Category: summer

My Hurricane Harvey

I was very fortunate that as Hurricane Harvey hit the Gulf Coast, my 80 year-old parents who stubbornly refused to leave their home on the coast were just fine. Their house (only 7 miles...

Report From Newburyport

A few clips from my time near the beach in Newburyport… #yankeehomecoming #newburyport A post shared by anna hanks (@annainaustin) on Aug 5, 2017 at 2:22pm PDT #sunset A post shared by anna hanks...

Sunset on the Merrimack River Basin

Sunset last night was so nice! #Sunset #NewEngland #Newburyport #nofilter A post shared by anna hanks (@annainaustin) on Jul 21, 2015 at 5:45pm PDT

Positivus 2013, Day 2

The second day of the Positivus music festival was a blur. After a cold night, the sun was unexpectedly hot in the afternoon. The set by American singer-songwriter John Grant (who lives in Iceland...

The Time Wayne Coyne and I Called Latvia, Woke Up My Friend, and Gave the Latvian Tabloids Some Copy!

When I heard the Flaming Lips were playing a SXSW show at Auditorium Shores, I couldn’t help think about the last time that the Flaming Lips played a large show in Austin.

Back in 2010, I was working on a column about people with disabilities at the Austin City Limits Music Festival. I ran across Wayne Coyne, the lead singer of the Flaming Lips in the festival’s media area. He was waiting for an interview with MTV, I was trying to stay in the shade so I didn’t melt.

FOOD: New England Seafood

I spent last week seeing the sights of New England with my family. Being that it’s my family, it included a lot of stops for noshing.  (And a few stops for shopping.) Pictured on...