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CULTURE & LIFESTYLE

Irish Storybook Creator Oliver Jeffers Talks Children's Books in Abilene

Oliver Jeffers has sold millions of children’s picture books, traveled the globe as a renowned artist, and even collaborated on…

Kings and Queens of the Accordion Are Set to Play in Houston

  Some of the best accordion players from across Texas and the region are set to perform at the 29th…

W.F. Strong Tells Unbelievable Tales of Texas’ Past in His New Book

You might recognize W.F. Strong’s booming, theatrical voice from his Stories from Texas segment on public radio show Texas Standard. And as evidenced…

Why Mattress Mack Means so Much to Houston

  Jim McIngvale moved to Houston in 1981 with $5,000 and a dream to build a furniture empire. Within a…

Gallery: Houston's World-Class Art Scene

Harvey struck when Houston’s world-class arts scene was gearing up for a new season, devastating venues and upending plans. But…

Author Joe Lansdale Explains Why East Texas Will Always Be Home

Nobody writes like Joe Lansdale, because Lansdale writes like everybody he knows is dead. Tempering his twisted imagination with a…

Crafting for Recovery at Farley Boat Works

Hurricane Harvey’s Category 4 winds, along with a 6-foot storm surge, met their match in the backyard of Farley Boat…

As They Open a New B&B, the Junk Gypsy Sisters Talk Round Top and Their Passion for Junk

For sisters Aimee and Jolie Sikes, it all began with a patch of green shag carpet.

11 Voluntourism Opportunities and Volunteer Organizations in Texas

Information on volunteering opportunities related to organizations mentioned in our April 2018 feature 4 Voluntourism Options in Texas to Combine…

A Conversation with Austinite Turk Pipkin, a Former Juggling Clown Who Became a Writer, Actor, and Humanitarian

Is Turk Pipkin a humanitarian creator or a creative humanitarian? Both, it’s fair to say. The Austin showman and writer has…

Murals Add Color to San Marcos

Riverside town. Campus community. Historic springs. Mermaids and music. If you thought San Marcos, you thought correctly.

The Hill Country Film Festival in Fredericksburg Is an Indie Film-Lover’s Nirvana

Remember: You do it because you love it,” said Tom Provost, sitting on a stage flanked by three other screenwriters,…
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