According to one world traveller, men in China are not uncomfortable with holding a woman's purse.

About 2,200 people in the U.S. die from excess drinking each year.

Margaret Hamilton, who played the Wicked Witch of the West/Miss Almira Gulch in the 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz, wore the Almira Gulch dress when she played Morticia Addams' mother, Hester "Franny" Frump, in the Sixties Addams Family TV series.

Pluto's orbital path is out of alignment with the rest of the solar system – by about 17 degrees – and its motions are so irregular that astronomers can't say with certainty where it will be in 100 years.

The "rockets' red glare" in the "Star-Spangled Banner" refers to the fiery Congreve rockets used by the British against Fort McHenry.


day trips

the good eye

  • The Good Eye

    ... like Sandra Bullock in the Shenzhou capsule, hours after George Clooney's dimples have drifted into the fathomless beyond

    Thu., Jan. 22, 2015

  • The Good Eye

    The cost-benefit analysis of clothing on the cheap

    Thu., Jan. 15, 2015


  • December 23, 2014

    The Longhorns got some big news Thursday morning when five-star linebacker Malik Jefferson committed to Texas along with his high...
  • December 18, 2014

    Texas' offseason hasn't even officially started and it's already off to a rocky start. This week, the Longhorns lost commitments...

gay place

  • January 22, 2015

    Hoof on down to the Longhorn home of gender diversity as the GSC celebrates 10 years
  • January 15, 2015

    Two doors down (or so), they're thowing a party for Dolly
  • January 8, 2015

    Kick off your queer year with these Gay Place recommendeds

page two

  • It's 3:01AM

    Michael Ventura puts his column to bed

    Thu., Nov. 13, 2014

letters at 3am

the common law

the luv doc

  • Phallocentrism

    Austin is not a swirling cesspool of sexual deviance and obsession

    Wed., Jan. 21, 2015

  • The Insincere Rectangle of Technology

    Austin still has plenty of people who can actually read a map, write a letter, or hold a conversation

    Wed., Jan. 14, 2015