254 Ways to Defend Poor People in Texas
Nationally, about 80 percent of state criminal defendants are too poor to afford to hire a lawyer, yet they’re entitled to legal representation under the...
Mayoral Horse Race
In an op-ed in the last issue of the Current, Frederick Williams noted that District 2 City Councilwoman Ivy Taylor, who is being...
Sail Away: Get on a boat in Canyon Lake
Around the corner from my house lives a guy who inexplicably runs his powerboat engine in his driveway for hours several times a week. I guess that’s what...
‘Blue Ruin’ De-glamorizes the Classic Revenge Plot
Vengeance is messy. That’s one of the most unfair things about life; how complicated justice can be. Major religions have warned us for millennia that humans judging and exacting revenge...
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...
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...
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...
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
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