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Monday, Monday
Elizabeth Crook's new novel charts the ripples radiating out from the Whitman shootings
"...bit scarred, imperfect. Charles Whitman's shooting rampage from the UT tower in August 1966 could be seen as such..."

May 16, 2014 Arts Feature by Danielle White

The Culture Wars Come to Austin
New think tank sets up shop near campus
"...Let's face it. Even before the Frost Tower was finished, Austin was already Gotham. What we lacked..."

Feb. 19, 2014 News Post by Brandon Watson

All Over Creation: Ode to Joy
In a week's worth of creative endeavors, delight proves illuminating
"...didn't just elevate my mood and set me smiling, but gave me a fresh appreciation for what an expression..."

June 28, 2013 Arts Column by Robert Faires

The Eyes of Texas
The night my alma mater finally made sense
"...with it (basically “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad”), but as indoctrination, bright-eyed freshmen sectioned off to study “The..."

June 27, 2013 Music Post by Abby Johnston

Of Barbecue and Vampires
An interview with Todd Lowe, True Blood's Terry Bellefleur
"...of the character on HBO's True Blood, which is about to premiere its sixth season on June 16. A..."

June 13, 2013 Screens Post by R.U. Steinberg

Headlines: Bonus Round
Trail of Lights, Endeavour, Obama, and more
"...up to date in our weekly roundup of Headlines, but here's a couple noteworthy items that we didn't want..."

Sept. 20, 2012 News Post by Monica Riese

"...Master of Brutality (2001)..."

Jan. 14, 2011 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Point Austin: Water, Water (Plant) Everywhere
The arguments over WTP4 have petrified
"...that plenty of major projects – for example, the UT Tower – were built during the Great Depression.)..."

Sept. 3, 2010 News Column by Michael King

Bottled Water Is a Scam
"...So now we have bottled water shaped like the UT Tower. Are people still not getting the message? Bottled..."

July 30, 2010 Postmarks

" the selection of a new Austin Energy chief, but Larry Weis is still the lead contender. See "Austin..."

July 23, 2010 News Feature

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows
Wal-Mart, Cookie Monster, and more
"...The UT Tower was air-conditioned in 1965...."

March 26, 2010 Column by Mr. Smarty Pants

Making Media-Watching a Little Less Wonky
UT's online journal FlowTV seeks a balance between accessible and academic
" is just as important as substance. Hard information about behind-the-scenes machinations can be found in trade publications like..."

Jan. 22, 2010 Screens Feature by Belinda Acosta

McCoy Eyes the Prizes: National Title, Heisman Trophy
A lot at stake this Saturday
"...Tim Tebow, and Mark Ingram. The problem is he absolutely must beat the Cornhuskers, but there’s no guarantee said..."

Dec. 3, 2009 Sports Post by Joe O'Connell

"...As the UT Tower glowed orange in the distance, Beck delivered a..."

Oct. 3, 2008 Music Review by Greg Beets

The Bat
ALO's hometown take on Die Fledermaus with wit, affection, enthusiasm, and style from all parties
"...they fly in as steady a stream as those flutter-mice emerging for their nightly feed. Now, to those of..."

June 6, 2008 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Naked City
"...Japanese form of acupuncture crafted by the blind to utilize their heightened sense of touch. The technique uses 25%..."

June 6, 2008 News Feature

Growing Pains Hit West Campus
Area's utilities systems weren't built to support rapid development taking place
"...up all the time. Trouble is, the West Campus utilities infrastructure – especially water – was never built to..."

March 28, 2008 News Feature by Andrea Grimes

The Last Word
The Harry Ransom Center opens Norman Mailer's archives
"...a ceremony, no hullaballoo or doors dramatically thrown open, but on Jan. 3, Norman Mailer will be open for..."

Dec. 28, 2007 Books Feature by Kimberley Jones

Drug War Blowback
Drug-raid tactics come under increasing scrutiny
"...Autumn finally arrived in Austin shortly after midnight on Monday,..."

Dec. 21, 2007 News Feature by Jordan Smith

If Ginger Man Closes, Shame on Austin
" turn us into another Houston or San Antonio. South Congress has already been ruined; the Eastside is in..."

Oct. 16, 2007 Postmarks

City Council Notebook
A rundown of what's on the agenda this week.
"...a switch to a twice-weekly watering schedule. Item 3: Resolution adopting the rollback property tax rate – $0.4034 –..."

Aug. 8, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Ms B's Authentic Creole Restaurant
Whatever you do, order the sweet potato fries
"...Ms. B's Authentic Creole Restaurant..."

Sept. 29, 2006 Food Review by MM Pack

At the Texas Hill Country Wine & Food Festival
"...When we go out to review a restaurant or an event, always the..."

April 14, 2006 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Mural Misuse?
"...Dear Editor, I just wanted to start out saying we have some awesome murals in this town...."

Sept. 26, 2005 Postmarks

Kinky Friedman
Texas Platters
"...Ballad of Charles Whitman," Friedman's freewheeling take on the UT Tower shootings, manages to retain much of its comedic..."

Oct. 17, 2003 Music Review by Greg Beets

Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Edna Buchanan's latest detective novel, and upcoming events.
"...His kindness cost his life"). Then she wrote an autobiography, The Corpse Had a Familiar Face, which became a..."

March 30, 2001 Books Column by Clay Smith

Mapping Calle Ancha
The Avenue That Existed Before That Big Parking Lot in the Sky, I-35, Was Built
"...the centerpiece of walking tours to celebrate architecture or institutionalize municipal pride. The truth is, Calle Ancha isn't found..."

Jan. 26, 2001 Features Feature by Belinda Acosta

Collective Sole
City Grill hasn't lost its stride, Barbara Chisholm writes. In its early days, it was one of a few spots in Austin that offered good dining in a sophisticated atmosphere. These days, the competition in that arena is considerably more intense, and yet it remains popular and perfectly in style. It's not an easy trick.
"...Vaughn statue at Auditorium Shores? The State Capitol? The UT Tower? Any of them might be contenders for most..."

June 30, 2000 Food Feature by Barbara Chisholm

Best in Peace
All the Places That Died, Died
"...If you want a quick peek into the future, take a spin down to Guadalupe Street where West..."

Sept. 24, 1999 Best of Austin Feature by Margaret Moser

"...Black Belt Jones, look out! Those cats Sara & Jen are bad muthahs... Shut..."

Sept. 24, 1999 Best of Austin Feature

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