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Books on TV: CSPAN2 will broadcast SA Book Fest panels this weekend

April 17, 2014
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Books on TV: CSPAN2 will broadcast SA Book Fest panels this weekend

Miss the San Antonio Book Festival did you? Well, stop doing that! This year’s fest lived up to the hype and then some. (Who knew the literary death match would end up talking about strippers, high heels and cholos?) If you didn’t experience it first-hand, discover a lot of what you missed this weekend,...
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Orange is the New Black Returns on June 6

April 17, 2014
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Orange is the New Black Returns on June 6

Earlier today, Netflix released the trailer for the second season of Orange Is the New Black, a star on their emerging roster of original programs. Starring Taylor Schilling as yuppie inmate Piper Chapman, the dramatic comedy offers a 360 degree, black comedic view of a women’s prison. Orange was inspired by Piper Kerman’s memoir of...
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The Ballers’ Play-off Tradition: Spurs Win and We Get Free Coffee

April 17, 2014
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The Ballers’ Play-off Tradition: Spurs Win and We Get Free Coffee

I may not know the difference between a “foul” and “technical foul,” but I do know the difference between when something is “free” and something is “technically free.” Valero offering free coffee during the Spurs playoffs is definitely “free.” The morning after every Spurs playoff game win, participating Valero and Corner Stores in San...
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San Antonians Will Date Almost Anybody, Says Zoosk

April 16, 2014
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San Antonians Will Date Almost Anybody, Says Zoosk

Internet dating mega-site Zoosk has named San Antonio the 5th open-minded city in the nation when it comes to selecting dating partners. According to the report, San Antonians will still date people even if they’ve previously married, have a different body type, or have a different religion. And, we are more accepting of smoking and drinking habits. San...
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The Crip Moon Twitter brings Humor, Gang Warfare to the Solar System

April 16, 2014
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Here’s to the topical joke Twitter, helping the site’s 232 million active users unwind with an instantaneous and office-interrupting laugh. From the dedicated dailies to the burnt out stars, Twitter pages that dedicate themselves to a single joke represent the best of the internet: a circulation of one person’s stupid, but great idea to a...
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5 Things You Have to Do This Week

April 14, 2014
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Wed 5/16 The Cutting Edge Save for Fashion Week San Antonio and Una Noche en la Gloria’s eccentric Runway en la Calle (which moves this year to coincide with Diez y Seis de Septiembre celebrations), solid fashion shows are pretty scarce in these parts, which makes the official Fiesta event The Cutting Edge all...
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SA Woman Will Run to Her Own Tune in the Boston Marathon This Weekend

April 14, 2014
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SA Woman Will Run to Her Own Tune in the Boston Marathon This Weekend

Ask runner Meredith Hein what’s on her playlist, and you’ll get nothing. She will run the Boston Marathon this weekend, and she can run for hours without any music boost at all.  Absurd. How else does she keep out the 75 Thoughts Every Runner Has While Out for a Run? Well, sometimes she sings...
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Lunchtime Link: Paper Crane Precision

April 14, 2014
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Lunchtime Link: Paper Crane Precision

Perhaps you’ve heard this ancient Japanese legend: anyone who folds 1000 paper cranes will be granted a wish by a mystical crane, or granted eternal good luck, as some stories say. On page 29, of this week’s Current magazine, there is a painted square of paper and illustrated instructions to fold your own origami...
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‘Mad Men’ Returns with “Time Zones”

April 14, 2014
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  “In the heartland of wealth and liberation, you always hear the same question: ‘What are you doing after the orgy?’” – Jean Baudrillard, America For the first episode of its seventh and culminating season, AMC’s game-changing masterpiece Mad Men spends its time checking in on several storylines and getting “bi-coastal.” It’s January 1969,...
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