The End of Austin

an exploration of urban identity in the middle of Texas

Ella: Fighting to Save a Few

Any life spanning seven decades is bound to have its share of twists, turns, and dreams deferred–maybe some that are never realized at all. After I had been meeting for … Continue reading

May 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Native Bees and Austin’s Unrelenting Growth

Most of us know by now that Austin is a great place to live.  I’ve been here my entire life and watched the city grow up with me.  A lot … Continue reading

May 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Documenting Barton Springs: An Interview with Karen Kocher, Creator of “Living Springs.”

Karen Kocher is one of the foremost documentary chroniclers of the historical, ecological, and cultural importance of Barton Springs to the city of Austin. Her current interactive online documentary project, … Continue reading

May 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Fighting for Affordable Housing in Austin: A Conversation with Mandy De Mayo, Director of HousingWorks.

Mandy De Mayo is the Executive Director of HousingWorks, a non-profit organization on the front lines of the fight for fair and affordable housing in Austin. We sat down to … Continue reading

May 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Shared Services at UT

Austin would not be the city it is without the University of Texas: it is one of the economic, social, and cultural hubs of the city. It employs tens of … Continue reading

May 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

La Cuesta: Worlding a Sidewalk

Costa Rica-born filmmaker Álvaro Torres and Guatemalan “researcher-militant” Daniel Perera are two Austin residents with a brilliant idea: “what would happen if we stood with our cameras on an ordinary stretch of … Continue reading

May 22, 2014 · 1 Comment

Community Preservation and the “Value” of a Bad Guy

How does a community preserve a threatened treasure? In 2010, Austin citizens and University of Texas students joined forces in a popular uprising that saved the Cactus Cafe, the much-loved … Continue reading

May 22, 2014 · Leave a comment
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