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CULTURE & LIFESTYLE

Experience One of the Best Live Music Scenes in Texas at Houston’s Silver Slipper

In broad daylight, the Silver Slipper is hardly a looker. The compact building 4 miles northeast of downtown Houston is…

After Tackling Topics like Al Qaeda and Scientology, Texas Writer Lawrence Wright Is Now onto Examining the Lone Star State

Lawrence Wright doesn’t do well with downtime.  “I’m horrible, just horrible,” Wright says, lounging in his west Austin home. “I…

Frank X. Tolbert 2 Interprets ‘Incredible Creations of Nature’ in the Texas Bird Project

The art aficionados at the opening of Frank X. Tolbert 2’s Texas Bird Project exhibition in Austin were clearly enamored with…

7 Ways to Inspire a Love of Art in Your Kids

Sometimes it’s all in the packaging: Telling my 8- and 10-year-old children we’re going to spend an entire day looking…

Get a Concentrated Dose of Marfa’s Bohemian Counterculture at El Cosmico’s Trans-Pecos Festival of Music + Love

Arriving in Marfa, the high-desert ranching town with a lofty reputation as a mecca for modern art, first-time visitors sometimes…

Before There Were Mavericks, There Was Texas Legend Sam Maverick

Deep down, every true Texan wants to be a maverick. Whether your folks have been here for centuries or you…

Houston Astros Reflect on Their Success and Why They Love Their City

It’s a good time to be the Houston Astros. After several tough seasons of rebuilding and an unpopular move from…

How Houston’s First Ward Industrial Yard Transformed into an Artistic Epicenter

Just northwest of downtown Houston, a sprawling complex of factories and warehouses that once churned with heavy industry now fosters…

New Photography Book by Michael Cirlos Showcases the Diversity of the Alamo City

A popular social media project to document the diversity and culture of Texas’ third-largest city is now a photography book.…

How an Austin Suburb Became a Literary Mecca

A little more than two decades ago, the novelist and professor Tom Grimes paid a visit to the childhood home…

El Paso Young-adult Author Benjamin Alire Sáenz Explores the Outliers

Don’t be surprised if you fall in love with the characters in Benjamin Alire Sáenz’s fiction. Be it with two…

Peek into the Creative Processes of Willie Nelson, John Graves, and Other Texas Greats

In 1985, Bill Wittliff was four years away from mega-success as screenwriter and executive producer of the beloved miniseries Lonesome Dove when…
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