The End of Austin

an exploration of urban identity in the middle of Texas

Tag Archives: Barton Springs

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

Austin in Available Light

British historian Derek Sayer, author of an important new book on Prague, spent the past year in Austin. At the end of his time here, TEOA asked him for his … Continue reading

May 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Right to the Enchanted City?

It is said that Austin’s “violet crown” comes from the purple glow of the horizon emanating from the western hills at sunset.  Its first known reference came from an 1894 … Continue reading

May 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Neverland

When I first moved to Austin almost seven years ago, the city welcomed me with open arms. Granted, I grew up on the east coast, so it’s possible my bar … Continue reading

May 18, 2013 · 3 Comments

The End of Austin

What is the End of Austin? It is the beginning of a much-needed conversation about the identity of Austin. Bringing together writers, scholars, and artists from Texas and beyond, TEOA is … Continue reading

January 8, 2013 · 3 Comments
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