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Introducing the 2019 Class of the Austin Arts Hall of Fame
The stories behind the art transformers of this year's Hall of Fame inductees
"...and from that comes transformations, art that changes ways of working, ideas, and the community. The Austin Arts Hall..."

May 24, 2019 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Notes of a Football Addict (Vol. III)
The ancient Chinese knew precious little about football
"...They did know a thing or two about making profound statements, though, which is precisely what the Baltimore Ravens..."

Sept. 16, 2010 Sports Post by John Razook

'The Barber of Seville': Oh, we meant to do it this way
With Bass Concert Hall no longer available, Austin Lyric Opera is working to stage The Barber of Seville in a hall with no orchestra pit, no proscenium, and no wing space
"...For most of its 20-year history, Austin Lyric Opera has performed at..."

April 13, 2007 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

Texas Monthly's Taco Editor on the Past, Present, & Future of the American Taco
Q&A with José R. Ralat, the man with one of the most envied titles in town
"...José R. Ralat has maybe one of the most enviable jobs in Texas – Taco Editor..."

April 22, 2020 Food Post by Lina Fisher

Is Lockhart the Live Music Suburb of the World?
A growing wave of musical expats heads south
"...Aaron Fox first stumbled across Lockhart in search of a jukebox. In 1990, the University of Texas graduate..."

Sept. 9, 2016 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

Of Barbecue and Vampires
An interview with Todd Lowe, True Blood's Terry Bellefleur
"...War vet. Loving husband, daddy, and step-daddy. Terry Bellefleur of Bon Temps, La. is all that and more, thanks..."

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

Gifts of the Magi
A conversation about community and creativity with three wise men of the Austin arts
" the city, and as the longtime artistic directors of Zach Theatre, Ballet Austin, and Conspirare, respectively, they've been..."

Dec. 4, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Gov. Abbott Announces State of Disaster, Urges Texans Not to Hoard
Governor says more facilities will have testing capabilities soon
"...Flanked by Texas State Department of Health Services Commissioner Dr. John Hellerstedt and Division of..."

March 13, 2020 News Post by Margaret Nicklas

Texas Medal of Arts
The Texas Cultural Trust honors its sixth group of notable Texans in the arts
"...After a decade of handing out Texas Medal of Arts Awards to the..."

Feb. 25, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Vortex Becomes Safe Haven for Protesters on Sunday as Part of Call for Theatres to #OpenYourLobby
“Police will not be allowed to enter”
"...needing to cool down, recover, and flush their eyes of tear gas and pepper spray during the scheduled Black..."

June 5, 2020 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Top 10 Quotes of the Week
Who said what?
"...1) Quote of the Year: "I was just nominated for best activist..."

Dec. 29, 2017 News Column

The Latest Effects of Coronavirus on Texas Elections
Abbott postpones run-offs, Dems sue to expand vote-by-mail
"...Two major developments: Gov. Greg Abbott postponed the primary run-offs to July 14, and the Texas Democratic Party sued..."

March 23, 2020 News Post by Michael King

UT Department of Theatre & Dance's Enron
This production of Lucy Prebbles' play smartly recounts and reframes the corporate beast's rise and fall
"...The rise and fall of Houston corporate monolith Enron was a stain on American..."

March 2, 2018 Arts Review by T. Lynn Mikeska

Culinary Ladies of the Eighties: Dorsey Barger
When she's passionate about something, hospitality pro goes all in
"...As a high school student in Houston, Dorsey Barger fell in love with a restaurant called..."

March 6, 2015 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

A Place of Calm and Light
The Blanton to build a structure designed by Ellsworth Kelly
"...that in Austin in Austin, which is the title of a building designed by the artist and being built..."

Feb. 12, 2015 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Birth of Western Swing, Death of Milton Brown
Chapter excerpt from the new book by ATX music historians Michael Corcoran and Tim Kerr spotlights the debt that the kings of country swing, Bob Wills’ Texas Playboys, owed to Texan Milton Brown and his Musical Brownies
"...[Ghost Notes] Pioneering Spirits of Texas Music (TCU Press) teams local music scholar Michael..."

March 27, 2020 Music Feature by Michael Corcoran

Lily Tomlin, Citizen of Austin
The comedian on our town, Ann Richards, and getting hitched
"...homecoming. In the Eighties, she did an extended run of her first stage success and workshopped her second; bonded..."

Feb. 27, 2014 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Notes of a Football Addict (Vol. V)
Paying tribute to Blanda, and more
"...Before prying into the heart of what's gone wrong in the State of Texas football,..."

Oct. 7, 2010 Sports Post by John Razook

Law of the Land
The Present: Has Hopwood Changed the World?
"...In March 18, 1996, Texas had the dubious honor of becoming the first state in the country to have..."

Feb. 6, 1998 News Feature by Nicole Kleman

War of Words
UT professor gets slammed by the UT president in Houston Chronicle for view on attacks
"...parading around naked, you can bet that UT journalism professor Bob Jensen will say so, loudly and proudly. Just..."

Sept. 28, 2001 News Feature by Lee Nichols

The Half-Century Psych of Shiva's Headband
13th Floor Elevators weren't the only local psych act exploring Austin's outer limits – and still doing so
"...There have been bands skirting around the edges of city life, some making an impact and others helping..."

Dec. 1, 2017 Music Feature by Bill Bentley

Love of Labor
More Than Hot Dogs
"...The last edition of "Media Clips" called on the local mainstream media to..."

Sept. 18, 1998 News Column by Lee Nichols

Big Wonderful Thing: A History of Texas Lives Up to Its Title
Stephen Harrigan chronicles the Lone Star State’s last 500 years
"...A history of Texas is not something that should be entered into..."

Feb. 28, 2020 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Miles and Miles of Canvas
For 2011, the Texas Biennial lives up to its name by spreading across the state
" some ways, since I spent a fair amount of time here as a younger person and my parents..."

April 8, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

University High
Community colleges are pushing "college credit" courses for high school students -- but the education is in doubt.
"...high school student enrolled in a U.S. government course offered by her local community college. She'll be a freshman..."

June 8, 2001 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Quote of the Week
"...– Sen. Rodney Ellis, D-Houston, as the Supreme Court prepared to consider the appeal..."

Oct. 12, 2012 News Column

Behind the Tall Tales of Lester Bangs in Texas
Lester's Last Stand
"..."Lester's Last Stand: Behind the Tall Tales of Lester Bangs in Texas" is an excerpt from a..."

March 7, 1997 Books Feature

SCOTUS Punts on Fisher vs. UT, Lifts Part of Voting Rights Act
Two major rulings from the Supreme Court
"...rights activists occasionally looked up to absorb the impact of two major rulings from the U.S. Supreme Court. As..."

June 28, 2013 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Future of Health Care?
Dell and Central Health "re-think" the way we provide – and pay for – health care
" recent Monday morning, in a basement clinic at University Medical Center Brackenridge, a half-dozen doctors and assistants huddled..."

March 24, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

Staying Abreast of Tax Debate
'Titty tax' law hangs in the balance
"...In 2007, Rep. Ellen Cohen, D-Houston, authored House Bill 1751, levying a $5 surcharge per..."

March 13, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

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