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Can't miss Conjunto Los Pinkys show; Chicano Batman joins Jack White tour

On a lazy Sunday afternoon, nothing beats a cold beer and good Conjunto music. But where can you find the folkloric squeezebox-heavy music? Austin doesn’t have a full-time designated venue for this, so if there’s an Austin-area Conjunto band you like, it’s best to follow the band instead of the venue. 207 more words

Latino Culture

Retirees Go Abroad – Who painted that picture of a Horse on the Hill - Wiltshire

You may recall in my early blogs about Oxford and Cambridge that I had planned to visit the White Horse. Well we were going through Wiltshire on the way to Long Eaton so I thought we should not miss the opportunity. 389 more words

Bristol

High and Over

Chalk hill figures have always fascinated me. I think they fascinated my dad. He’d have known the Long Man at Wilmington in Sussex from his childhood and he took us to see it in 1954. 182 more words

Travel

The Taylor Swift Legacy: What makes her so iconic

Natalie Barletta – Opinions Editor

Taylor Swift is one of those celebrities everyone just knows, unless you’ve been living under a rock for several years. When she first stepped onto the scene in 2006, she sang the words that every teenage girl in America seemed to think. 587 more words

Opinions

Flickering Lights and Other Gags

A little over five years ago, during my senior year of high school, I had just moved into my dad’s apartment. It was one of those big complexes with a dozen buildings and probably a dozen units per building. 1,155 more words

Family

The White Horse of Uffington

Although chalk figures appear in many places throughout the world, there is one region in particular that has a wealth of them. Mighty figures of men with clubs, ogres and rampant steeds, acres in extent, and visible across great counties, decorate the hillsides in Southern England. 1,329 more words

Legend

London, Part IV (Actually, A Shit Day in Oxford)

Katie and I woke up and met Chris at Paddington Station, where we were catching a train to go to Oxford. I’d wanted to do at least one day trip while I was in London and decided on Oxford because it’s featured prominently in some of my favorite fictional series: the His Dark Materials trilogy and the television shows Inspector Morse and Inspector Lewis. 976 more words

Travels