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Review: Austin Shakespeare's <i>A Midsummer Night’s Dream</i>
Review: Austin Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream
Less-than-magical production salvaged by a night of unexpected spontaneity

Bob Abelman, May 12, 2022

Review: Zach Theatre's <i>Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch</i>
Review: Zach Theatre's Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch
Surprisingly minimalist adaptation of beloved kids book still enchants

Bob Abelman, May 5, 2022

Review: Austin Playhouse’s <i>The Catastrophist</i>
Review: Austin Playhouse’s The Catastrophist
Aptly timed return to the stage for a meditation on science and risk

Ellen Daly, March 31, 2022

Review: TexARTS Theater's <i>Sweeney Todd</i>
Review: TexARTS Theater's Sweeney Todd
Despite fruitless tweaks to the storytelling, this is a tale that still has bite

Bob Abelman, Feb. 24, 2022

Review: <i>Snow in Our Potties! (The Storm Made Us Do It)</i>
Review: Snow in Our Potties! (The Storm Made Us Do It)
New children’s book is a lighthearted memoir of Winter Storm Uri that teaches kids how to help

Kat McNevins, Feb. 10, 2022

Review: Street Corner Arts' <i>Strange, But Perfect</i>
Street Corner Arts' Strange, But Perfect
World premiere is a delightful treatise on the stuff of which friends are made

Bob Abelman, Dec. 30, 2021

Review: Ground Floor Theatre’s <i>Unexpected Joy</i>
Ground Floor Theatre’s Unexpected Joy
Sitcom sheen overwhelms this musical’s stage pleasures

Bob Abelman, Dec. 9, 2021

Biography of Spooky Rocker Roky Erickson Gets Inside the Myth and Madness
True Love Cast Out All Evil
New oral history explores the head and mysteries of Austin's psych pioneer

Raoul Hernandez, Dec. 2, 2021

Review: Hyde Park Theatre's <i>My Season With the Astros, Expos, and Phillies</i>
Hyde Park Theatre's My Season With the Astros, Expos, and Phillies
One man’s sports obsession becomes a charming one-act exploration into mediocrity

Bob Abelman, Nov. 18, 2021

Review: Austin Shakespeare’s <i>Bollywood Twelfth Night</i>
Austin Shakespeare’s Bollywood Twelfth Night
The Bard gets a Mumbai makeover

Bob Abelman, Nov. 11, 2021

"The Blessings of the Mystery" Questions the Notion of Preservation and Ownership
A different West Texas at UT's Visual Arts Center

Vivie Behrens, Oct. 28, 2021

Women & Their Work's
"We Know Who We Are. We Know What We Want."
In this inaugural exhibition at W&TW's new permanent home, nine artists provide an inquiry of breadth and depth

Robert Faires, Sept. 9, 2021

"Beyond Van Gogh" Is a Three-Dimensional Perspective With a One-Dimensional Outlook
Touring immersive exhibition continues at Circuit of Americas through Sept. 5

Cody Song, Aug. 19, 2021

"If These Walls Could Talk" at Cloud Tree Studios & Gallery
The artists in this exhibition get the walls not only to talk but to spin some fantastic tales

Robert Faires, Aug. 19, 2021

"Black Is Beautiful: The Photography of Kwame Brathwaite"
Images from a decade of building Black identity and community say it loud

Robert Faires, Aug. 5, 2021

"Reweave: 2021"
With her exhibition, artist Jade Walker entwines viewers in the future of the planet

Robert Faires, July 22, 2021

Playwright Carlo Lorenzo García Paints His Mother's Sacrifice
Playwright Carlo Lorenzo García Paints His Mother's Sacrifice
A Portrait of My Mother staged by Jarrott Productions, depicts maternal perseverance in loving strokes

Robert Faires, July 8, 2021

Fresh Takes on Gilbert & Sullivan by Gilbert & Sullivan Austin
Fresh Takes on Gilbert & Sullivan
The company's series of unconventional spins on the comic operas actually do the duo a service

Robert Faires, July 1, 2021

<i>Before Stonewall</i> by Edward Cohen
Before Stonewall
The short stories in this collection from Austin's Awst Press simmer with queer rage, grief, and longing

Rosalind Faires, June 24, 2021

Balm: New Paintings by Bradley Kerl
Painter Bradley Kerl leads us from inside to outside and beyond

Robert Faires, June 17, 2021

<i>The Plague Year: America in the Time of Covid</i> by Lawrence Wright
The Plague Year: America in the Time of Covid
In his account of the ongoing coronavirus crisis, the New Yorker writer reports the killers are off the leash

Michael King, June 3, 2021

<i>One Last Stop</i> Is an Electrifying Queer Timeslip Romance
One Last Stop Is an Electrifying Queer Timeslip Romance
The author of Red, White & Royal Blue, Casey McQuiston, unveils her second novel

Rosalind Faires, June 3, 2021

Far From Respectable: Dave Hickey and His Art by Daniel Oppenheimer
Far From Respectable: Dave Hickey and His Art
In this new book, the iconoclastic art critic gets the respect he deserves

Barbara Purcell, May 27, 2021

<i>Paris Without Her: A Memoir</i> by Gregory Curtis
Paris Without Her: A Memoir
In his latest book, the Austin author walks through the City of Light to find a new life after his wife's death

Robert Faires, May 20, 2021

<i>The Hunting Wives</i> by May Cobb
The Hunting Wives
When the Austin author leads you into the Piney Woods for her new thriller, the trip is sultry and surprising

Rosalind Faires, May 13, 2021

Carrie Fountain's Third Collection of Poetry Illuminates the Day-to-Day
Carrie Fountain's Third Collection of Poetry Illuminates the Day-to-Day
The Austin author lives The Life

Rosalind Faires, May 6, 2021

"A Wished for and Welcome Guest" at Co-Lab Projects
The gallery has a new home, where it aims to make you feel like "A Wished for and Welcome Guest"

Robert Faires, April 22, 2021

“Altered Allusions: New Works by Nate Szarmach” at Davis Gallery
“Altered Allusions: New Works by Nate Szarmach” at Davis Gallery
In these paintings of Christian figures, the lack of focus is the focus

Robert Faires, April 15, 2021

"Dogs Heal in Borderlandia: Andrea Muñoz Martinez"
In this solo exhibition, the artist provides canine companions for a most colorful landscape

Robert Faires, March 18, 2021

"Andy St. Martin: The Weight" at Prizer Arts & Letters
In his newest show, the artist is, as ever, nothing if not commitment incarnate

Wayne Alan Brenner, Feb. 25, 2021

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