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Winter 2011

Digital Edition



Table of Contents

On the Cover

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    The Straights

    Cover Story

    Rising Son By Steve Uhler / Photos By Rudy Arocha No doubt about it – dads and their sons can have a challenging road to navigate. Just ask Martin Sheen. But every …

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Special Feature

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    Feature

    State of the Arts Steering Austin’s Arts Organizations Through the Best and the Worst of Times / John T. Davis / Photos by William Russell It was the best of …

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Letters

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    Letter from the Editor

    2012 The Year of The Giving Man Giving your son a skill is better than giving him one thousand pieces of gold. -Chinese proverb Looking to the father and son …

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Contributors

The Buzz

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    The Buzz

    CONCERTS WILLIE NELSON Dec. 30 & 31, ACL Live Willie Nelson, the man whose music is pretty much the sound of Texas, returns to his hometown for a two-night stand to …

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    Austin Innovator

    JB Hager and Paul Boukadakis MTV Unplugged step aside. Austin’s own on-airsteaming Has arrived / By Chad Swiatecki It’s entirely possible that JB Hager has created the 21st century’s answer to MTV Unplugged right …

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    Siren Songs

    Sirens of the Bazaar Hot Club of Cowtown / By: Joelle Pearson This hard-swinging western trio, bred in New York’s East Village and now based in Austin, may be Texas’ …

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The Good Life

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    Guilty Pleasure

    Close Encounters Finley’s eight-step shave is a masculine right of passage/ By Joelle Pearson  / Photo by William Russell Like a well-tailored suit or music playing from a velvety LP, a …

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    Trailer Treats

    Best of 2011 / By Tiffany Harelik Photos by Elisa Ferrari, ferrariphotography.org Austin’s trailer-food culture was born in 2006 with the founding fathers of Torchy’s Tacos, The Mighty Cone, Hey Cupcake! and Flip Happy Crepes …

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    The Good Life: Steakhouses

    The mission was simple: Navigate through the cornerstone steakhouses of Austin in search of the perfect meal. I knew the dangers that I would most likely encounter: a quick transformation …

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    The Good Life

    Good Rides: Motorcycles BMW r1200gs Adventure   Price $20,990 EPA Fuel economy 50 mpg Engine: Air-cooled/oil-cooled Boxer twin-cylinder Fuel Capacity 8.7 gallons Warranty: Three years/36,000 miles Harley Davidson 2012 night …

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    Good Sport: Running

    The Running Man RunTex’s Paul Carrozza talks the evolution of running in Austin / By Joelle Pearson The Runner’s High. Once, it was just a euphemism. In recent years, however, German scientists …

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    Good Sport: Running Trails

    Crossfit’s Ben Palmer on Austin’s best running spots Austin’s crown jewel may be the Butler Hike and Bike Trail, but less crowded and more technically challenging routes can be found outside the city center. …

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    Good Deeds

    A Glimmer of Hope By Deborah Hamilton-Lynne Consistently ranked among the top 10 Best Givers by Barron’s Magazine, which annually ranks philanthropic organizations through- out the world, Phillip and Donna Berber continue to save …

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    The Dell Children’s Medical Center Gala

    Making hospitals feel like home / By Joelle Pearson Do you remember going to a hospital as a child? If you haven’t suppressed these memories, then confusion, boredom and fear may come to mind. …

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    Getaway

    The Blue Lantern Inn A California getaway that has it all: Golf, spotfishing, shopping, fine dining and romance/ By Deborah Hamilton-Lynne Trust me on this one, guys. This is one …

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The Essentials

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    Grooming

    Invigorating Aromas Seven New Scents Bitter Orange, Bergamot, Lemon and Carrot Seeds Eau Au D’lkar by Sisley for Men, $98 (1.7 ounces), available at Saks Fifth Avenue, 9722 Great Hills …

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The Opposite Sex

In the Know

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    Health

    Preventing the Top Threats to Men’s Health The Top Five Conditions and How to Reduce Your Risk / Jill Case Although it’s true that men have a shorter lifespan than …

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    Fitness

    Training for Dancing with the Stars Dance Begins With the Core / Ryan Nail When they think of dancing, most people think of weddings where people shake their hips and …

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    Happy Holidays from the Family Man

    Gifts I Would Love for my Children to be Thankful for in 2012 / Clay Nichols I’m supposed to be writing about the holidays, but those little buggers are packed …

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    Sports Report

    Let ’s Talk Sports with Brian Jones Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports Networks’ Inside College Basketball Previews the 2011-2012 Season / Jon Rothstein Athletic directors from mid-major schools throughout the …

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    Opposite Sex

    Making a List and Checking it Twice Sage Advice for Beleaguered Men Overwhelmed with Non-Stop Holiday Cheer / Michelle Valles / Photo by Rudy Arocha Look at me sitting pretty …

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    Finance

    End-of-the-Year Investing Planning Ahead Means Savings on April 15th / James W. Hamilton, III Taking a little time out from the holiday chores to make some strategic saving and investing …

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    Real Estate

    Austin’s Hottest Zip Codes for 2012 Investing in 78738, 78746, 78757 / Andrea Gowan Austin is a beautiful city with many lovely neighborhoods and plenty of prime real estate just …

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    Legal-Ease

    Changes in Texas Paternity Laws What You Should Know About Mistaken Paternity / Sam Colletti Men who have been wrongly or mistakenly identified as the father of a child now …

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    Single Guy

    Seven New Year’s Resolutions for Men Eric Leech My resolutions for the coming year are to complain more, eat more, drink more, lie more, cheat more, drive faster, work slower …

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The Last Word

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    The Giving Man Pledge

    Let everyone know how you plan to make the city a better place. It’s easy, it’s fast, and, of course, it’s free! The Giving Man Pledge is all about showing …

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