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GQ’s 25 Austin Tourist Spots, Disputed Point by Point

GQ has published a city guide for tourists visiting Austin, highlighting 25 places to go. Sadly, GQ has picked an awful lot of obvious spots. Here are my suggestions for each of theirs. GQ Roof Pig Franklin BBQ Ruby’s BBQ—Ruby’s is a one-room BBQ join that’s been steeping in smokey goodness for umpteen years, so […]

5 Things

Here’s something fun I want to explore: Five Things. On a Wednesday every other month, we go to Cheer Up Charlie’s on East 6th St. in Austin, Texas to hear five writers take five minutes each to read an original work based on a central theme. And then maybe a sandwich after. Admission is free […]

Love 2.0

“There’s No Such Thing as Everlasting Love (According to Science),” says the Atlantic in a review of a book titled Love 2.0: How Our Supreme Emotion Affects Everything We Feel, Think, Do, and Become. In fact, the book posits that we don’t actually experience the grand, sweeping love of myth and Hollywood screenplays, but instead […]