Monthly Archives: October 2010

A Conversation with Markus Zusak, author of The Book Thief

“I really didn’t think anyone would read this book,” Markus Zusak said, “so I just wrote want I wanted. I told the story I wanted to tell.” Zusak, who rocketed to international recognition after the publication of his 2005 best seller, The Book … Continue reading

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Keep Austin Weird…And Delicious

Austin, Texas. An oasis of funk and liberalism in an otherwise vast desert of flat, dry gulches on conservatism. Austin, known for its passion for live music venues, kick-ass cowboy boots and Stetson hats, bats that fly free from Congress bridge … Continue reading

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Al Jarreau LIVE

The crowd at the Strand Theater clapped and stomped and whistled as the small, lithe black man entered the stage. He stood in the spotlight, microphone poised in one hand, waiting for the crowd to quiet. Behind his small frame, … Continue reading

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Ballroom Dancing, White Gloves and All

The other night my boyfriend and I watched Dancing with the Stars, a television sensation that pairs a B-rate celebrity with a professional dancer. The couple has 1 week to learn a new dance, don a skin-tight flashy, often feathered, … Continue reading

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