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How Nice to Be Under the Sea
Last summer, we met a deep-sea cephalopod so cute it won both our hearts and the unofficial name Opisthoteuthis adorabilis. This year, the sea will again show its cuddlier side − with a little help from local seamstress Kristin Hogan and her all-sea animal plushy exhibition, "Plush the Sea."

9:53AM Fri. May 27, Ashley Moreno Read More | Comment »

Time for Another Graphic Novadose of That Kramer’s Ergot
You’ve done drugs, right? Not just alcohol, c’mon, alcohol only makes you stupid. I mean, you’ve at least smoked weed, right? Maybe done ecstasy or ‘shrooms or, ah, what was Jim Morrison’s thing? Tarantula venom? And maybe you’ve especially dropped a lot of acid?

2:35PM Wed. May 25, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Time for Another Graphic Novadose of That Kramer’s Ergot
 
The Art of Elections
Cartoon characters. Kaiju monsters. Video games. Guzu Gallery has held themed shows dedicated to just about every beloved childish distraction. Now they're adding the greatest game of them all, politics, to the list with "POPular Vote", an exhibition of original art in honor of this most dishonorable election year.

10:00AM Fri. May 13, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

West Austin Studio Tour: Recommendations
So many things to see during the two weekends of the West Austin Studio Tour, and of course you can get the best overview at the project’s own website, but we’ve got some picks for you – the sort of things you might otherwise miss, but which you should see if you enjoy beauty and professional technique and, uh, Chronicle recommendations.

3:15PM Tue. May 10, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

KRAKATHOOOOM!! Free Comic Book Day Is Soon Upon Us Once Again!
Once a year, the major players (and many of the minor ones) in the comic-book industry flood the shelves with special issues for Free Comic Book Day, and this year it’s happening on Saturday, May 7.

11:00AM Tue. May 3, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Jones, Help Sister Chevrolet Prevent Fire in Your Home!
Julie Doucet, she of that provocative Dirty Plotte series of comics you might recall galvanizing the graphics-loving mindscape of your younger years, has a new book out via Canada’s excellent Drawn & Quarterly: Carpet Sweeper Tales.

2:00PM Wed. Apr. 20, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

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Rose Is a Rose Is a Rose Is One Helluva Posh and Surreal Soirée
It’s one of the swankier annual to-dos in this city, and it’s always a gloriously art-filled time, and now Women & Their Work have themed up their yearly shindig-par-excellence with flower-amplified evocations of Gertrude Stein and Marcel Duchamp.

10:00AM Mon. Apr. 11, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Rose Is a Rose Is a Rose Is One Helluva Posh and Surreal Soirée
 
The Queer Curator
Evan Garza’s resume is longer than yours. In fact, his abridged three-page curriculum vitae includes only the most impressive highlights of his extensive career – including guest lecturer at Harvard University, MIT, and The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston.

8:30AM Mon. Apr. 11, Dan Gray Read More | Comment »

Donya Stockton Isn’t Going Anywhere Near Hell in That Handbasket
Donya Stockton, co-owner of Austin’s Beerland and Rio Rita and King Bee and the Aristocrat and other popular clubs, is too decent of a human being to take a tire iron to the head of some idiot who makes a crack about “Underwater Basketweaving 101.”

10:45AM Mon. Apr. 4, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

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