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Two different Thursdays in the Texas Hill Country, two different worlds. Thursday number one: The bar at the Sisterdale General Store was empty, except for Valerie — the Tammy Wynette-coiffed owner — and a hulking man sitting at a plastic table. ...
What would childhood be without dreams of banana splits—the ultimate reward for surviving the school year, passing the final exam, winning (or losing) the softball championship?Whole weeks can be consumed deciding on the exact combination of fl...
In a 1940 American Magazine article entitled "Camps of Crime," FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover waged something of a war against motels, which he labeled "a new home of crime in America, a new home of disease, bribery, corruption, crookedness, rape, w...
Inside: Musical Itineraries As so many road trips do, it started with the radio. A voice told me to go. It came singing through the static late one night, from a corner of the FM dial. The voice belonged to a singer named Ron Sexsmith, and the...
The Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas in Austin has long been one of the best-kept secrets in the nation. With the opening of a new building and viewing galleries, it no longer will be. Its collection of literary a...
Boston Envi Everything here says sustainable style: organic-cotton tees by Edun (Bono and Ali Hewson’s line); recyclable shopping bags; and, coming soon, paper-free e-mail receipts. 164 Newbury St.; 617/267-3684; shopenvi.com. New York City Kaigh...
Boston Emerge Day Spa Though only open for a short time, Newbury Street’s Emerge spa has already established itself as the go-to place for relaxation. Think flat-screen TV’s in the Men’s Club, a fireside lounge and a roof deck, and treatments lik...
Money's rolling in, traffic's lining up, and life in this laid-back town has come a long way from sipping Shiner Bock at a back-yard barbecue. With high-tech whiz kids and Hollywood heavyweights moving in, the Live Music Capital of the World is tu...
Gruyère with stout?Why not?Chefs and sommeliers all over the country are taking food pairings well beyond wine. Here, T+L reveals four of our favorite restaurants for unusual couplings. THE PLACE Uchi, Austin, Tex.; 512/916-4808Sake THE COMBO ...
How does your garden grow?Much better, with the help of these new spa programs. Participants in the four-day Gardening Package at the Lake Austin Spa Resort in Texas (800/847-5637; www.lakeaustinspa.com; doubles from $1,590, including all classes...