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Keith Kachtick

Travel |
January 20, 2013

Sun Spot

For a laid-back coastal paradise that's reminiscent of the Greek Islands in the seventies, pack a bathing suit and head to Montezuma, Costa Rica. But be forewarned: Half of the adventure is getting there.

Religion |
March 1, 2001

Let It Be

In today's stressful times, Buddhism's philosophy of peaceful detachment is resonating with more Texans than ever.

Travel |
January 1, 2000

Mad About Madrid

For an ideal long-weekend destination, try this dusty artists colony 25 miles south of Santa Fe. It's a New Mexican version of Marfa—only a fraction of the size.

Travel |
September 30, 1999

You Gotta Belize

I was lured to Central America by the promise of “unspoiled adventure travel.” After sailing for a week in the Caribbean, I can report that I wasn’t disappointed.

Books |
September 30, 1997

Writes of Passage

Getting published was supposed to be a cure-all, but for Austinite Louise Redd, it was just another chapter in the life of a struggling novelist.

Books |
March 1, 1997

Lindependence

Poetry about a 161-year-old battle is hardly what you’d expect from a high-minded political writer, but fifth-generation Texan Michael Lind has always been a maverick.

Music |
September 30, 1996

Quick-Change Artist

So what if consistency is the hallmark of the record business? As the chameleonlike career of Darden Smith suggests, you can go your own way.

The Culture |
April 30, 1996

Invisible Incas

Before my tortuous trek through the Peruvian Andes to Machu Picchu, I was told I’d be changed by the experience. And, indeed, the spirits moved me.

News & Politics |
January 1, 1996

Rush to Justice

Kim Wozencraft meant to spend her life putting drug pushers behind bars—until she became an addict. Now, more than a decade later, she’s fighting against the justice system she once embraced.

Books |
July 31, 1995

Ripe Apple

Twenty years after he began critiquing modern society, Houston writer Max Apple is enjoying the fruits of his labor.