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Austin’s Ninth Annual Bug (Eating) Festival
Some people like to eat their crickets plain. Some people like to eat them after the crickets have been dipped in dark, luscious chocolate.

11:00AM Wed. Jun. 1, Wayne Alan Brenner 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 »

New Tarantula Species Named After Local Arachnologist
There’s a new tarantula in town: Aphonopelma moellendorfi.

5:30PM Wed. Apr. 27, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

On Second Thought, Never Mind that Whole Virgin/Whore Dichotomy
If the cartoonist Chester Brown had lived a few hundred years ago, they’d have called him, among other things, a heresiarch.

3:05PM Wed. Apr. 20, 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 »

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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Who Did the Animation for Keith Maitland’s Documentary Tower?
The Tower documentary itself focuses, as Richard Whittaker points out in his recent review, on the victims and survivors and not the gunman who killed 14 people on the UT campus in 1966.

11:30AM Fri. Mar. 25, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

WagakkiBand Hits the Des Moines Embassy Like a Rain of Shuriken
Help me out here, people: Is there another band at SXSW that fuses traditional Japanese instruments – shamisen, shakuhachi, koto, and other things that originated in the 16th or even 8th century or earlier – with classic rock-and-roll style and Vocaloid pop novelty?

4:35PM Thu. Mar. 17, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Sweet Ritual Ice Cream: Movin’ On Up and Out
Admit it: If some Typically Gung-ho Vegan Yammerer tried to buttonhole you at a party, ranting about how totally wonderful vegan ice cream is, you might be all STFU – at least internally, right?

12:30PM Wed. Feb. 24, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

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