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Going Underground at the Vortex

Lisa B. Thompson's new drama digs deep into politics past and present, and asks us all: What are you gonna do?

Robert Faires, Feature, Mar. 23, 2017

Las Cuatro Estaciones: A Story of Human Trees

In Sharon Marroquín's new dance, we are all gnarled and heliotropic

Jonelle Seitz, Feature, Mar. 23, 2017

Sam Bass Community Theatre’s Flaming Idiots

Big heart propels the slamming doors and zippy one-liners of this production of Tom Rooney’s farce

Reviewed by T. Lynn Mikeska, Review, Mar. 23, 2017

“Jana Swec: Congitopia” at grayDUCK Gallery

It’s the valuable give and take between Jana Swec and her collaborators that make this show consistent, as well as surprising

Reviewed by Sam Anderson-Ramos, Review, Mar. 23, 2017

SXSW Comedy: Doug Benson & Master Pancake: Leprechaun 5

Beloved pot and movie buff is back at SXSW with signature shows

Carina Magyar, Daily, Mar. 17, 2017 1:15 PM

Marketplace Art Gallery's Open Studio

In the Marketpace Art Gallery, four women have created a studio where they can develop as artists together

Sam Anderson-Ramos, Feature, Mar. 16, 2017

Hyde Park Theatre's John

In playwright Annie Baker's fun twist on haunted house tales, you learn what it is to be watched

Reviewed by Elizabeth Cobbe, Review, Mar. 16, 2017

Sacred Shadows – Victoria's Tenebrae Responsories

Ensemble VIII sang this Renaissance music for Holy Week so feelingly, it conjured shadows in a room full of light

Reviewed by Robert Faires, Review, Mar. 16, 2017

"Hector Carmona Miranda: Concrete, Plastic & Metal"

Sometimes you want more from the artist's 3-D printed busts and photographs of same, and sometimes you get it

Reviewed by Sam Anderson-Ramos, Review, Mar. 16, 2017

SXSW Comedy Review: A Good Trip With Shane Mauss

Mauss lights up Hideout with cleverness and faux-slacker charm

Sean L. Malin, Daily, Mar. 15, 2017 2:50 PM

SXSW Comedy Review: Witch Taint: The Black Metal Dialogues Live!

Blackest metal and droll humor combine for nonstop laughs

Sean L. Malin, Daily, Mar. 14, 2017 5:00 PM

SXSW Comedy: A Good Trip with Shane Mauss

Jokes, jokes, jokes, and the meaning of life. No big deal.

Carina Magyar, Daily, Mar. 14, 2017 4:45 PM

SXSW Panel: Veep: A Conversation with the Cast and Showrunner

How does a show that outlived its initial concept keep getting laughs?

Carina Magyar, Daily, Mar. 14, 2017 3:30 PM

SXSW Film Review: The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin

Biographical doc tamely depicts a vigorous life

Sean L. Malin, Daily, Mar. 13, 2017 4:30 PM

SXSW Comedy Review: Comedy Bang! Bang!

Aukerman’s high-wire absurdism makes for an electric live show

Sean L. Malin, Daily, Mar. 13, 2017 2:00 PM

SXSW Comedy: Talk Show the Game Show

Guy Branum’s brainchild yields real laughs and real conflict

Carina Magyar, Daily, Mar. 12, 2017 3:00 PM

SXSW Comedy: Completely Official Showcase of Comedy

Even in a lineup of stars, Austin’s Lashonda Lester is the one to watch

Carina Magyar, Daily, Mar. 12, 2017 2:10 PM

Feminist Edit-a-Thon Makes Wikipedia More Diverse

The annual event returns to Austin with brand new organizers

Sarah Marloff, Daily, Mar. 10, 2017 2:49 PM

Comedian Bonnie McFarlane Is All Over SXSW

A memoir, a podcast, a doc – McFarlane has lots going for her

Robert Faires, Feature, Mar. 9, 2017

Podcast Fever

Catch a live taping of these comedy podcasts

Robert Faires, Feature, Mar. 9, 2017

The Black Metal Dialogues Live!

Dave Hill brings the legend of Witch Taint to extreme black life at SXSW

Robert Faires, Feature, Mar. 9, 2017

Kevin McNamee-Tweed: The Exit Interview

As he leaves Austin, curator and artist Kevin McNamee-Tweed reflects on the city's artists and art community

Caitlin Greenwood, Feature, Mar. 9, 2017

Color Arc Productions' A Girl Named Sue

A melting pot of creative talent brings to life this cross-cultural coming-of-age story

Reviewed by T. Lynn Mikeska, Review, Mar. 9, 2017

Ballet Austin II and Butler Fellowship Program's Spring Performance

The program's mix of classical and contemporary work challenged its young dancers and left you wanting to see what's next for them

Reviewed by Jonelle Seitz, Review, Mar. 9, 2017

"Nathan 'Sloke One' Nordstrom: Another Side"

At its best, this solo exhibition captures the swagger of graffiti on the street and the introspection of the gallery

Reviewed by Sam Anderson-Ramos, Review, Mar. 9, 2017

In Memoriam: Ishmael Soto

Groundbreaking Latino artist and teacher has passed

Robert Faires, Daily, Mar. 8, 2017 10:00 AM

Comedian Raul Sanchez Is From Around These Here Parts

At least he (and many another immigrant) is now

Wayne Alan Brenner, Daily, Mar. 7, 2017 4:00 PM

In Memoriam: Gary Cartwright

Time to "Turn Out the Lights" for the Texas Mad Dog writer

Robert Faires, Daily, Mar. 2, 2017 3:45 PM

Eye Wide Open on Lance Letscher

With two major solo shows and a new documentary about him, the Austin collage artist readies to be seen in a new way

Sean L. Malin, Feature, Mar. 2, 2017

Theatre en Bloc's Neva

Asking what difference art makes in the face of revolution, Theatre en Bloc delivers an engrossing production

Reviewed by Elizabeth Cobbe, Review, Mar. 2, 2017

Austin Playhouse's Death of a Salesman

Marc Pouhé creates a powerful and sympathetic portrait of Willy Loman in a production starring African-American actors

Reviewed by Elizabeth Cobbe, Review, Mar. 2, 2017

"Sherry Xiao: Thinking of Home"

A series of paintings with figures that are blurred and pixelated neatly illustrates the shortcomings of digital interactions

Reviewed by Sam Anderson-Ramos, Review, Mar. 2, 2017

Hanging Out With the Dream King

Mathias Svalina delivers slivers from the oneiroi to your front door

Wayne Alan Brenner, Daily, Mar. 1, 2017 1:00 PM

What Is Colin McIntyre Building In That Shipping Container?

So it’s a sort of … lung? And it’s … resonant?

Wayne Alan Brenner, Daily, Feb. 28, 2017 3:45 PM

Mayor's Omnibus Resolution: A Year Later

Twelve months after Mayor Steve Adler rolled out his plan to save live music and the arts, what's happened?

Robert Faires, Feature, Feb. 23, 2017

Glass Half Full Theatre's Don Quixote de La Redo

This imaginative spin on Cervantes tells of walls and the stories that inspire us to tear them down

Reviewed by T. Lynn Mikeska, Review, Feb. 23, 2017

Dance Repertory Theatre's Momentum

This program of dances informed by African American experiences and culture was highly physical and emotionally urgent

Reviewed by Jonelle Seitz, Review, Feb. 23, 2017

"textscape: Susan Scafati and Sean Ripple"

Using text interface as a visual environment, this show is messy and clean, consistent and surprising, philosophical and entertaining

Reviewed by Sam Anderson-Ramos, Review, Feb. 23, 2017

The Improvised Play Festival Isn’t on Fire Downtown

The Hideout Theatre’s annual supercharging of improv is pretty hot tho

Wayne Alan Brenner, Daily, Feb. 22, 2017 2:45 PM

OUTsider Review: Queer Animation

Curated short films offers varying perspectives on queerness

Courtney Naquin, Daily, Feb. 22, 2017 9:42 AM

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