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

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

Best Texas books: You can’t miss with Bill Wittliff

5:40 pm Oct. 7, 2016

This week, we’ve got a novel, a true crime tale, an investigative report, a sports chronicle and a family history among the latest Texas titles to cipher.

“The Devil’s Sinkhole.” Bill Wittliff. University of Texas Press.

Best Texas books: What the German Texans left us

11:37 am Sep. 13, 2016

Face facts, it’s still summer, weather-wise in Austin. So let’s look back at some recent Texas titles before rummaging through the fall books.

“The Material Culture of German Texans.” Kenneth Hafertepe. Texas A&M Press. This is