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Wayne Alan Brenner

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Wayne Alan Brenner has been covering arts and culture for The Austin Chronicle for more than 15 years, bringing you the brilliant, the odd, and the underexposed.

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The Improvised Play Festival Isn’t on Fire Downtown

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

Arts Daily, Feb. 22, 2017 2:45 PM

Finding a Friend With More Than Four Legs

Spiders and scorpions make prehistoric pets

Features Feature, Feb. 9, 2017

A Fish Tank Worth a Thousand Words

Hiep Hong’s award-winning aquascapes are worthy of the greatest tanks

Features Feature, Feb. 9, 2017

Sister of Shattering Glass

A new supernatural thriller spills out, live, through your phone

Arts Daily, Feb. 8, 2017 4:15 PM

Ten Thousand Beautiful Bugs in Your Eyes

New UT entomology project provides stunning public domain images

Arts Daily, Feb. 8, 2017 12:45 PM

But Take Great Care, for Maybe She’s a Sort of Basilisk

Author Ottessa Moshfegh at BookPeople on Tuesday night

Arts Daily, Jan. 30, 2017 10:00 AM

Greg Hrbek Gets Incendiary at Malvern Books

Award-winning author presents a bomb-ravaged USA this weekend

Arts Daily, Jan. 25, 2017 8:00 AM

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

Montopolis goes multimedia and transtemporal in live concert

Arts Daily, Jan. 11, 2017 2:10 PM

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

Touring VR project reveals a series of eerie heavens on Earth

Arts Daily, Jan. 4, 2017 2:35 PM

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

Arts Feature, Dec. 29, 2016

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

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

Arts Daily, Dec. 16, 2016 2:00 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

Arts Feature, Dec. 15, 2016

Hey, Grownups! More Graphic Novels!

Three new releases from those geeky savants at Fantagraphics

Arts Daily, Dec. 13, 2016 4:00 PM

Jennifer Sherburn’s Eleven Eleven: 02

Bold new dance series continues its planned 11-month reign of beauty

Arts Daily, Dec. 7, 2016 1:00 PM

Hey, Grownups! Graphic Novels!

Three new releases from the good folks at Drawn & Quarterly

Arts Daily, Dec. 6, 2016 4:30 PM

Gift Guide 2016: Haunted Holidays

A few suggestions if you’re giving your Ghost of Christmas Past a present ...

Arts Feature, Dec. 1, 2016

The Haunted Bookshelf

Heavens, this series of reprints of vintage ghost stories may unsettle the composure of the steadiest reader

Arts Feature, Dec. 1, 2016

The Mystery: What’s on Kleinfeld’s List?

10 classic solutions to which crimes are worth reading about

Arts Daily, Nov. 30, 2016 4:00 PM

These New Crime Thrillers Make Killer Presents

Following the deadly stalkers through the stacks of Mulholland

Arts Daily, Nov. 30, 2016 10:00 AM

Cochon555 Heritage BBQ Is All About the Old-School Pork

Nat’l culinary competition delights with food, drink, and knowledge

Food Daily, Nov. 23, 2016 10:00 AM

Blue Genie Art Bazaar: The Movening

Blue Genie Art Bazaar shifts its longtime holiday gift emporium to a new space across from ACC Highland

Arts Feature, Nov. 23, 2016

Austin Art Boards 2016: We Have a Winner! In Fact, We Have 10 of Them!

Reagan Outdoor Advertising renews its artful billboard gift to the ATX

Arts Daily, Nov. 22, 2016 11:30 AM

East Austin Studio Tour? Here’s Four More Picks!

Just doing our best to mitigate that bothersome FOMO, citizen…

Arts Daily, Nov. 17, 2016 1:00 PM

East Austin Studio Tour: A Few More Picks to Get You Going

Life is short, art is long, going EAST works better with a plan

Arts Daily, Nov. 14, 2016 7:00 AM

The Q&A Hole: Why Would Someone – Why Would Anyone – Vote for Trump?

With Leslie Bonnell, Arcie Cola, Lashonda Lester, Tim Doyle, and more

News Daily, Nov. 8, 2016 7:20 AM

Ben Katchor: Drawn, You Might Say, to the Texas Book Festival

The acclaimed cartoonist brings his Cheap Novelties to Austin

Arts Daily, Nov. 2, 2016 10:00 AM

The Q&A Hole: Which Restaurant for the Rest of Your Life?

With Ben Snakepit, Regina Allen, Patty Leidy, Miracle Jones, and more.

Chronolog Daily, Nov. 1, 2016 8:00 AM

Leon and Stella Alesi: Love Conjures All

Leon and Stella Alesi provide ocular proof of a life in the arts

Arts Feature, Oct. 27, 2016

The Q&A Hole: Considering All the Different Gods Available to Humanity, How Do You Choose Which One to Believe In?

With Russell Glasser, Cristine H. Legare, David Wheeler, and more.

Chronolog Daily, Oct. 25, 2016 8:55 AM

Hidden Room Theatre's Houdini Speaks to the Living

In Houdini Speaks to the Living, Hidden Room Theatre resurrects two dead celebrities for a spirited battle

Arts Feature, Oct. 20, 2016

"Meet the Beetles"

This Art.Science.Gallery exhibit celebrating the order Coleoptera in art will have you screaming "Yeah, yeah, yeah!"

Arts Review, Oct. 20, 2016

The Q&A Hole: Can Money Buy Happiness?

With Edmo, Carina Magyar, and … Gloria Steinem? Yes, and more.

Chronolog Daily, Oct. 18, 2016 10:00 AM

The One Thing That Even Houdini Couldn’t Escape

Cooking class reveals arcane secrets of chicken paprikash and more

Arts Daily, Oct. 13, 2016 11:42 AM

Evidence for the Prosecution of Rock

Austin’s Graffiti Trials releases a garage-flavored chunk of awesome

Arts Daily, Oct. 12, 2016 10:00 AM

The Q&A Hole: What’s the Worst Thing About Austin, Texas?

With Jen Cash, Sam Eidson, Shannon McCormick, Matt Oztalay, and more.

Chronolog Daily, Oct. 11, 2016 8:30 AM

The Wordy Wranglers of Typewriter Rodeo

The whole country's saddling up with Austin's vaqueros of verse

Arts Feature, Oct. 6, 2016

Of Course, Music Is Never Your Sole Identity

But even what brings the music to you can be a part of it

Arts Daily, Oct. 5, 2016 5:00 PM

The Q&A Hole: Why Are People So Violent Toward Each Other

With Denise Prince, Bob Duke, Chris Brown, Rebecca Schwarz, and more

Chronolog Daily, Oct. 4, 2016 8:00 AM

The Mind’s New Science Guys

UT profs mix brain data, insight, and badinage for live entertainment

Arts Daily, Oct. 3, 2016 10:00 AM

Lit-urday: Margarito and the Snowman by REYoung

Austin author’s latest waggles an icy pistola at your hangover menudo.

Arts Daily, Oct. 1, 2016 10:00 AM

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