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Coming Out in College, A Survival Guide

Coming Out in College, A Survival Guide

News: Ah, college! Whether you’re new to a local campus this semester or you’ve been before, there’s something about the teeming... By Richard Farias 9/3/2014
What Do You Get A 1-Year-Old NDO? Enforcement

What Do You Get A 1-Year-Old NDO? Enforcement

News: This week marks a year since the San Antonio City Council amended its 20-year-old non-discrimination ordinance to include gender identity, gender orientation... By Mark Reagan 9/3/2014
4 Downtown Dive Bars to Embarrass Yourself In

4 Downtown Dive Bars to Embarrass Yourself In

City Guide 2014: In the last few years, San Antonio has made great strides when it comes to its mixology doings. Many good (and some great!) cocktail bars have been springing... By Tim Hennessey 2/24/2014
Free Things to Do: Kid-friendly

Free Things to Do: Kid-friendly

Free Guide: It’s almost summer, which means that your government-subsidized free daycare (aka public school) goes on hiatus thanks to an archaic allegiance to a rural agriculture economic system that hasn’t been in play for decades. What to do with the wee ones whining 5/21/2014
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
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September 3, 2014

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Coming Out in College, A Survival Guide

Coming Out in College, A Survival Guide

News: Ah, college! Whether you’re new to a local campus this semester or you’ve been before, there’s something about the teeming... By Richard Farias 9/3/2014
What Do You Get A 1-Year-Old NDO? Enforcement

What Do You Get A 1-Year-Old NDO? Enforcement

News: This week marks a year since the San Antonio City Council amended its 20-year-old non-discrimination ordinance to include gender identity, gender orientation... By Mark Reagan 9/3/2014
Flavor File: Folc Opens, Augie\'s Does Steak, Plus a New Food Truck

Flavor File: Folc Opens, Augie's Does Steak, Plus a New Food Truck

Food & Drink: Folc, the first of three adjacent concepts by chef Luis Colon, wine director Cecilia Barretto and bar director David Naylor... By Jessica Elizarraras 9/3/2014
People-watching, Dancing at Wax Club Lounge

People-watching, Dancing at Wax Club Lounge

Food & Drink: Perhaps I was feeling melancholy about the impending series finale of HBO’s smutty vampire soap opera a few Sundays ago, but the scene at San Pedro’s Wax Club... By Jessica Elizarraras 9/3/2014
Teamwork Leads to Better, More Daring Brews

Teamwork Leads to Better, More Daring Brews

Food & Drink: Clichés are of little use in determining the virtue of collaboration. Do too many cooks spoil the broth, or are two heads better than one? Adages aside... By Lance Higdon 9/3/2014
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Real Riffs Only: A Marnie Stern prep guide

Real Riffs Only: A Marnie Stern prep guide

Music: A five-foot-tall, pixie-voiced girl who shreds like Eddie Van Halen, Marnie Stern had all the makings of a novelty when she debuted in 2007. But it didn’t... By J.D. Swerzenski 9/3/2014
Girl in a Coma’s Nina Diaz Inaugurates Tobin Center’s River Walk Plaza

Girl in a Coma’s Nina Diaz Inaugurates Tobin Center’s River Walk Plaza

Music: With her lifetime’s work rooted in the SA trio Girl in a Coma, 2014 marked the year for singer Nina Diaz to branch out on her own thing. In the practice... By Matt Stieb 9/3/2014
The Return of the San Antonio Record Show

The Return of the San Antonio Record Show

Music: For Alamo City audiophiles and pop culture collectors, this is joyous news: For the first time in some time, San Antonio will host a record show this... By Matt Stieb 9/3/2014
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Artist on Artist: Gary Sweeney interviews Bill FitzGibbons

Artist on Artist: Gary Sweeney interviews Bill FitzGibbons

Arts & Culture: Bill FitzGibbons is certainly one of San Antonio’s high-profile art icons: public artist, curator, Fulbright Scholar, world traveler, head of sculpture... By Gary Sweeney 9/3/2014
Free Will Astrology

Free Will Astrology

Astrology: ARIES (March 21-April 19): I don’t usually do this kind of thing, but I’m going to suggest that you monitor the number six. My hypothesis is that six has... By Rob Brezsny 9/3/2014
FOTOSEPTIEMBRE Pic(k)s: 5 shows not to miss at this year’s fest

FOTOSEPTIEMBRE Pic(k)s: 5 shows not to miss at this year’s fest

Arts & Culture: These are the dog days, you guys. The post-Spurs, pre-football, 90 degrees at 10 p.m., sweat-stained, mosquito-bitten, grouchy summer doldrums. I think... By Sarah Fisch 9/3/2014
Malcolm Brooks’ Novel ‘Painted Horses’ is a Love Song to the Western Frontier

Malcolm Brooks’ Novel ‘Painted Horses’ is a Love Song to the Western Frontier

Arts & Culture: In Malcolm Brooks’ inspiring debut novel Painted Horses, it’s 1956, and archaeologist Catherine Lemay is sent by... By Leigh Baldwin 9/3/2014
Savage Love: Crazy in Love

Savage Love: Crazy in Love

Arts & Culture: My wife and I went through a long-distance period when we were still dating and she went away to school. I used porn as... By Dan Savage 9/3/2014
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‘The Trip to Italy’ Charts a Comedic Journey on the Amalfi Coast

‘The Trip to Italy’ Charts a Comedic Journey on the Amalfi Coast

Screens: If you weren’t lucky enough to see the 2010 film The Trip (as I was not, but will soon be remedying), starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon, here are a... By David Riedel 9/3/2014
\'Land Ho!\' Gets Friendship Right, and it’s a Short, Sweet Ride

'Land Ho!' Gets Friendship Right, and it’s a Short, Sweet Ride

Screens: Note to makers of films such as 'The Bucket List,' the recent Michael Douglas stinker 'Last Vegas,' and the even more recent Michael Douglas stinker... By David Riedel 8/27/2014
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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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