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Alamo Colleges Barely Passed Its Own Accountability Test

News: After months of passionate protest, petitions and public forums, faculty, students and administration of the five Alamo Community Colleges let out a sigh of... By Mary Tuma 4/16/2014
Albert Alvarez Hopes You’re Horrified

Albert Alvarez Hopes You’re Horrified

Food & Drink: If Goya’s The Disasters of War impregnated the Garbage Pail Kids, Albert Alvarez’s “La Chamba/Dirty Work” would be their child... By Christie Blizard 4/16/2014
Poet Jenny Browne on Long Walks and Love Letters to Strangers

Poet Jenny Browne on Long Walks and Love Letters to Strangers

Food & Drink: The Yanaguana is not just a place forgotten in history. The waters that once satisfied the thirst of our early settlers continue to nurture deep thought in... By Veronica Anne Salinas 4/16/2014
The Man Who Would Be King: ‘Maximilian and Carlota’ recounts Mexico’s last European rulers

The Man Who Would Be King: ‘Maximilian and Carlota’ recounts Mexico’s last European rulers

Food & Drink: This month marks the 150th anniversary of the last attempt at European rule in Mexico. Local historian M. M. McAllen brings this fascinating story to life... By Leigh Baldwin 4/16/2014
Flavor File: Block party at Dorcol, Bar America reopens and Easter brunch options

Flavor File: Block party at Dorcol, Bar America reopens and Easter brunch options

Food & Drink: Bar America opened this past Friday under new ownership. Brian Correa, grandson and nephew to former owners Joe, Martin and Angie Ramirez, took over... By Jessica Elizarraras 4/16/2014
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Fans of NBC’s The Voice, prepare to get excited. The reality singing competition with the mechanized chairs that turn to reveal things like Blake Shelton, is kicking-off its summer tour in San Antonio at the Majestic Theatre on June 21. (read more)


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Alamo Colleges Barely Passed Its Own Accountability Test

Alamo Colleges Barely Passed Its Own Accountability Test

News: After months of passionate protest, petitions and public forums, faculty, students and administration of the five Alamo Community Colleges let out a sigh of... By Mary Tuma 4/16/2014
Protestors Won’t Give Up on Immigration Reform

Protestors Won’t Give Up on Immigration Reform

News: “Obama, Obama, don’t deport my mama!,” chanted dozens of protestors at the University of Texas—Austin last week. In a call to President Barack Obama... By Mary Tuma 4/16/2014
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Albert Alvarez Hopes You’re Horrified

Albert Alvarez Hopes You’re Horrified

Food & Drink: If Goya’s The Disasters of War impregnated the Garbage Pail Kids, Albert Alvarez’s “La Chamba/Dirty Work” would be their child... By Christie Blizard 4/16/2014
The Man Who Would Be King: ‘Maximilian and Carlota’ recounts Mexico’s last European rulers

The Man Who Would Be King: ‘Maximilian and Carlota’ recounts Mexico’s last European rulers

Food & Drink: This month marks the 150th anniversary of the last attempt at European rule in Mexico. Local historian M. M. McAllen brings this fascinating story to life... By Leigh Baldwin 4/16/2014
Poet Jenny Browne on Long Walks and Love Letters to Strangers

Poet Jenny Browne on Long Walks and Love Letters to Strangers

Food & Drink: The Yanaguana is not just a place forgotten in history. The waters that once satisfied the thirst of our early settlers continue to nurture deep thought in... By Veronica Anne Salinas 4/16/2014
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Live and Local: Tatsuya Nakatani on the Hays Street Bridge

Live and Local: Tatsuya Nakatani on the Hays Street Bridge

Music: Ranging from sparse, five-piece kits to wraparound Neil Pert monstrosities, drums generally play a very traditional role in contemporary music, acting as... By Matt Stieb 4/16/2014
There’s plenty to celebrate on the Old 97s’ 20th birthday

There’s plenty to celebrate on the Old 97s’ 20th birthday

Music: Back in the 1990s, when major labels would still propose multi-album deals to relative unknowns, Rhett Miller and the Old 97s sat in the offices of... By Callie Enlow 4/16/2014
Record Store Day Celebrates Vinyl and Independent Stores

Record Store Day Celebrates Vinyl and Independent Stores

Music: Like a phoenix rising from the ashes of physical mediums past, vinyl has seen a strong resurgence in the 21st century. Billboard reports that in 2013, as... By Matt Stieb 4/16/2014
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Savage Love: Girls

Savage Love: Girls

Arts & Culture: I’m a 26-year-old girl, and my boyfriend is bi. I assumed he would be less jealous than the average man. After all, a lot of bi men have faced irrational jealousy... By Dan Savage 4/16/2014
Free Will Astrology

Free Will Astrology

Astrology: ARIES (March 21-April 19): It’s Compensation Week. If you have in the past suffered from injustice, it’s an excellent time to go in quest of restitution... By Rob Brezsny 4/16/2014
Nudes, Oracles and Glow-in-the-dark Paint in Cinnabar’s ‘Return’ Exhibit

Nudes, Oracles and Glow-in-the-dark Paint in Cinnabar’s ‘Return’ Exhibit

Arts & Culture: “Return” unites three distinguished Texas artists who made their international reputations in the world’s art capitals and came back to join the... By Dan R. Goddard 4/9/2014
Free Will Astrology

Free Will Astrology

Astrology: ARIES (March 21-April 19): Freedom is the most important kind of joy you can seek right now. It’s also the most important subject to study and... By Rob Brezsny 4/9/2014
Savage Love: Thrills and Spills

Savage Love: Thrills and Spills

Arts & Culture: I’m an old guy, fast approaching geezerdom. After 45 years of marriage to the same woman, the sex has fallen off to zero. We otherwise have a... By Dan Savage 4/9/2014
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Skin Deeper: Scarlett Johansson as predator in ‘Under the Skin’

Skin Deeper: Scarlett Johansson as predator in ‘Under the Skin’

Screens: One of the first images in Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin is a tiny white dot at the center of a black screen. At what are we looking? An eclipse? The sun... By David Riedel 4/16/2014
‘Jodorowsky’s Dune’ Documents a Cult Director’s Ambitious Failure

‘Jodorowsky’s Dune’ Documents a Cult Director’s Ambitious Failure

Screens: We’ve all seen David Lynch’s 1984 film, Dune. For kids of the ’80s and ’90s, it was a staple in Dad’s VHS library. As an adult looking back on it, or as a... By James Woodard 4/16/2014
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