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OUTsider Review: Type/Caste
“Did you not know that God is a Nigerian drag queen?” Rotimi Agbabiaka said as he emerged from the curtains during his awe-inspiring single-actor play, Type/Caste. His bold solo performance moved a full-house audience to a well-deserved standing ovation Thursday night at the Vortex as part of the 2017 OUTsider Festival.

12:15PM Fri. Feb. 17, Courtney Naquin Read More | Comment »

OUTsider Review: Type/Caste
 
Sandy Carson Was There
Nov. 5, 1987: Sandy Carson attends his first proper gig, Anthrax and Testament, at the Edinburgh Playhouse. Oct. 29, 2011: Same acts, but Austin – Emo’s. Carson’s there again, yet our mad metal mosher has now crossed the barricade as a professional photographer. Instead of being in the pit, he’s chronicling it.

11:30AM Fri. Feb. 17, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

The Empire Strikes Back
National transgender activist Sandy Stone, one of Austin's most underrated and influential artists, will be accepting the OUTsider Legacy Award of 2017 in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of her academic paper The Empire Strikes Back: The Posttransexual Manifesto.

8:30AM Wed. Feb. 15, Courtney Naquin Read More | Comment »

OUTsider Fest's Wild Roots
The woods can be terrifying – full of mysterious creatures, eerie sounds, and cell service dead zones. But as Curran Nault, founder and artistic director of Austin’s OUTsider Festival, points out, the woods can also be “a stripped-down space for renewal,” an escape from the incessant chatter of social media and the news cycle.

7:00AM Tue. Feb. 14, Rachel Van Middlesworth Read More | Comment »

Sister of Shattering Glass
Listen: Two girls are trapped in a great secret maze that links all the mirrors of the world. Deep in this surreal place, a being born from reflections and fractures threatens to devour the maze from within – including those two sisters and every bird on Earth.

4:15PM Wed. Feb. 8, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Ten Thousand Beautiful Bugs in Your Eyes
We know, we know: Seems like everything’s for sale nowadays, everything’s got a goddamn price on its head, right? Nothing under the sun is open and free for the people, especially in these recently benighted, extreme-capitalism times? Well, no. That’s not completely true.

12:45PM Wed. Feb. 8, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

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But Take Great Care, for Maybe She’s a Sort of Basilisk
Ottessa Moshfegh is going to show her face in Austin’s favorite bookstore on Tuesday and it won’t be too difficult for you to catch a glimpse – because the thing’s always right there, as faces tend to be, on the front of her head.

10:00AM Mon. Jan. 30, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Moontower 6: More Headliners
When the Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival released the names of 50 comics for the 2017 edition before Christmas, you knew that wouldn't be it. Not that Ali Wong, Patton Oswalt, Ralphie May, and the others weren't plenty to get excited about, but Moontower loves to save some juice for the new year. And this week it poured some.

10:00AM Fri. Jan. 27, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Greg Hrbek Gets Incendiary at Malvern Books
It’s time for another installment of genre-happy bibliofestivity at Austin’s Malvern Books this weekend.

8:00AM Wed. Jan. 25, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

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