Monday, August 21, 2017

Esperanza Center to Host ‘Trans Kids Back-to-School’ Workshop

Posted By on Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 2:22 PM

This story was originally published in our sister paper, Out in SA. Back-to-school time can be daunting for any child. For transgender children and their parents, the beginning of a new school year holds challenges the rest of the population may not face. On August 26, the Esperanza Peace and...

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Longtime San Antonio Movie Critic Bob Polunsky Passes Away at 85

Posted By on Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 2:17 PM

Bob A. Polunsky, a longtime local movie critic, who reviewed films for the San Antonio Express-News from 1968 to 1996, passed away on Sunday. He was 85 years old. Polunksy, a U.S. Army veteran and University of Texas at Austin graduate, started his career in the media as a traffic...

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Friday, August 18, 2017

Where and How to Watch Monday’s Solar Eclipse Without Venturing into the ‘Path of Totality’

Posted By on Fri, Aug 18, 2017 at 5:00 AM

Unless you live along the “path of totality” (a 70-mile-wide ribbon crossing the U.S.) or are perhaps among the estimated 7.4 million people expected to invade Nashville, Kansas City and hundreds of unassuming (and quite possibly unprepared) “solar eclipse boom towns,” you won’t be experiencing a total eclipse of the...

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

SA’s PuroSlam Team is Back After a Solid Week at Nationals

Posted By on Thu, Aug 17, 2017 at 6:15 AM

Last week the 2017 PuroSlam Team, which features four local performance poets who had to earn their spot through the crucible of competition, participated in the National Poetry Slam tournament, held this year in Denver. Since its founding in 1999, PuroSlam, the only nationally certified poetry slam in town,...

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

10 Things You Have to Do This Weekend

Posted By on Wed, Aug 16, 2017 at 1:58 PM

Thu 8/17 North by Northwest The thing about the best Alfred Hitchcock films that makes them so enduringly great is their timeless universality. Hitchcock was a pioneer in using our collective fears, doubts and alienation to create powerful cinematic experiences that thrive in the unknown. Any list of the great-grandfather...

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Free Will Astrology (8/16/17-8/22/17)

Posted By on Wed, Aug 16, 2017 at 6:10 AM

ARIES (March 21-April 19): “To disobey in order to take action is the byword of all creative spirits,” said philosopher Gaston Bachelard. This mischievous advice is perfect for your use right now, Aries. I believe you’ll thrive through the practice of ingenious rebellion — never in service to your...

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Steven Soderbergh Returns to the Big Screen with the Southern-fried Crime Comedy 'Logan Lucky'

Posted By on Wed, Aug 16, 2017 at 6:00 AM

Steven Soderbergh has directed many types of films with great success (he won an Oscar for Traffic in 2000), but it’s clear he has an affinity for heist movies (he made Oceans 11 and its two lesser sequels). Yet it’s still odd to see him on the big screen...

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José Rubén De León Reprises His Federico García Lorca Tribute at the Classic Theatre

Posted By on Wed, Aug 16, 2017 at 5:18 AM

With his 1932 play Blood Wedding and collection of poems Poet in New York (published in 1940), Federico García Lorca became one of Spain’s most revered poets and dramatists during the 20th century. But his influence far exceeds the world of literature. Lorca was part of a group of artists known as La Generacion del ’27, which included filmmaker Luis Buñuel and artist Salvador Dalí. In...

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‘Onslaught’ Sees Area Comics Tackling Valor, Honor, Horror, Sex, Drugs and Everything in Between

Posted By on Wed, Aug 16, 2017 at 5:00 AM

For scene supporters wise and resourceful enough to venture beyond the predictable confines of mall-based comedy clubs, there’s the Blind Tiger — a delightfully odd, underground lair that bills itself as a “haven for trying out new ideas in a environment not dependent on two drink minimums and delicate...

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Savage Love: Football, Basic Bros and Tattooed Women

Posted By on Wed, Aug 16, 2017 at 5:00 AM

Q: I’ve been wondering: Since there are lesbians out there who occasionally crave cock, does the reverse also happen? Are there gay men who occasionally crave pussy? — This Possible? There are gay men who watch football — hell, I have it on good authority that some gay men...

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