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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
3 New Local Frozen Treat Purveyors Will Help You Chill

3 New Local Frozen Treat Purveyors Will Help You Chill

Flavor 2014: Most of us already have our raspa stand of choice. Whether you’re going to wait in line at Las Nieves on Hildebrand—regardless of how many people may... By Jessica Elizarraras 7/29/2014
Dessert & Bakery: La Panaderia

Dessert & Bakery: La Panaderia

Flavor 2014: Los panaderos are in San Antonio. Brothers David and Jose Cacéres have opened the first of what could be many locations of La Panaderia, a concept the... 7/29/2014
\'Most Naked Woman\' Set to Shimmy at San Antonio Burlesque Festival

'Most Naked Woman' Set to Shimmy at San Antonio Burlesque Festival

Food & Drink: The answer came unanimously without prompting or hesitation, as if sent straight from the sexually liberated goddess of... By Melanie Robinson 7/30/2014
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Savage Love: Taking Advantage

Arts & Culture I am wondering when the best time is to mention being in an open relationship to new girls. I’m a 27-year-old straight guy who’s been in an open... By Dan Savage | 7/30/2014
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‘The Hundred-Year House’ Tells a Ghost Story in Reverse

Arts & Culture Rebecca Makkai’s new novel begins, “For a ghost story, the tale of Violet Saville Devohr was vague and underwhelming.” By Leigh Baldwin | 7/30/2014
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Shatner, the Internet and Reverse Engineering

Arts & Culture William Shatner seems to need no introduction, but you’d be surprised how many irons the Star Trek star has in the fire. Aside from his one-man show... By Callie Enlow | 7/30/2014
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Comic Artist Brett Booth Talks Diversity In Comic Books

Arts & Culture With announcements that the new Thor is a woman and the new Captain America will be black, the comic book industry is undergoing historic... By Marshall Naylor | 7/30/2014
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Savage Love: Taking Advantage

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Arts & Culture: I am wondering when the best time is to mention being in an open relationship to new girls. I’m a 27-year-old straight guy who’s been in an open... By Dan Savage 7/30/2014
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Arts & Culture: Rebecca Makkai’s new novel begins, “For a ghost story, the tale of Violet Saville Devohr was vague and underwhelming.” By Leigh Baldwin 7/30/2014
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Comic Artist Brett Booth Talks Diversity In Comic Books

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Savage Love: The Boys in the Bandwidth

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San Japan: Samurai 7 puts anime culture center stage

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In ‘South, America’ Texas Author Rod Davis Takes a Dangerous Road Trip

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Savage Love: Shorties

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Misadventures in kayaking: The bridges of Goliad County

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Sail Away: Get on a boat in Canyon Lake

Sail Away: Get on a boat in Canyon Lake

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Surfing Wakes and Fakes in SA

Surfing Wakes and Fakes in SA

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Sex, Religion and War: Meet Artpace’s latest crop of International Artists-in-Residence

Sex, Religion and War: Meet Artpace’s latest crop of International Artists-in-Residence

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Savage Love: Over and Domme

Savage Love: Over and Domme

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SA Author Karen Ranney Caps off Her Clan Sinclair Trilogy on an Erotic Note

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