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All content by Rachel Zein

Students make travel plans to see once-in-a-lifetime solar eclipse

Rachel Zein August 7, 2017

Texas summers have two constants: scorching heat and an unrelenting sun. But for just a few minutes on Aug. 21, Texans can expect a brief reprieve from the sun’s rays in a spectacular pairing of...


Proposed CodeNEXT addition wants more creative spaces in areas slated for development

Rachel Zein July 15, 2017

Austin’s rapid development is a lot like a rainstorm over dry, cracked earth: It inevitably permeates every open crevice. But as city officials rewrite Austin’s land development code, some...


As Austin’s creative spaces disappear, artists look to city code rewrite, city grants for help

Rachel Zein July 7, 2017

The long, convoluted process of rewriting a city’s land development code may sound like a project reserved for urban planners and city officials, but as the number of Austin’s available art...


Latino art gallery opens exhibition honoring prolific artist Nivia González

Rachel Zein June 29, 2017

In an intimate, crowded gallery, visitors take in dozens of canvasses depicting a similar subject: the solemn faces of brown-skinned women, adorned by generous pieces of shimmering gold leaf and vivid...


Mural at 24th and Guadalupe painted over

Rachel Zein June 23, 2017

A slender, slanted man plays the violin for other floating figures in an expansive wall mural at the corner of 24th and Guadalupe streets. For the past two decades, this vibrant scene has greeted pedestrians...


Summer music camp lets girls shine, shred

Rachel Zein June 12, 2017

One week ago, middle and high school-aged girls were cooped up in classrooms all across the city, eagerly watching the seconds hand on the clock tick down to summer. Now, under the radiating warmth of...


Work of prominent Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei now on display at Waller Creek

Rachel Zein June 7, 2017

Hundreds of silver bicycles glisten in the sun near the Waller Creek boathouse on Lady Bird Lake. The bikes do not belong to the thousands of cyclists who frequent the Hike and Bike trail every day, though...


Unwanted pigs find forever homes

Rachel Zein April 28, 2017

Thirty miles southeast of Austin’s leash-free dog parks and cat cafés, there’s a different kind of animal stomping ground: a three-acre rescue center for nearly 100 abandoned and unwanted...


Sildeshow: Photos from the J20 Walkout

Humza Ahmed, Rachel Zein, and Joshua Guerra January 25, 2017

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