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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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Best Guacamole

Best of 2012: San Antonio has its share of great guacamole makers, but it's hard to find a more devoted and careful team of avocado artists than those found at this River Walk... 4/25/2012
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Best Public Place to Have Sex

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Free Will Astrology

Astrology ARIES (March 21-April 19): If for some inexplicable reason you are not simmering with new ideas about how you could drum up more money, I don’t know... By Rob Brezsny | 4/23/2014
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Savage Love: Virgin bro

Arts & Culture My brother is 22 years old and mentally ill with social anxiety on the scale of agoraphobia (officially diagnosed). He’s made... By Dan Savage | 4/23/2014
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The Man Who Would Be King: ‘Maximilian and Carlota’ recounts Mexico’s last European rulers

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

Arts & Culture 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... By Veronica Anne Salinas | 4/16/2014
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Astrology: ARIES (March 21-April 19): If for some inexplicable reason you are not simmering with new ideas about how you could drum up more money, I don’t know... By Rob Brezsny 4/23/2014
Savage Love: Virgin bro

Savage Love: Virgin bro

Arts & Culture: My brother is 22 years old and mentally ill with social anxiety on the scale of agoraphobia (officially diagnosed). He’s made... By Dan Savage 4/23/2014
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

Arts & Culture: This month marks the 150th anniversary of the last attempt at European rule in Mexico. Local historian M. M. McAllen brings this fascinating story... 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

Arts & Culture: 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... By Veronica Anne Salinas 4/16/2014
Albert Alvarez Hopes You’re Horrified

Albert Alvarez Hopes You’re Horrified

Arts & Culture: If Goya’s The Disasters of War impregnated the Garbage Pail Kids, Albert Alvarez’s “La Chamba/Dirty Work” would be their... By Christie Blizard 4/16/2014
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
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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
Surfing the Texas Coast with Photographer Kenny Braun

Surfing the Texas Coast with Photographer Kenny Braun

Arts & Culture: The photo book Surf Texas literally began as a dream. Living in Austin in the mid-1990s, Kenny Braun had just started his photography business... By Joy-Marie Scott 4/2/2014
Q&A with Former Houston Mayor Bill White

Q&A with Former Houston Mayor Bill White

Arts & Culture: The former mayor of Houston and 2010 Democratic candidate for Texas governor, Bill White talks to the Current about his new book, a critique of America’s... By Mary Tuma 4/2/2014
Q&A with Cesar Chavez Biographer Miriam Pawel

Q&A with Cesar Chavez Biographer Miriam Pawel

Arts & Culture: In her second book on the farm workers movement, author and journalist Miriam Pawel this time focuses squarely on César Chávez, in a critical and detail... By Mary Tuma 4/2/2014
Q&A with San Antonio Book Festival Director Katy Flato

Q&A with San Antonio Book Festival Director Katy Flato

Arts & Culture: Armed with practical expertise from founding partner the Texas Book Festival, valuable resources from the San Antonio Public Library Foundation... By Bryan Rindfuss 4/2/2014
Artist on Artist: Gary Sweeney Interviews Cruz Ortiz

Artist on Artist: Gary Sweeney Interviews Cruz Ortiz

Arts & Culture: Cruz Ortiz is known by many as the art teacher at Lee High School, a job he has held for the past 10 years. To the San Antonio art scene, however... By Gary Sweeney 4/2/2014
San Antonio Book Festival Aims to Ignite Literary Culture

San Antonio Book Festival Aims to Ignite Literary Culture

Arts & Culture: Armed with practical expertise from founding partner the Texas Book Festival, valuable resources from the San Antonio Public Library Foundation... By Bryan Rindfuss 4/2/2014
 Q&A with Daniel Vaughn, \'Texas Monthly\' BBQ Editor

Q&A with Daniel Vaughn, 'Texas Monthly' BBQ Editor

Arts & Culture: When Texas Monthly announced the addition of Daniel Vaughn, former architect, as its first-ever Barbecue Editor, most meat-eating... By Jessica Elizarraras 4/2/2014
Review: ‘Maximilian and Carlota: Europe’s Last Empire in Mexico’

Review: ‘Maximilian and Carlota: Europe’s Last Empire in Mexico’

Arts & Culture: Local historian M. M. McAllen brings to life a little-known pocket of French influence on Mexican history in Maximilian and Carlota. Despite Spain’s... By Leigh Baldwin 4/2/2014
Review: ‘Midnight in Mexico: A Reporter’s Journey Through a Country’s Descent into Darkness’

Review: ‘Midnight in Mexico: A Reporter’s Journey Through a Country’s Descent into Darkness’

Arts & Culture: A thrilling mix of memoir and Mexican history, Alfredo Corchado’s Midnight in Mexico begins in 2007 with the threat of a cartel hit from northern... By Matt Stieb 4/2/2014
Flavor File’s Top Picks at the Central Market Cooking Tent

Flavor File’s Top Picks at the Central Market Cooking Tent

Arts & Culture: Several hot cookbook authors will give recipe demonstrations and sign their books at the Central Market Cooking Tent, in the Southwest School of Arts... By Jessica Elizarraras 4/2/2014
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Free Will Astrology

Astrology: ARIES (March 21-April 19): In his novel The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan Kundera says that the brain has “a special area which we might call... By Rob Brezsny 4/2/2014
Savage Love: Disclosing

Savage Love: Disclosing

Arts & Culture: My boyfriend of three months, “Marcus,” told me last week that he is a trans man. He has performed oral sex on me and fingered me, but he never... By Dan Savage 4/2/2014
‘Clybourne Park’ Take on 50-year-old ‘Raisin’ is Slightly Stale

‘Clybourne Park’ Take on 50-year-old ‘Raisin’ is Slightly Stale

Arts & Culture: Tom Stoppard’s play Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead and John Updike’s novel Gertrude and Claudius put the cast and universe of Shakespeare’s Hamlet... By Steven G. Kellman 3/26/2014
Artpace’s International Artists-in-Residence Geek Out

Artpace’s International Artists-in-Residence Geek Out

Arts & Culture: I’ve been a big fan of Los Angeles County Museum of Art Associate Curator Rita Gonzalez’s curatorial work since “Phantom Sightings: Art After the... By Sarah Fisch 3/26/2014
Free Will Astrology

Free Will Astrology

Astrology: ARIES (March 21-April 19): I have coined a new word just for your horoscope this week. It’s “zex,” short for “zen sex.” Zex is a kind of sex in... By Rob Brezsny 3/26/2014
Savage Love: Noise Makers

Savage Love: Noise Makers

Arts & Culture: READERS: A crowd of smart, engaged students packed a theater for Savage Love Live at Centenary College of Louisiana last week. Centenary is... By Dan Savage 3/26/2014