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France Cities Map and Travel Guide

International tourists visit France to the tune of about 85 million per year, making France the top tourist destination in the world, even though it …

France

Blast From the Past: SXSW Film Festival Bumpers Collection [Video]

In honor of the 2018 <b>SXSW Film Festival</b> being the <b>25th edition</b> of the festival, we went back into the vault and picked some of <b>our favorite film bumpers</b> …

SXSW Film

Watch St. Vincent Play Nirvana, Hendrix, Led Zeppelin Riffs, More

St. Vincent recently visited BBC Radio 6 Music, where she sat down for an acoustic recital of the riffs that changed her life. They include Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” Led Zeppelin’s “Black Dog,” Jimi Hendrix’s “Manic Depression,” the Breeders’ “Cannonball,” Jethro Tull’s “Aqualung,” and …

Guitar

Favorite Austin barbecue joint goes up in smoke amid West Campus redevelopment

After a quiet few weeks, this summer’s wave of restaurant closures is rearing its head again. On August 14, campus area barbecue joint Freedmen’s …

Texas

Here are the top 5 things to do in Austin this weekend

This break in the heat may have just been a tease, but we're still prepping for a weekend of summer fun and white-hot events all around the Austin …

Marilyn Manson

August 17-18, 2018

Warning! Kids are going back to school! It’s time once again for band practice, gymnastic lessons, and carting little ones from home to school and …

Willie Nelson

Keep Austin beautiful with this guide to arts and culture charities

If Austin's most important commodity is culture, then these local arts and culture nonprofits are its guardians. Each one of these organizations is …

Texas

The Early Word on ‘Top Chef’ Kristen Kish’s Line Hotel Restaurant

Downtown’s <b>Line Austin Hotel</b>’s restaurant <b>Arlo Grey</b>, from <i>Top Chef</i> winner <b>Kristen Kish</b>, opened in June to great national fanfare. Kish told Eater she was “terrified” of making the leap into hotel restaurants, but that was why she felt she had to do it. But is the risk paying off for the star chef? Read …

Texas

5 tried-and-true alternatives to Austin's buzziest new restaurants

Whether its to experience a new environment or to have the bragging rights of eating there first, we all love to visit the newest Austin hot spots. …

Texas

Precourt claims victory as Austin City Council approves stadium

The Austin City Council voted 7-4 to approve a stadium planned by Columbus Crew owner Anthony Precourt, the latest step in Precourt’s bid to move the …

18 albums we're anticipating for fall 2018

Pig Destroyer – <i>Head Cage</i><p>due 9/7 via Relapse<p>Heavy music vets Pig Destroyer are gearing up to release their first album with a bassist, and going by …

Indie Music

Why Every State Should Have a Torchy's Tacos

It can be hard to write about the places you love. Torchy’s Tacos is one of those places.<p>Let’s start with the facts: This taco joint got its start in …

San Antonio

This new spiced cider from Austin Eastciders will make it feel like fall in Texas

In a couple of months’ time, we’ll all be lamenting Texas’ lack of a true autumn — no leaves changing colors, no drop in temperature below 80-degrees …

Flavors

Courtney Barnett Covers A Forgotten ’60s Folk Rock Gem That Originally Featured Neil Young

Courtney Barnett’s talent has been recognized, as she’s commonly acclaimed as one of the finest rock musicians out there doing it today. She just shared a pair of recordings for a <i>Spotify Singles</i> release, and on one of them, she pays tribute to an artist who hasn’t necessarily gotten her due, with a …

Courtney Barnett

Jack White Returns Favor With Pearl Jam Cover In Seattle After Pearl Jam Covered Him [Listen]

On Monday night, <b>Jack White</b> made his way to Seattle, Washington, for a performance at the <b>WaMu Theater</b>. During the show, White paid homage to one of …

Jack White

Phil Collins: I’m Open to Genesis Reunion With Son on Drums

It’s been 11 years since Genesis wrapped up their <i>Turn It On Again</i> reunion tour and there’s been little reason to think the group would ever play …

Music

USA Travel Bucket List: Best Food in the USA

One of the joys of traveling through the United States is discovering the diversity of food that is available. Regions, states, and cities have their …

Travel

Austin Coffee Shop Mini-Chain Opens in Southeast Austin

— Austin Java’s Texas expansion continues with the opening of its MetCenter location in far east Austin on 7701 Metropolis Drive. Much like the other cafes, it includes coffee, smoothies, and food available to-go or dine-in (pancakes, burger, avocado toast), as well as a communal table and …

Texas

Vigil held at Detroit church for Aretha Franklin

DETROIT (AP) — People are praying for Aretha Franklin in the Detroit church where her father was once a pastor.<p>The special vigil at New Bethel Baptist Church began before dawn Wednesday.<p>The prayers come one day after Stevie Wonder visited the ailing Queen of Soul at her home. Franklin's ex-husband, …

Aretha Franklin

Getting unstuck: The myth of work-life balance

Have you ever felt like you were in a rut or experiencing a particularly low point in your life? It’s times like these when we feel down, hopeless …

Work-life Balance

10 New Austin Food Trucks: Barbecue and Gelato Cannolis

<i>DOWNTOWN</i> — <b>Saigon Le Vendeur</b>, the Vietnamese food truck that recently joined the Eater Austin 38, has expanded to another location in downtown Austin. It took over the former Snap Kitchen outpost at 3rd and Congress.<p><i>ZILKER</i> — Vegan food truck <b>Austin Food Company</b> has set up shop on Barton Springs Road. …

Texas

Rustic waterfront lodge in Spicewood gets a modern luxe upgrade

2930 Travis Lakeside Dr. Spicewood, TX 78669 Neighborhood: Spicewood Style: Traditional Square footage: +/-3,062 Beds: 3 Baths: 3 full, 1 partial …

Countertops

The countries that US luxury travellers are eyeing for a vacation

Planning a trip usually means finding a budget that will let you see everything you want to see without completely emptying your bank account. Luckily, many of the destinations that are surging in popularity with US luxury travellers this fall are within reach of those who don’t have a luxury-sized …

Travelers

An Eater’s Guide to Austin

This ever-expanding city is the epicenter of oak-smoked barbecue and the greasy foothold of Tex-Mex fare. While longtime restaurants keep a close eye on the surprisingly abundant bounty the hot climate provides, new restaurants just keep coming due to Austin's relatively reasonable cost of doing …

Texas

Austin startup transforms restaurants into affordable coworking spaces

Ever eat dinner at a swanky restaurant and think, "I wish I could stay forever?" Thanks to ambitious Austin startup, you might soon get the chance. …

Texas

Insider's Look at Austin Central Library's Impressive Six Floors

There are six floors to wander through and explore at Austin Central Library (Credit: Amanda Gagnon)<p>Even though Austin Central Library has been open …

Texas

N.W.A’s ‘Straight Outta Compton’: 12 Things You Didn’t Know

Gangsta rap was already a growing genre when N.W.A released their full-length debut, <i>Straight Outta Compton</i>, but none of the group’s peers inspired …

Rap & Hip-Hop

A New Mexican Barbecue Restaurant Lands on South First

South First is getting a new Mexican barbecue restaurant with the upcoming opening of <b>N’Esperado</b>. The new restaurant is taking over what had been Mexican seafood restaurant Alcomar on <b>1816 South First Street</b>.<p>N’Esperado’s menu spans barbecue and Tex-Mex favorites. Of the former, there are briskets, …

Restaurants

Bob Dylan live review – the master of reinvention shakes it up again

Bob Dylan isn’t like most iconic artists of his vintage: he never will – and infamously never has – pandered to expectations of audience or to nostalgia. You don’t get what you want; you get what he needs.<p>This has always led to the requisite complaints about set lists, Dylan’s interpretations of …

Bob Dylan

Nissan debuts pop-top and fully-electric camper vans for summer adventures

Just in time for summer road trips, Nissan has debuted two new camper vans at the Madrid Motor Show. The company showcased mod-style camper vans — …

Campers