Summer 2012

Digital Edition



Table of Contents

On the Cover

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    The Least Interesting Man in the World

    Or so says Evan Smith. But we beg to differ. / By John T. Davis / Photography by Cody Hamilton Evan Smith has no secret life. He doesn’t masquerade at …

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Special Feature

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    Second Acts

    It is never too late to pursue your passion / By Steve Uhler F. Scott Fitzgerald observed, “There is no second act to American lives.” But F. Scott Fitzgerald never …

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Letters

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    From the Editor

    One year ago, we began an adventure, an adventure with a mission. Our mission was to provide a forum for the men of Austin, to feature the most interesting men …

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Contributors

The Buzz

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    Festivals and Concerts

    Formula 1 Expo and Music & Arts Present: Band of the Year 2012 June 16, Moody Theater In order to gear up for the big race in November, Formula 1 …

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    The One

    App: iGoToo Leading Austin-based app-development firm Rocksauce Studios has given back to its supporting community by highlighting it in the commercial for the iGoToo app the company developed. iGoToo is …

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    Austin Innovator

    Communications trailblazer Kevin Benz celebrates everything Austin with CultureMap Austin’s one-year anniversary / By Chad Swiatecki / Photo by Rudy Arocha When Kevin Benz starts talking about the many twists, …

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    Siren Songs

    The women who rocked the stage at SXSW / By Jane Field Brittany Howard Brittany Howard’s voice cracks across a stage like the most heart-stopping sounds of Janis Joplin. Her …

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    Colin Pope

    ABJ editor has his finger on the pulse of the Austin business community / By Chad Swiatecki / Photo by Sadie Barton How many people are vying for Colin Pope’s …

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The Good Life

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    The Allure of Moonshine

    Leah Severe concocts the perfect summer cocktail with Waterloo Gin / By Molly McManus / Photos by Rudy Arocha It’s Friday night and Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill has an …

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    The Seedling Truck

    Bringing the taste of summer to the streets of Austin / By Tiffany Harelik Summer crops bring tasty menu options for food truck chefs who are part of the farm-to-table …

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    Rock-Star Chef

    Top chef Paul Qui wins James Beard Award, bringing it to Austin for a second consecutive year / By Russell Pawlowski Here is a recipe for a rock-star chef: 1. …

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    A Manly Massage

    Good for What ‘Ales’ You The What Ales You signature spa package from Travaasa Austin will treat Dad to an 80-minute Energetic Edge massage followed by a Peppermint Zenergy Foot …

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    Bringing Shade to the Community

    Dr. Daniel Ladd’s nonprofit, The Shade Project, strives to educate on skin-cancer prevention / By Ayanna Estelle “I don’t even remember if sunscreen existed when I was a kid,” says …

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    The Ultimate Round of Golf

    Nine holes for your bucket list / By Chris Baldwin If you’re the type of guy who dreams of undulating greens as much as you do Kate Upton, you have …

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    The Rules, According to Willie

    By Turk Pipkin and Willie Nelson It’s been 30-something years since I teed my first ball at Pedernales Golf Club, Willie Nelson’s scrappy nine-hole course overlooking the Pedernales River. Willie …

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    Masters of the Links

    Celebrated Austin golfers share their love of the game Austin is blessed with an abundance of beautiful and challenging golf courses, as well as several notable experts and professional golfers. …

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    The 2012 PGA Tour

    Who is hot, from seasoned pros to young guns / By Marshall Fields The professional golf tour has had a great start to its season. Bubba Watson, a beloved Georgia …

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The Essentials

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    Summer Days

    Round Rock Express’ Mark Hamburger sports the latest fashions to keep you looking and feeling cool / By Molly McManus It’s the bottom of the ninth. Two outs. Bases loaded. …

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    Four Summer Looks for Any Occassion

    A Night Out with the Boys Forget the sport coats and dress shirts; this casual look is perfect for a night out with the guys. Whether hanging out at Alamo …

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    Summer Shades

    Tom Ford tortoise shell glasses, $360, available at St. Bernard Sports. SALT gunmetal glasses, $425, available at St. Bernard Sports. TOMS Classic glasses, $140, available at Stag. Jolie Rouge longhorn …

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The Opposite Sex

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    MANifest Destiny

    Looking at the men of LA with an eye on Austin / By Michelle Valles / Photo by Rudy Arocha We’re savoring our lovely lunch at Villa Blanca, gawking at …

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In the Know

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    Rub It In

    Discovering the benefits and types of massage therapy / By Jill Case Massage is not just a form of self-indulgence or a way to feel pampered. Massage therapy has been …

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    Boot Camp Basics

    Ripped is in / By Ryan Nail / Photos by Rudy Arocha Big is out and ripped is in, and with the summer already here, taking your shirt off should …

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    Crazy Sports Dad

    Parents decimated by outbreak of YSID (Youth-Sports-Induced Dementia) / By Clay Nichols As a young man, I declined to watch sports, an activity I judged a silly waste of time …

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    Exploring Investment Choices

    Looking beyond traditional asset classes / By James W. Hamilton, III Stocks, bonds and cash are fundamental components of an investment portfolio. However, many other investments can be used to …

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    Do You Need a Prenup?

    Communicate, plan and compromise well before you hear wedding bells / By John A. Hay III Lawyers often are asked by friends or clients whether a premarital agreement (“prenup”) should …

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    Financial Infidelity

    When a hidden receipt spells big trouble / By Eric Leech According to surveys, approximately 30 percent of all couples have lied to their partner about finances, about everything from …

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The Last Word

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    The Joy of Life

    Experiencing the Thrill of Creation / By Roy Spence “This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the …

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