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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
8 Cultural Gems on the North Side

8 Cultural Gems on the North Side

City Guide 2014: “Outside the Loop” is used as a pejorative by Downtown-centric cool kids, but oases of culture can be found in the sprawling suburbs of the North Side.... By Dan R. Goddard 2/24/2014
Chris Pérez, Selena’s Husband, Faces His Past and Looks Forward, Musically

Chris Pérez, Selena’s Husband, Faces His Past and Looks Forward, Musically

Music: Chris Pérez never saw it coming. “All I ever wanted to do was play guitar,” he told the Current. “I never thought I’d be the subject of an interview... By Enrique Lopetegui 8/28/2013
Free Things to Do: Kid-friendly

Free Things to Do: Kid-friendly

Free Guide: It’s almost summer, which means that your government-subsidized free daycare (aka public school) goes on hiatus thanks to an archaic allegiance to a rural agriculture economic system that hasn’t been in play for decades. What to do with the wee ones whining 5/21/2014
Chris Perez, husband of slain Tejana icon Selena, tells of romance, suffering

Chris Perez, husband of slain Tejana icon Selena, tells of romance, suffering

Arts & Culture: In one of the final chapters of his book To Selena, With Love (out March 6), Selena's widower Chris Perez mentions that Abraham Quintanilla, his former father-in-law, once... By Enrique Lopetegui 3/7/2012
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'Waiting for Lefty': Proxy Theatre's revival of Clifford Odets' classic

'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 3/13/2013
'Roads Courageous' at The Playhouse

'Roads Courageous' at The Playhouse

Arts & Culture: 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... By Gregg Barrios 3/6/2013
'Red' brings Mark Rothko to life at The Playhouse

'Red' brings Mark Rothko to life at The Playhouse

Arts & Culture: In one of the most notorious episodes in the history of modern art, Nelson Rockefeller ordered the destruction of a mural he had commissioned from... By Steven G. Kellman 1/28/2013
Jump-Start party is a big tent

Jump-Start party is a big tent

Arts & Culture: The carpas, the traveling tent shows that entertained working-class audiences throughout Mexico and the Southwest during the 1920s and 1930s, offered a... By Steven G. Kellman 9/19/2012
AtticRep's 'Virginia Woolf' is side-splitting and soul-searching

AtticRep's 'Virginia Woolf' is side-splitting and soul-searching

Arts & Culture: Families fare badly in Western drama. Oedipus kills his father, Lear's daughters connive against one another, and Ibsen's Nora walks out on her husband and their... By STEVEN G. KELLMAN 8/22/2012
Fear stalks the characters of 'I-DJ', but the music plays on

Fear stalks the characters of 'I-DJ', but the music plays on

Arts & Culture: Setting a beautiful standard for the new Overtime Theater, I-DJ, written by Gregg Barrios and directed by Matthew Byron Cassi, explores aspects of the late 1970s... By Lauren A. Silva 8/1/2012
Hide the children (but not the women), burlesque is in town

Hide the children (but not the women), burlesque is in town

Arts & Culture: The New York nights were sultry when H. L. Mencken coined the term "ecdysiast" to describe Gypsy Rose Lee, a star of Minsky's Burlesque during the Great Depression. By Scott Andrews 8/1/2012
'Bent' plumbs Nazi Germany's pink triangulation

'Bent' plumbs Nazi Germany's pink triangulation

Arts & Culture: In 1979, when Bent premiered in a London production starring Ian McKellen, homosexuality was still actively persecuted and prosecuted as a sin and crime. Gays and lesbians were still invisible in... By STEVEN G. KELLMAN 7/25/2012