The state of Texas, joined by poor school districts, are fighting a lawsuit in Travis County court that would get rid of the cap on property taxes mandated by the state's "Robin Hood" tax redistribution law.
The Austin Arts Commission has never been a model of bureaucratic efficiency, but this year it seems to have become a big cliché in action, a body so focused on procedure and minutiae and the concerns of the moment that it can't see the forest for the trees. It's compounding the problems in Austin's profoundly flawed public arts funding system and demonstrating just how poorly that process serves not only the city's artists but all its citizens.
Since my 4-year-old has been in preschool, she has constantly been afflicted by colds and other infections. It just seems like her immune system is stretched too far. She can't swallow pills like my husband and I, but I want to build up her system. Where do I start?
Movie actor Marco Perella has at least one doozy of a story for every picture he's made, and in his Adventures of a No Name Actor, he makes each one so light and salty and tasty, you just want to keep tossing 'em back, like popcorn.