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<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

<i>The Swallowed Man</i> by Edward Carey
The Swallowed Man
The Austin author's rich and strange take on Pinocchio has Geppetto tell the story from the belly of the giant fish

Robert Faires, Feb. 4, 2021

"Kevin Greer: As the World Stood Still" at Davis Gallery
One man's mark-making movements set this show on fire

Wayne Alan Brenner, Jan. 28, 2021

"Renee Lai: A Study of Fences" at grayDUCK Gallery
In her grayDUCK Gallery solo exhibition, the artist considers not only what these barriers keep out but also what gets through them

Barbara Purcell, Jan. 21, 2021

"The Femme Abstract"
Moya McIntyre’s second edition of this group show ushers in the new year with a glorious plenitude of color and imagery

Robert Faires, Jan. 7, 2021

<i>Hotrod Golgotha</i> by W. Joe Hoppe
Hotrod Golgotha
In this collection, the Austin poet delivers a high octane paean to cars and all that makes them cool

Robert Faires, Dec. 30, 2020

Review: <i>The Nutcracker: Home for the Holidays</i>
The Nutcracker: Home for the Holidays
Ballet Austin's virtual version of the seasonal staple dances you closer to the magic than ever before

Robert Faires, Dec. 23, 2020

<i>The Zealot and the Emancipator</i> by H.W. Brands
The Zealot and the Emancipator by H.W. Brands
This history by the UT professor offers a new look at John Brown and Abraham Lincoln: side by side

Robert Faires, Dec. 23, 2020

Staging <i>Human Resources: The Musical</i> Despite the Pandemic
Staging Human Resources: The Musical Despite the Pandemic
Mallory Schlossberg knew she'd face challenges staging her new musical now, but she decided to just do it and figure it out

Dec. 3, 2020

<i>Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents</i> by Isabel Wilkerson
Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson
In her second book, the author of The Warmth of Other Suns examines and breaks down the unacknowledged social structure baked into our country

Rosalind Faires, Nov. 12, 2020

<i>Memorial Drive: A Daughter's Memoir</i> by Natasha Trethewey
Memorial Drive: A Daughter's Memoir by Natasha Trethewey
In her book, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet is a daughter who returns to her mother's crime scene to reclaim herself

Barbara Purcell, Nov. 5, 2020

<i>Sex and Vanity</i> by Kevin Kwan
Sex and Vanity by Kevin Kwan
Kevin Kwan offers another gloriously satirical and sharp sociological take on the insular lives of the untouchably rich

Barbara Purcell, Nov. 5, 2020

<i>Running</i> by Natalia Sylvester
Running by Natalia Sylvester
Natalia Sylvester’s YA debut makes the political personal

Rosalind Faires, Oct. 29, 2020

Blue Lapis Light's <i>Beyond the Clouds</i>
Blue Lapis Light's Beyond the Clouds
This aerial dance company's production brought its dancers down to earth but still lifted us up

Robert Faires, Oct. 29, 2020

"Shawn Camp & Darcie Book: Comity of Ghosts" at ICOSA Gallery
New ICOSA show unites the spirits within via the surfaces without

Wayne Alan Brenner, Oct. 15, 2020

<i>Murder on Cold Street</i> by Sherry Thomas
Murder on Cold Street by Sherry Thomas
Sherry Thomas' fifth outing in the Lady Sherlock series is as fascinating and feminist as ever

Oct. 8, 2020

Every Day We Get More Illegal by Juan Felipe Herrera
Every Day We Get More Illegal by Juan Felipe Herrera
With his latest collection, the former U.S. poet laureate offers a kind of spiritual style guide for our time

Roberto Ontiveros, Sept. 24, 2020

"Amada Miller: Everything in Tune" at grayDUCK Gallery
The San Antonio-based artist's new show rings lunar and true

Sept. 17, 2020

"Melanie Clemmons: Likes Charge"
This solo exhibition at Women & Their Work conjures digital comfort in troubled times

Wayne Alan Brenner, Sept. 10, 2020

<i>Good Citizens Need Not Fear</i> by Maria Reva
Good Citizens Need Not Fear by Maria Reva
Anything can happen in the wonderfully weird Ukraine of this short story collection

Robert Faires, Sept. 3, 2020

<i>All Things Left Wild</i> by James Wade
All Things Left Wild by James Wade
In his debut novel, the Austin author reveals a world of brotherly sin and redemption across the Old West

Wayne Alan Brenner, Aug. 6, 2020

Book Review: <i>Network Effect</i> by Martha Wells
Book Review: Network Effect by Martha Wells
In this first full-length novel featuring Murderbot, the violent but endearing rogue AI is back for more adventures to delight "all the stupid humans"

Elizabeth Cobbe, July 30, 2020

"Ben Muñoz: Over My Head" at Flatbed Center for Contemporary Printmaking
These bold new woodcuts capture the depth and bigness of life

Wayne Alan Brenner, July 16, 2020

“Marianne Levy: Grimm Re-Articulated” at the Dougherty Arts Center
This exhibition of ceramic sculptures recasts fairy tales with animals who are more human than the people in the originals

Robert Faires, July 9, 2020

"Lee Albert Hill: Signs" at CAMIBAart
This solo exhibition asks, What happens when shapes run away to join the circuits?

Wayne Alan Brenner, July 2, 2020

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