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Open for Business: The 25th Annual Austin Chronicle Short Story Contest

Now accepting your stories by snail mail or – wait for it – online

Robert Faires, Feature, Jan. 19, 2017

Matt & Ben at the Institution Theater

Mindy Kaling and Brenda Withers use Damon and Affleck to create a hilarious case study in how Hollywood murders friendship

Reviewed by T. Lynn Mikeska, Review, Jan. 19, 2017

Austin Playhouse’s Bloomsday

Steven Dietz’s rumination on a great love lost lacks some of the vivid passion it needs in this staging

Reviewed by Elizabeth Cobbe, Review, Jan. 19, 2017

"Monika Sosnowska: Habitat"

The Polish artist’s industrial-material sculptures at the Contemporary Austin capture the physicality of our society, the rigidity of our order

Reviewed by Sam Anderson-Ramos, Review, Jan. 19, 2017

ATX's Inaugural Addresses

Local artists, comics speak out about Trump taking office

Robert Faires, Daily, Jan. 18, 2017 11:40 AM

PrintAustin 2017: A Sampler

Get a taste for printmaking’s infinite variety through four exhibitions at the Flatbed complex

Robert Faires, Feature, Jan. 12, 2017

Capital T Theatre's Hir

The Capital T Theatre production of Taylor Mac's absurdist satire puts the front lines of combat inside an American home

Reviewed by Robert Faires, Review, Jan. 12, 2017

Dead Man's Cell Phone

En Route Productions makes Sarah Ruhl's lighthearted meditation on love and death both hilarious and touching

Reviewed by Elizabeth Cobbe, Review, Jan. 12, 2017

"Warhol by the Book" at the Blanton

What's most interesting in this retrospective is the early work that shows just how damn good Warhol was at graphic design

Reviewed by Sam Anderson-Ramos, Review, Jan. 12, 2017

The Time Machine: Top Hits of Every Decade for a Century

Montopolis goes multimedia and transtemporal in live concert

Wayne Alan Brenner, Daily, Jan. 11, 2017 2:10 PM

Review: Love Slaves of Helen Hadley Hall

Razor-sharp language and wit elevate this coming-of-age novel

Barbara Chisholm, Daily, Jan. 6, 2017 2:16 PM

Quinton, Meet Hamilton

UT alum J. Quinton Johnson joins Hamilton cast tonight

Robert Faires, Daily, Jan. 6, 2017 10:30 AM

The Virtues of Gossip

Can theatre gossip bond the people who share it?

Robert Faires, Feature, Jan. 5, 2017

Charlotte’s Web at Zach Theatre

In this stage adaptation of E.B. White’s classic, music and a sense of family connect to each of us and connect us all to each other

Reviewed by Robert Faires, Review, Jan. 5, 2017

“Elizabeth Chiles and John Swanger: Lumens & Currents” at grayDUCK Gallery

This exhibition has a softness that’s seductive, but it also speaks to our timeless wonder at the workings of wildness

Reviewed by Sam Anderson-Ramos, Review, Jan. 5, 2017

The Dream Wanderer: Get in the Back of the Van!

Touring VR project reveals a series of eerie heavens on Earth

Wayne Alan Brenner, Daily, Jan. 4, 2017 2:35 PM

Robert Faires' Top 10 (+1) Theatre Riches of 2016

Works that struck a nerve with the political state of our city and our nation stood out in this year's outstanding theatre productions

Robert Faires, Feature, Dec. 29, 2016

Robert Faires' Top 10 Classical Music / Dance Treasures of 2016

The richest work in dance and classical music this year ran the gamut from a dance in a backyard pool to an opera about Cold War brainwashing

Robert Faires, Feature, Dec. 29, 2016

Wayne Alan Brenner's Top 10 Arts-Related Program Activities of 2016

Uncommon combinations – dance with horses, music with robots, drama with a Tesla coil – made the year unforgettable

Wayne Alan Brenner, Feature, Dec. 29, 2016

Jonelle Seitz's Top 10 Brave Dance Artists of 2016

The year revealed how much courage and inspiration can be found in Austin's masters of movement

Jonelle Seitz, Feature, Dec. 29, 2016

Sam Anderson-Ramos' Top 10 Takeaways From Austin's Gallery Scene in 2016

From making work to showing it, the visual art scene displayed commitments to risk, innovation, and community

Sam Anderson-Ramos, Feature, Dec. 29, 2016

Jessi Cape's Top Reads of 2016

Memoirs of activism and tales of suspense helped ground this reader during a roller-coaster year

Reviewed by Jessi Cape, Feature, Dec. 29, 2016

Rosalind Faires' Top Reads of 2016

These three novels drew a discreet tear or two with their beautiful, brave, and bittersweet humanity

Reviewed by Rosalind Faires, Feature, Dec. 29, 2016

Joe O'Connell's Top Reads of 2016

Five works of fiction and nonfiction reveal new depths of humanitity in their Texas characters

Reviewed by Joe O'Connell, Feature, Dec. 29, 2016

Jesse Sublett's Top Reads of 2016

A list of memorable lit that includes a philosophical gumshoe, an irredeemable tycoon, and ill-fated whalers

Reviewed by Jesse Sublett, Feature, Dec. 29, 2016

Jay Trachtenberg's Top Reads of 2016

Three novels explore our planet in crisis in Israel, rust-belt Ukraine, and the Antarctic

Reviewed by Jay Trachtenberg, Feature, Dec. 29, 2016

Stephen Harrigan's A Friend of Mr. Lincoln

Stephen Harrigan's A Friend of Mr. Lincoln gives us an ambitious, impetuous president-to-be we grow close to Stephen Harrigan's A Friend of Mr. Lincoln gives us an ambitious, impetuous president-to-be we grow close to

Reviewed by Robert Faires, Review, Dec. 29, 2016

"Valerie Fowler: Nature and Other Stories" at the Butridge Gallery

The art here tells local stories but is universal in ways that are loud, strange, and reverent for uncontrolled nature

Reviewed by Sam Anderson-Ramos, Review, Dec. 29, 2016

Not Very Statesman-like

The daily of record's release of Jeanne Claire van Ryzin, its only full-time arts critic, isn't getting good reviews

Seth Orion Schwaiger, Feature, Dec. 22, 2016

“Mapped Refraction: Andrea de Leon and Micah Evans”

In this two-person exhibition, a symmetry of haunting forcefulness and colorful zaniness

Reviewed by Sam Anderson-Ramos, Review, Dec. 22, 2016

The Regional Office Is Under Attack!

This adventure tale pulls elements from many corners of pop culture, but Manuel Gonzales’ writing chops make it wholly his own

Reviewed by Adrienne Martini, Review, Dec. 22, 2016

“I saw the world” at Pump Project

Imperialism and identity compete in Betelhem Makonnen’s solo show about a 19th century Ethiopian prince

Reviewed by Caitlin Greenwood, Review, Dec. 22, 2016

Swingle All the Way!

Stritch, Caruso deliver hit holiday cabaret from Birdland

Robert Faires, Daily, Dec. 20, 2016 12:44 PM

Is Austin’s Art.Science.Gallery. Evolving or Dying?

Crucial times for the city’s science-celebrating bastion of art

Wayne Alan Brenner, Daily, Dec. 16, 2016 2:00 PM

A Very Krampus Christmas

Seasonal scares at the House of Torment

Richard Whittaker, Daily, Dec. 16, 2016 1:20 PM

Gift Guide 2016: Coffeetable Books

Big books give heft to big success stories about women in business, Flatbed Press, UT’s collections, Pan Am, and the Spurs

Reviewed by Robert Faires, Feature, Dec. 15, 2016

Baskerville at Austin Playhouse

Austin Playhouse's staging of the Sherlock Holmes farce generates enough laughter to fill an empty mall

Reviewed by T. Lynn Mikeska, Review, Dec. 15, 2016

“Elizabeth Chapin: Careful/Uncareful” at Wally Workman Gallery

These portraits jettison the obvious for the sake of drama and harnessing the truth of a human being in a singular moment

Reviewed by Sam Anderson-Ramos, Review, Dec. 15, 2016

“Ana Esteve Llorens: Studies for Future Objects” at Women & Their Work

The show’s mix of colored textile works and a large installation of open ovals spark an urge to interact with them

Reviewed by Sam Anderson-Ramos, Review, Dec. 15, 2016

Hey, Grownups! More Graphic Novels!

Three new releases from those geeky savants at Fantagraphics

Wayne Alan Brenner, Daily, Dec. 13, 2016 4:00 PM

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