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

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.

One

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,

At age 10, the Long Center opens its doors wider

12:51 pm Feb. 25, 2018

If you lived in Austin during the 1960s and ’70s, you called the oddly shaped domed structure on the shores of Town Lake the Municipal Auditorium.

If you arrived in the 1980s, it was then known

Two tip-top Austin parties side-by-side

5:03 pm Jan. 31, 2018

Not often that two tip-top Austin parties take place atop two downtown buildings. Even less often when those buildings rise side-by-side across a narrow alley.

First off was a salute to Capt. Scott Kelly, the retired astronaut

Mark Updegrove returns to Austin and the LBJ legacy

12:28 pm Dec. 5, 2017

Mark Updegrove, who transformed the LBJ Presidential Library during eight years as its director, is returning to become president and CEO of the LBJ Foundation as of March 1, 2018.

In a dizzying leadership shuffle, current Foundation