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Epic Feats

Coffeetable books that track monumental achievements on the silver screen and on the road

Reviewed by Robert Faires, Dec. 18, 2014

The Making of Gone With the Wind

Reviewed by Robert Faires, Dec. 18, 2014

Boyhood: Twelve Years on Film

Reviewed by Jesse Sublett, Dec. 18, 2014

On the Road With Texas Highways: A Tribute to True Texas

Reviewed by Robert Faires, Dec. 18, 2014

A Christmas Carol

Zach Theatre's musical mashup of Christmases Past and Present puts bumps in Scrooge's journey

Reviewed by Elissa Russell, Dec. 18, 2014

A Miracle on 34th Street Classic Radiocast

Penfold Theatre's well-executed show is old-fashioned in both the entertainment it re-creates and its sense of community

Reviewed by Elissa Russell, Dec. 18, 2014

Feast of My Heart

Jason Phelps' show of solo performances about compassion are proof that one person can make a difference

Reviewed by Robert Faires, Dec. 18, 2014

New Sounds of the Season

Christmas cheer for the ear from UT Wind Ensemble, Austin Symphony Orchestra, and Conspirare

Reviewed by Robert Faires, Dec. 11, 2014

Waiting for Lefty

Street Corner Arts reveals how Clifford Odets did immersive theatre nearly 80 years ago

Reviewed by Adam Roberts, Dec. 11, 2014

Briefs: An Episodic Adventure

In seven dances, Kathy Dunn Hamrick and a strong ensemble show how the now is rooted in what came before

Reviewed by Jonelle Seitz, Dec. 11, 2014

"Alex.Chitty / Aaron.Meyers"

New residence-based gallery Permanent.Collection debuts with a curious show

Reviewed by Seth Orion Schwaiger, Dec. 11, 2014

The Devil's Backbone Review

Bill Wittliff's debut novel is a picaresque tale with a "Lucky Heart"

Reviewed by Joe O'Connell, Dec. 4, 2014

Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily

Austin Playhouse's Sherlockian pastry may be light, but Jason Newman's Great Detective is seriously good

Reviewed by Wayne Alan Brenner, Dec. 4, 2014

"Unseen Hendrix"

Robert Hewgley's dramatic images of Jimi Hendrix at a 1969 concert capture a musician in the throes of creation

Reviewed by Robert Faires, Dec. 4, 2014

"Julie Moon and Rick Mansfield: Green Zone"

Julie Moon and Rick Mansfield are both sculptors, but their work here comes from opposite ends of the sculpting spectrum

Reviewed by Caitlin Greenwood, Dec. 4, 2014

Well-Behaved? Let's Assume Not.

This fall's nonfiction releases spotlight women who made history

Reviewed by Robert Faires, Nov. 26, 2014

Penelope Fitzgerald: A Life

Reviewed by Melanie Haupt, Nov. 26, 2014

Joan of Arc: A Life Transfigured

Reviewed by Anne Harris, Nov. 26, 2014

Elsa Schiaparelli: A Biography

Reviewed by Brandon Watson, Nov. 26, 2014

Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis: The Untold Story

Reviewed by Amy Smith, Nov. 26, 2014

The Secret History of Wonder Woman

Reviewed by Rosalind Faires, Nov. 26, 2014

Small Victories: Spotting Improbable Moments of Grace

Reviewed by Virginia B. Wood, Nov. 26, 2014

PRO: Reclaiming Abortion Rights / The Birth of the Pill

Katha Pollitt and Jonathan Eig

Reviewed by Michael King, Nov. 26, 2014

Cyrano de Bergerac

Rostand's homely hero earns a handsome production from Austin Shakespeare

Reviewed by Elissa Russell, Nov. 26, 2014

The Sarajevo Haggadah

This compelling performance for accordion and piano was equal parts music and prayer

Reviewed by Natalie Zeldin, Nov. 26, 2014

Andrea Heimer: "Folk and Dagger"

In these narrative paintings, the complex human interactions of suburbia depicted are so strange and yet so familiar

Reviewed by Wayne Alan Brenner, Nov. 26, 2014

Touring the Tour

A very meta experience, guided by Heather Pesanti, senior curator of the Contemporary Austin

Reviewed by Seth Orion Schwaiger, Nov. 20, 2014


The melancholy Dane gets fierce in this most professional staging by Mary Moody Northen Theatre

Reviewed by Elissa Russell, Nov. 20, 2014

Aye, No!

This Teatro Vivo show finds its comedy in the contradictions within us and the way we relate to our families

Reviewed by Robert Faires, Nov. 20, 2014

Fool for Love

The relationship of the doomed duo in Fool for Love gets explosive in Capital T's production

Reviewed by Elissa Russell, Nov. 13, 2014


Gale Theatre Company's new devised work manages to feel as cathartic and personal as it does vague and mysterious

Reviewed by Elissa Russell, Nov. 13, 2014

Ellen Heck: Connections

The walls at Wally Workman are almost alive with figurative humanity captured with a sublime printerly grace

Reviewed by Wayne Alan Brenner, Nov. 13, 2014

Book Review: Carsick

Reviewed by Tim Stegall, Nov. 6, 2014

That Old Black Magic

With The Merry Devil of Edmonton, Hidden Room Theatre resurrects an odd comedy of Shakespeare's day

Reviewed by Robert Faires, Nov. 6, 2014

Soul / Sole Connections

This Tapestry concert saw each dancer create a deeply personal solo from the past, then riff on it in the present

Reviewed by Jonelle Seitz, Nov. 6, 2014


Mythologies and fables cover the walls of grayDUCK Gallery in this show by Megan Kimber and Adrian Landon Brooks

Reviewed by Wayne Alan Brenner, Oct. 30, 2014

"Matthew Genitempo and Schutmaat: Motor Chronicles"

These photographs frame the isolation and beauty of the American West but keep it at a distance

Reviewed by Caitlin Greenwood, Oct. 30, 2014

Mr. Gynt's Wild Ride

Last Act Theatre Company provides a captivating intro to the epic that is Peer Gynt

Reviewed by Elissa Russell, Oct. 30, 2014


The first book in this new L.A. Quartet shows new depth, scope, and craftsmanship in James Ellroy's canon

Reviewed by Tim Stegall, Oct. 23, 2014

The Zone of Interest

Martin Amis revisits the Holocaust in this new novel, which is eloquent and yet lacks depth

Reviewed by Amy Kamp, Oct. 23, 2014

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