Some of Austin’s towers are getting pretty overtowering, but locally-owned Halcyon is holding its own against Austin’s first real tower, the Frost Bank Tower. Downtown Coffee Shop, Bar & Lounge, […]
The Broken Spoke, one of the definitive Texas dance halls, is disguised in a rustic dark red building on South Lamar and now completely enveloped by new upscale development.
Juxtaposition is Austin’s middle name these days, and figures prominently in my Vanishing Austin series as the most striking way to show our recent urban history.
When you’re faced with moving more than 95 Austin Landmarks (in the form of hundreds of framed and/or matted prints and posters) in one day, there’s only one way to do it.
It’s time for end-of-year portfolio assessments. First up: the giant wrecking ball that’s been tormenting Austin.
As the year ends, an unexpected prize is awarded to What’s Vanishing Next? and an opportunity to pay it forward is bestowed.
What a city of contradictions is Austin. Old butts up against the new, old is lamented when exchanged for new. But the juxtapositions are a photographer’s dream.
Vanishing Austin—the ongoing photography series that tries to stay ahead of the wrecking ball—is looking pretty festive this month, at its first appearance at Austin’s annual anti-mall, shop small, holiday […]
For photographers, the grungier, the rustier, the more lonely a subject is—the better. We crave texture, pattern, a story. A lonely place has a story, and photographers have many stories […]
A broken-down bus that long lived at Austin’s famous honky-tonk shows some respect for the Man in Black. The missing 1948 Flxible Clipper bus that once lent its retro funk to Austin’s […]
It takes a whole lotta cranes to hoist up a new Marriott in downtown Austin, where change is changing faster than you can say change. The upcoming architecture at 2nd […]
It was still spring in Austin, in May 2004, when a scuttled trip to the Grand Canyon led me to The Live Music Capital of the World instead. While there […]
When Austin’s Americana Theatre held its gala opening in 1965 with a premiere of The Rounders, starring Glenn Ford and Henry Fonda as aging cowboys, its builder pitched his single-screen theater […]
Antone’s, the club whose name is perhaps most synonymous with The Live Music Capital of the World moniker that Austin carries, is up for sale. Though its soul left the club […]
We’d honestly like to see more of the Tiniest Bar in Texas. It’s just that these days, cranes and other towering structures are rapidly closing in on it. Makes it kinda […]