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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
Big Hops Gastropub

Big Hops Gastropub

Food & Drink: On a recent Sunday, my wife and I drove up 281 and into the heart of San Antonio’s ever-expanding Northside suburbs to try out... By Lance Higdon 8/20/2014

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Best of 2013: 4/24/2013
Voters will decide who replaces Mike Villarreal at the Capitol

Voters will decide who replaces Mike Villarreal at the Capitol

News: Earlier this month, mayoral front-runner Mike Villarreal clarified that he would not resign from his House District 123 seat before the November 4... By Alexa Garcia-Ditta 8/20/2014
The Unhealthy Debate in U.S. Congress That Threatens Public School Nutrition Standards

The Unhealthy Debate in U.S. Congress That Threatens Public School Nutrition Standards

News: Congressional Republicans are hoping to relax requirements aimed at keeping American public school kids healthy. Yes, you read that correctly... By Mary Tuma 6/11/2014
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Voters will decide who replaces Mike Villarreal at the Capitol

Voters will decide who replaces Mike Villarreal at the Capitol

News: Earlier this month, mayoral front-runner Mike Villarreal clarified that he would not resign from his House District 123 seat before the November 4... By Alexa Garcia-Ditta 8/20/2014
SAPD warms to ride-sharing

SAPD warms to ride-sharing

News: From sinister public-safety threat to an it-can-work attitude, the San Antonio Police Department has changed its tune on ride-sharing companies... By Mark Reagan 8/20/2014
What to Know Before You Go On A Cleanse

What to Know Before You Go On A Cleanse

Food & Drink: It’s been a year since I’ve taken up this gig of eating and drinking across San Antonio. Since then, no fewer than seven juice shops have opened in the area... By Jessica Elizarraras 8/20/2014
Flavor File: Say.She.Ate’s SoHo kitchen, Tre Trattoria Downtown’s last hurrah and ‘Bon Appetit’ taps two local joints

Flavor File: Say.She.Ate’s SoHo kitchen, Tre Trattoria Downtown’s last hurrah and ‘Bon Appetit’ taps two local joints

Food & Drink: Turns out tasty things come to those who wait. After several months of building and what nots, the Say.She.Ate kitchen inside... By Jessica Elizarraras 8/20/2014
Value Vino: Finding sangrias that don’t suck

Value Vino: Finding sangrias that don’t suck

Food & Drink: I didn’t know this: sangria, that often-sludgy glass of fruit salad irrigated with schlocky red wine and even-worse brandy, made its first, large-scale... By Ron Bechtol 8/20/2014
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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
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
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Poetry Open Mic Round-up: 8 spots around town to share your words

Poetry Open Mic Round-up: 8 spots around town to share your words

Arts & Culture: Open mic nights generally stand in contrast to slam, wherein poets approach the mic at their own peril. They offer artists a chance to grow in their craft... By Melanie Robinson 8/20/2014
SA’s Gritty PuroSlam is Feared, Respected in National Slam Poetry Scene

SA’s Gritty PuroSlam is Feared, Respected in National Slam Poetry Scene

Arts & Culture: See, there is this place where people participate in a ritual derived from the verbal tradition of telling and retelling stories to a room of bodies... By Melanie Robinson 8/20/2014
Free Will Astrology

Free Will Astrology

Astrology: ARIES (March 21-April 19): An American named Kevin Shelley accomplished a feat worthy of inclusion in the... By Rob Brezsny 8/20/2014
Savage Love: Object Transference

Savage Love: Object Transference

Arts & Culture: By Dan Savage 8/20/2014
The Guadalupe’s Exhibition \'Flatland\' Is Anything but One-dimensional

The Guadalupe’s Exhibition 'Flatland' Is Anything but One-dimensional

Arts & Culture: With “Flatland,” curator Patty Ortiz partly plays with New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman’s notion that the internet, social media and growing... By Dan R. Goddard 8/13/2014
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Brendan Gleeson Carries Pitch-black ‘Calvary,’ Weighed Down by the Rest

Brendan Gleeson Carries Pitch-black ‘Calvary,’ Weighed Down by the Rest

Screens: Father James (Brendan Gleeson) sits in a confessional, waiting. An unseen man enters the box and says, “The first time I tasted semen, I was seven... By David Riedel 8/20/2014
Woody Allen’s Casual Misogyny in ‘Magic in the Moonlight’

Woody Allen’s Casual Misogyny in ‘Magic in the Moonlight’

Screens: So it has come down to this: Woody Allen has made a movie that is so bland, derivative of his earlier work and completely lazy that it’s possible... By David Riedel 8/13/2014
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2014 Best of San Antonio
Best DIY Venue

Best DIY Venue

Around Town: Reader's Choice: We admit this is not the answer we expected for this subcategory, but SoFlo is so darn cute it deserves the hype. 4/23/2014
Best Pan Dulce

Best Pan Dulce

Food: Critic's Pick: With four locations across SA, Horno Mission San Jose makes it hard to resist its pan dulce varieties. 4/23/2014
Best Dive Bar

Best Dive Bar

Nightlife: Reader's Choice: Possibly the only dive bar on the planet to offer duck confit on its in-house menu, Oak Hills surprises in other ways as well. 4/23/2014
Best Sports Fan

Best Sports Fan

People: Critic's Pick: Much like his man-crush Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio native (though now Houston resident) Shea Serrano became a breakout star for media-obsessed Spurs fans during last season’s NBA Finals. 4/23/2014
Best Place to Bargain

Best Place to Bargain

Shopping: Critic's Pick: With tacky imports, new plastic toys and other landfill-destined unnecessaries now being the norm at most flea markets... 4/23/2014
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