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All Hail the King Cake
In New Orleans, king cakes are a regular feature of the Carnival season, showing up for the Feast of the Epiphany (January 6th) and holding a place of honor at parties and celebrations through Mardi Gras, the Tuesday before Lent begins.

12:00PM Fri. Feb. 6, 2015, Virginia B. Wood Read More | Comment »

First Plates Extra Helpings: What’s Cooking in the Entomophagy Scene?
Can’t do an all-encompassing sort of food showcase these days, especially not in Austin, without mentioning what’s going on in the entomophagy scene.

1:00PM Wed. Feb. 4, 2015, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Scott McCloud in Austin with The Sculptor this Weekend
Scott McCloud of Understanding Comics fame has a new book out from First Second this week – and he'll be presenting it in Austin on Sunday.

11:00AM Wed. Feb. 4, 2015, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

First Plates Extra Helpings: My Tex-Mexistential Crisis
The words “Tex-Mex” always brought up an unsettling stir in the pit of my stomach. It felt sort of like a mix of nausea and fire all churned up in a ball of random anger and disgust whenever my east-of-the-border, Texas family members would insist that their beloved Tex-Mex could begin to rival New Mexican food. Are they out of their minds?

9:00AM Wed. Feb. 4, 2015, Carmen Rising Read More | Comment »

First Plates Extra Helpings: Small You Care to Eat
The tropes of modern culinary excess, skewered like God's own shish kebab?

1:00PM Tue. Feb. 3, 2015, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Mardi Gras 2015: Five Ways to Mardi Gras
The closest my people get to Mardi Gras is a spring holiday called Purim where, as saying has it, you’re to get so wasted that you can’t tell the difference between boys and girls. So, yeah, Jews basically invented shit-facery. You’re welcome.

8:00AM Tue. Feb. 3, 2015, Andy Campbell Read More | Comment »

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10:00AM Mon. Feb. 2, 2015, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Mardi Gras 2015: Wendy Colonna to Home and Back, Pt.1
There's a certain quality, one of them-thar je ne sais quois in Wendy Colonna's voice that sends writers skittering around to come up with unique ways to describe it. Margaret Moser already stamped it "smoky" and "alluring." Words like "soul" and "grit" and "honey" and "stomp" and "swamp" have served noble attempts.

10:30AM Fri. Jan. 30, 2015, Kate X Messer Read More | Comment »

The Q&A Hole: Killing a Human?
Here's the latest of our weekly Q&A Hole series, wherein your reporter asks questions of various interesting people around Austin and beyond.

10:00AM Mon. Jan. 26, 2015, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

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