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All Hail the Queen of Rural Media!

Jay Byrd is Earlene Hoople: That's what snagged our attention first, about this show, this upcoming production of A Kodachrome Christmas. Read More | Comment »

Shows to Go Ya 10:30AM Wed. Nov. 26, Wayne Alan Brenner

The Archive of the Patriarch

In one fell swoop, the Harry Ransom Center has given a major boost to its holdings by Latin American authors, Nobel laureates, and the most influential literary figures of the 20th century. The UT-Austin humanities research library and museum has managed all that by acquiring just one archive, that of Gabriel García Márquez. Read More | Comment »

News/Print 12:30PM Tue. Nov. 25, Robert Faires

Lit-urday: Inherent Vice

It's been a long week, and now you deserve to have one day when you can curl up with a good book – let's call it Lit-urday. Maybe you're in the mood for a flashback – to the sunny days when acid wasn't just something you encountered in chem class – but also soaked in the sort of SoCal noir that made Chandler a household name. And literary, too. Have we got a book for you. Read More | Comment »

Fiction 10:10AM Sat. Nov. 22, Wayne Alan Brenner

#ACreads December Pick: Ethan Frome

It’s not just youth that’s wasted on the young. It’s Edith Wharton, too. Read More | Comment »

Fiction 11:48AM Thu. Nov. 20, Kimberley Jones

Broad City Limits

Broad City, on Comedy Central, has caught on for a reason – make that reasons: the well­-written scripts; the outrageous yet believable scenarios that friends ­­Abbi and Ilana get themselves into; and the many other characters that add to Broad City's lol­worthy world. Read More | Comment »

Jokers Wild 4:30PM Wed. Nov. 19, Elijah Watson

Stephen King Revival

You’ve got one opportunity only, because there are some 449 others getting Revival signed too, which happens in just under 90 minutes on the third floor of BookPeople. Most have something prepared – a short, fast burst, or a single point (hopefully) of intersect. Others just nod and smile, and utter nothing at all. What would you say to Stephen King? Read More | Comment »

Death Valley Nights 11:47AM Mon. Nov. 17, Raoul Hernandez

Hollywood, Motherhood, and a Dash of Glamour

Ruby Joule and Sassy DeLure are two busy ladies. As a cofounder of the Jigglewatts Burlesque, Joule balances their Maggie Mae's residency with touring demands. Meanwhile Delure is working on her best of Avant Glam cabaret show, and chasing after her infant daughter. But this weekend, both have big shows with big ideas. Read More | Comment »

Show Bidness 12:00PM Sat. Nov. 15, Richard Whittaker

Always Be Chloe-sing

"Dammit, Chloe!" Whenever Jack Bauer uttered that phrase on 24 – which was often – it meant go-time for the easily irritated, eye-rolling IT savant played by Mary Lynn Rajskub … and fun for everyone watching. Chloe became a fan favorite, and now her popularity is luring viewers into comedy clubs to see Rajskub do stand-up. Read More | Comment »

Jokers Wild 4:50PM Wed. Nov. 12, Robert Faires

A Wild and Precious "Theraplay" of Gay Experience

For over 35 years, psychotherapist Steve Cadwell has processed the trauma, the heartbreak, the joy, and the triumph of patients LGBTQIA. Through the lens of his own wild and precious life, spanning an era of gay liberation, he brings this story back to Austin, where he got his start. Read More | Comment »

Shows to Go Ya 9:00AM Wed. Nov. 12, Carmen Rising

#ACreads: Last Chance to Vote

So far, the books discussed at the Austin Chronicle Book Club's online chats have been chosen by the paper's writers and staff. But for the next get-together on Dec. 8, you get to choose. For three weeks, we've been taking nominations, and before we close the book on them, so to speak, we're making one last call for your suggestions. Read More | Comment »

News/Print 10:35AM Tue. Nov. 11, Robert Faires

The Wrenchies Draws a Mad, Mad World

Alice doesn’t live here anymore. It’s a rabbit hole tunnel that plunges Sherwood and Orson into an alternate, dystopian world chock full of evil shadows, magic spheres, and kid gangs, but it’s the dose of existentialism in a dense and infinitely-layered plot that propels. Read More | Comment »

Graphic Novels 1:30PM Mon. Nov. 10, Jessi Cape

Pleasure of the Paynes 2014

The "bitin' pains" – that's now how I'll think of our local theatre awards after hearing their title mangled by the 2014 ceremony's maladroit hosts, a pair of white-faced clowns from the land of stinky cheese. Unable to wrap their Gallic mouths around the name B. Iden Payne, the duo mooshed it around until it became an orthodontic affliction à la TMJ. Read More | Comment »

Show Bidness 6:10PM Tue. Nov. 4, Robert Faires

Help Corey Mitchell’s Family

As the family and friends of local author and Housecore Horror Film Festival co-founder Corey Mitchell gather today to mourn his loss, an online fundraising campaign has been launched to help his wife Audra and their two daughters, Emma and Sabrina. Read More | Comment »

Off the Record 4:00PM Tue. Nov. 4, Richard Whittaker

Lit-urday: Children's Edition

It's been a long week, and now you deserve to have one day when you can curl up with a good book – let's call it Lit-urday. Perhaps this is the day you curl up with a good book and that special little person in your life. Read More | Comment »

Fiction 10:00AM Sat. Nov. 1, Jessi Cape

Remembering Corey Mitchell

Your first instinct is that it’s some mistake, maybe a really misguided Internet prank. You’d just talked to him the night before – texted that morning. It can’t be true. Read More | Comment »

Off the Record 3:33PM Fri. Oct. 31, Richard Whittaker

Guzu Gets Ghoulish

Y'know, it's Halloween, and a disappointing number of Austin homes have bothered putting any spooky decorations up. Seems like Guzu Gallery has cornered all the sinister seasonal spirit, with their new terror-themed gallery show Icons of Horror getting its grand(guignol) opening tonight. Read More | Comment »

Frame Up 1:05PM Fri. Oct. 31, Richard Whittaker

Day of the Dead at the ESB-MACC

Hard to believe that it's almost a year since we lost Austin's patron saint of printmaking, Sam Coronado. He died from complications following a stroke on Nov. 11, 2013, which means this will be the first Dia de los Muertos following his death. It's an ideal opportunity to remember this Austin Arts Hall of Famer, and rest assured, he will be. Read More | Comment »

Frame Up 10:00AM Fri. Oct. 31, Robert Faires

RIP Corey Mitchell

Reports began to arrive early this afternoon that Corey Mitchell, the true-crime author and Housecore Horror Film Festival co-founder, had suffered a heart attack this morning outside Emo’s and subsequently died mere hours after the second annual event had concluded. Read More | Comment »

Film 8:10PM Mon. Oct. 27, Marc Savlov

Texas Book Festival: Kids' Corner

The Texas Book Festival knows that you're never too young to cultivate an interest in books. That's why a significant amount of time and space is devoted to books for children, with guest authors not only talking about their books but actually reading them to their young fans. Here are just a few of the kiddie-lit offerings featured at this year's festival. Read More | Comment »

Fiction 2:25PM Fri. Oct. 24, Jessi Cape

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