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Happy Christmas to Y'all!

Written by | Published December 22, 2011
Though I am no poet laureate, I couldn’t resist throwing my Texas spin on ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.” I…

A Texas connection with Marty Scorsese's Hugo

Written by | Published December 14, 2011
I recently went to see the new Martin Scorsese film Hugo, the director’s first film intended for family viewing—and a…

The whoopers are here!

Written by | Published November 22, 2011
In January issue of Texas Highways, which we’re putting to bed before the Thanksgiving holiday, my colleague Nola McKey suggests…

East Austin Studio Touring!

Written by | Published November 18, 2011
Last weekend (November 12-13) was the first weekend of the newly expanded, bigger-and-better East Austin Studio Tour, which invites the…

Embracing Dia de los Muertos

Written by | Published November 2, 2011
Altar set up by the family of Silvestra "Sally" Ferguson at the Mexican American Culture Center in Austin. Dia de…

Public Art in Austin

Written by | Published October 26, 2011
I took a vacation day recently to celebrate a milestone with my husband, and we decided to play tourist in…

Art, Community, and Being Generous

Written by | Published September 30, 2011
[caption align="alignright" width="263" caption="Pyracantha #132 by Stella Alesi"] [/caption] Blue Scales Yellow Stamp, by Jennifer Chenoweth As fall’s first cool…

Where the Chefs Eat

Written by | Published September 26, 2011
Chef Monica Pope at Revival Market, a grocery, butcher, and charcuterie in the Heights. Photo by Julie Soefer. A few…

Wine Tasting at Barr Mansion

Written by | Published September 20, 2011
I’m learning to love wine. A few years ago, a friend organized a series of wine-tasting parties based on recommendations…

Pix from the Festival

Written by | Published September 19, 2011
[caption align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Dramatic clouds"] [/caption] Mavis Staples takes us there the bike zoo A great weekend all around! Were…

Day Two, ACL

Written by | Published September 18, 2011
Stevie Wonder may have stolen the show on the second night of ACL, but the glorious rain that came earlier…

Reflecting on Day One, ACL

Written by | Published September 17, 2011
Walking through the festival grounds at Zilker Park, especially after the sun started to dip and the crowds thickened in…
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