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May 2021 Web Extras

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Several stories in the May magazine feature Web Extras, with additional information and photos available online. Here are links to stories where you’ll find web-exclusive content marked Web Extra.

The Song That Got Me Through a Year of Pandemic Is …
It’s the End of the World as We Know It by R.E.M.” Ain’t that the truth? Check out the other earworms working their way through Co-op Country.

Serendipity Spinners
Learn about spinning events in Texas.

Listening to Texas
Follow ballad hunter John Avery Lomax on his travels through East Texas as he searched prison yards and company towns for folk songs during the first half of the 20th century.

Drink a Beer, Make Some Art
Author Bill Wittliff offers a detailed guide on making a pinhole camera to capture solargraphs.

The Hero of Cinco de Mayo
Listen to writer and historian W.F. Strong read his story about Mexican general Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín.

Used Cars
Chet has his eyes on a collection of antique Cadillacs. Stroll with him through this video as he considers giving one a paint job.

Focus on Texas: Historic Texas
The good ol’ days are right here. All you have to do is check out our slideshow.

Universal Appeal
Marvel at the night sky with E. Dan Klepper. We’ll help you find the darkest skies in Texas.