Lydia Howl is currently working as a freelance journalist for several different publications focusing on media, green living and independent art. Howl serves as Editor for Austin Art Underground and SMASHED Magazine, an Austin, Texas based literary magazine.
Janet Elizabeth Hammer
I spent my childhood with my nose in books like "Amphigory" and "Where the Sidewalk Ends". I had to go to the library to read these as they were evil and not allowed in my house. I was moved to Dallas in the 3rd grade, which I didn't like. I did however Love the Dallas Museum of Art and Shakespeare in the Park. I liked the artistic undercurrent there, I adored the everyday as art of Austin. I moved here as soon as I could hitch a ride here. I had to go back to Dallas many times for irritating things like school. I graduated from Richardson High School in 1987. I did some time in various colleges. I have lived in Austin longer than any other city in the United States. There was a 12 year lapse in which I lived in Seattle WA. I moved back 2 years ago. I am quite happy with the way small independent galleries have sprung up all around Austin. I am happy that there are so many DIY projects going on including magazines, theaters, art showings, writing groups, comedy and on and on. I am just an Austinite to my core and always will be. I can't list my favorite of anything such as films, books, artists because I like to many and the one who carries the most favor with me changes daily. I don't like writing about myself much but I will say I really love mashed potatos and a good nap.
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