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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
Austin’s Inaugural Stargayzer Fest Celebrates LGBTQ Music and Community

Austin’s Inaugural Stargayzer Fest Celebrates LGBTQ Music and Community

The Pride Issue: Here’s something you don’t hear much: “Austin needs another music festival.” Between the behemoth SXSW, the exponentially growing ACL, the quirky Fun Fun Fun, the... By James Courtney 7/2/2014
Northern Mexico makes its way to The Quarry

Northern Mexico makes its way to The Quarry

Food & Drink: Johnny Hernandez knows how to design a restaurant. His is a detail-driven mind, and he genuinely loves every piece of artisanal work he brings into... By Jessica Elizarraras 7/9/2014
Surviving Splashtown

Surviving Splashtown

Arts & Culture: Surviving Splashtown, how do you do it? Why would you even try? I never imagined that I would be the one extolling the virtues of... By Joy-Marie Scott 7/9/2014
A Grown-Up’s Guide to Tubing

A Grown-Up’s Guide to Tubing

Arts & Culture: I am a late convert to tubing. I love being near water, but oddly, not usually in it. I don’t like swimming in the ocean or a lake... By Leigh Baldwin 7/9/2014
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May 22, 2013

  • The Black Angels' Long and Winding Road

    Music: Ask Alex Maas to define “psychedelic,” and he’s got an answer ready. “Eighteen grandmothers in a yellow polka-dot bikini, playing... . By Jeremy Martin

  • Is Piñata Protest Ready for Bigger Things?

    Music: “It might get a bit loud,” Álvaro del Norte tells me, as I proceed to sit in the middle of Piñata Protest’s 8 x 10 rehearsal space at a secret storage.... By Enrique Lopetegui

  • A Dead Horse Kicks Back

    Music: It's no secret that the Texas metal scene of the ’80s kicked all sorts of New York, SoCal and Bay Area’s ass. But for whatever reason, bands like.... By Gonzalo E. Pozo

  • Down the Hatch: The Horse's Neck

    Nightlife: It is the first of the 90-plus-degree days. The sun beats down on already sunburnt skin and it is too hot to be hung-over and to simultaneously suffer an allergy attack. I’m walking the dog, wondering where all these pigeons came from, when somehow a fire a. By Jacob Burris

  • 'The Angels' Share,' an Inverted Morality Play

    Screens: Perhaps only in Scotland could the appreciation of fine whiskeys be touted as a path to redemption, but that’s the improbable road taken in veteran.... By Scott Andrews

  • Local Marine Corps Vet Still Awaiting Trial

    News: Maria Anna Esparza fears she’s losing her son, again. In November 2011 the Current chronicled the story of Adan Castañeda, a 27-year-old sniper who.... By Michael Barajas

  • Prepare the Bat-Signal: Subdivision Plan Encroaches on Globally Significant Preserve

    News: Each summer our local weathermen look at the Doppler and tell us to disregard a cloud hanging over the Hill County. No, it’s not sign of some impending.... By Michael Barajas

  • Yellowfish Sushi Creates "Japamex" Cuisine

    Arts & Culture: Opening last February in a tiny building on Wurzbach that has housed a number of businesses, most recently an auto inspection station, Yellowfish.... By Scott Andrews

  • Still Waiting for Limelight's Sonic Boom

    Nightlife: It’s easy to get worked up with nostalgia about a place, particularly one you got wasted in a lot. That seems to go doubly true on the St. Mary’s Strip, where.... By J.D. Swerzenski

  • Loreta Velázquez, the Secret Soldier of the Civil War

    Screens: She was a woman who disguised herself as a man. She was an immigrant who believed that “in thought and manner” she was an American. She was.... By Patricia Portales

  • San Antonio's Theater Scene is Long on Space, Short on Productions

    Arts & Culture: If you think there is little to no serious theater in San Antonio, you’re not alone. Even business travelers dining at Bohanan’s must.... By Scott Andrews

  • Rex Hausmann: Cats/Donuts/Starships/Ideals

    Arts & Culture: Rex Hausmann, local artist and arts advocate, recently opened his latest exhibition in the massive showrooms of Gallery Nord with a cohort.... By Scott Andrews

  • Free Will Astrology

    Astrology: ARIES (March 21-April 19) “I’m still learning,” said Michelangelo when he was 87 years old. For now, he’s your patron saint. With his unflagging.... By Rob Brezsny

  • Cityscrapes: One More Hotel

    News: Just one more hotel, and the city will boom. That has long been the mantra of this city’s business and political leaders. With her decision to.... By Heywood Sanders

  • This Modern World

    Comics: . By Tom Tomorrow

  • Jewel as June Carter Cash: a must see

    Screens: This exceptional TV movie tells the story of country singer June Carter Cash (Jewel), from her childhood stardom with the Carter Family through her.... By Dean Robbins

  • The new 'Arrested Development' is here

    Screens: We all mourn the TV masterpieces cut off in their prime — shows like My So-Called Life and Freaks and Geeks, which could have offered so much more pleasure.... By Dean Robbins

  • 'Motive' lets you know who, but not why until the end

    Screens: Most police procedurals tease you with “whodunit,” only unveiling the perp at the end. Motive takes a different approach, brazenly identifying the.... By Dean Robbins

  • 'Behind the Candelabra' portrays Liberace as a monster

    Screens: Behind the Candelabra assembles high-quality artists to tell the story of a low-quality one: the glitzy piano player Liberace. Steven Soderbergh directs.... By Dean Robbins

  • Urban Homesteader: Spring, Going On Summer

    Food & Drink: With the first few days of truly warm weather, when leafy greens go into a full-tilt wilt in the afternoon sun, the time has come to discuss some realities.... By Diana Lyn Roberts