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Darcie Duttweiler

Got a Secret

If you’ve been to a Learning Secrets event, chances are you went home covered in your own (and possibly someone else’s) sweat after a long night of shakin’ what yo’ ...

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By Darcie Duttweiler Photos By Trevor Ray Thompson Issue Mar 2010 Neighborhood Midtown

Mazel Tov Cocktail Hour: Have a Kosher Time

Late one chilly, wintry Monday night, I cozied up to the bar at the East Side Showroom with a French 75 in hand and a pork belly waiting to be ...

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By Darcie Duttweiler Photos By Cory Ryan Issue Mar 2010 Neighborhood East Side

Bringin' Sexy Back: One Intimate Toy and Pole Dance at a Time

A few minutes after opening shop one quiet morning, a customer pops into Forbidden Fruit, the small sex boutique on North Loop Boulevard, with a plate of cookies for an ...

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By Darcie Duttweiler Photos By Cory Ryan Issue Feb 2010 Neighborhood North Side

Arturo Castellanos, IT Guy

Do you remember those Saturday Night Live skits with Nick Burns, “your company’s computer guy”? The jingle of “he’s gonna fix your computer, and then he’s gonna make fun of ...

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By Darcie Duttweiler Photos By Annie Ray Issue Jan 2010 Neighborhood

woxy.com

Blaring U2’s “Sunday, Bloody Sunday” out of Southern Ohio on Labor Day weekend, 1985, FM station Woxy—precursor to Woxy.com—began its broadcasting career. This may not sound groundbreaking today, but at ...

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By Darcie Duttweiler Photos By Jake Holt Issue Jan 2010 Neighborhood

Austin Boxing Babes

It’s easy for a woman to become wrapped up in the newest exercise craze. Seriously, how did spinning become so popular? Strippercize? No, thanks. Imagine a lady’s surprise when she ...

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By Darcie Duttweiler Photos By Issue Jan 2010 Neighborhood South Side

Wherever You're Near, I Hear a Symphony

Rounding out its 98th year in existence, the Austin Symphony has been gearing up for its annual holiday performances since the ’09-’10 season was announced last spring. Although the musicians ...

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By Darcie Duttweiler Photos By Mark Herron Issue Dec 2009 Neighborhood Campus / Hyde Park

Buggin' Out

“I never had the attention to focus on sewing,” Marnie Cooper laughs.
This is an interesting sentiment, considering it’s coming from the creator and designer of Marnie Bugs, a successful line ...

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By Darcie Duttweiler Photos By Carlos Benavides Issue Nov 2009 Neighborhood Downtown

Designer for Dimes

Designer Clearance House has been opened for six years, but not the way customers know of it now. Ven Shoe Salon opened DCH in 2003 after discovering a niche in ...

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By Darcie Duttweiler Photos By Shawn Kennedy Issue Nov 2009 Neighborhood West Side

Reuse, Recycle, Revamp

In this economy it’s easy to feel a little down when it comes to shopping. It’s hard to even think about shopping, an act that brings so many ladies sheer, ...

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By Darcie Duttweiler Photos By Annie Ray Issue Nov 2009 Neighborhood West Side