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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
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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... By Mary Tuma 4/16/2014
SA’s Shadiest (in a good way) Parks

SA’s Shadiest (in a good way) Parks

City Guide 2014: For anyone in charge of a child or two, knowing where to find the nearest playground is information as essential as the numbers for poison control and your pediatrician... By Joy-Marie Scott 2/24/2014
There’s plenty to celebrate on the Old 97\'s 20th birthday

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

Music: Back in the 1990s, when major labels would still propose multi-album deals to relative unknowns, Rhett Miller and the Old 97's sat in the offices... By Callie Enlow 4/16/2014
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Mar 13, 2013

  • Would a new state commission finally keep us from throwing innocents in prison?

    News: Gilbert Valdez, then 17-years-old, had been friends with the girl for over a year. Just days shy of her 16th birthday, she, like Valdez, had a rebellious streak.... By Michael Barajas

  • 'A Place at the Table' tackles the new face of hunger in America

    Screens & Tech: There's a set by comedian David Cross in which, during one of his many tirades (either on rednecks, 'Mericuh, or George Bush), he settles on the.... By Michael Barajas

  • Live and Local: The Copper Gamins at Blue Box on March 5

    Music: I'm sure Mexico's The Copper Gamins have played some tough gigs on both sides of the border, no doubt. But playing a Tuesday night gig at a cocktail bar.... By J.D. Swerzenski

  • Los Rakas bring the Great Panama Bacchanal to SA

    Music: Panama is a wonderfully weird place. For starters, it is simultaneously equal parts the U.S. (by way of history and the Panama Canal), Central.... By Enrique Lopetegui

  • 'Waiting for Lefty': Proxy Theatre's revival of Clifford Odets' classic

    Arts & Culture: The premiere of Waiting for Lefty, by the legendary Group Theater in New York in 1935, was as sensational as the first performance of The Rite of Spring.... By Steven G. Kellman

  • David Bowie: 'The Next Day '

    Aural Pleasure Review: In the 10 years since David Bowie’s last release, 2003’s Reality, he has faced some documented and rumored health issues that left many of us.... By James Courtney

  • This Modern World

    Comics: . By Tom Tomorrow

  • 'Bates Motel,' an eccentric prequel to Psycho

    Screens & Tech: A prequel series based on Psycho, Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 horror masterpiece about a misfit's murderous fixation on his mother? The eccentric Bates Motel gives.... By Dean Robbins

  • 'Banshee' season finale will thrill you

    Primal Screen: If you’ve been following Banshee since January, the season finale will not let you down. TV genius Alan Ball (Six Feet Under, True Blood) executive-produces.... By Dean Robbins

  • Getting to know The Ten Eleven

    Nightlife: Standing on Avenue B downtown is a small building that invites, even encourages passersby to exercise their imaginations. The tiny white.... By Joshua Pedrick

  • Devendra Banhart: 'Mala'

    Aural Pleasure Review: The former bearded alt-folk guru of years past ditches the beard and long hair for a fresh take on minimalist art pop melodies with Mala. Devendra Banhart wrote.... By M. R. Brown

  • Is Zavala the potential savior of Tejano music?

    Music: As singer Stefani Montiel's husband/producer, as a member of Lush, and as the host of Tejano y Más for the last four years.... By Enrique Lopetegui

  • Melina Narezo: 'Melina'

    Aural Pleasure Review: The debut album from this local singer-songwriter stands out from a swamp of similar releases on a number of levels.... By Leonard Pierce

  • Bajofondo: 'Presente'

    Aural Pleasure Review: Presente (which include liner notes written by Enrique Lopetegui, the Current's music editor) is a giant record. Beyond its runtime (78 min.) and the size.... By J.D. Swerzenski

  • Industry News: Friday night wine dinner and crawfish boil

    Industry News: ORO Restaurant at the Emily Morgan Hotel is partnering with LangeTwins Family Winery for a special dinner this Friday, March 15. The dinner will be five.... By Lauren W. Madrid

  • What to do with Seville oranges

    Food & Drink: I recently spent an afternoon juicing, researching, and playing with sour oranges. It made a big, sloppy, super-fun mess. In a recent article, I referred to.... By Diana Lyn Roberts

  • Caterer Partridge in a Pie Tree delivers

    Food & Drink: Raised off the grid (no electricity or telephone) in a log cabin in Arkansas, Tonya Ellen Bates learned the gritty basics of deep-country life at.... By Scott Andrews

  • Free Will Astrology

    Astrology: ARIES (March 21-April 19): "If it's stupid and it works, it's not stupid." That could turn out to be a useful mantra for you in the coming week.. By Rob Brezsny

  • ¡Ask a Mexican!

    ASK A MEXICAN: Dear Mexican: I would be most interested in hearing your point of view regarding our raza always voting for someone with a Latino last name, without even considering.... By Gustavo Arellano

  • A curious case of (alleged) police brutality

    News: A police report says Diego Martinez was swerving and switching lanes without a signal when San Antonio Police Officer R. McDaniel pulled him over.... By Michael Barajas

  • The Offbeats: 'F' (EP)

    Aural Pleasure Review: The San Antonio four-piece The Offbeats — comprised of brothers Bryan, Colin, and Sean Foster along with guitarist Eric Romasanta — play a.... By James Courtney