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We Have an Issue: Love Letters to Austin
Send us your stories about what you love and miss most about our city
"...pieces about their favorite local business and why they miss/love them.” Happily, this email wasn’t destined to gather dust...."

April 24, 2020 Column by Kimberley Jones

Playback: Mac's Love Letters
Ian McLagan got that mojo working
"...release this century. His knack for writing a great love song proves unyielding...."

June 20, 2014 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

SXSW: Pushing the Envelope With People of Letters
The Australian literary event revives two dying arts
"...Dear People of Letters,..."

March 13, 2013 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

Letters to Juliet
There's a lovely little arthouse movie buried in this romance starring Amanda Seyfried, although the film's commercial aspirations get in its way.
"...spill – and that’s putting it generously – then Letters to Juliet is like the safety shower in your..."

May 14, 2010 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Author Casey McQuiston Loves Love
The debut writer dreams of queer romance and a bluer Texas
"...With stunning deftness, McQuiston manages to tell a queer love story that’s deeply funny (Would I trade almost anything..."

May 21, 2019 Arts Post by Rosalind Faires

Letters @ 3AM
Jo Carol Pierce's music says: Go the distance, baby, and find out – find you
"...red paper into a heart and wrote upon it: "Love Is a Dog From Hell." Then he tied string..."

March 14, 2008 Column by Michael Ventura

Charlene deGuzman Tackles Sex and Love Addiction in SXSW Film Unlovable
Love is sickness, not the cure in this anti-rom-com
"...We all love romantic comedies, but even the best examples of the..."

March 9, 2018 Screens Feature by Michael Agresta

Letters at 3AM: Reading Diplomatic Code
There's a shift toward the promotion of Turkey as a stabilizing force in the Middle East
"...later, on May 29, the Times started publishing front-page love letters to Turkey...."

June 17, 2011 Column by Michael Ventura

Patterns of Love
Letters at 3AM
"...almost everything. Pattern, and what breaks a pattern. Even love suffocates or flourishes within a pattern. And that usually..."

July 18, 1997 Column by Michael Ventura

A Life and Love in the Arts
'Chris & Don: A Love Story'
"...It was, by any measure, an extraordinary romance. The love affair between English novelist Christopher Isherwood and American painter..."

Aug. 29, 2008 Screens Feature by John Davidson

Crock of Love, Too
Scouring the wreckage of Rock of Love 2.
"...of you who weren’t hooked on VH1's Rock of Love 2, Daisy was one of the last two Rockettes..."

April 21, 2008 Music Post by Margaret Moser

My Love Note to Lovejoys
RIP, Lovejoys
"...The doors of Lovejoys closed forever Sunday, August 5th, and for me and..."

Aug. 6, 2012 Food Post by Jessi Cape

Lady Gaga’s Love-In
Electro-dance validation brings Austin to its knees
"...Unrequited love couldn’t score a ticket to the Erwin Center on..."

Dec. 6, 2017 Music Post by Isabella Castro-Cota

Learning One's Letters
Why was Oscar Wilde's 'Letter to Momma' lurking undiscovered in Texas?
"...became the acclaimed centerpiece of an exhibit of Wilde letters that has since traveled to the Morgan Library in..."

Feb. 8, 2002 Books Feature by James McWilliams

Cyrano, My Love
The true (possibly) tale behind the writing of the French classic
"...like Noises Off or quasi-historical recreations like Shakespeare in Love, there’s an urge to connect backstage antics with the..."

Nov. 8, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Letters at 3AM
Poetry is an act of faith.
"...The discovery that you love poetry is, at its root, the discovery that poetry..."

Nov. 12, 1999 Column by Michael Ventura

The Heroine of The Roxy Letters Fights to Get Austin's Groove Back
Mary Pauline Lowry's quirky novel looks for the city's soul
"...Everybody in this town who loves this town has an opinion – invariably a really..."

April 17, 2020 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Fire of Love
Fascinating true romance in the shadows of the burning Earth
"...had not considered prior to Sara Dosa’s Fire of Love. Sure, erupting volcanoes recall a certain, ah, erotic release,..."

July 29, 2022 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Letters at 3AM: Of Mayhem and Delight
The Keystone films, especially those of Charles Chaplin, reflected the present and heralded the future
"...over: the profound delight of perfect, playful understanding which love, friendly or romantic, always seeks, sometimes finds, and rarely..."

Dec. 3, 2010 Column by Michael Ventura

Letters at 20 Years
Some 'Postmarks' Writers Just Don't Know When to Quit … God Bless 'Em
"...Aviña's letters are passionate and irritable, yet underneath the indignation is..."

Sept. 7, 2001 Features Feature by Belinda Acosta

Letters at 3AM
Death is not a separation, but a living presence.
"...when your experience of the death of someone you love is so intensely alive. Death is alive. How can..."

Feb. 18, 2000 Column by Michael Ventura

Letters at 3AM
The music of Tony Fruscella reminds us that art is about an unending attempt to give what we can, where we can, to whom we can.
"...her, and I couldn't be sure she received my letters. My sister and two of my brothers, all younger..."

May 26, 2000 Column by Michael Ventura

Letters From the Women of SAFPF
A small sample of the letters received by Austin attorney Derek Howard; transcribed and minimally edited
"...Below is just a small sample of the letters received by Howard; they have been transcribed and minimally..."

Dec. 12, 2008 News Feature

Letters at 3AM
It takes fierceness to grow old well
"...that sentence down. It was good to shape the letters with my fingers, different from a keyboard – I..."

June 25, 2004 Column by Michael Ventura

Letters to the Editor: Classic Cuts
35 years of "keeping it weird"
"...For this special anniversary issue, we've gathered letters from over the years that embody the voice of..."

Sept. 2, 2016 Features Feature by Danielle White

Letters at 3AM
The United States military is moving inevitably toward reinstating the draft
"...moral commitment to nonviolence you'll have to prove it. Letters from clergy will be essential, and it'll help to..."

May 14, 2004 Column by Michael Ventura

Has Swanson Read Many of Swanson's Letters?
"...["Postmarks," Nov. 21], I had originally offered some reasonable letters asking reasonable questions about the validity of "common knowledge"..."

Nov. 20, 2003 Postmarks

Letters at 3AM
The Flatlanders' collective voice of experience still dares the odds and rings true.
"...made music of the lives we lived together, our loves and adventures and disasters, and we discovered many of..."

July 26, 2002 Column by Michael Ventura

Letters @ 3AM
These Lubbock friends of mine were always writing books – thick notebooks of drawings and words
"...(cross-my-heart-and-spit) ... the narrator speaking in verse and capital letters of his baseball-player father and his honky-tonk mom: "SHE..."

March 16, 2007 Column by Michael Ventura

Letters @ 3AM
Every contributor to a newspaper – not least, the letter-writers and ad designers – creates an artifact precious to history
"...and the only job she ever spoke of with love...."

Sept. 1, 2006 Column by Michael Ventura

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