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When I lived in Texas, no one ever cut my throat although I was twice threatened with such action. My throat was completely off-limits in California. And during our time in New Mexico, I experienced pneumonia but my throat rem...

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My hope now is that we can slow the spread of the coronavirus so our hospitals are not overwhelmed, so that everyone who needs it can get good medical care when they need it, everyone, even me. That hope comforts me until I stum...

March 19, 2020

Michael Doucet

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March 3, 2020

Sometimes everything seems perfect. Sometimes all the pieces fall into place, as though an unseen hand were guiding our hands, as though a subtle quiet power was shepherding our thoughts. Such moments are gifts, but from whom? I...

March 3, 2020

Terry Allen and the Panhandle Mystery Band

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They’re Trump-bit. His teeth-marks are all over their behavior when together on a stage. Warren, Sanders, Biden, Klobuchar, Steyer — they might as well scramble around biting each other all over as do what they did in South Caro...

February 26, 2020

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A Salute to Character Actors

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How Hollywood Screwed Up My Life Before I Even Got There


On November 20, 1944, the whole world changed for me. At 2 am I reluctantly depart...

February 23, 2020

My wife and I, excluded, stand on the wrong side of a frosted-glass wall. It separates us from those on the other side who are enjoying a good meal. We were turned away! Are we angry? Envious? Do we feel left out? Not at all! It...

February 21, 2020

Who did we see? A gay guy. Two New York Jews age 78. A no-nonsense hard-working Oklahoma woman and a no-nonsense hard-working Minnesota woman. And a working-class Catholic with more hands-on experience than all the others put to...

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A majority non-white U.S.A. is widely predicted in more or less a generation. That doesn’t mean someone in 2045 (my hundredth year) will wake and say, “OMG! Today i...

February 14, 2020

They took away my Kodachrome but gave me Photoshop instead. Now I can make the colors as bright and sunny as I want. The mute image now sings. The hidden is revealed. I think of Eliza Doolittle. She was a gem before Henry Higgin...

February 12, 2020

After he got out of Texas Tech in 1946, Leon Hale made his living listening and writing. He has written two memoirs, two novels and several compilations of his best columns for the Houston Post. But on this Wednesday afternoon i...

February 6, 2020

While 2020 hasn’t really turned on the musical heat yet, have no fear because there is a handful of releases from the latter months of last year to ensure no one is going asleep at the wheel anytime soon. From every style comes...

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El Casino

By Peter Chapa

Poster Artist

Micael Priest

A Short Film

by Bob Simmons

Micael Priest's work was one of the hallmarks of a special time in Austin. He made the art that drew the crowds to hear the music that made a city. He made us all a little richer just by strokes of a pen


to see the Film

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Jeffrey Nightbyrd Shero
Short films and stories about the political & social turmoil in the 60's as seen thru the New York underground newspaper RAT
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