Walk or Don’t Walk, it’s up to you at Wiggy’s I have long been fascinated by juxtapositions. In fact I’ve tried to build my entire Vanishing Austin photography series around […]
A woman you meet at a gallery opening has loved a real cowboy, and had a varied career as a founding designer for Texas Monthly, as an LA Times art […]
“People don’t live in Austin to work, they work to live there.” —Robert Rodriguez In the vein of working to live in Austin, I offer a Vanishing Austin photograph revealing the […]
Yes, there’s reason to worry that Austin is no longer weird. But if you look around—weird is everywhere.
Austin Power: “You can’t turn me on.” Austin Powers: “Au contraire baby, you can’t resist me.” Austin Power’s getting turned back on, after two-plus dormant decades, as its transformation from […]
Blue is the color of summer in Austin. Blue skies. Blue pools. Blue lakes. Blue neon. Blue tattoos. Blue is happy. Blue is what I see every time I go out […]
Sunny and 102°?! How to Beat the Heat? How else—with frog legs, fried pies and air conditioning. Indulge in some cocktails, then splurge on some Texas beef, after breakfast. Throw […]
Yes, it does. As noted in What’s Vanished Since 2004, some of Austin’s best treasures have gone missing since I began my Vanishing Austin photo series that spring. It was Las Manitas on […]
Places in Austin vanish with frequency, but when a classic artwork by a legendary Texas artist does, it seems like an even greater loss. Can you identify the artist of […]
A lot of Austin has gone missing since I began my Vanishing Austin photo series in the spring of 2004.
I’ve traveled far from home, and farther back in time than I’ve ever traveled in miles covered. I’ve seen the Dust Bowl in the Texas Panhandle in the 1930s; been to […]
Allens Boots is a place I steer all of my Austin visitors to, direct from the airport, so they can stride confidently around town in some real boots. Then they can learn […]
An Austin ghost sign that has long served as an iconic landmark, and dates from the time a pack of Wrigley’s gum cost you a nickel, is now forever hidden from view by a new Marriott.
Sandy’s Frozen Custard may very well be the best frozen custard in Texas. And Sandy’s still serves its frozen treats the old-fashioned way—from its walkup window, just the way they did […]
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. Above, the upcoming architecture at 2nd […]