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 […]
. . . There’s a complex explanation in physics for reflection. Reflection is defined as “the change in direction of a wavefront at an interface between two different media so that the wavefront returns […]
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 […]
Oh, the stories we can tell, when we have a connection with our art.
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 […]
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 […]
There’s a tiny speck of a town in Texas along the Mexico border that ensnares most visitors to nearby Big Bend National Park for at least an afternoon. Its curious […]
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 […]
How did a burger and shake shop on I-35 get the name Health Camp? We can only speculate. But we sure can enjoy.
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 […]
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 […]
A lot of Austin has gone missing since I began my Vanishing Austin photo series in the spring of 2004.
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.
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 […]