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How To Shop and Eat Your Way Through Austin in Just One Day

Shoptiques | Posted 12.15.2014 | Travel
Shoptiques

Over the last several years, Austin has become an increasingly popular place to live and visit--and it's no surprise why. The city boasts incredible live music, a booming tech scene, and a ton of innovative eateries (plus loads of good Tex-Mex--need we say more?).

Fun Fun Fun Fest: Minimum Size, Maximum, well... Fun

Zachariah Ezer | Posted 11.25.2014 | Entertainment
Zachariah Ezer

Fun Fun Fun Fest may be Austin's third most recognizable festival, (after SXSW and ACL) but what it lacks in prestige, it makes up for in effort, style, and charm.

Homeless Man's Day In The Life Video Challenges Stereotypes Of Those Living On The Street

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 12.02.2014 | Impact

Sandy Shook said he doesn't abuse alcohol or narcotics -- he does, however, claim to have studied the Russian language while in Moscow and holds a deg...

Q&A with Melanie Bishop About Her YA Novel My So-Called Ruined Life

Mary Pauline Lowry | Posted 11.05.2014 | Books
Mary Pauline Lowry

Melanie Bishop's young adult novel My So-Called Ruined Life follows female protagonist Tate McCoy during her 17th year, one year after her mother's brutal murder, for which Tate's father is the prime suspect.

Austin Commits To Ending Vet Homelessness By 2015, Joins Growing List Of Other Cities

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 10.17.2014 | Impact

The capital of Texas has a bold, new goal regarding veteran homelessness, and they have about 14 months to achieve it. On Wednesday, Austin became ...

Lady Bird Johnson's Letters Affirm Passion for Nature

Dorian de Wind | Posted 10.13.2014 | Green
Dorian de Wind

It wasn't until my friend Jack passed away a few months ago, just as the bluebonnets, Indian paintbrushes and other wildflowers that he also loved so much were beginning to fade, that I learned just how much and how intimately Lady Bird had been involved in those projects.

Motorcycle Riding 'Angels of Help'

Dorian de Wind | Posted 09.30.2014 | Good News
Dorian de Wind

Next time you see, and hear, a bunch of burley guys, sporting black leather jackets blazoned with all kinds of intriguing patches, roaring down your quiet street on their Harley- Davidson "hogs," don't be nervous.

Veterans of Foreign Wars: 'Doing Good Things'

Dorian de Wind | Posted 09.03.2014 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

From what I hear, read and see, the VFW does a fine job at the national level. But, as with any large organization, many of the "good things" take place where the rubber hits the road, at the local Posts.

Civic Engagement: Why Millennials Have Outpaced Seniors

Tom Spengler | Posted 08.13.2014 | Impact
Tom Spengler

Gen Y has already started paving the way for civic engagement in a way we've never experienced before. The Millennials Civic Health Index found that not only does this generation vote in large numbers, but their volunteering and community service rates are much higher than those in the 1970s and '80s.

My Friend Jack

Dorian de Wind | Posted 06.28.2014 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

Just a couple of days before Jack left us, I went to look at his bluebonnets one more time. They were looking even more fragile and their blue color was even more faded than before. But next spring they will be back again, even more beautiful, strong and resilient, just like my good friend always was and always will be.

"The Big Spoon," Indiewire's Project of the Week Evokes a New Movie Genre: The Unromantic Comedy

Leslie Hendry | Posted 06.23.2014 | Entertainment
Leslie Hendry

Indiewire is a "must read" according to Variety. Forbes branded it the "online heartbeat of the world's independent film community." So when the you...

Lil Bub And Instagram Help Find Loving Homes For Pets At South By Southwest

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 03.20.2014 | Good News

We all know social media basically exists for the sole reason of sharing adorable animal pics. But one recent initiative demonstrated how posing with ...

One Armed Man Is a Triumph in Its Medium, If Overlooked

David Tereshchuk | Posted 05.17.2014 | Entertainment
David Tereshchuk

One Armed Man's denouement, almost inevitable in its explosion of violence, nevertheless left the Austin audience stunned and -- more than a touch -- ethically wrongfooted.

Jimmy Kimmel Has Learned Some Valuable Lessons In Texas

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 03.16.2014 | Comedy

After doing a week of shows in Austin during South By Southwest, Jimmy Kimmel has learned a few things about life in the capital of Texas. For exampl...

She Has No Idea What She's Talking About

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 03.14.2014 | Comedy

Jimmy Kimmel wouldn't host his show from the biggest music festival ever without bringing along his "Lie Witness News" team. Watch above to see Kim...

The 3 Best Films For Boomers I Discovered At South By Southwest

Next Avenue | Richard Eisenberg | Posted 03.14.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Richard Eisenberg If you’re over 50, as I am, it’s a little weird attending South by Southwest (in the city whos...

What Life Looks Like in a Midcentury Modern Oasis

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 05.13.2014 | HuffPost Home
National Trust for Historic Preservation

In 1958 and 1959, influential Modernist architect Harwell Hamilton Harris designed what many consider to be one of his best buildings, the Cranfill Apartments in Austin, Texas.

Austin Kleon: Taking A Peek Inside "The Invention Machine"

Ondi Timoner | Posted 05.04.2014 | Books
Ondi Timoner

The Opening Keynote of SXSW Interactive 2014, Austin Kleon, a self-described "writer who draws," wants us to put him out of business... And if we ar...

All The Things To Do In Austin, Texas That's Not SXSW

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 03.03.2014 | Travel

In just a few short weeks, tens of thousands will descend on Austin for their annual spring pilgrimage to South by Southwest March 7th-16th. Even with...

Live and Dangerous: SXSW 2014 (Part 2)

Jeff Pollack | Posted 04.27.2014 | Arts
Jeff Pollack

Just in time for SXSW's March 7th kickoff, here is Part II of the Live & Dangerous feature -- featuring 3 more essential emerging acts to catch at this year's highly anticipated festival.

Live and Dangerous: SXSW 2014 (Part 1)

Jeff Pollack | Posted 04.15.2014 | Arts
Jeff Pollack

Attendees will be hard-pressed at this year's festival to find a band with more energy and spark than NONONO. The Swedish folk/electro-pop group emerged late last year with the wildly infectious single "Pumpin' Blood" and have been building momentum ever since.

A Freebies Guide To Austin

AP | By CHRIS TOMLINSON | Posted 04.09.2014 | Travel

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Capital, the Live Music Capital of the World, the Velvet Crown, Bat City or simply River City. Residents of Austin cl...

First Nighter: Rude Mechs Live Down to Their Name With Stop Hitting Yourself

David Finkle | Posted 03.29.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Before I get to an outright pan of the immoderately irritating Stop Hitting Yourself -- created by Austin's Rude Mechs and now squatting in the Lincoln Center Theater at the Claire Tow -- I'll offer unmitigated praise for the enterprise's one big plus.

Musician Mark Stoney: On a Trail Of Second Chances

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 03.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marcel Hidalgo

Stoney was about eighteen years old when he bravely took his first self-made record to a local music shop. This is where he first caught the bug. And, like most creative bugs, the bug did not go away.

Artist Clifford Ross Has Taken the Road Less Traveled: Stained Glass (Part 2)

Elizabeth Sobieski | Posted 03.09.2014 | Arts
Elizabeth Sobieski

The Austin Wall as seen from the main lobby of the Austin Federal Courthouse. Copyright: Clifford Ross All Rights Reserved This is the second half...