Assistant music editor Craig Hlavaty recently purchased a 1981 edition of The Genuine Texas Handbook, a guide to all things Texan. It's an often-tongue-in-cheek look at the people, places, outfits, songs, foods and more that made someone Texan 31 years ago. Incidentally, the book and I are the same ... More >>
Earlier this week, Sarah Rufca's article at CultureMap inspired me to get out and try several of the new food trucks that have hit the streets lately. I'm already currently obsessed with The Rice Box -- and that's having only eaten there twice -- so I headed out yesterday to try Ladybird.
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The LBJ Museum will still resemble a bunker, even after renovations.The LBJ Presidential Library & Museum in Austin is not one of the best of its kind -- it was built before the era when presidential libraries went big-time and devoted more resources to attracting and wowing tourists rather t ... More >>
This is an advertisement for Channel 13's Eyewitness News circa 1971, and it is magnificent.
In our view, it represents a serious lack of judgment that news stations no longer use one-minute ads set to the Mission: Impossible theme, with constant cuts to the space-age state-of-the-art equipment tha ... More >>
Warren G. Harding, sex machineThe Reelz channel finished up its Kennedys mini-series last night, the production that was chased from the History Channel because JFK fans hollered about inaccuracies or too many dramatic liberties.
The series itself seemed rather rote, although Greg Kinnear wa ... More >>
Dacapo's, left. Goode Co., right.It may be the state tree of Texas, but the pecan sure doesn't attract the kind of attention lavished on the state flower, the bluebonnet. Put it this way: You don't see photo studios offering to capture a young Texan's first bite of pecan pie. If only! The blu ... More >>
jamiepatraHallelujah! For the first time in nearly five months temperatures will not reach above 80 degrees, and lows tonight will be in the 50s. Overjoyed locals will inevitably seize the opportunity to debut their fall fashions, suffering in cable-knit sweaters, tights and wool scarves beca ... More >>