Stephanie Reid’s solo show Hidden Places is on exhibit now at the Dougherty Arts Center in Austin. Reid’s work is culled from the years she spent living abroad, first in Bangkok,…

Pioneering Peruvian Cuisine at Inka Chicken

Since moving here seven years ago, it was Claudia Jordan’s dream to share the gospel of practical and delicious Peruvian cuisine with Austinites. She postponed her restaurant until her children were both in…

Flavor at Iguana Grill

Tortilla-wrapped meals to me are more about elemental enjoyment than convenience–more about well-seasoned meats and personalized condiment additions than hand-held ease. This leaves me and others of a similar persuasion on a quest…

Ana Fernandez – Real Estates and Other Fictions

The work of San Antonio artist Ana Fernandez is stark and realistic, imaginative and surreal. In 2011, Fernandez described her art to the online Latino-focused magazine Gozamos.com as “naturalistic and realistic with elements…

Renegade Craft Fair 2012

Renegade Craft Fair, one of the most renowned arts & crafts marketplace events, invaded the Palmer Events Center in Austin over the weekend of May 19th and 20th. The third annual Renegade Austin featured…

Carefully Crafted Cocktails at Péché

Travel along 4th to Austin’s warehouse district and you will find Péché, an absinthe bar where careful craft is emphasized both in the impressive cocktail list and comforting European fare. Though the towering…

Travis Nichols: Wholly DIY

To say that Travis Nichols’ recent event at the Bronze Doors Academy simply functioned to support his new book, Matthew Meets the Man, ignores other, clearly salient reasons: interacting with the community and…

Gallery Opening: Christie Blizard – When I Was 16, I Saw the White Buffalo

Christie Blizard’s new solo show, When I Was 16, I Saw the White Buffalo, is open now at Women and Their Work, a gallery in Austin, TX that commands respect for its unwavering…

Circle Brewery Tour

Austin’s support of all things local, its commitment to mass beer consumption, and its, laid back pretentiousness (we’re actually not knocking it) create the perfect conditions for successful craft breweries. As of late,…

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