summertime


V.21 No.20 | 5/17/2012

Aural Fixation

Summertime

A playlist slathered in SPF 50

The first day of summer officially arrives on June 20. But with school being out and temperatures reaching into the upper ’80s, it’s as good as here. Assuming the moth army retreats from our corner of the world some point soon, I expect the next 12 weeks or so to be the finest of the year. Here are 15 hot tracks to go with it. Listen here.

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V.19 No.14 | 4/8/2010
Marisa Demarco

News

BREAKING: Bosque Fire

The Bosque is on fire near Bridge and 8th Street. The sky in the Downtown area is yellow as smoke plumes drift through the afternoon sky. The wind is making it hard to contain the fire.

UPDATE: Shortly after I posted this blog, I rode my bike into Barelas just north of the fire. The smoke was thick, visible in the neighborhood, and residents stood along the sidewalk with their shirts pulled up over their noses. The National Hispanic Cultural Center was evacuated earlier in the day, along with some businesses in the area and homes south of the NHCC. The fire encompassed about 40 acres, according to this KOB report that was updated at about 5:30 p.m.