Mack, Jack and McConaughey rakes in $2.25 million

5:47 pm Apr. 17, 2018

Several Austin giving groups prompt nonprofits to compete head-to-head for bucks, but few stage the “asks” with as much entertainment value and celebrity glamour as Philanthropitch. The annual fast-pitch fest returns

This year’s rock star panel

Grasping Manos de Cristo and Ballet Austin

9:42 am Apr. 10, 2018

The invocation at the Manos de Cristo gala snuck up on me.

My mind wandered a bit — in a good way — during a biblical reading from Luke. Then it closed with a punch: “Truly

On an Austin party weekend, Fab Five meets Ignite

11:34 am Mar. 27, 2018

I’m late to the Seedling train. This great Austin group has been mentoring the children of incarcerated parents since 1997. They serve as one of the counterparts to Court Appointed Special Advocates, Boys and Girls Clubs, Big Brothers, Big Sisters and, new

John Graves leads off this set of best Texas books

4:54 pm Mar. 11, 2018

These new Texas books — plus one minor classic — reminds us how much is worth reading about our state in early 2018.

“Myself and Strangers: A Memoir of Apprenticeship.” John Graves. University of Texas Press.

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Five things to know about the Texas Film Awards

9:40 am Mar. 9, 2018

Preposterously charming Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet — greeted by squeals of joy on the red carpet — were the big draws at the split-screen 2018 Texas Film Awards. Yet there was so much more to observe and savor before,

Best Austin coffee shops near Northwest Austin

1:20 pm Mar. 8, 2018

We are discovering little coffee gems in Northwest Austin.

These days, we build our coffee district reports one shop at a time. (See older district reports below.) And we’ll start in the Great Northwest with …

Nelo’s

Best Austin coffee shops near Southeast Austin

12:51 pm Mar. 8, 2018

Southeast Austin’s coffee culture percolates slowly.

We trying something fresh here by building up our coffee district reports one shop at a time. (See older district reports below.) And we’ll start with …

Café Crème. 1834 E.