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Local Listening

Need to know: 4 buzzworthy Austin bands hitting FFF’s Blue (and Orange) Stages

By Jackie Rangel

This weekend's Fun Fun Fun Fest promises to be a veritable buffet of music, comedy and entertainment with plenty of familiar faces on stage — plus plenty you probably don ...


cool summer school

Texas Musical Theatre Workshop's Giant Steps: An Urbean Musical breathes young life into old tale

By Jackie Rangel

If you’re in search of a budget-friendly way to add a shot of culture to your family’s Friday evening activities, then look no further than the B. Iden ...


green cash

HOPE Farm Stand Project wants to buy your homegrown produce

By Jackie Rangel

Summer gardens are in full swing, and some of you may even be experiencing an embarrassment of riches when it comes to certain fruits, vegetables or herbs in your backyards ...


coffeeshop talk

Not a secret for long: Vintage Heart Coffee's mag-worthy hot coffee, cool design and friendly vibe

By Jackie Rangel

A good coffee shop feels a tad homey — inviting, cozy and overflowing with delicious scents. A great coffee shop (at least for this coffee-shop-hopping writer) is one that has all ...


cool down, smarten-up

Get the scoop: Learn about the designers vying for a shot to makeover downtown Austin at Ice Cream for Waller Creek

By Jackie Rangel

Heard the buzz about the Waller Creek redesign, but not sure what the latest updates or details are? We admit — these middle stages of the competition can be a little ...


contemporary arts

Exclusive first look: Fusebox Festival 2012 to play host to electric, global art across a variety of mediums

By Jackie Rangel

Expected to draw over 30,000 arts-minded visitors, Austin’s eighth annual Fusebox Festival will bring together more than 400 artists from cultural hotbeds around the world, including The Netherlands ...


art news

Blanton Museum announces Molly Hasie Sherman as new Director of Development

By Jackie Rangel

The Blanton Museum at The University of Texas recently announced that Molly Hasie Sherman has been appointed as Director of Development, effective as of April 1. Sherman will be joining ...


shoe good

The latest in the TOMS revolution: Ballet-inspired footwear, perfect for pedestrian-friendly festivals

By Jackie Rangel

TOMS, the catalyst company of the now-ubiquitous one-for-one business model, continues to innovate, both stylistically and formally. At last year’s SXSW conference, TOMS Founder and Chief Shoe Giver, Blake ...


love & food

Sweet eats (and plenty of treats): Our Valentine's Day dinner top picks

By Jackie Rangel

Maybe you’ve been planning your Valentine’s Day evening for a while, or maybe you’ve put it off and are now trying to figure out what to do ...


New Kid On THe Block

Elizabeth Street Café: Vietnamese café with decidedly French twist offers range of well-designed dining experiences

By Jackie Rangel

If you keep up with local Austin foodie-news, you’ve likely already tried (or at least heard of) South Austin’s hot new Vietnamese restaurant with a French café feel ...


texas tradition

Foodways Texas and the preservation of culinary culture

By Jackie Rangel

Although Foodways Texas’ 2nd Annual symposium doesn't take place until the weekend of March 23-25, tickets went on sale this week to the general public with the hopes of ...


(un)censored

Say it ain’t SOPA: Which of your favorite websites are boycotting the SOPA/PIPA legislation?

By Jackie Rangel

Today, in recognition of the potentially huge effect that the proposed SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act, in the House) and PIPA (Protect Intellectual Property Act, in the Senate) legislation would ...


art events

Newly merged AMOA-Arthouse debuts three winter exhibitions

By Jackie Rangel

On Friday evening, members of the newly-merged AMOA-Arthouse will be able to preview the three winter exhibitions at The Jones Center on Congress Avenue. The space will house three individual ...


design speak

Inside the Design Studio: A night with architectural icon Dick Clark

By Jackie Rangel

On Thursday night, the design cognoscenti of Austin gathered at the Lytle Pressley Contemporary art gallery for a glimpse into the mind and practice of venerated local architect, Dick Clark ...


cheap thrills

Date on a dime: A few budget-friendly ideas to hold you over until the next Hallmark holiday

By Jackie Rangel

With Jan. 1 just a mere week in the rearview mirror, retail havens around town (and the country in general, let’s be honest) have wasted no time in reminding ...


perfect planning

Save the date: 2012 planners to keep you on schedule

By Jackie Rangel

These days, the idea of carrying around a datebook, desk calendar or personal agenda likely seems archaic. But, although there are endless ways to plan and document your days in ...


inspired exploration

Resolve to travel smarter: 4 new ways to discover new destinations and adventures, without breaking the bank

By Jackie Rangel

As January ticks closer and people resolve to lose this (goodbye, holiday weight) or gain that (hello, patience and perspective), we can’t forget to acknowledge yet another aspiration hovering ...


holiday help

Try some dim sum: Hitlist of Austin's Asian restaurants open on Christmas Day

By Jackie Rangel

So, Thanksgiving has come and gone and now you’re staring down the barrel of yet another holiday’s worth of meal preparations and family entertaining. While learning a few ...


a perfect pair

So happy together: Slow Food Austin knows the virtues of pairing beer with cheese

By Jackie Rangel

When you think about cheese (which we do frequently), the first beverage that comes to mind is generally wine. But Slow Food Austin’s 3rd Annual Beer + Cheese tasting event ...


yoga to the people

Community Yoga spreads the yogi love

By Jackie Rangel

Although Austin is known for its fitness-focused residents and general emphasis on health and well-being, a surprisingly high number of Austinites have yet to discover the restorative benefits of one ...


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