Restaurants, like people, have distinct personalities, MM Pack writes. The persona that Kaya Blue presents is that of a hip young traveler, back in town after multinational adventures -- exuberant and uninhibited, full of ideas and enthusiasm, well-grounded in the basics, but forever changed by the trip.
After four centuries of being berated, belittled, betrayed, bullied, battered, and butchered by the men in Shakespeare's plays, the women have had enough. They're ready to speak out, to give Will a piece of their minds. And in playwright Susan Kelso's Roses and Thistles, they do just that.
Johnny Torrez was one of the first Austin comics to work on a professional level, and every local comic who ever made a living in the business credits the self-proclaimed "Commissioner of Comedy" as an early influence and inspiration. On Valentine's Day, the Commissioner died. Here's how he is remembered.
Dick Holland assesses two Texas journalists, Gary Cartwright and Jan Reid, whose new collections of articles possess a cautionary wisdom, the kind you acquire when you court danger and danger provides you with a keen view of what lies beyond.