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On the open road of old, travelers didn’t have mobile phones, satellite radio or GPS keeping them company in their cars. Drivers relied entirely on paper maps and signs to navigate, and backseat boredom was subdued by gazing out the window at the countryside, counting cows and playing “the Alphabet Game,” and – if you…

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It’s equal parts merry and macabre. Wicked and wonderful. Delightful and demented. Our Dancing with Death exhibition explores interpretations of Death in works of art on paper that span the fifteenth to twentieth centuries, and it’s on view now through November 26th, 2017. Lucky for you, ours isn’t the only marvelously macabre collection in the Lone Star…

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you might have noticed that Austin is changing. Rapidly. Sitting in traffic is now officially Austin’s #1 pastime ( “tweeting about sitting in traffic” comes in at a close second). You can’t swing a cat without hitting a craft brewery or fair-trade coffee “haus.” New start-ups are everywhere,…

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School is out. It’s time to explore, play, and have adventures. The Blanton’s family and community programs team crafted just the thing for anyone who wants make the most out of their visit to the museum— a good old Choose Your Own Adventure story, with a mysterious plot. If you were a kid in the…

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