Callie Enlow Archives
- There’s plenty to celebrate on the Old 97's 20th birthday
Back in the 1990s, when major labels would still propose multi-album deals to relative unknowns, Rhett Miller and the Old 97's sat in the offices...
- Fiest-aah!: Will 18 days of party madness kill us or make us stronger?
I had just moved to San Antonio when one day I noticed a bunch of bleachers stacked beneath the highway underpasses near Downtown. I asked my...
- Diego Bernal Wants to Occupy Downtown: Options for addressing vacant property problems
As Heywood Sanders points out in this week’s Cityscrapes column, the vacant building has become almost as much a symbol of downtown San Antonio as...
- Opening in Orlando: ‘Bad Words,’ ‘Divergent’ and ‘Muppets Most Wanted’
Movies playing in Orlando theaters this week
- Fierce Emcee Ana Tijoux Returns to SA with Free Show
First things first, don’t blame Ana Tijoux for her slightly spotty English. Blame me for not speaking Spanish or French, the two languages Tijoux...
- ‘Tim’s Vermeer’ captures an inventor’s strange artistic obsession
Movie about San Antonio inventor Tim Jenison explores inventor’s fascination with Johannes Vermeer’s technique
- ‘Tim’s Vermeer’ Captures SA Inventor’s Strange Artistic Obsession
The first time I ever really felt that I “got” art was, ironically, not from viewing a great work. It was reading Salvador Dalí’s Diary of a Genius, in which the...
- Living On the Cheap … In Alamo Heights
Pre-dating the Dominion and Stone Oak, an Alamo Heights address was often the signifier of wealth and class in San Antonio. Nowadays, the tony vibe remains...
- An Introduction to SA
I see you’ve recently moved to San Antonio. Excellent choice. Or maybe you’re just visiting and wondering what it’s like to live here on the regular...
- Slanted and Enchanted: Bye-bye Jim Beal, E-N music columnist retires
“I’m not gonna miss the deadlines, I can tell you that,” said Jim Beal Jr., 63, discussing his impending retirement from the Express-News. For more than...
- Will the SA/Monterrey High-Speed Rail Line Really Happen?
File this under “so crazy it just might work:” U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar, whose district starts in Bexar County and extends down to Laredo, held a...
- Want a Real Horror Movie? Watch ‘Freedom Riders’
“Who the hell is Diane Nash?” I know it’s Martin Luther King Jr.’s week, but let’s pause to acknowledge Nash. As detailed in the impressive...
- Digital Media’s FOMO is Ruining Journalism
Introducing a new, semi-regular column on media matters. In the last issue of the Current, the staff here suggested resolutions for various San Antonians...
- Resolutions for SA's Arts Community
If you’ve ever witnessed what goes down when a designer puppy is brought home to a family with a faithful mutt in its sunset years, then you’ll...
- The Year in Drunk: 8 hazy recollections of 2013
The sloppiest celebrations of alcohol in 2013.
- Big Freedia Everywhere (Including San Antonio)
It’s been a huge year for Big Freedia, and she’ll start wrapping it up here on ... introduce...
- Red Dawn: Why SA is the GOP’s Best Bet for the Future
Before I moved to San Antonio, the little I gleaned of her citizens’ politics inked an indelible blue portrait in my mind. At the time, I...
- Real or Fake? Breastaurant Names
With dumb names as obvious as Hooters and Bikinis, you might think creating the perfect breastaurant brand was as easy as slapping a trademark on some...
- Renowned Journalist Covers His Family’s SA History in New Book
Don’t judge a book by its cover. When The Harness Maker’s Dream: Nathan Kallison and the Rise of South Texas, first arrived in the office this...
- 6 Local Holiday Gift Markets
Last week, we provided you with more than 50 gift ideas easily available at local establishments. But, oy, the driving, and the walking, and...
- Should You See the 'Oldboy' Remake?
I’ll admit it, I fell hard for the original Oldboy, the film that launched South Korean director Park Chan-wook to prominence worldwide with its impressive...
- Pig Out with These Alternative Thanksgiving Recipes
The idea of roasting a turkey stresses us out. There’s the matter of cleaning out the ugly bits, and patting it dry for what seems like hours...
- In Memoriam: Rick Hunter 1960-2013
“Boom.” That’s the answer given by more than one of photographer Rick Hunter’s many shocked friends to the question of how to sum up the local...
- Fall Visual Art: 8 Must-See Exhibits
Oct 9-Jan 19. 'Native Son'. Born in El Paso to a neon sign-maker father, Luis A. Jiménez Jr. found influence in that medium and in...
- Fall Performing Arts: 8 of the hottest tickets in town
Oct 10-Oct 13. 'Cinderella' | Dance | Ballet San Antonio brings the penultimate version of Cinderella, choreographed by acclaimed artistic...
- Documentary Shines Light on Shady Assisted Living Industry
Moving Mom, Dad, Grandma or Grandpa into assisted living is already an agonizing choice. Wondering whether these unregulated facilities are in...
- FemTechNet Hopes to Revolutionize SA’s Higher Education Possibilities
The makings of a revolution in higher education just might be forming here in San Antonio, but not at UTSA, or Trinity, or Incarnate Word, or any...
- The Biggest Little Gay Rights Battle in Texas: An NDO timeline
It’s been a long, bumpy road for a seemingly simple rule update. The City of San Antonio has long had a non-discrimination ordinance in place, which...
- ‘Wonder Worlds’ Gives Amusement Parks Surreal Life
In looking photographer Rebecca Dietz’ work assembled for “Wonder Worlds,” opening Thursday as an official Fotoseptiembre event, my mind wanders, unexpectedly...
- Rise of SA’s Female Breadwinners: Seven powerful first-person accounts
In late May, the Pew Research Center released a report showing that more than 40 percent of U.S. households with children under age 18 list women as the sole...
- Rise of the Female Breadwinners: Rachel Gonzales-Mata
Rachel Gonzales-Mata 34; married Children: sons, 16, 5, daughter, 14
Job title: Licensed Vocational Nurse/Nurse Care Technician; $50,000-$75,000...
- Rise of the Female Breadwinners: Brenner Stiles
Brenner Stiles 35; divorced. Children: Daughter, 17, son, 10
Job title: Peer support specialist with Department of Veteran Affairs...
- Three Epic Park Projects That Could Transform SA
Pearsall Park, deep in the heart of the South Side, is a surreal place. As it is now, a quick turn off Old Pearsall Road pulls you from a busy strip of tire...
- Tig Notaro's 'Live' Worth Revisiting
Last summer, Tig Notaro performed one of the ballsiest acts the comedy world has ever encountered. Her set at Largo in L.A. became so legendary...
- Three Walls and Cactus Bra Re-Emerge at Sala Diaz ‘Duplex’
With a terse three sentences sent in late June, Michele Monseau simultaneously cleared the air and paved the way forward for her Three Walls gallery: “Three...
- Beaches Be Trippin': Five Texas Coast Spots Worth the Drive
Let’s face it, most of us Lone Stars view the Texas coast as a poor man’s Waikiki. Hell, maybe just a poor man’s Panama Beach — only to be used...
- Opening in Orlando
What’s playing on screens around town this week
- Don’t write off ‘The Lone Ranger’
Retelling of old Western makes for the least serious, most intellingent action move of the year
- 'The Lone Ranger' Rides Again
The cinema snobs scoffed, the industry folks couldn’t raise their eyebrows any higher, and the politically correct sharpened their spears. As for me, I...
- Rassle up some LGBT fun at SA Country Saloon
SA Country Saloon can be summed up by its most striking feature: a boot-shaped disco ball, which spins on a floor alternately used for line dancing and...
- Awesome or Awful: Ke$ha’s Questionable Decisions
Dear Ke$ha, It’s important that you know this comes from a place of love. You are, by far, the most interesting female pop star working right now...
- Dog-Friendly Restaurant Charlie Wants a Burger Still Ruff Around the Edges
On paper, the pup-centric concept behind Charlie Wants a Burger sounds great: a dog-friendly River Walk restaurant specializing in all-American chow, with a...
- To Talk or Not to Talk: HemisFair and Convention Center designs
Taken together, the joint public input processes for both HemisFair park and the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center remind us of that Best in Show...
- 'Before Midnight': Linklater Wraps Up His Talky Trilogy
Richard Linklater has all but assured himself a spot in film studies syllabi forever more with his trilogy of films Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, and...
- Blue Box Bartender Spills His Secrets Weekly
When I bring up Olaf Harmel’s name among local cocktail cognoscenti, the responses land in one of two camps: he’s a Leonardo da Vinci of drinks or he’s kind...
- Newsmonger: Down and Dirty in the Districts for City Council Runoffs
Saturday, June 15, marks the runoff elections for city council seats for Districts 5 and 8...
- Public Art: Creating 'Ballroom Luminoso'
The unexpected Ballroom Luminoso project on San Antonio’s South Side astonished almost everyone involved. “I was really surprised,” said...
- What a Bunch of Hoo-ha: Alamo Director Divorces Over Sexting
Sometimes, as they say, “it’s lonely at the top;” so lonely that you just have to reach out into the technology-obsessed darkness and flash your junk à la...
- Tattooed Ladies' Night at Nightrocker Live
Roland “Nightrocker” Fuentes offers the least ladylike “ladies’ night” I’ve ever seen. For girls who just wanna have fun — and by fun I mean...
- Newsmonger: Regular Session Round-up
Unlike our rainy late spring, the 83rd regular legislative session shocked Texans for being, well, dry. Where were the knock-down, drag-out fights over abortion, drug...
- Old Tin Barn Saloon's Down Home Appeal
I wasn’t supposed to end up at the Old Tin Barn Saloon as I biked home from the Tejano Conjunto Festival with my husband. But as we crossed underneath...
- Review: 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist'
Mira Nair’s new film, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, arrives at a time when its story is likely to be of interest to a much larger audience, now...
- Icehouses Cure What Ails Ya
San Antonians know that icehouses, those uniquely Texan structures, are “the cause of and solution to all of life’s problems” to paraphrase Homer Simpson...
- Halo hovers on the North Side
The ownership of Halo, a club that celebrated their grand opening last weekend, tells you everything you need to know. It’s pretty much exactly what you’d...
- Fast Foodie: The Luxury
It seems ridiculous that San Antonio had to wait so long for The Luxury, renowned chef Andrew Weissman’s (Sandbar, Il Sogno) latest effort to cater to the masses. The funky shipping container concept took about two years longer than expected to open on an a
- Irony of the year: The Korova to improve sound at Limelight
On the afternoon of Friday, March 29, when The Korova co-owner Angel Castorena posted a message on Facebook warning that he’d soon make “a big...
- Fiesta Survival Guide
Meet Isis Madrid. She’s our digital content editor. Isis moved to San Antonio from Boston, Mass., last summer, which means she’s never before experienced...
- Saveurs 209: Fine French dining on the block gentrification forgot
Next door to a loan service shop and across the street from the recently incinerated Frisky-a-Go-Go building ain't the most obvious locale for...
- Interview with Char Miller
At War Over the Environment: Two Experts on the Politics of Parks and the Natural World with George Bristol and Char Miller
- State to Repo COSA's Payday Lender Ordinance?
No good deed goes unpunished, a phrase that’s more than just cliché when it comes to politics. At the beginning of the year, a City ordinance restricting credit...
- Mother Mother, one of the hottest bands from the Great White North
While U.S.-based press on Mother Mother, who open for AWOLNATION at the White Rabbit March 9, might be slim, our neighbors to the north...
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows: Part 1
Potter finale leads off with a dark installment
- Morning Glory
Directed by Roger Michell
Opens Nov. 12
Having a journalist review Morning Glory is a little like having a train conductor review Unstoppable: We’re essentially the butt of the joke. At the very least, though, screenwriter Aline Bros
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