It was one of the first days of South by Southwest 2013. In fact, for me it was the first day. My job as a blogger for a local marketing company was demanding copy for a client, the free music and tacos hadn’t started yet and, as usual the badge for the Interactive shit was [...]
Creators Hidden in the Hill Country I live in Austin, Texas—City of Creatives. Pinning that name on Austin is no stretch; in fact, it’s a bit of a personal joke I have that it takes work for me to think of a friend who isn’t an artist of some sort. On any given night there [...]
It’s been almost exactly one month since South by Southwest 2013, and Austin’s quiet again. We’ve cleaned up (most of) the taco and beer-related trash, the population’s back down to semi-reasonable levels, I-35 has returned to the lie of a usable highway that we collectively believe in again, and we’ve started in on our traditional [...]
MY WAR is every whisper— an echo— and every echo an empty room where words move like helium and the helium is tangible, brittle and empty as the sound of an axe striking dry wood and the wood splintering out in the night after the ice storm where [...]
A few months back, fellow photographer/nerd Shelby Marie Lloyd and our mutual friend Liz Gray decided to put together a quick video portrait to show off Liz’s stupidly cool haircut and general babeness. This is the result. Hope you like it.
conveyance what I thought were snakes moving through the granite turned out to be broken strings of silver beads. then I milled around in the miracle of ash and light. this is what happens when you build temples to the rainwater where innocent gods grew pregnant with daughters. they gave a name * to [...]
Here’s another blast from the past. Last summer we caught a set from Shakey Graves, and it was a wonderful experience. Even Austin’s mayor is a fan. (February 9th is officially Shakey Graves day.) Check out his performance (“Word of Mouth”) live at the Parish.
This is a blast from the past. We caught the last half of Chasca’s set at The Fort ATX way back last summer. It was fabulous. I reached out to the band for a brief description, and they gave me this chestnut: Chasca is as Chasca does. We’ll leave it at that. Check out more [...]
LUMINOSA | MATTHEW LIPPMAN, KRISTEN WRZESNIEWSKI LUMINOSA You can put a woman into a tree and have the tree come out a woman, all blonde and brunette, full of wood, a soft wood, like pears, that everyone wants to eat, a pear tree, or smoke, a cigarette tree. A woman can put a man [...]
“I think this one’s a branzino,” Jesse Herman said, pointing ahead. Sitting at the bar of Austin’s newest Thai restaurant, Sway, he gets a perfect view of the chef deftly scoring a whole fish before swaddling it in a banana leaf and escorting the package away to be steamed: a beautifully wrapped gift for one [...]