SXSW: Austin — A City With Its Soul on Its Sleeve

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Austin has the reputation of being not your typical Texas town -- it's more liberal and more secular than the rest of this … [Read more...]

SXSW: Quirky, Lovable Austin, Texas

By Barbara Falconer Newhall As I got off the plane in Austin, the first thing I noticed was an airport gift shop displaying T-shirts that read “Keep … [Read more...]

The Ghost of 300 Million Drought-Killed Trees Hovers Over a Lake in Texas

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Some temporary art installations – you’re glad they’re temporary. The half-submerged red sedan in the rhino exhibit at … [Read more...]

Sue Johnson’s Lamps and Shades — Works of Art From a Little Shop in Berkeley

By Barbara Falconer Newhall On Solano Avenue in the far north reaches of Berkeley, California, a modest storefront softly glows, luring me in every time … [Read more...]