In last week’s Grammy, A&E Editor Mason Walker lamented that “Beyonce was a little jipped,” and that Beck won the Album of the Year category for an LP that was an “echo” of his better work. Here, Rachel fires back, defending Beck against all who diss his Grammy win””and his career. Beyonce, Imma let you finish, but”¦ After the Grammys last week, the Internet basically exploded when Beck won Album of the Year instead of...

Looking for a place to live off-campus your   senior senior year  can be totally overwhelming. All of a sudden, you have to think about things like utilities and asbestos and whether you REALLY want to pay for cable (note: you don’t). Once you do find a place that fits your basic needs, it’s tempting to just slap your signature on a lease agreement and be done with it. However, there are a variety of other...

Alright, y’all. In case you didn’t know, it’s the most wonderful time of the year””in San Antonio, that is. It’s rodeo time! As a San Antonio native, I grew up making a yearly pilgrimage to the rodeo, and it’s one of my favorite things to do in this city. If you’re new here or just haven’t gone in previous years, it’s time you fix that. Here are the best, the worst and the strangest things...

It’s Rachel again. Now that you know your way around the rodeo, I’d like to introduce you to Texas country music. For you country skeptics out there, don’t write me off just yet. I used to be one of you. Even after I began to enjoy country on occasion, I still took issue with the highly processed Nashville crap I encountered on the radio. Yes, I’m generalizing””I don’t dislike all of it””but for the most...

If you weren’t already aware, it might surprise you to know that San Antonio has a pretty legit classical music scene. In recent years, our city has made great strides in the arts, including the introduction of an annual festival featuring a different composer every year. Previous years have focused on Tchaikovsky and Beethoven, among others; this year, the festival features the music of Richard Strauss, the renowned German composer of the late 19th and...

As the newest addition to the A&E family, I’m excited to share my love of all things culture, from literature to music and beyond. This week, I’ll treat you to a discussion of British rock. Let’s get a bit international, shall we? First, I’ll confess: I’m a bit of an Anglophile. I adore British television, favor British literature, spent a glorious semester in the U.K. and””most importantly, for your purposes””listen to quite a lot of...