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September 1, 2014

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Texas Law Leaves Abortion Out of Reach for Many Women

Texas Law Leaves Abortion Out of Reach for Many Women

News: Texas’ sweeping abortion law has already eliminated all abortion clinics south of San Antonio, and the last clinic west of the city.... By Alexa Garcia-Ditta 8/27/2014
Cityscrapes: A race to the convention floor

Cityscrapes: A race to the convention floor

News: “Conventions go to the city which exerts the greatest efforts to secure them. San Antonio can get any convention that it goes after.” That was the position.... By Heywood Sanders 8/27/2014
Mayoral Horserace

Mayoral Horserace

News: Once elected next spring, San Antonio’s new mayor will have just a few months to prepare for the 2016 budget.... By Mark Reagan 8/27/2014
Music

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Inaugural Float Fest Offers Bun B, STRFKR, Grouplove and Day-drinking

Inaugural Float Fest Offers Bun B, STRFKR, Grouplove and Day-drinking

Music: This weekend will bring the inaugural Float Fest, a semi-novel marriage of music festival, tubing and camping, all bound together by the glue of.... By J.D. Swerzenski 8/27/2014
Oaxaca’s Lila Downs Bends Gender, Politics and World Music

Oaxaca’s Lila Downs Bends Gender, Politics and World Music

Music: Swaying side to side with a child in his arms, Texas Rep. Mike Villarreal nodded politely in my direction before returning his captive attention to the.... By Jade Esteban Estrada 8/27/2014
Watered-down Mad Decent Block Party hits WhiteWater Amphitheater

Watered-down Mad Decent Block Party hits WhiteWater Amphitheater

Music: Deep into his brilliant six-part essay “How Hip-hop Failed Black America,” Roots maestro Ahmir Khalib “Questlove” Thompson dropped.... By Matt Stieb 8/27/2014
Food & Drink

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Market Eats: LocaVore dishes up worldly eats

Market Eats: LocaVore dishes up worldly eats

Food & Drink: The Quarry Farmers & Ranchers Market has seen its fair share of food trucks come and go, but it may have finally found a mobile.... By Jessica Elizarraras 8/27/2014
On the Rocks: A rum chat with NAO’s Tim Bryand

On the Rocks: A rum chat with NAO’s Tim Bryand

Food & Drink: This is the only time rum and Coke will be mentioned. We will not discuss mojitos because enough already. Nor will tiki drinks be.... By Ron Bechtol 8/27/2014
Flavor File: Good news for Hot Joy, new owner for Cockasian Food Truck and how to audition for MasterChef

Flavor File: Good news for Hot Joy, new owner for Cockasian Food Truck and how to audition for MasterChef

Food & Drink: Getting into Hot Joy (1014 S Alamo, (210) 368-9324) these days will be slightly trickier. The Southtown eatery was named the No. 7 best new restaurant in.... By Jessica Elizarraras 8/27/2014
Screens

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\'Land Ho!\' Gets Friendship Right, and it’s a Short, Sweet Ride

'Land Ho!' Gets Friendship Right, and it’s a Short, Sweet Ride

Screens: Note to makers of films such as 'The Bucket List,' the recent Michael Douglas stinker 'Last Vegas,' and the even more recent Michael Douglas stinker.... By David Riedel 8/27/2014
How Rebates Have the Texas Film Industry Playing Catch Up To its Neighbors

How Rebates Have the Texas Film Industry Playing Catch Up To its Neighbors

Screens: See if you can spot the common thread that is pulling at the seams of the Texas film industry. On NBC’s The Night Shift, a stock-written staff.... By Matt Stieb 8/27/2014
Arts & Culture

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\'CHIFLADAzine\': Bratty New Publication Is Inclusive and Important

'CHIFLADAzine': Bratty New Publication Is Inclusive and Important

Arts & Culture: “Chiflada means ‘crazy’ or ‘bratty’ in Spanish,” explains Claudia Cardona, editor-in-chief of the recently established CHIFLADAzine.... By Nick Joyner 8/27/2014
Lost in Bonkers: The Vex revives Kesey’s vision of mental health as tyranny

Lost in Bonkers: The Vex revives Kesey’s vision of mental health as tyranny

Arts & Culture: When Ken Kesey published his first novel, in 1962, madness was the rage. A disordered mind marked brave defiance of a regimented society.... By Steven G. Kellman 8/27/2014
Free Will Astrology

Free Will Astrology

Astrology: ARIES (March 21-April 19): In the coming weeks it will be important for you to bestow blessings and disseminate gifts and dole out helpful.... By Rob Brezsny 8/27/2014
Savage Love: Working Out the Kinks

Savage Love: Working Out the Kinks

Arts & Culture: My boyfriend of two years cannot climax or maintain an erection unless his testicles are handled, squeezed, pulled, or pressed on.... By Dan Savage 8/27/2014
Poetry Open Mic Round-up: 8 spots around town to share your words

Poetry Open Mic Round-up: 8 spots around town to share your words

Arts & Culture: Open mic nights generally stand in contrast to slam, wherein poets approach the mic at their own peril. They offer artists a chance to grow in their craft.... By Melanie Robinson 8/20/2014

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