Flipside Austin parties before, during and after SXSW

5:29 pm Feb. 19, 2018

SXSW muscles its way onto Austin’s social calendar in a couple of weeks, but you can wrestle down plenty of other options for parties before, during and after the main event.

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March

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

Best coffee shops near North Austin

2:22 pm Dec. 30, 2017

We extended our coffee search to Near North Austin recently and, although we got a good start on this sector in late 2017, we need your help in filling out the candidates. We’d gladly add

Texas books we love: Concluding 2017

5:57 pm Dec. 29, 2017

We’ve revised this series on “Texas Titles.” Instead of blithely summarizing the most recent books published about our state, we are making the selections more carefully. Also, we’re adding some older titles that we think

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