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All Over Creation: Renewed Faith
On coming back to an appreciation of poetry's remarkable resonance and relevance
"...Now, I know as confessions go, that doesn't exactly rank..."

Nov. 21, 2014 Arts Column by Robert Faires

My Sister's Altar
Mexican cultural ritual becomes personal
"...her valiant spirit into my home. When Suzy was diagnosed with a rare and exotic cholangiocarcinoma in the summer..."

Nov. 6, 2014 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

Saturday Picks and Sleepers
Saturday night SXSW blurbs
" have bands like Terry Poison to prove that not everything has to be so ugly and complicated. A..."

March 14, 2014 Music Feature

Waltz Across Texas
Is the Broken Spoke being edged off South Lamar?
" feet and positions, and encouraging the occasional couple not to be terrified of the two-step...."

Aug. 2, 2013 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

La Barbecue Turns Up the Heat With Secret Pit Technology
Is this special new smoker a brisket game-changer?
"...More Critical to BBQ Pit Design: Cloaking Technology or Light-speed Warp Drives?..."

April 26, 2013 Food Post by Kenny Pailes

Southern Comfort
Mary Patterson makes fun of her 'rich girl' background
", that's how. "They are so supportive; I don't know why," she laughs. Patterson's blog is called Upper-Middle Class..."

April 26, 2013 Arts Feature by Amy Gentry

Point Austin: The Devil and Gov. Perry
'Spiritual Warfare' is no substitute for the earthly obligations of government
"...Thanks to Texas Governor-for-Life Rick Perry, we now know the U.S. Constitution is..."

Sept. 28, 2012 News Column by Michael King

Dziekuje Mr. Wrona
Q&A with Decapitated survivor 'Vogg' Kiełtyka
" rendezvous with Decapitated here in Austin next week. Not only did I miss the Polish death-metal technician's previous..."

April 27, 2012 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Do Tell
The Living Room makes a space for everyone's stories
"...Room. As she looked around at familiar faces – now several dozen animated middle-aged Austinites – Mishler remarked frankly:..."

March 2, 2012 Arts Feature by Jillian Owens

The Hightower Report
Privatization: The Road to Hell; and Vermont: First in the Nation
"...surefire plan to balance the federal budget: Rob Fort Knox. "I've got the blueprints," Obama is quoted as saying,..."

June 24, 2011 News Column by Jim Hightower

Grim History
Author traces Texas prison system from its roots in plantation slavery
"...of American studies at the Uni­ver­sity of Hawaii at Manoa, has been studying Texas prisons since the late 1990s,..."

Aug. 20, 2010 News Feature by Michael King

TV Eye
TV was full of big surprises last week
"...of amazing things occurred in TV land last week. No, I'm not talking about the Emmy nominations (yawn). Well,..."

July 16, 2010 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

The World Is Flat
How King of the Hill helped make Texas three-dimensional again
"...Nothing really ruffles the wonkish pundit, it's true, but as..."

Sept. 11, 2009 Screens Feature by Cindy Widner

Letters at 3AM
America's ideal of liberty shaped the country's finest authors
"...about literature, American literature, and we're just talking – not concerned with, say, inclusiveness (important though that is) but..."

Aug. 14, 2009 Column by Michael Ventura

Municipal Death Match!
With five council seats open, mayor and Place 1 look like the headliners
"...And while two incumbent council members face token or no opposition, the seats freed by mayoral contenders Lee Leffingwell..."

Feb. 13, 2009 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

'Boys Will Be Boys'
Jeff Pearlman's new book exposes the excesses and successes of the Nineties Dallas Cowboys
"...Jeff Pearlman wastes no time establishing the tone and situation of the Nineties..."

Oct. 17, 2008 Sports Post by Timothy Braun

UT Stays Awake, Sober in El Paso City
"...The most Texas sounding of all Longhorns apologized Monday. Not for the nonexistent pass defense against lowly UTEP, but..."

Sept. 8, 2008 Sports Post by Joe O'Connell

Puzzling: Cowboys/Patriots Revisited
"...yet to figure out several things in life. I’m not good with algebra, can openers, and women. I also..."

Oct. 15, 2007 Sports Post by Timothy Braun

Lege Notes: Taser talk and more
Stories from under the pink granite dome
"...what seems to be the weapon of choice against minorities." So, the goal of the legislation, Lewin said, is..."

March 2, 2007 News Column

Capitol Briefs
"...the unnamed plaintiffs. "The school-aged girls of Texas are not guinea pigs who may be subjected to medical procedures..."

March 2, 2007 News Feature

Flame On
Hot-saucy legends get fired up for the festival
" to throw one. This is a guy who not only loves fun, I get the feeling he doesn't..."

Aug. 25, 2006 Food Feature by Kate Thornberry

China Palace
Revisting a Seventies standout
" in town. At the front desk presided the no-nonsense proprietress, the inimitable Mrs. Chang. She ran the place..."

Aug. 11, 2006 Food Review by Mick Vann

Day Trips
A family feud has given barbecue lovers two top-notch options in Lockhart, Smitty's Market and Kreuz
"...eatery half a block off the town square was known as Kreuz Market. A tenant-landlord dispute, which happened to..."

March 17, 2006 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Letters at 3AM
Unless my transmission conks out in a place like Bossier City, a guy like me hasn't much chance to hear out a guy like Virgil
"...a man for whom the world makes way – not the whole world, but his world. It's his shop..."

Feb. 3, 2006 Column by Michael Ventura

Naked City
Headlines and Happenings from Austin and Beyond
"...(filling in for Gov. Perry, who's currently in Iraq) announced that the run-off will be held Feb. 14. See..."

Jan. 27, 2006 News Feature

Candyland, TX
A Lamme family portrait prompts a sweet walk down memory lane
"...Driving down Airport Boulevard near 53rd, you might have noticed an interesting red-and-white sign on the west side of..."

Dec. 23, 2005 Food Feature by MM Pack

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...B. Bolten, when pressed for details about Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers. The New York Times, Oct. 16Headlines• At..."

Oct. 21, 2005 News Feature

Day Trips
Joe Cotten's Barbecue in Robstown serves brisket, sausage, ribs, sliced pork, but no birds
"...that long, "legendary" just doesn't seem to be descriptive enough...."

Oct. 7, 2005 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Preying for Votes: The Governor's Preachers
Perry and religious conservatives get together to bash gays
" rally the flock on two fronts – the Nov. 8 ballot issue on same-sex marriages, and the March..."

Sept. 2, 2005 News Feature by Amy Smith

TV Eye
When compared with the higher profile 'Over There,' the Steven Bochco series about soldiers on the front lines of the Iraq War, 'Embedded / Live's teeth are sharper, coaxed by wicked humor and touches of pathos at all the right moments
"...rule, theatrical pieces fall flat when filmed. If it's not the one-camera, wide-shot view of the stage, it's an..."

Aug. 19, 2005 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

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