Earlier this week, I found a fun video for “Big Cat Week: Betty White: The Cougar Expert.” It’s part of National Geographic’s “Big Cat Week,” which starts today. Every time I see an ad for National Geographic’s Big Cat Week, I think of the “Big Cat Week” closing night party of SXSW Eco. That night […]
Latvia doesn’t occupy a large spot in the consciousness of most Americans. It does in mine. From the first moment I first arrived on a bus in the capital of Riga, Latvia in the late 1990s, I’ve felt at utterly at home in a city that was once part of the Soviet Union. While I […]
Sometimes it’s really hard for a photo project to emerge. After these pictures were held for their own use by two separate editors who later changed their minds, I bring you a long-delayed Fantastic Fest photo gallery. You can see the rest of the set on Flickr. Members of the band Metallica showed up with […]
If you don’t live in Austin, you may not know that the period between the middle of September and the middle of November is a full on sprint of activities, conferences and festivals. If you don’t know me in real-life, you may not know that every October, I also participate in the guerrilla theater production of Scare For a Cure.
That means by the time Thanksgiving rolls around, I’m just done. I hardly have the energy to put a felt pumpkin out on the table.
I was totally converted to being a Deehunter fan when I saw them and their dreamy, hazy set at Austin Psych Fest earlier this year. So I’m super excited about seeing them again at Fun Fun Fun Fest this weekend! Maybe I can go shopping for vintage dresses with Bradford Cox? Below are pictures from […]
Earlier this fall, I slipped down to Stubb’s to catch a rare Austin performance from my favorite Estonian band “Ewert and the Two Dragons,” while they were on their first cross-country American tour
The band played the inside room at Stubb’s on Red River, and I think they made a few new fans!
The last time I saw the band Portugal. The Man, they were playing a free in-store show at Waterloo Records. Tonight they are taping an Austin City Limits television show, which is also being streamed.
When I was in Japan last year, I took a few pictures of decor for the upcoming Halloween holiday. You can read about the emergence of Halloween in Japan here.
This weekend was my first trip to Art Outside, the weekend festival that had music and art scatted across the campground of Apache Pass.
Due to a death in the family , I was only able to drop into the festival for a few hours on Sunday.
We’re living in a food-oriented society right now, with more people seriously interested in food than ever before. So it shouldn’t come as much surprise that the breakout stars of the third year of South By Southwest Eco Conference at the Austin Convention Center were the edible cricket and 3D food printing! At the Monday […]