iOS app Android app

Austin Texas

Motorcycle Riding 'Angels of Help'

Dorian de Wind | Posted 07.31.2014 | 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 07.04.2014 | 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 06.16.2014 | 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...

Artist Clifford Ross Has Taken the Road Less Traveled

Elizabeth Sobieski | Posted 03.08.2014 | Arts
Elizabeth Sobieski

The Austin Wall as seen from the main lobby of the Austin Federal Courthouse. Copyright: Clifford Ross All Rights Reserved A few years ago, I visi...

A Crime Victims' Christmas Angel

Dorian de Wind | Posted 02.21.2014 | Good News
Dorian de Wind

Every town and city across America has its unsung heroes who perform exemplary community service. This is the story of one such citizen whose selfless, unwavering dedication and hard work have immeasurably helped thousands of victims of violent crime across the State of Texas.

5 Hidden Gem Hotels in Austin

Stephanie Keller | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel
Stephanie Keller

Local flavor remains central to the enjoyment factor in Austin and for those who prefer to stay close to it, here are some of the best tucked-away and well-loved boutique options in town.

No Kill No Problem: The Story of Austin Pets Alive!

Dawn Erin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Dawn Erin

Austin, Texas now had the potential to become the largest American city to achieve No Kill status. With that in mind, the dedicated board members and volunteers set their sights on finding a physical location that APA could call home.

Quirky, Lovable Austin, Texas

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 12.30.2013 | Travel
Barbara Falconer Newhall

As I got off the plane in Austin, the first thing I noticed was an airport gift shop displaying T-shirts that read "Keep Austin Weird." Weird? Austin is definitely quirky -- in a good way. At every bridge, park and intersection, Austin made me smile.

This Restaurant Sign Knows Why You're Still Single

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 05.15.2014 | Divorce

Have a sneaking suspicion you're going to be single for the rest of your life? It's possible, and this sign knows exactly why: Come on, deep...