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Austin Yoga Festival offers more than just stretches
October 5, 2011
Both the spiritual and physical aspects of practice will be advocated at this weekend's festival.
Blanton shows retrospective of El Anatsuis works
September 22, 2011
The African artist has been recognized internationally as one of the most innovative and compelling artists of his generation.
Atown embraces uniqueness of Austin
September 13, 2011
Austin’s aesthetic is that of a place where countless, seemingly disparaging styles converge.
Fall Forms of Entertainment: Local Art
September 9, 2011
Who doesn't like art? Who doesn't like things around Austin? Ergo, who wouldn't like a list of amazing local art showings this fall?
Blanton expands permanent collection through art lottery
August 7, 2011
The museum acquired 12 new works through a lottery organized by the Dallas Museum of Art and contributors.
Apron Optional: Tied up with a bow
August 5, 2011
Daily Texan Columnist Rachel Perlmutter is back, and this week she tells us how to cook with an empty refrigerator.
Blogs, classic travel guides can prove helpful to vacationers
August 4, 2011
Daily Texan Columnist Rachel Perlmutter takes her vacation off the grid rather than seek the usual tourist experience.
Apron Optional: Sandwiches in Paris
August 1, 2011
Daily Texan columnist Rachel Perlmutter checks in during her trip to Paris, France.
Art in Translation: Canvassing the streets of Paris for art
July 26, 2011
Brace yourselves; Today, we’re looking at street art.
Footloose dances into hearts at Sheffield Zilker Hillside Theater
July 25, 2011
While there are a few rough spots, overall the musical is enjoyable, and for a performance it is well worth it.
Apron Optional: Shortbread
July 22, 2011
One thing I can’t resist is a good piece of shortbread. The crunchy, crumbly texture is almost as addicting as the rich, buttery flavor.
Art in Translation: The Trees Have Souls
July 20, 2011
In a gallery of colorful paintings, the black and white sketch is a clear departure from the rest of the art.
Apron Optional: Butterbeer
July 14, 2011
In celebration of this monumental occasion, I’m making some Butterbeer and Cauldron Cakes for my fanatical friends and I to accompany a day of post-premiere lounging and reminiscing over Harry Potter movies one through seven part one.
Make your own Harry costume
July 13, 2011
Whether you dress up every year or you want to a fresh costume for the finale, there are enough details lurking in your closet to make your costume affordable and amusing.
Art in Translation: Miss Texas
July 12, 2011
Current exhibition, Lauren Woods’ “Notes of a Native Daughter,” features video installations that examine race, gender and social politics.
Apron Optional: A penné for your thoughts
July 7, 2011
Apron Optional cooks up an adaptation of The Pioneer Woman’s Penné with Shrimp & Tomato Cream Sauce. This version adds a bit more color and zest with a cup of peas and one large lemon.
Thai Fresh makes cultures food Thrice as nice
July 7, 2011
In its third year open, Thai Fresh grocery, cooking school and restaurant adds a new expansion and list of services to their repertoire.
Art in Translation: Art in a Nutshell
July 5, 2011
Owned and operated by Ismael Mauricio Cavazos, Art in a Nutshell features the world’s only peanut carvings.
July 4, 2011
Parked in the open patio of Shangri-La, the new East Side King trailer lives up to its predecessors with its grungy, innovative take on fast food.
Apron Optional: Slow Jams
July 1, 2011
It’s almost the 4th of July, and in the spirit of the holidays, this blog is going red, white and blue — literally. This week, my editor Julie Rene Tran and I made raspberry strawberry jam along with blueberry scones.
Pole dancers defy gravity for fun fitness
June 30, 2011
Pole dancing classes, while not new to the fitness scene, are largely overlooked by people because of the attached exotic dancer stigma.
Art in Translation: Fit to Print
June 29, 2011
Although printmaking is characterized by making copies, we aren’t just talking about photographs.
'Hairspray' showcases big voices, small set charm
June 27, 2011
With the absence of an expansive stage and over-the-top sets, the viewer is left with much more focus on the actual performance of each character. For the most part, the vocals live up to the challenge, but it’s definitely not the huge production viewers might expect.
Apron Optional: A Fathers Day take on infamous cookies
June 23, 2011
Writer Rachel Perlmutter shares the recipe to her father's famed cookies.
Art in Translation: Construction on Congress
June 21, 2011
Walking into Mexic-Arte Museum on Congress Avenue and Fifth Street, I was immediately intrigued by the brightly colored graphic prints and eclectic, wall-mounted sculptures straight ahead as I walked into the
A thoughtful guide to tactful texting
June 21, 2011
The pervasiveness of texting has led to some common social blunders. Since the cell phone has become somewhat of an additional appendage, situations often go unnoticed in which its use causes inadvertent tension.
Former Rilo Kiley guitarist discusses his album, hiatus
June 19, 2011
Former Rilo Kiley guitarist Blake Sennett discusses his reemergence in the music industry and "Boy Meets World."
Apron Optional: Black Bean Salad
June 17, 2011
Rachel is back and this time she's made it her goal to find the perfect recipe for a black bean salad.
Styles to beat Texas heat
June 16, 2011
Summer guide to staying fashionable despite three-digit temperatures.
Art in Translation: See the Forest for the Art
June 14, 2011
As any of my friends will tell you, I absolutely love art. In fact, one of the only things I enjoy as much as looking at art is talking about art — an unfortunate circumstance for my friends.
Mobility, retro vibe to be selling points of new food trailer
June 12, 2011
Like many before them, Daniel Dennis and Lee Krassner chose to open a food trailer because the flexible business model offers them an easier opportunity to venture into the food industry. The highlights of their food trailer, Dock and Roll Diner, will be an original bread recipe, a funky retro vibe and mobility.
Apron Optional: Grab your onion goggles
June 10, 2011
Rachel Perlmutter shares her cooking secrets on her Friday blog
Artists to mix mediums for Califa Arts Collaborative
June 9, 2011
Choreographers, visual artists and musicians will come together this weekend to present the second annual Califa Arts Collaborative. The show will run twice each day on Saturday and Sunday.
Dance company showcases art of tap with festival
June 7, 2011
Friday night marks the beginning of the Tapestry Dance Company’s 11th annual Soul to Sole festival.
The Book of Grace explores family boundaries, norms
June 5, 2011
Written and directed by Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks, the play centers around familial boundary and control issues, told through the main character’s self-written books.
Rolling road show to take fans on movie road trip across Texas
June 2, 2011
The hauntingly soundless land is perfectly out of reach of the law, where drug deals and murder could go unnoticed.