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Sherwood Forest Faire’s fourth year

February 19, 2013

Traveling down Old Highway 20 just east of Austin to the Sherwood Forest Faire feels like a journey into the past. In its fourth year, the local Renaissance Faire has become a highlight of Texas’...

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‘Downton Abbey’ continues with sass and charm

January 24, 2013

The third episode of the third season of cult obsession “Downton Abbey” premieres Sunday. To hear others speak of “Downton” is to be subjected to repeated “amazings!”...

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Drag Survivor contestants look forward to the next show at Oilcan Harry’s

November 29, 2012

Lavender LaFleur pinned a bright red curly wig to her hair. In the midst of contouring, padding, glittering and practicing her lip-syncing, LaFleur transformed into a six-foot tall Merida from Disney Pixar’s...

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Local farms and markets help make a more organic Thanksgiving

November 21, 2012

This Thanksgiving, think about staying local ­— locally-grown, that is. Every part of your Thanksgiving dinner, whether it’s the traditional turkey or the brown sugar sprinkled on top of...

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Barkitecture aids animals with style, doghouse auction

November 9, 2012

Months of preparation by the members of nonprofit Animal Lovers of Austin will culminate Saturday in a two-block-wide event, Barkitecture, which will raise money for and awareness of rescue groups and...

Naomi Wolf explores the connections between female psychology and physiology

October 25, 2012

Naomi Wolf, the bestselling author of “The Beauty Myth” and the recently released “Vagina: A New Biography,” finds female anatomy and physiology complex and worthy of greater study....

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How to dress for ACL

October 10, 2012

What do you wear to a three-day outdoor festival where one minute you’ll be softly swaying to The Shins and the next you’re screaming “Community” quotes at Childish Gambino?   Stacey...

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Organization works locally to promote equal rights

September 25, 2012

Through the flurry of Gay Pride parade preparations, including building a four-foot-tall sparkly equal sign, the Human Rights Campaign members held strong to the issues they value. Even though the parade...

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Comic draws from Roseanne, real life for stand-up routine

September 24, 2012

A recent stand-up show at the Velveeta Room included all sorts of funny, but Katie Pengra’s funny stood out amongst the other locals. Whether it was waxing about the shape of her moles or detailing...