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Beaches Be Trippin\': Five Texas Coast Spots Worth the Drive

Beaches Be Trippin': Five Texas Coast Spots Worth the Drive

Arts & Culture: Let’s face it, most of us Lone Stars view the Texas coast as a poor man’s Waikiki. Hell, maybe just a poor man’s Panama Beach — only to be used... By Callie Enlow 7/10/2013
Best River Walk Restaurant

Best River Walk Restaurant

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Chris Pérez, Selena’s Husband, Faces His Past and Looks Forward, Musically

Chris Pérez, Selena’s Husband, Faces His Past and Looks Forward, Musically

Music: Chris Pérez never saw it coming. “All I ever wanted to do was play guitar,” he told the Current. “I never thought I’d be the subject of an interview... By Enrique Lopetegui 8/28/2013
Chris Perez, husband of slain Tejana icon Selena, tells of romance, suffering

Chris Perez, husband of slain Tejana icon Selena, tells of romance, suffering

Arts & Culture: In one of the final chapters of his book To Selena, With Love (out March 6), Selena's widower Chris Perez mentions that Abraham Quintanilla, his former father-in-law, once... By Enrique Lopetegui 3/7/2012
Veg Out with Earth Burger

Veg Out with Earth Burger

Food & Drink: “Do you want cheese on that?” “Yeah, sure.” “Vegan or organic?” “Um, what? Where am I?” By Jessica Elizarraras 7/23/2014
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With all the talk of the streetcar and police and fire union negotiations, Interim Mayor Ivy Taylor has a lot on her hands. (read more)


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As frontwoman of the Joshua Tree-based electro-rock trio Gram Rabbit (named in honor of folk legend Gram Parsons), Jesika von Rabbit has been enlisting followers since the release of the 2004 debut Music to Start a Cult To. (read more)


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Charc Week is a bit of a blur. I think we’ll definitely need two weeks if I’m to have more than two boards throughout the week…or maybe I’m a bit of a slacker. (read more)


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It’s been five long years since London synth-pop outfit La Roux released the Grammy-winning eponymous debut that produced the international hits “In for the Kill” and “Bulletproof.” (read more)


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Newsmonger: Creative arguments on both sides of the VIA streetcar debate

Newsmonger: Creative arguments on both sides of the VIA streetcar debate

News: If a petition meant to derail a $280 million streetcar project in downtown San Antonio isn’t successful, two... By Mark Reagan 7/23/2014
Cityscrapes: Streetcar squawking is nothing new for SA

Cityscrapes: Streetcar squawking is nothing new for SA

News: The increasingly overt and bitter fight over VIA’s proposed downtown modern streetcar should have come as no surprise to anyone knowledgeable about San Antonio... By Heywood Sanders 7/23/2014
Broadway 5050 is Back, with Drink Specials to Prove It

Broadway 5050 is Back, with Drink Specials to Prove It

Food & Drink: Since 1947, Broadway 5050 has been an Alamo Heights staple. An unfortunate grease fire shut down the neighborhood bar and restaurant last summer for about... By Miriam Sitz 7/23/2014
Flavor File: Special events focus on food education, new hours for Hot Joy

Flavor File: Special events focus on food education, new hours for Hot Joy

Food & Drink: We’re getting another serving of Pakistani food, eaters. Kohinoor Restaurant (8513 Starcrest, (210) 637-7360), known for its 100-percent Halal kebabs... By Jessica Elizarraras 7/23/2014
Lunchtime Snob: Pho Vy

Lunchtime Snob: Pho Vy

Food & Drink: There’s something extraordinarily balanced about a big bowl of pho. Its warm, steamy broth base, tender noodles and savory smell... By Janae Rice 7/23/2014
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New Sensation: SA’s Austin Mahone and teen pop superstardom

New Sensation: SA’s Austin Mahone and teen pop superstardom

Music: Like the bulk of Austin Mahone’s Instagram account, this one’s a selfie. In a white tank top, hair coifed up real big, Mahone arranges... By Matt Stieb 7/22/2014
Don’t Call Melvins’ King Buzzo ‘Lazy’

Don’t Call Melvins’ King Buzzo ‘Lazy’

Music: You’d be hard-pressed to find a harder working or more dynamic rock musician than Buzz Osborne of the groundbreaking experimental sludge-metal outfit Melvins... By James Courtney 7/23/2014
Lonely Horse and Hawks (of Holy Rosary) Gain National Traction, Islands & Tigers’ Release Fourth EP

Lonely Horse and Hawks (of Holy Rosary) Gain National Traction, Islands & Tigers’ Release Fourth EP

Music: After electioneering enough votes to enter into a qualifying battle of the bands, last week SA duo Lonely Horse won the... By Matt Stieb and Shannon Sweet 7/16/2014
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7 Public Art Projects Worth Searching For

7 Public Art Projects Worth Searching For

Arts & Culture: You’re likely familiar with the high-profile works of public art on view around downtown San Antonio: the gigantic, red swoop of... By Sarah Fisch 7/23/2014
‘The Other Side’ Tackles the Impossible: Writing about trauma

‘The Other Side’ Tackles the Impossible: Writing about trauma

Arts & Culture: I didn’t take any notes while reading The Other Side because by the time I paused to pick up a pencil, I was already three-quarters of the way through. And for... By Callie Enlow 7/23/2014
Free Will Astrology

Free Will Astrology

Astrology: ARIES (March 21-April 19): A report in the prestigious British medical journal BMJ says that almost one percent of young pregnant women in the U.S. claim to be... By Rob Brezsny 7/23/2014
Savage Love: The Boys in the Bandwidth

Savage Love: The Boys in the Bandwidth

Arts & Culture: I am a gay man and have been in a relationship with my GGG boyfriend for more than three years. We are in our early 20s and have a... By Dan Savage 7/23/2014
San Japan: Samurai 7 puts anime culture center stage

San Japan: Samurai 7 puts anime culture center stage

Arts & Culture: Ask San Japan community relations director David Ramirez how the local Japanese animation convention has changed over the last seven years, and... By Kiko Martinez 7/16/2014
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Gabriel Iglesias’ ‘The Fluffy Movie’ Bids Aloha to the Famous Nickname

Gabriel Iglesias’ ‘The Fluffy Movie’ Bids Aloha to the Famous Nickname

Screens: Although his nickname “Fluffy” has defined him for years, stand-up comedian Gabriel Iglesias isn’t worried about losing... By Kiko Martínez 7/23/2014
‘Supermensch\': A rare, nice-guy-finishes-first showbiz tale

‘Supermensch': A rare, nice-guy-finishes-first showbiz tale

Screens: Shep Gordon: The name may not ring a bell, but in old-school show business circles it resounds like a carillon. He’s one of the most successful guys in the... By Steve Davis 7/23/2014
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2014 Best of San Antonio
Best DIY Venue

Best DIY Venue

Around Town: Reader's Choice: We admit this is not the answer we expected for this subcategory, but SoFlo is so darn cute it deserves the hype. 4/23/2014
Best Pan Dulce

Best Pan Dulce

Food: Critic's Pick: With four locations across SA, Horno Mission San Jose makes it hard to resist its pan dulce varieties. 4/23/2014
Best Dive Bar

Best Dive Bar

Nightlife: Reader's Choice: Possibly the only dive bar on the planet to offer duck confit on its in-house menu, Oak Hills surprises in other ways as well. 4/23/2014
Best Sports Fan

Best Sports Fan

People: Critic's Pick: Much like his man-crush Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio native (though now Houston resident) Shea Serrano became a breakout star for media-obsessed Spurs fans during last season’s NBA Finals. 4/23/2014
Best Place to Bargain

Best Place to Bargain

Shopping: Critic's Pick: With tacky imports, new plastic toys and other landfill-destined unnecessaries now being the norm at most flea markets... 4/23/2014
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