Reminders of the United States Grand Prix peppered downtown Austin. Michael Barnes/American-Statesman

Why so many of Austin’s F1 social affairs ran out of gas

11:26 am Oct. 22, 2016

Then there was one.

During the first United States Grand Prix in Austin, posh parties popped up all over downtown. Million-dollar transitory lounges (or rumored to cost that much), after-hours nightclubs, velvet-rope blow-outs. A big chunk of

Brittany Swanson. Alex Cequea and Emlyn Lee at the UnDebate.Us Launch.

Wage peace with UnDebate.Us

10:14 am Oct. 19, 2016

This week, a new cause, UnDebate.Us, debuted two days after a robust Archives Bazaar and a heart-warming Hyde Park Reunion.

UnDebate.Us Premiere Party. The timing could not be more pivotal. One day before what is sure to be

Miss Kitty Litter ATX And Peter D Reid at Zach Theatre's "Priscilla, Queen the Desert." Michael Barnes/American-Statesman.

6 Austin parties that snapped, crackled and popped

6:21 pm Oct. 14, 2016

Starting with the Pop Austin preview party at a Zen-like West Lake Hills-area home, we had quite the crackling week around town.

Pop Austin Preview Party. Almost every piece of art sparked a familiar feeling. That’s because almost every one came from


Oh what a beautiful morning with these fresh show tunes

10:04 am Oct. 3, 2016

We haven’t written about show tunes in a while. Four relatively recent CD releases motivated us to take up the subject again.

“She Loves Me.” This is my favorite musical. The 1963 classic by Joe Masteroff, Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick

Clouds became the stars of many images this day.

Wriggling down the Navasota River in Texas

5:15 pm Oct. 2, 2016

We first did the Navasota River by canoe. A blue, plastic canoe. We embarked below the dam at Lake Mexia, navigated several weirs, explored the elaborate Confederate Reunion Grounds, then disembarked at Fort Parker Lake (also known as