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Failure and I Bury the Body

by Sasha West

99 Poems for the 99 Percent

edited by Dean Rader


by Harold Whit Williams


all over creation

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  • Stripped-Down Shakes

    The player and the text take center stage in this one-man adaptation of Henry V

    By ADAM ROBERTS, Fri., Sept. 12, 2014

  • Xicano Dreams: Earth, Life, and Labors of Love

    This melding of sci-fi and ancient myth found a powerful beat that made it hard not to move

    By JONELLE SEITZ, Fri., Sept. 12, 2014


  • All Over Creation: Glory Days

    When is gazing back at the past looking in the wrong direction?

    By ROBERT FAIRES, Fri., Sept. 5, 2014

  • Detroit

    Capital T's Detroit is a destination worth a visit, but you wouldn't want to live there

    By ROBERT FAIRES, Fri., Sept. 5, 2014

  • "Ryan Cronk: Migration Wisdom, Chalk Lines, Tracings, and Undertow"

    This solo show explores new existential threats in sharp analytical prints and layered chaotic collage

    By SETH ORION SCHWAIGER, Fri., Sept. 5, 2014

  • Making Offers No One Can Refuse

    The Five Families of Austin improv go Out of Bounds with the 13th annual comedy festival

    By WAYNE ALAN BRENNER, Fri., Aug. 29, 2014

  • Rich Talarico

    Key & Peele writer reveals how the comedy sausage is made

    By AMY MARTIN, Fri., Aug. 29, 2014

  • Urinetown: The Musical

    City Theatre's Urinetown milks drought conditions for a flood of fun

    By ELIZABETH COBBE, Fri., Aug. 29, 2014

  • "Michael Anthony García: Chimaera"

    This ambitious solo show explores gender duality with the help of furniture and clothing borrowed from friends and family

    By SETH ORION SCHWAIGER, Fri., Aug. 29, 2014

  • Godspell

    The Austin Theatre Project cast is exuberantly energetic, but it's in the still moments that they're most true to this musical

    By ROBERT FAIRES, Fri., Aug. 29, 2014

  • 'The Hundred-Year House'

    Author Rebecca Makkai teases the real and the unreal in this 'Austin Chronicle' Book Club selection

    By AMY GENTRY, Fri., Aug. 22, 2014

  • 'Detroit'

    Lisa D'Amour's acclaimed play finally lands in Austin, courtesy of Capital T

    By ROBERT FAIRES, Fri., Aug. 22, 2014

  • In the Company of Cats and Dogs

    The Blanton has created a fun exhibition that reveals our evolving relationship to these fur babies

    By CAITLIN GREENWOOD, Fri., Aug. 22, 2014

  • We Play Chekhov: Two Short Stories on Stage

    Breaking String's two-course meal of Chekhov tales proves both meaty and effervescent

    By STACY ALEXANDER SMITH, Fri., Aug. 22, 2014


    • Mad Men

      The 22nd annual 'Austin Chronicle' Short Story Contest

      By MONICA RIESE, Fri., Feb. 28, 2014

  • A Journey Through Hell

    Óscar Martínez talks about riding the rails through Mexico to America

    By AMANDA EYRE WARD, Fri., Oct. 11, 2013

  • SUMMER FUN 2013

  • Full Hearts Can't Lose

    The 21st annual 'Austin Chronicle' Short Story Contest

    By MONICA RIESE, Fri., Feb. 8, 2013

  • The Writing's Not on the Wall Yet

    Austin's print culture gets a boost from a new batch of indie presses and literary magazines

    Fri., Dec. 14, 2012

  • An Unlikely Reporter From the Secret Sexual Jungle

    Suzy Spencer sets aside true crime to explore Americans' particular passions

    By JOE O'CONNELL, Fri., Sept. 28, 2012

  • Hot Sauce!: Techniques for Making Signature Hot Sauces With 32 Recipes To Get You Started

    By JESSI CAPE, Fri., Aug. 24, 2012

  • The Heart of a Printer, the Art of a Chef

    Designer Jeff Scott brings the culinary life to vivid, multilayered display

    By WAYNE ALAN BRENNER, Fri., April 20, 2012


    • Power to the Pen

      Paging through the Texas Book Festival

      By KIMBERLEY JONES, Fri., Oct. 21, 2011

  • Benjamin and Byron's Long-Term Affair

    An émigré author, a bad-boy poet, and an epic trilogy at its end

    By ROBERTO ONTIVEROS, Fri., Sept. 30, 2011

  • The Geek Shall Inherit the Earth

    A dystopian future meets a pop-culture obsessed past in Ready Player One

    By JAMES RENOVITCH, Fri., Aug. 19, 2011

  • Review: After Midnight

    The rise of Nazism slowly affects a partying 19-year-old in Germany

    By SARAH SMITH, Fri., June 17, 2011

  • Home-Pun Humor

    O. Henry Pun-Off champ John Pollack has his way with words

    By KIMBERLEY JONES, Fri., May 20, 2011

  • The Heartsick Poet

    Poet Dean Young celebrates a new book and hopes for a new heart

    By AMY SMITH, Fri., April 8, 2011

  • Review: Swamplandia!

    This debut novel boasts its own exclamation point for good reason.

    By KATE X MESSER, Fri., Feb. 25, 2011

  • Getting Creative

    UT unveils a new Master of Fine Arts writing degree

    By KIMBERLEY JONES, Fri., Feb. 11, 2011

  • 2010 BOOKS TOP 10S

    • The Year in Books

      Freedom, Finkler, and Kids of America


  • Long, Last, Happy: New and Collected Stories

    This posthumous collection showcases Barry Hannah's wit, his humor, and an ear finely tuned to the myriad dialects of the South

    By KATHERINE SMITH, Fri., Dec. 10, 2010

  • GIFT GUIDE 2010

    • Setting the Table

      Oversized books

      Fri., Dec. 3, 2010

  • On the Seventh Day

    Judith Shulevitz considers the Sabbath at the Austin Jewish Book Fair

    By KIMBERLEY JONES, Fri., Nov. 12, 2010