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Changelings

The Vortex's staging of Reina Hardy's magical new play, Changelings, casts a uniquely compelling spell

Reviewed by Elissa Russell, Jan. 22, 2015

Mauritius

Theresa Rebeck's play about stamps has surprsingly high stakes, but they aren't always realized in Different Stages' production

Reviewed by Elissa Russell, Jan. 22, 2015

The Tuning Project

The improvised movements of Julie Nathanielsz and her dancers were full of refreshing surprises

Reviewed by Jonelle Seitz, Jan. 22, 2015

"Multiple Originals XIX"

The Women Printmakers of Austin's latest group show displays both a diversity of technique and a fine array of beauty

Reviewed by Wayne Alan Brenner, Jan. 15, 2015

The Insomniac's Ball

Bottle Alley's new site-specific show feels very much like a house party in which the guests talk all night long

Reviewed by Adam Roberts, Jan. 15, 2015

The Mountaintop

Katori Hall's drama probes Martin Luther King Jr.'s mortality and legacy on the last night of his life

Reviewed by Robert Faires, Jan. 15, 2015

Deus Ex Machina

Deus Ex Machina lets audiences literally play god and choose what happens to the House of Atreus

Reviewed by Adam Roberts, Jan. 8, 2015

Bach's Herd of Harpsichords V: Double Play

You'll always find something unexpected at a La Follia harpsichord concert, but you can expect the instrument to be well-played

Reviewed by Robert Faires, Jan. 8, 2015

"Jackie Lee Young curated by Sandy Carson"

Lower Left Gallery exhibits a dusty doublewide Americana in this photographic solo show

Reviewed by Seth Orion Schwaiger, Jan. 8, 2015

Top 10 Creative Things I Lucked Into in 2014

In 2014, reality and fantasy battled it out in theatre and art that was equally exquisite and unnerving

Reviewed by Wayne Alan Brenner, Dec. 31, 2014

Top 10 Theatre Duos & Trios of 2014

Remembering a year in theatre in which performers distinguished themselves in twos and threes

Reviewed by Adam Roberts, Dec. 31, 2014

Top 10 Kicky Linkups in 2014

This year, dance was all about the partnering – some of it unusual, all of it captivating

Reviewed by Jonelle Seitz, Dec. 31, 2014

Top 10 Things to Happen to Classical Music in 2014

The year saw Austin go big in classical with big-name artists and competitions coming to town, and big crowds, too

Reviewed by Natalie Zeldin, Dec. 31, 2014

Hurts So Good

Our top books of 2014 provided pleasures despite the pain

Reviewed by Robert Faires, Dec. 31, 2014

Smiling Through the Pain

Reviewed by Amy Gentry, Dec. 31, 2014

Crimes That Paid

Reviewed by Jesse Sublett, Dec. 31, 2014

Turkish Delights

Reviewed by Jay Trachtenberg, Dec. 31, 2014

"Do Ho Suh"

Do Ho Suh brings to Austin his fresh perspective on what physical and emotional sructures make a home

Reviewed by Caitlin Greenwood, Dec. 31, 2014

Dear Nobody: The True Diary of Mary Rose

This nonfiction account of a teen's encounters with sex, drugs, and jail is one long, raw primal scream

Reviewed by Tim Stegall, Dec. 31, 2014

This Wonderful Life

In Zach Theatre's production, Martin Burke singlehandedly restores George Bailey's faith in humanity

Reviewed by Elissa Russell, Dec. 23, 2014

"Anatomy of Drawing and Space (Brain Trash)"

The Blanton's exhibit is like being in James Drake's studio and experiencing his two years of daily drawing all at once

Reviewed by Wayne Alan Brenner, Dec. 23, 2014

Brainquake

Sam Fuller's last novel is the perfect cap on his legacy of true-to-life, flamboyant, high-impact storytelling

Reviewed by Tim Stegall, Dec. 23, 2014

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

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