Who wouldn't have fun at Austin's Big Rock Candy Mountain? Here are the delights that await on the annual Weird Homes Tour.
Commentary on Cranes and Their Creations
Travel back to the future of Austin, Texas—when the cranes came to build condos.
Back By Popular Demand
Backed by a new band, The Towering Cranes, Austin's most beloved icon appears daily on the shore of Lady Bird Lake.
Yes, Austin, Funk and Swank Can Coexist
Happy 175th birthday, Austin! As our boom times continue, here's an ode to peaceful coexistence straight out of a Johnny Cash song.
The Hippest Holiday Art Fair in Town
Find out why the Austin American-Statesman calls the Blue Genie Art Bazaar "simply the hippest holiday art fair in town."
Shopping Local With The Locals
There's more than mere fun and festivities involved when you shop local.
Why Your Next Stop Is The Last Stop
Austin's Blue Genie Art Bazaar might just be your last stop for holiday shopping.
Tapping Into The Power of Power Lines
Yes, you can turn on the power by making power lines into a powerful element in your photographs.
Where There’s a Sunset Party Every Night
Where's there a sunset party every night where the sky-gazing and the people-watching compete?
If It’s Wednesday, It Must Be Wordless
If it’s Wednesday, it’s wordless. Those are the rules. God Bless Johnny Cash, who was never wordless in his life.
An Austin Tradition Arrives Home
Cherishing our beloved Austin, Texas landmarks: How Vanishing Austin moves on and lands at its true home, here.
Welcome to Austin, all ye visitors to SXSW. You're gonna love Austin. We all do. You're about to find out why Austin, Texas makes every Top Ten list anyone ever thought of.
It’s time for end-of-year portfolio assessments. First up: the giant wrecking ball that’s been tormenting Austin.
Unexpected Rewards and Opportunities at Year’s End
As the year ends, an unexpected prize is awarded to What's Vanishing Next? and an opportunity to pay it forward is bestowed.
Blessings for The Man in Black
A broken-down bus that long lived at Austin's famous honky-tonk shows some respect for the Man in Black. The missing 1948 Flxible Clipper bus that once lent its retro funk to Austin's best-known dance hall, the Broken Spoke, made an unannounced road trip last spring to Adkins, Texas and ended up parked at Texas Pride Barbecue. Seems... Continue Reading →
The Pattern of Change Is Change
It takes a whole lotta cranes to hoist up a new Marriott in downtown Austin, where change is changing faster than you can say change. The upcoming architecture at 2nd Street and Congress Avenue demonstrates the pattern of change in a city where urban = big growth. Is it too late to keep Austin Weird?... Continue Reading →
Singing the Moody Blues for Antone’s
Antone’s, the club whose name is perhaps most synonymous with The Live Music Capital of the World moniker that Austin carries, is up for sale. Though its soul left the club long ago, when Clifford Antone left Austin for parts unknown. Upon Clifford Antone’s death in 2006, former Austin Mayor Will Wynn conceded, “One of the primary reasons... Continue Reading →