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Sofia Sokolove


Former DCist (but Philadelphian at heart) Sofia is currently living + writing in Austin, TX.

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Stores with Stories

The literary capital of Texas: Our favorite bookstores to whittle away an afternoon

By Sofia Sokolove

Between new literary magazines popping up left and right, local authors rising to fame, and hosting the yearly Texas Book Festival, Austin has officially become a literary hotspot. And like ...

Grunge and Ocean Air

Our rainy sort-of-sister city: An Austinite's guide to a quick Seattle getaway

By Sofia Sokolove

As much as we love our town, it’s sometimes nice to get the hell out of it for a few days. If you’re anything like us, this feeling ...

Dancing at The Blanton

The Blanton's latest exhibit, Perception Unfolds, is designed to make you move

By Sofia Sokolove

The new exhibition at the Blanton Museum of Art — Perception Unfolds: Looking at Deborah Hay’s Dance — which opened Sunday, is not entertainment, says its creator. It’s more like ...

Luxury Travel, Austin-style

Does a luxury travel and wine bar belong in Austin? Ask the guy who started The Departure Lounge

By Sofia Sokolove

On a recent Friday downtown, the new Departure Lounge at Fifth and Guadalupe Streets is mellow, except for founder Keith Waldon, who is talking very quickly as we sit on ...

Austin Artists Celebrate

Through the Looking Glass grand opening showcases collaborative culture of Austin's creatives

By Sofia Sokolove

Despite the chilly weather and event-packed weekend, 1401 Chestnut Street was at capacity Saturday night for the issue launch of Austin-based online multimedia magazine Bleach and grand opening of Maggie ...

Blanton's Latin American Art Revival

New Blanton curator poised to take on art-world big boys (and girls) — including Houston and MOMA

By Sofia Sokolove

The Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas's Latin American Collection — recognized across the art world as one of the oldest, most prominent and most comprehensive Latin ...

Lit Gifts for Your Whole List

Our Holiday Gift Guide: Books and other lit gifts for every Austin bookworm

By Sofia Sokolove

It’s that time of year when we’re bombarded with best of, must read and top-ten/top-hundred/top-million book lists of the year. While it’s lovely to scroll ...

Small Press Love at Malvern Books

From porn shop to literary paradise: Austin's newest indie bookstore opens its doors

By Sofia Sokolove

The brand-new indie bookstore Malvern Books officially opened this past weekend with three days of literary festivities at its West 29th Street location. The new store is, as one of ...

Art for the Aging

Local arts organizations help Austin's aging folks express themselves

By Sofia Sokolove

Austin might be a “young” city, but it’s also a city that nobody wants to leave. For all of the youngsters coming to Austin for our live music, barbecue ...

Irony or Magic? Floods Damage THIRST Art

Ghostly white THIRST tree over Lady Bird Lake damaged by recent floods

By Sofia Sokolove

When Austin art gallery Women & Their Work recently unveiled THIRST a massive public art project on Lady Bird Lake — you know, the dead tree and prayer flags you must have ...

Texas Book Fest Local Lit Picks

4 x 4: Texas Book Fest director picks top 4 Austin literary spots and 4 local authors she loves

By Sofia Sokolove

Steph Opitz, Texas Book Festival’s new literary director, has been in Austin just since the beginning of the summer, but she’s already staked out her favorite coffee shops ...

Fest Coverage

Your comprehensive guide, complete with insider tips, to the 2013 Texas Book Festival

By Sofia Sokolove

The 2013 Texas Book Festival is this weekend, and if you’re anything like us, that means spending way too much time wrestling with the print schedule, furiously highlighting and ...

The Changing Austin Skyspace

James Turrell's public art installation The Color Inside transforms the Austin sky

By Sofia Sokolove

On Monday night, over glasses of prosecco and under questionable climate conditions, media gathered at sunset on the rooftop of the University of Texas’s Student Activity Center to experience ...

Conversations about Literature

On the eve of local appearances, Ben Fountain talks Iraq War, high-achieving hipsters and Austin v. Dallas

By Sofia Sokolove

For this year's Mayor’s Book Club, an annual citywide reading campaign sponsored by the Austin Public Library Foundation, Austin mayor Lee Leffingwell selected two National Book Award Finalists ...

Feed Your Head With Puppets

Trouble Puppet Theater gets inside The Head

By Sofia Sokolove

Connor Hopkins, artistic director of The Head, Trouble Puppet Theater Company’s latest work, wants people to learn things at his shows — just not in a soothing, Ken-Burns-documentary kind of ...

"Texture" Show Engages the Senses

"Texture" show at Austin's Russell Collection gallery promises a sensory experience

By Sofia Sokolove

“Texture,” the latest exhibit at the Russell Collection Fine Art Gallery, promises to be a full sensory experience. Canvases filled with watercolors, wax and 3-D sculptural oils will line the ...

Public THIRST on Lady Bird Lake

A first look at massive art project on Lady Bird Lake

By Sofia Sokolove

Starting next weekend, you won’t be able to run, kayak or even simply admire our sparkling Town Lake without thinking about dead trees. At least that’s how Women ...

Weekend of Reading

Texas Book Festival announces 2013 author lineup

By Sofia Sokolove

From the Jones Center rooftop on September 10, the Texas Book Festival held a special sneak peek event for friends and festival coordinators, announcing to an eager crowd the 2013 ...

Linemen With Rhythm

Trash Dance creator's latest electrifying piece has Austin Energy linemen pole dancing

By Sofia Sokolove

It is already 100 degrees at 10 am, and three Austin Energy linemen are fully geared up and standing around the Austin St. Elmo Training Yard, waiting to show their ...

The Definitive Austin Holiday Experience

Trail of Lights returns for festive 15-day engagement at Zilker Park

By Sofia Sokolove

Year after year, the holidays announce themselves with a promised set of scenes designed to give us that visceral sense of cheer: Santa beards and peppermint-flavored everything, red flannel scarves ...

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