Geoffrey Leavenworth

Geoffrey Leavenworth is a writer based in Austin. He is the author of four books, including the architecture volume Historic Galveston and the novel Isle of Misfortune. He has written hundreds of articles appearing in the New York Times, Time, Discover, and many other publications. He covered the space program as a freelance contributor to Time for seven years and has written extensively on business, higher education, food, and travel. He also worked as a speechwriter for four university presidents and served as chief communications officer at the University of Texas at Austin. His most recent book, Brand Under Fire, written with principal author Jeff Hunt, is on crisis management in the digital era.

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Food & Drink|
January 20, 2013

New Year’s Eve Cocktail Party

New Year’s Eve inspires people to do things more exuberantly than they would the rest of the year. With that in mind, Galveston restaurateur and caterer Zan Millner has prepared a spread with the right combination of frivolity and sustenance to fuel a late-night party and herald the new year.“I

April 1, 1996

Not a Pretty Picture

Dallas and Houston have done it; Beaumont and Corpus Christi have too. So why hasn’t Austin built a respectable art museum? It comes down to three things: money, management, and mission.

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