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Becoming Jane Fonda

ONE OF THE MOST REMARKABLE THINGS ABOUT Patricia Bosworth’s moving new biography, Jane Fonda: The Private Life of a Public Woman, is discovering that […]

Party Time in McAllen

WHEN I WAS 15, WEARING EYELINER and dressing like The Cure, I used to go to “Mex” (Mexico) on Friday and Saturday nights. A […]

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BOOK FESTIVAL: Soft-Spoken Tough Guys

Soft-Spoken Tough Guys By David Duhr The pen might be mightier than the sword, but those who wield it are often soft-spoken. Still, I […]

Violence Against Border Agents Declines Despite War Rhetoric

Despite some politicians characterizing the U.S. side of the border as a war zone, statistics released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection show that […]

Confederate Flag License Plates Evoke Slavery, Not Heritage

Jerry Patterson is the current Texas Land Commissioner and has declared himself a 2014 candidate for lieutenant governor. Patterson has been in the news […]

Fight Club

In Tuesday night’s Republican presidential debate from Las Vegas, we finally got what we’ve been waiting for—brazenness and bitchiness. I’m still not sure whether […]

Urban Chic(k)

Nobody knows exactly how many Austinites keep backyard chickens. We do know, however, that this movement is more than a passing fad in a […]

Slacking off in Austin

Though few people listened to the Velvet Underground when they were making records in the 1960s, it’s said that those who did went off […]

Texas Insurance Commissioner Raises Campaign Money From Insurance Industry

Texas Insurance Commissioner Eleanor Kitzman has been on the job less than three months, but it appears she already has an affinity for the […]