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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
New Sensation: SA’s Austin Mahone and teen pop superstardom

New Sensation: SA’s Austin Mahone and teen pop superstardom

Music: Like the bulk of Austin Mahone’s Instagram account, this one’s a selfie. In a white tank top, hair coifed up real big, Mahone arranges his facial... By Matt Stieb 7/22/2014
Op-Ed: Don’t deny Ivy Taylor’s chance to ‘evolve’

Op-Ed: Don’t deny Ivy Taylor’s chance to ‘evolve’

News: The San Antonio City Council may gain a major accomplishment in the city’s already progressive history in race relations. When Julian Castro announced his... By Frederick Williams 7/2/2014
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
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Zach Braff’s ‘Wish I Was Here’ Coasts on Smarm

Screens There have been lots of words bandied about in critics’ circles following screenings of Zach Braff’s Wish I Was Here. Here’s a smattering of the... By David Riedel | 7/16/2014
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Still Mad as Hell: ‘Network’ surprises 38 years later

Screens When I learned of the great film director Sidney Lumet’s death in 2011, I decided to memorialize him by diving back into his masterpieces. While... By Callie Enlow | 7/9/2014
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Paul Haggis’ ‘Third Person’ is a Complete Waste

Screens July is generally too early to pick the worst movie of the year, but Third Person is so bad it ranks as one of the worst movies ever made. That’s... By David Riedel | 7/9/2014
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Taylor Kitsch Proves Looks Aren’t Everything in ‘The Grand Seduction’

Screens The Grand Seduction is cute and smart and loves its characters, but one thing will nag at the back of your brain over and over throughout viewing it: Why would... By David Riedel | 7/2/2014
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Zach Braff’s ‘Wish I Was Here’ Coasts on Smarm

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Taylor Kitsch Proves Looks Aren’t Everything in ‘The Grand Seduction’

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James Franco and Gia Coppola Make ‘Palo Alto’ a Family Affair

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