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Texas Book Festival 2020: Meet the Whiting Award Winners in Poetry
Three emerging literary stars on disturbing the peace
"...followed by a Baldwin-esque question: What is the role of the poet in this political moment? The panel, which..."

Nov. 10, 2020 Arts Post by Barbara Purcell

Day Trips & Beyond: November Travel Roundup
Port A's Harvey recovery, Millican's pecan pie, and fall travel news
"...you, Lord, for the blue skies and bright sunshine of Texas autumn. This is why we live in Texas...."

Nov. 6, 2020 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Faster Than Sound: Damn, Kathy Valentine Can Write!
Go-Go's local Kathy Valentine reflects on her memoir at three Austin fall events
"...touring for the acclaimed bio continues with a trio of events: Nov. 12 (1:15-2pm), Texas Book Festival hosts a..."

Nov. 6, 2020 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...announcement comes a week after Governor Greg Abbott said Texas bars would be allowed to reopen at 50% beginning..."

Oct. 16, 2020 News Feature

Faster Than Sound: Jana Horn Is Cautiously Optimistic
Cautious and cerebral ATX singer-songwriter finally releases her solo debut
"...performing eponymously for years, the cerebral Austin singer-songwriter finally offers a debut statement. Optimism masters clear-eyed, sure-footed folk rock..."

Oct. 9, 2020 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

In Memoriam: Jan Reid
Remembering the legendary author and Texas Monthly writer
"...To use the vernacular of boxing – the sport Jan Reid so loved –..."

Sept. 21, 2020 Arts Post by Robert Faires

UT Won’t Notify Entire Dorm of Positive COVID-19 Case
Officials cite CDC guidance and fear of "alarm fatigue" for decision to limit notifications
"...When a University of Texas at Austin student living on campus tests..."

Sept. 11, 2020 News Feature by Beth Sullivan

A Summer of Protests to Reclaim Power From the Police
"Whose streets? Our streets."
"...Brenda Ramos wanted to talk about the loss of her son, Mike, about what his absence means in..."

Sept. 11, 2020 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

We Have an Issue: Fumbling Toward Fall
Looking back at a summer of protest and anticipating a (superspreading?) UT football season
"...School is back in session. The last 100-degree days of the year (hopefully) are behind us. As we slide..."

Sept. 11, 2020 Column by Kimberley Jones

Turning Up to Talk About Low Voter Turnout
Get Out the Vote campaigns kick into high gear
"...You've heard it before: America in general, and Texas in particular, has a voting problem. National turnout figures..."

Sept. 4, 2020 News Feature by Margaret Nicklas

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...On Tuesday, Aug. 25, Austin dropped to Stage 3 of Austin Public Health's COVID-19 Risk-Based Guidelines for the first..."

Aug. 28, 2020 News Feature

’Horns Return; COVID to Follow?
The University of Texas community braces for impact as the fall semester gets underway
"...By the time you're reading this, tens of thousands of Longhorns will have wrapped their first day..."

Aug. 28, 2020 News Feature by Beth Sullivan

A Wary Campus Community Readies for COVID at UT
Gone to Texas ... for now
"...Studying for his all-virtual semester from his off-campus apartment may not be the college experience Jared Orkin..."

Aug. 7, 2020 Features Feature by Beth Sullivan

Reports Challenge "Fear-Based" Model for Training APD Cadets
Police Academy zero
"...A trio of reports on the Austin police academy have concluded that..."

Aug. 7, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

New Study Says a Nondiscrimination Law Could Bring Big Business to Texas
Texas Competes report: LGBTQIA protections could generate $738 million in state revenue
"...A study analyzing the economic benefits of a statewide comprehensive nondiscrimination law is now putting numbers..."

July 24, 2020 News Feature by Beth Sullivan

Austin Wineries Revive an Ancient Winemaking Technique
Locals winemakers go back to the earth
"...crescent moon is the only light illuminating the rows of vines at Salt Lick Vineyards when The Austin Winery..."

July 24, 2020 Food Feature by Veronica Meewes

Nursing-Home Families Want Answers as COVID Comes Back
Still seeking safety as the data remains unclear
"...nursing homes and protect their residents from the ravages of COVID-19, and almost as long since the federal government..."

July 3, 2020 News Feature by Margaret Nicklas

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week
Here are the sounds we’re consuming
"...Texas A&M University Press, 168 pp., $35..."

June 26, 2020 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

A Tidal Wave of People Batter the Foundations of Austin’s Structural Racism
Thousands took to Downtown and Eastside streets to say, emphatically, that Black Lives Matter
"...In stark contrast to the chaos and bloodshed of prior days of protest, the massive rally and march..."

June 12, 2020 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

“I Want Peace, but I Want Justice First”
Austinites protested against police brutality. Police responded with brutal force.
"...After weeks of lonely calm while the city sheltered from the COVID-19..."

June 5, 2020 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...Climb Be Damned: May 25 saw 86 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Travis County – the largest one-day..."

May 29, 2020 News Feature

Knowledge Is Power as Nursing Homes Combat COVID-19
There’s a lot we don’t know about the pandemics’s toll in care centers, but what we do know is bad
"...pandemic in the U.S. dawned with the tragic story of Life Care Center, a nursing home outside Seattle where..."

May 22, 2020 News Feature by Margaret Nicklas

COVID-19 Is Still Here, but Texas Wants Us to Move On
That's not an order
"...Even though the COVID-19 pandemic is not over, Texas is going about its business – no matter what..."

May 15, 2020 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Faster Than Sound – Austin Radio: “We Never Stopped or Went Off the Air”
Austin radio stations stay on-air and spirited during COVID-19
"...On Monday morning, KUTX host Susan Castle kicked off her first show back in the station with Gene..."

May 8, 2020 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Paramount Theatre Launches New Digital Interview Series
Conversations with various experts from home, popcorn required
"...break (we know you’ve watched everything). There’s another form of quarantine entertainment coming, courtesy of a longstanding, Austin cultural..."

May 1, 2020 Arts Post by Sofia Tafich

Kathy Valentine of the Go-Go's Recalls the Moment Her Band Topped the Charts in 1981
Austin born and raised, Valentine and the girls reigned with Beauty & the Beat – as excerpted from her new memoir All I Ever Wanted
"...and the Beat was mixed, mastered, and finished. All of the Go-Go's assembled for a listening session at the..."

April 17, 2020 Music Feature by Kathy Valentine

Faster Than Sound: Gary Keller’s Austin Music Movement Shifts Resources
Major music advocacy funding impacted by the COVID-19 crisis
"...cover musicians’ insurance premiums through April. The billionaire co-founder of Keller Williams Realty remains a stalwart supporter of the..."

April 10, 2020 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

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

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

Local Students Face an Open-Ended Spring Break
School's out for ...
"...In its latest response to COVID-19, the University of Texas at Austin announced it will be moving..."

March 20, 2020 News Feature by Beth Sullivan

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