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July 23, 2014

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Newsmonger: Creative arguments on both sides of the VIA streetcar debate

Newsmonger: Creative arguments on both sides of the VIA streetcar debate

News: If a petition meant to derail a $280 million streetcar project in downtown San Antonio isn’t successful, two.... By Mark Reagan 7/23/2014
Cityscrapes: Streetcar squawking is nothing new for SA

Cityscrapes: Streetcar squawking is nothing new for SA

News: The increasingly overt and bitter fight over VIA’s proposed downtown modern streetcar should have come as no surprise to anyone knowledgeable about San Antonio.... By Heywood Sanders 7/23/2014
Safe Harbor: SA struggles to embrace its current refugee community

Safe Harbor: SA struggles to embrace its current refugee community

News: The refugee camps are packed with tents, bamboo huts and nationless people. There is no electricity to speak of and women, men and children wait in lines.... By Bill Conroy 7/16/2014
Mayoral Horse Race: Interim mayor selection starts soon

Mayoral Horse Race: Interim mayor selection starts soon

News: Last week at a Centro San Antonio luncheon, the talk of the town was the future of San Antonio’s urban core and outgoing Mayor Julian Castro, whose.... By Mark Reagan 7/16/2014
Newsmonger: Digging into Castro’s Downtown housing claims

Newsmonger: Digging into Castro’s Downtown housing claims

News: During his last speech (we’ll see) as the mayor of San Antonio, Julián Castro hailed the “Decade of Downtown” and lauded what he said was a significant.... By Mark Reagan 7/16/2014
Music

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New Sensation: SA’s Austin Mahone and teen pop superstardom

New Sensation: SA’s Austin Mahone and teen pop superstardom

Music: Like the bulk of Austin Mahone’s Instagram account, this one’s a selfie. In a white tank top, hair coifed up real big, Mahone arranges.... By Matt Stieb 7/22/2014
Don’t Call Melvins’ King Buzzo ‘Lazy’

Don’t Call Melvins’ King Buzzo ‘Lazy’

Music: You’d be hard-pressed to find a harder working or more dynamic rock musician than Buzz Osborne of the groundbreaking experimental sludge-metal outfit Melvins.... By James Courtney 7/23/2014
Lonely Horse and Hawks (of Holy Rosary) Gain National Traction, Islands & Tigers’ Release Fourth EP

Lonely Horse and Hawks (of Holy Rosary) Gain National Traction, Islands & Tigers’ Release Fourth EP

Music: After electioneering enough votes to enter into a qualifying battle of the bands, last week SA duo Lonely Horse won the.... By Matt Stieb and Shannon Sweet 7/16/2014
Food & Drink

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Broadway 5050 is Back, with Drink Specials to Prove It

Broadway 5050 is Back, with Drink Specials to Prove It

Food & Drink: Since 1947, Broadway 5050 has been an Alamo Heights staple. An unfortunate grease fire shut down the neighborhood bar and restaurant last summer for about.... By Miriam Sitz 7/23/2014
Flavor File: Special events focus on food education, new hours for Hot Joy

Flavor File: Special events focus on food education, new hours for Hot Joy

Food & Drink: We’re getting another serving of Pakistani food, eaters. Kohinoor Restaurant (8513 Starcrest, (210) 637-7360), known for its 100-percent Halal kebabs.... By Jessica Elizarraras 7/23/2014
Lunchtime Snob: Pho Vy

Lunchtime Snob: Pho Vy

Food & Drink: There’s something extraordinarily balanced about a big bowl of pho. Its warm, steamy broth base, tender noodles and savory smell.... By Janae Rice 7/23/2014
Screens

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Gabriel Iglesias’ ‘The Fluffy Movie’ Bids Aloha to the Famous Nickname

Gabriel Iglesias’ ‘The Fluffy Movie’ Bids Aloha to the Famous Nickname

Screens: Although his nickname “Fluffy” has defined him for years, stand-up comedian Gabriel Iglesias isn’t worried about losing.... By Kiko Martínez 7/23/2014
‘Supermensch\': A rare, nice-guy-finishes-first showbiz tale

‘Supermensch': A rare, nice-guy-finishes-first showbiz tale

Screens: Shep Gordon: The name may not ring a bell, but in old-school show business circles it resounds like a carillon. He’s one of the most successful guys in the.... By Steve Davis 7/23/2014
Arts & Culture

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‘The Other Side’ Tackles the Impossible: Writing about trauma

‘The Other Side’ Tackles the Impossible: Writing about trauma

Arts & Culture: I didn’t take any notes while reading The Other Side because by the time I paused to pick up a pencil, I was already three-quarters of the way through. And for.... By Callie Enlow 7/23/2014
7 Public Art Projects Worth Searching For

7 Public Art Projects Worth Searching For

Arts & Culture: You’re likely familiar with the high-profile works of public art on view around downtown San Antonio: the gigantic, red swoop of.... By Sarah Fisch 7/23/2014
Free Will Astrology

Free Will Astrology

Astrology: ARIES (March 21-April 19): A report in the prestigious British medical journal BMJ says that almost one percent of young pregnant women in the U.S. claim to be.... By Rob Brezsny 7/23/2014
Savage Love: The Boys in the Bandwidth

Savage Love: The Boys in the Bandwidth

Arts & Culture: I am a gay man and have been in a relationship with my GGG boyfriend for more than three years. We are in our early 20s and have a.... By Dan Savage 7/23/2014
San Japan: Samurai 7 puts anime culture center stage

San Japan: Samurai 7 puts anime culture center stage

Arts & Culture: Ask San Japan community relations director David Ramirez how the local Japanese animation convention has changed over the last seven years, and.... By Kiko Martinez 7/16/2014

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