arts & culture


The Invention of Love

Ambitious script, gifted cast take us inside a brilliant mind in Austin Shakespeare's production

The Wiz

The whole ROYGBIV takes center stage in Austin Community College's brightly colored and dazzlingly designed Oz musical

"Neil O'Brien: (I saw You) Chugging from a 2 Liter"

Easy drinking in O'Brien's Common House solo show of prints and paintings


all over creation

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  • Working in Stereo

    Sean Ripple on "Tom Sachs: Boombox Retrospective" and the rising role of the artist-curator

    By SETH ORION SCHWAIGER, Fri., Feb. 20, 2015

  • Past Passion

    Austin Shakespeare revisits Tom Stoppard in Hades for The Invention of Love

    By ROBERT FAIRES, Fri., Feb. 20, 2015

  • Everything Is Established

    Physical Plant's new work is a fast, funny, disturbing example of great Austin playmaking

    By ELIZABETH COBBE, Fri., Feb. 20, 2015

  • Misalliance

    This G.B. Shaw comedy is typically dense with dialogue, but the student actors at St. Edward's manage to keep tensions high

    By ELISSA RUSSELL, Fri., Feb. 20, 2015

  • "Tony de los Reyes: Border Theory"

    The unfortunately apolitical but undeniably charming work of Tony de los Reyes

    By SETH ORION SCHWAIGER, Fri., Feb. 20, 2015

  • Waxing Queer

    Performance artist Silky Shoemaker opens the doors to queer culture's lost past with her gay wax museum

    By ANDY CAMPBELL, Fri., Feb. 13, 2015

  • A Different Beast

    For Belle Redux, Stephen Mills takes an innovative approach to Beauty and the Beast

    By ROBERT FAIRES, Fri., Feb. 13, 2015

  • Peter and the Starcatcher

    Zach Theatre's Peter and the Starcatcher brings storytelling magic to the tale of how Peter Pan came to be

    By ELISSA RUSSELL, Fri., Feb. 13, 2015

  • The True Story of Bonnie and Clyde

    Crank Collective revives Texas' most infamous outlaw couple in a short and folksy musical that mixes fact and fiction

    Fri., Feb. 13, 2015

  • "Soft Wax: Adam Crosson"

    Adam Crosson melds history and architecture in a solo exhibition that rewards the studious eye

    By CAITLIN GREENWOOD, Fri., Feb. 13, 2015

  • Delighted Lee

    Actor Lee Eddy is back onstage in Austin after five years away, and boy, is she happy

    By ROBERT FAIRES, Fri., Feb. 6, 2015

  • Finding Refuge

    UT theatre students cross borders with the acclaimed artists of the Moving Company in Refugia

    By ROBERT FAIRES, Fri., Feb. 6, 2015

  • Thr3e Zisters

    InThr3e Zisters, Salvage Vanguard disinters Chekhov's famous siblings in a beautiful, fascinating, cutting way

    By ELIZABETH COBBE, Fri., Feb. 6, 2015

  • Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

    The Chicago troupe's dances, grounded in contemporary ballet, ranged from ceremonial to intimate to absurd

    By JONELLE SEITZ, Fri., Feb. 6, 2015

  • "Sara Frantz: Between Borderlands"

    The artist's gouache-and-graphite, abstracted renderings of landscapes and buildings are how a machine might see the world

    By WAYNE ALAN BRENNER, Fri., Feb. 6, 2015

  • Soundpainting Bowie

    In The Bowie Project 2, everyone is Bowie, and nothing stays the same

    By JONELLE SEITZ, Fri., Jan. 30, 2015

  • "Extremezzotints"

    Slugfest Gallery's sampling of the exquisitely complicated print process called mezzotint will have you gawking

    By WAYNE ALAN BRENNER, Fri., Jan. 30, 2015

  • All Over Creation: Site Specifics

    Fusebox Festival helps the community envision a new kind of development with thinkEAST

    By ROBERT FAIRES, Fri., Jan. 30, 2015

  • DNA

    Capital T Theatre's DNA reveals more about how animals behave in a group than an episode of Nature

    By ROBERT FAIRES, Fri., Jan. 30, 2015

  • The Good Eye: Oh Buoyancy

    ... like Sandra Bullock in the Shenzhou capsule, hours after George Clooney's dimples have drifted into the fathomless beyond

    By AMY GENTRY, Fri., Jan. 23, 2015

  • The Good Eye: Haul of Fame

    The cost-benefit analysis of clothing on the cheap

    By AMY GENTRY, Fri., Jan. 16, 2015

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    You could pick this column up and read it right now or ...

    By AMY GENTRY, Fri., Nov. 21, 2014

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    Blow-Up vs. The Eyes of Laura Mars: The female gaze of male gaze is way more compelling

    By AMY GENTRY, Fri., Nov. 7, 2014

  • The Good Eye: Trendhopping

    If a "Rare Trend" is defined as quality fabrics, expert stitching, and an exacting eye, call us trendy

    By AMY GENTRY, Fri., Sept. 26, 2014

  • The Good Eye: You Say You Want a Resolution

    Austin's budding fashion industry gets a vote of confidence – and a shot at diversity

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

  • The Good Eye: She of Many Hats (and Antlers)

    Learn a little more about the woman who parties like it's 1929

    By AMY GENTRY, Fri., Aug. 15, 2014

  • The Good Eye: Nostalgia for the New

    Pull up that Arvin and read about from whence it came

    By AMY GENTRY, Fri., July 18, 2014

  • The Good Eye: Dance Dance Party Party Reboot Reboot

    Get down with your bad self sans fear of crotch-leeches

    By AMY GENTRY, Fri., July 11, 2014

  • The Good Eye: Bringing Messy Back

    Them other boys don't know how to craft ...

    By AMY GENTRY, Fri., July 4, 2014

  • The Good Eye: Summer Camp

    Notes on QueerBomb's profusion of glitter and camp

    By AMY GENTRY, Fri., June 20, 2014

  • The Good Eye: Perfume Is a Country

    Two local perfumers make natural magic in Austin

    Fri., June 6, 2014

  • The Good Eye: Swimming While Fat

    Does this swimsuit make me look fat? I hope so.

    By AMY GENTRY, Fri., May 16, 2014

  • The Good Eye: From Bauhaus to Bang-Bang

    UT design students kick off Austin Fashion Week with a 'Spectrum' of influences

    By AMY GENTRY, Fri., April 25, 2014

  • The Good Eye

    Old Bohemia

    By AMY GENTRY, Fri., March 28, 2014

  • The Good Eye: Farm to Face

    Gourmet skincare by women, for women

    By AMY GENTRY, Fri., Feb. 28, 2014

  • The Good Eye

    Ah, le printemps

    By AMY GENTRY, Fri., Feb. 21, 2014

  • The Good Eye

    Rekh & Datta's 'slow clothing' line takes its time going from Texas to Rajasthan and back again

    By AMY GENTRY, Fri., Dec. 20, 2013

  • The Good Eye

    Your new style columnist, alas, is not the world's most stylish woman

    By AMY GENTRY, Fri., Dec. 13, 2013