Michael Agresta

Michael Agresta, an Austin resident, has written for Slate, the Atlantic and the Wall Street Journal.

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Degrees of Separation at the Station Museum in Houston
Art

Lives in Limbo

How activism, art and architecture are bringing the shadowy immigrant detention system into clearer view

“These are public institutions,” Lopez says. “It's taxpayer money. And it's immigration — a national issue. But it's not something that we're having the kind of access to, even just finding out how it's running and how it's working, that we should.” Read More

Jeff Nichols Film "Loving"
Culture, Film

In ‘Loving,’ a Valentine to Marriage Equality

Jeff Nichols' new film takes a quiet, deeply personal approach to telling a political story.

Jeff Nichols' new film about the couple behind Loving v. Virginia takes a quiet, deeply personal approach to telling a political story. Read More

Mexican American artist Vincent Valdez works on his eight-panel painting of modern day klansmen in his studio in San Antonio.
Art

The Big Picture: Painting White Supremacy

San Antonio painter Vincent Valdez unveils a monumental work on the persistence of white supremacy in America.

San Antonio painter Vincent Valdez unveils a monumental work on the persistence of white supremacy in America. Read More

August 2016 art review Huckaby
Art

Rattling Cages

Dallas artist Sedrick Huckaby’s new work portrays the grief of incarceration for black men and their families.

Dallas artist Sedrick Huckaby’s new work portrays the grief of incarceration for black men and families, exploring the trappings of race and fatherhood. Read More

June 2016 TOC art, Trapped film, abortion rights protest
Culture

‘Trapped’ in the Limelight

The everyday struggles of a San Antonio abortion clinic services director are at the heart of the acclaimed documentary 'Trapped.'

San Antonio clinic director Marva Sadler is at the center of an acclaimed new documentary tracking anti-abortion laws' effects on providers and patients. Read More

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