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An Octoroon - Brandon Jacobs-Jenkins

Here be spoilers.

Company One’s production of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ An Octoroon is every bit as good as everyone says it is. It is also sold out through the rest of its run (ends Feb 27) but if you have the time to spare, try for a waitlist ticket. 509 more words

February 1 in San Antonio history...

The Menger Hotel (right) holds its grand opening.

Classes begin at the brand new Thomas Jefferson High School.

The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo is held in the new SBC Center for the first time.


On this Day in History

On this Day in History in 1859: Brahms’ 1st piano concerto (in D minor) premieres, Hanover.

December 22 in San Antonio history...

The cornerstone of  St. Mark’s Episcopal Church is laid, but because of the Civil War, the first service in the completed church was not held until Easter 1875. 79 more words


When a religionist can't explain something so they automatically assume it is a deity...

One of my biggest annoyances is when someone say’s “well scientists can’t explain this… therefore… <insert their deity here>“…

I think the easiest way to refute their ‘argument’ (if you can call it an argument) is to say “ 307 more words


November 10 in San Antonio history...

World War I – 1915
The Italian liner Ancona, carrying 482 passengers and a crew of 160, has been torpedoed and sunk by a large submarine flying the Austrian flag. 54 more words


King Wheat 1859  

Minnesota’s first shipment of spring wheat is warmly received in Chicago–marking the start of an agricultural export that will become King in coming years. Production grows wildly as railroads connect farms to inland markets. 243 more words