Char Miller

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Urban Scrawl

by Char Miller | Tue, Mar 22, 2011 at 18:43 CST
A new book looks at Austin's environmental movement.
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Sunburned

City in the Sun is perhaps the most important book about San Antonio you’ve never read. Written in the 1940s by a self-styled “newcomer,” novelist and journalist Green Peyton (a pseudonym; his last name was Wertenbaker) crafted a rich survey … Read More

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The Corps of New Orleans

There may be no better way to acknowledge Hurricane Katrina’s fifth anniversary than to admit it offers a partial answer to that age-old paradox: What happens when an irresistible force meets an immovable object? Things break. The Cat-3 storm’s power … Read More

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High Country Thirst

There were days when Tom Bell must have wondered what he had been thinking. In August 1969, he purchased Camping News Weekly and a year later renamed it High Country News, launching what has become home to some of the … Read More

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San Antonio Days

The hotel-balcony striptease is a not uncommon occurrence along San Antonio’s fabled Riverwalk. Friends with lofts overlooking the seductive tree-lined waterway report disrobed amblings out into the upper-story sun and passionate embraces leading to the rapid shedding of clothes and … Read More

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The Shelf Life of the Presidential Mind

Presidents read. Or so they tell us. They believe in the power of the book. Or so some have professed. The cousins Roosevelt were up-front about their love of the mindful engagement that reading demands; so were those wonks-in-chief, Woodrow … Read More

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Ike’s Wake

CORRECTION: The following story contains an error. Based on inaccurate initial news reports, the Observer reported that Galveston’s bronze seawall memorial to the victims of the storm of 1900 was destroyed by Hurricane Ike. The memorial, in fact, survived. Galveston … Read More

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Ike’s Wake

The following article contains an error requiring clarification as noted. Galveston looks like a war zone. Sections of the 61st Street pier still stand, but the rest was splintered in Hurricane Ike’s churning surge. Winds clocked at 110 mph collapsed … Read More

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Ike’s Wake

Galveston looks like a war zone. Sections of the 61st Street pier still stand, but the rest was splintered in Hurricane Ike’s churning surge. Winds clocked at 110 mph collapsed the roof at City Hall; famous seaside restaurants imploded and … Read More

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Body Politic, Rest & Motion

Human history is about the movement of people through space and across time. Americans especially have made a totem of this idea. It’s embedded in Puritan prayers for safe passage to a new Canaan, in the literary musings of James … Read More

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