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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
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How Rebates Have the Texas Film Industry Playing Catch Up To its Neighbors

How Rebates Have the Texas Film Industry Playing Catch Up To its Neighbors

Screens: See if you can spot the common thread that is pulling at the seams of the Texas film industry. On NBC’s The Night Shift, a stock-written staff... By Matt Stieb 8/27/2014
Texas Law Leaves Abortion Out of Reach for Many Women

Texas Law Leaves Abortion Out of Reach for Many Women

News: Texas’ sweeping abortion law has already eliminated all abortion clinics south of San Antonio, and the last clinic west of the city... By Alexa Garcia-Ditta 8/27/2014
Phô Nguyen Woos Phonatics

Phô Nguyen Woos Phonatics

Food & Drink: I don’t expect much from Vietnamese restaurants in the way of decor; it’s more not Chinese and not Japanese than anything. I certainly don’t expect... By Ron Bechtol 8/27/2014
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Inaugural Float Fest Offers Bun B, STRFKR, Grouplove and Day-drinking

Music This weekend will bring the inaugural Float Fest, a semi-novel marriage of music festival, tubing and camping, all bound together by the glue of... By J.D. Swerzenski | 8/27/2014
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Oaxaca’s Lila Downs Bends Gender, Politics and World Music

Music Swaying side to side with a child in his arms, Texas Rep. Mike Villarreal nodded politely in my direction before returning his captive attention to the... By Jade Esteban Estrada | 8/27/2014
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Watered-down Mad Decent Block Party hits WhiteWater Amphitheater

Music Deep into his brilliant six-part essay “How Hip-hop Failed Black America,” Roots maestro Ahmir Khalib “Questlove” Thompson dropped... By Matt Stieb | 8/27/2014
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Hip-hop’s Clown Prince Biz Markie Has Got What We Need

Music Unfortunately, rapper and beatboxer Biz Markie’s pop culture headstone will highlight just one track: “Just A Friend,” a karaoke mainstay that... By J.D. Swerzenski | 8/20/2014
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Inaugural Float Fest Offers Bun B, STRFKR, Grouplove and Day-drinking

Inaugural Float Fest Offers Bun B, STRFKR, Grouplove and Day-drinking

Music: This weekend will bring the inaugural Float Fest, a semi-novel marriage of music festival, tubing and camping, all bound together by the glue of... By J.D. Swerzenski 8/27/2014
Oaxaca’s Lila Downs Bends Gender, Politics and World Music

Oaxaca’s Lila Downs Bends Gender, Politics and World Music

Music: Swaying side to side with a child in his arms, Texas Rep. Mike Villarreal nodded politely in my direction before returning his captive attention to the... By Jade Esteban Estrada 8/27/2014
Watered-down Mad Decent Block Party hits WhiteWater Amphitheater

Watered-down Mad Decent Block Party hits WhiteWater Amphitheater

Music: Deep into his brilliant six-part essay “How Hip-hop Failed Black America,” Roots maestro Ahmir Khalib “Questlove” Thompson dropped... By Matt Stieb 8/27/2014
Hip-hop’s Clown Prince Biz Markie Has Got What We Need

Hip-hop’s Clown Prince Biz Markie Has Got What We Need

Music: Unfortunately, rapper and beatboxer Biz Markie’s pop culture headstone will highlight just one track: “Just A Friend,” a karaoke mainstay that... By J.D. Swerzenski 8/20/2014
SA R&B crooner Eddie B. returns with new EP ‘Melodies for a Goddess’

SA R&B crooner Eddie B. returns with new EP ‘Melodies for a Goddess’

Music: For San Antonio R&B virtuoso Eddie Brickerson (better known as Eddie B.), failure is not an option. In fact, his last solo project, F.I.N.A.O., a 2007 mixtape... By M. Solis 8/20/2014
SA Sound: Pop Pistol Remixes and Mount Sherpa Psych-outs

SA Sound: Pop Pistol Remixes and Mount Sherpa Psych-outs

Music: Listen loud and carry good headphones: Mount Sherpa’s Tabor’s Head “I really do recommend you listen to this at around 85-90 percent volume through... By Matt Stieb 8/20/2014
Neo-soul Pioneer Maxwell Wants to Shake up R&B, Again

Neo-soul Pioneer Maxwell Wants to Shake up R&B, Again

Music: It’s been four years since neo-soul icon Maxwell performed in San Antonio behind BLACKsummers’night, his first album after an eight-year sabbatical and the... By M. Solís 8/12/2014
Willie, Sahm and Snoop: Famous weed busts in Texas

Willie, Sahm and Snoop: Famous weed busts in Texas

Music: It’s no secret that musicians and weed find solace in each other’s company, augmenting and amplifying each other’s effects. But thanks to Texas’ strict... By Matt Stieb 8/13/2014
SA Sound: Saakred revived and the cassette culture of Yippee Ki Yay

SA Sound: Saakred revived and the cassette culture of Yippee Ki Yay

Music: “This is an important night for me as I revisit where I started and where I am now,” says Melissa Ruizesparza Rodriguez, the artist behind the... By Matt Stieb 8/6/2014
The Genius of Tex-Mex Legend Joe King Carrasco

The Genius of Tex-Mex Legend Joe King Carrasco

Music: When you go searching for the sound of Texas, you’ll find out that it’s as multifaceted and bafflingly huge as the state itself. While many see Texas... By James Courtney 8/6/2014
Punk OFF!: The Merits of Greg Ginn’s Black Flag and Keith Morris’ OFF!

Punk OFF!: The Merits of Greg Ginn’s Black Flag and Keith Morris’ OFF!

Music: It’s the punk equivalent of John Lennon and Paul McCartney playing the same venue two days apart from each other. In a cosmic event of synchronicity, or just... By Matt Stieb 8/6/2014
Mondo Nation’s Gonzo Approach to Live Music

Mondo Nation’s Gonzo Approach to Live Music

Music: It’s a pretty common tale in post-industrial America: Commercial and manufacturing buildings sprout up, business moves elsewhere, buildings go vacant... By Matt Stieb 7/30/2014