Documentarian Mylène Moreno always wanted to be a professional athlete. Instead, she made True-Hearted Vixens, a film about women who did. Moreno brings Vixens, documenting the attempt to create a women's professional football league, and her short "Cormac's Trash" to the Alamo Drafthouse this Wednesday.
Three Austin visual artists -- Steve Schwake, Clare Christie, and Marie Parker -- share their impressions of life in Austin and the development of their work, defining the orbit success for their respective worlds.
I am watching my grandfather fade away because he is losing his eyesight to macular degeneration. He was always the healthiest of my grandparents, but now he can't drive or read, and he is too proud to take advantage of the services available for the blind. Is there any hope for a cure?
For those of you who are still pondering the eternal question that seems to arise wherever beer and English majors appear together in the Lone Star State, the answer is: Texas does indeed have a separate and distinctive literature, Tom Doyal writes. If you have been arguing the other side of this proposition, the writers and publishers of Texas have issued you a sharp rebuke in their new spring releases.
"When I was talking to my wife about coming to speak at the conference I told her that I expected to be pelted with rotten tomatoes," environmental journalist Michael Pollan said at the opening session of the Organic Trade Association's (OTA) first annual All Things Organic Conference & Trade Show, held in Austin last week. "She said, 'Well, at least they'll be really good, organic tomatoes. Hopefully, Muir Glen.'"