Arts & Minds

The Perverted Village

A poem on the 2011 legislative session by former Lt. Gov. Bill Hobby. Read at the Molly Awards dinner on June 9, 2011.   Sweet Austin, capital of the Lone Star...Read More

Green Terror

An interview with Will Potter, author of "Green is the New Red."

For Will Potter, the subject matter behind Green is the New Red is personal.  While working at the Chicago Tribune, he got a visit from two FBI agents at h...Read More

The Observer does SXSW, part one

Little Joe speaks truth to power and Beautiful Nubian from Lagos, Nigeria

  As I headed out last night to catch Austin’s psych-rock warriors the Black Angels at La Zona Rosa, I decided to take the hike and bike trail across town fr...Read More

“Better This World” at SXSW

Film looks at Austin activists who built firebombs at the RNC

  In early 2009, I met filmmakers Katie Galloway and Kelly Duane de la Vega in a federal courtroom in Minnesota. We were all there to cover the riveting trial ...Read More

How I learned to HONK!

What do you get when you bring twenty street bands from around North America together to play in Austin?  I don’t know either, but after eleven months of...Read More

Red Hot Patriot: A Review

A celebration of of Molly Ivins' outrageous wit.

We just passed the 4th anniversary of the death of Molly Ivins. That’s still hard to believe. I’ve followed Molly’s writing from when she was a columnist ...Read More

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