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Recent articles by Michael:

5 things to expect at the hybrid 2021 Texas Book Festival

It will be a Texas Book Festival like no other. Here are 5 things to expect at the hybrid 2021 festival that runs from Oct. 23 to Oct. 31. → Read More

'Unrolls like a film': Austin's Zach Theatre is back with immersive outdoor 'Into the Woods'

Artists such as Dave Steakley and newcomer Sandra Lopez make an immersive, outdoors "Into the Woods" a musical for our times. → Read More

EXCLUSIVE: 'Destination' hotel coming to historic strip of Fredericksburg, a Texas daytrip hotspot

Austin's New Waterloo hospitality group plans the Albert Hotel in Fredericksburg, mixing old and new styles. → Read More

Want to help birds flying through Central Texas? Here's how

Artificial lighting can cause migrating birds to be disoriented and collide with buildings and homes. → Read More

The latest: Texas Book Festival pivots from in-person to mostly virtual

Texas Book Fest's hybrid event is mostly virtual, with gala postponed; in-person events will be staged at Symphony Square and Austin Central Library. → Read More

Texas History: Giant 1940s steam locomotive, Big Boy, steams around Texas

Railroad fanatics in Texas got a chance to see the largest, heaviest and most powerful steam locomotive during a Texas tour. → Read More

'Let's try to fix it together': Gonzalo Barrientos on civil rights, passing laws and helping people

At 80, the former state senator thinks about civil rights and other issues, including his 30 years serving in the Texas Legislature. → Read More

Don't forget this date: Tickets go on sale Sept. 9 for 'Hamilton' in Austin

Broadway in Austin is back with "Hamilton" and single tickets go on sale Sept. 9. → Read More

'We're finding things everywhere': Discover seldom-seen works of sculptor Charles Umlauf

Thirtieth anniversary show at Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum focuses on the artist's work, not his life. → Read More

American-Statesman at 150: Swapping old Austin newspaper tales with eyewitness Sandy Woods

Sandy Woods' peak engagement with the Austin American-Statesman came in the 1960s and '70s. → Read More

Treasured memories of Austin culture move with Stephen L. Clark Gallery

The Stephen L. Clark Gallery, long associated with the late Bill Wittliff, moves safely, and not far. Its new home is still in a gallery district. → Read More

Texas History: Take a cool dip into the historic Medina River with this detailed guide

We offer a guide to enjoying the cool, historic Medina River during the hot season. → Read More

You think you're an Austinite, but have you been to Esther's Follies?

Esther's Follies is an Austin rite of passage and hasn't missed a beat returning to live performances on Sixth Street. → Read More

Lalo, a new top-shelf Austin tequila, reflects shared tastes of Texas and Jalisco

Based in Austin, but distilled, of course, in Jalisco, Lalo is no fly-by-night celebrity brand. It was conceived in Mexico by Mexicans for Mexicans. → Read More

Statesman at 150: We found images of 13 newspaper homes

As part of the American-Statesman’s yearlong look at its 150th anniversary , we have now found images of 13... → Read More

What's showing? Austin stage groups team up for ATX Theatre's online show listings guide

Planning a night out to catch some Austin theater just became easier. → Read More

Brr, it's cold in here: Summer Stock Austin stages 'Bring It On' at UT

Summer Stock Austin, which formerly did three shows each year at the Long Center, now focuses on one big show at UT: "Bring It On: The Musical." → Read More

Texas History: The small industrial city of Thurber was there one day, gone the next

What happens when a once prosperous place disappears. The small industrial city of Thurber, Texas is now a ghost town. → Read More

Glen Rose attracts tourists with pristine water, dinosaurs, books and Texas history

This historic town won my heart again with its history, museums, pristine water, shaded walks and three bookstores. → Read More

Jade Walker at the Ney Museum: Weaving together artistry and meaning

Artist Jade Walker uses cords or fabric of various types and colors and tree branches to create beautiful responses to world crises. → Read More