Luann Williams, the editor and publisher of Pop Culture Press, isn’t the type who waits for opportunity to knock. “In the mid-eighties I was working at a Memphis record store and loved music magazines,” says the thirtysomething Tennessee native. “I was looking at a couple, and I thought, ‘You know,
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Candidates Rick Perry and John Sharp donÕt agree on much, but they both say the race for lieutenant governor is the most important one on the ballot this fall. They’re right.
Forget about the hair (and the tattoos). Ricky Williams has his head screwed on straight, which is why he’s still playing football at the University of Texas.
I came to Austin in 1979 because I was married to a woman in the graduate program in linguistics at the University of Texas. I enrolled in the graduate film school there, but after one semester I quit. I had just gotten out of New York University, and my leaving
Advice for the new coaches of the Dallas Cowboys and the UT Longhorns.
Why the Austin American-Stateman’s film critic is under seige.
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Grammy came home.
Auditing the IRS.
Lori Heuring has a very pragmatic view of the very unpredictable world of show business: It’s a target, and right now she is in one of the large outer circles. “The bigger the circle, the more room you have to move around,” she says. “That’s where I am now—acting and
At Texas’ top industrial design firm, the old style-versus-substance debate is a nonstarter: Why choose when you can have both?
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An epilogue to Austin Stories: Why did MTV cancel the critically acclaimed slacker sitcom?
Poetry slammers descend on Austin.
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Barring a miracle, Garry Mauro will lose to George W. Bush in this November’s gubernatorial election. So why is he acting like a winner?
The Austinites who founded the Collegestudent.Com Web site say the idea came to them as brilliant ones often do: over a beer. “We were griping about how hard it was to find housing, especially in the heat,” says Eben Miller, who at the time was a student at the University
Headline: Situation Wanted by Evan SmithThe revolving door between politics and the media is swinging furiously in New York and Washington, D.C., so why should it be any different in Austin? In this year’s race for attorney general, for instance, the major party candidates have hired journalists as their spokespersons:
It has its own language, a distinct culture, and codes and standards that transcend race and national identity. uls it’s ebhilarating—even in the Texas heat.
A cyberpunk writer’s sterling career.
The myth of the NAFTA superhighway.
Where Microsft wants to go today.
Texas newspapers go to war.
Mary Willis Walker’s mysteries aren’t exactly original, but she crafts real moments of tension. That’s why they sell so well and win so many awards.
Dome, sweet dome.
A veteran filmmaker’s new documentary looks at the rich history of tejano.
Jimmy LaFave’s great new CD might propel him from Austin to the big time—if that were what he wanted.
Sorry, Bob Dole. Austin director Robert Rodriguez’s follow-up to El Mariachi may be violent, but it’s also art.
An Austin attorney tears into the government’s case against a suspect in the Oklahoma City bombing.
I had everything it took to win the Mr. Romance Cover Model pageant—except for the looks and the body.
Never mind the bullocks, here’s Sincola: An Austin band tries to live up to the hype.
When Susan Hadden was murdered, the country lost a visionary thinker on the information highway and the Internet.
For sixty years, Austinite Raymond Daum befriended Hollywood’s biggest stars. Now he’s selling off his memories.
Shawn Colvin, the latest pop émigré to land in Austin, sets the record straight on her long and difficult road to stardom.
Gambling became a way of life for young Josh Levine. When he got in too deep, he came to believe that only a holdup could get him out.
A determined developer’s big plans for Austin’s cool, clear water hole is bringing out extremes on both sides.
Can you picture Lbj in a Datsun?