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Texas Law Leaves Abortion Out of Reach for Many Women

Texas Law Leaves Abortion Out of Reach for Many Women

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How Rebates Have the Texas Film Industry Playing Catch Up To its Neighbors

How Rebates Have the Texas Film Industry Playing Catch Up To its Neighbors

Screens: See if you can spot the common thread that is pulling at the seams of the Texas film industry. On NBC’s The Night Shift, a stock-written staff... By Matt Stieb 8/27/2014
Cityscrapes: A race to the convention floor

Cityscrapes: A race to the convention floor

News: “Conventions go to the city which exerts the greatest efforts to secure them. San Antonio can get any convention that it goes after.” That was the position... By Heywood Sanders 8/27/2014
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  • Vicki Grise's play 'blu' at Guadalupe Theatre speaks with true voices of the barrio Vicki Grise’s play blu depicts the struggles of barrio life through voices seldom heard in American theater. It has been performed in New York... | 3/27/2013
  • 'Roads Courageous' at The Playhouse The charlatan is a mainstay of American musical theater. Think Barnum, 110 in the Shade and The Music Man. And the most charismatic of these... | 3/6/2013
  • Hit like a girl: women boxers in a man's world Raw aggression is thought to be the peculiar province of men, as nurturing is the peculiar province of women. (The female boxer violates... | 2/13/2013
  • Lessons from the school of hard knocks Boxing for many area youngsters has been more than just a rite of passage or a dream of title belts or Olympic gold. | 2/13/2013
  • San Antonio Regional Golden Gloves Schedule 2013 Preliminary Competition. $10. 6pm Feb 19-21... | 2/13/2013
  • Dissecting the albums that drove South Africa nuts I bought Coming from Reality, Rodriguez's second LP, at Record Town in Central Park Mall in 1971. However, other than Rodriguez's Mexican-Indio face on the... | 10/10/2012
  • A cheater's guide to love Despite all the TV jokes about New Jersey, it has long been the bedrock for our best writers — from Dorothy Parker and Philip Roth to William Carlos Williams and... | 9/12/2012
  • David Crabb dishes queer Saytown goth to the rest of the world Storytelling comes naturally to playwright and San Antonio native David Crabb. In his solo show Bad Kid — that captivated audiences this year off-off-Broadway... | 6/27/2012
  • Justin Bieber: 'Believe ' Pop sensation Justin Bieber's sophomore album veers from hip-hop, dub-step, and dance club tracks and back to the more familiar terrain of pop and R&B. | 6/27/2012
  • An open letter to Patti Smith Oh, God, I fell for you. It was your rock journalism that first drew me. You were writing reviews — and later poetry — for Creem and Hullabaloo about Janis Joplin... | 6/13/2012
  • Patti Smith: 'Banga' Patti Smith fans' eight-year wait is over — Banga is a bold return to the musical style and lyricism that made earlier Smith efforts praiseworthy. | 6/13/2012
  • The beginning of the AIDS crisis, by those who can tell the story It isn't often that those on the front lines of war or disaster survive to tell their story. That's what We Were Here does. Filmmakers David Weissman and Bill Weber... | 6/13/2012
  • 'CQ/CX' tells of Hernández's role in Jayson Blair scandal It's been nearly a decade since Macarena Hernández outed the New York Times staff reporter Jayson Blair, the serial plagiarist who did as much damage to the paper's | 3/21/2012
  • An unofficial history of our struggling gay theater scene When local interfaith leaders stood together to denounce McNallys controversial play, the San Pedro Playhouse bravely stood its ground and its commitment to artistic freedom. They did not blink. | 6/29/2011
  • A Saytown Gay Theater sampler The Push Pens: Last Call for Truth The barrio lives of three Chicano compas — a fierce gay R&B singer, a DJ, and a hip-hop MC under the pitch-perfect direction of Steve Bailey. Jump-Start’s next generation of Latino, gay, and straight playwrights — Manue | 6/29/2011
  • San Pedro's production of Corpus Christi sings with passion Corpus Christi has created controversy wherever it is performed for its depiction of a homosexual Christ-like figure that participates in a gay marriage. I saw the original production at the Manhattan Theatre Club in 1998. The audience had to pass through a throng of protesters and metal detectors due to bomb threats. | 6/22/2011
  • A scorching odyssey of death and rebirth The opening sequence in Incendies is a stunning piece of poetic filmmaking: A desert in the Middle East framed in the window of a barracks where a dozen young Muslim conscripts readied for combat are having their heads shaved. Radiohead’s haunting “You and Whose Army?” quietly plays as the camera zooms in on a child soldier who refuses to blink. | 6/15/2011