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Wayne Alan Brenner’s Top 10 Arts-Related Things I Enjoyed in 2018
Wayne Alan Brenner’s Top 10 Arts-Related Things I Enjoyed in 2018
Representational and digital art, plus theatre rooted in history proved especially mind-blowing this year

Wayne Alan Brenner, Dec. 27, 2018

Top Books of 2018 for Heroine Addicts
Top Books of 2018 for Heroine Addicts
Sisters were doing it for themselves in historical fiction, alt-historical fiction, romance, and a graphic novel

Rosalind Faires, Dec. 27, 2018

Melany Jean’s Top 10 Fine Art Moments of 2018
Melany Jean’s Top 10 Fine Art Moments of 2018
Unforgettably textured sculptures, unsettling exhibitions, and unusual spaces made for a memorable year in art

Melany Jean, Dec. 27, 2018

Top Books of 2018 That Make the Past Present
Top Books of 2018 That Make the Past Present
Whether in biography, graphic novel, crime fiction, or retold Greek myths, these books brought history to life

Jesse Sublett, Dec. 27, 2018

Top Books of 2018 for American Road Tripping
Top Books of 2018 for American Road Tripping
Two novels set on the open road and two accounts of life in Trump's White House all made for journeys deep into America today

Jay Trachtenberg, Dec. 27, 2018

Zach Theatre's <i>The Santaland Diaries</i>
Zach Theatre's The Santaland Diaries
A new creative team energizes a 20-year-old holiday tradition at Zach

Trey Gutierrez, Dec. 20, 2018

Permanent Record's <i>White</i>
Permanent Record's White
In James Ijames' satirical portrait of the artist as a privileged white guy, a black woman provides the most vivid and interesting shades

Robert Faires, Dec. 20, 2018

"Suchitra Mattai: Landfall" at grayDUCK Gallery
The artist's channeled chaos vividly explores relationships between the natural and human worlds

Wayne Alan Brenner, Dec. 20, 2018

Ground Floor Theatre's <i>Fun Home</i>
Ground Floor Theatre's Fun Home
Lisa Scheps' production is invested with a level of care that makes this musical memoir movingly familiar

Trey Gutierrez, Dec. 13, 2018

Ballet Austin’s <i>The Nutcracker</i>
Ballet Austin’s The Nutcracker
The company’s 56th run at this holiday classic retains its magic – enough beauty and wonder to transport you to enchanting realms

Robert Faires, Dec. 13, 2018

“Alba Corral: Thoughts in Action” at Generative Art Project
“Alba Corral: Thoughts in Action” at Generative Art Project
The new gallery screens our present into the future with beauty and depth

Wayne Alan Brenner, Dec. 13, 2018

Books to Read and Wrap for the Holidays
A Mile Above Texas
Gorgeous images of land and water shot from the air provide a fresh perspective on the Lone Star State

Robert Faires, Dec. 6, 2018

Books to Read and Wrap for the Holidays
Garlandia
One family man’s fight to survive divine assaults and a community turned against him becomes a rollicking, rambling epic, superbly rendered

Wayne Alan Brenner, Dec. 6, 2018

Books to Read and Wrap for the Holidays
Emergency Contact
It’s wry and vulnerable love via text message in this YA novel set in Austin

Rosalind Faires, Dec. 6, 2018

Street Corner Arts' <i>We Are Proud to Present ...</i>
Street Corner Arts' We Are Proud to Present ...
This production is more than exceptional theatre; it asks thought-provoking questions about authority, perspective, and intention

Elizabeth Cobbe, Dec. 6, 2018

line upon line percussion's <i>The city wears a slouch hat</i>
line upon line percussion's The city wears a slouch hat
John Cage and Kenneth Patchen's experimental radio play proved an ideal vehicle for the creative daredevils of line upon line and the Rude Mechs to revive together

Robert Faires, Dec. 6, 2018

Review: Revel's <i>Existential Solstice</i>
Revel's Existential Solstice
In a concert evoking winter's cold and darkness, warmth

Robert Faires, Dec. 5, 2018

Austin Playhouse's <i>The Mystery of Edwin Drood</i>
Austin Playhouse's The Mystery of Edwin Drood
This musical production makes for an effervescent alternative to that other Dickens holiday show

Bob Abelman, Nov. 29, 2018

Different Stages' <i>Great Expectations</i>
Different Stages' Great Expectations
In this retelling of the Charles Dickens novel, a visible love of narrative is the show's greatest strength

Robert Faires, Nov. 29, 2018

"Annie Miller: I see london, I see france" at MoHA
This show in the Cage Match Project series casts the viewer as peeping Tom, looking through holes in a boarded-up trailer to view art

Melany Jean, Nov. 29, 2018

Austin Shakespeare’s <i>Cat on a Hot Tin Roof</i>
Austin Shakespeare’s Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
This production is everything but sultry, which is the very thing the Tennessee Williams drama needs most

Bob Abelman, Nov. 22, 2018

<i>Immigrants, The Musical! (Part Two)</i>
Immigrants, the Musical! (Part Two)
With this improvised musical series, one family's tale of coming to the states becomes a tale about us all

Robert Faires, Nov. 22, 2018

Review: <i>Otello</i>
Otello
Austin Opera staged a victory worthy of the Lion of Venice

Robert Faires, Nov. 20, 2018

Capital T Theatre's <i>The Hunchback Variations</i> and <i>...Faustus</i>
Capital T Theatre's The Hunchback Variations and ...Faustus
The company's pairing of two Mickle Maher one-acts gets lit about art in a sublime way

Elizabeth Cobbe, Nov. 15, 2018

Mary Moody Northen Theatre's <i>Men on Boats</i>
Mary Moody Northen Theatre's Men on Boats
With a diverse cast of women playing white men exploring the Grand Canyon, this show recasts history to show guys who just don't get it

Robert Faires, Nov. 15, 2018

MASS Gallery's
MASS Gallery's "Staycation: thresholds"
The gallery's first exhibit in its new home invites viewers into the private self and into the stretching of one's limits

Melany Jean, Nov. 15, 2018

East Austin Studio Tour 2018: Recapping Weekend 1
East Austin Studio Tour 2018: Recapping Weekend 1
Take MoHA's selfie challenge? Bathe in the forest? Do it all!

Melany Jean, Nov. 14, 2018

"Steve Parker: War Tuba" at Big Medium
In exploring sound's relationship to conflict and use in it, the artist fuses past and present, melody and discord, into a remixed reveille

Melany Jean, Nov. 8, 2018

Review: <i>Until the Flood</i>
Until the Flood
Theatre en Bloc makes a sacred space for us to hear Ferguson

Robert Faires, Nov. 7, 2018

Doctuh Mistuh and Penfold Theatre's <i>Nevermore</i>
Doctuh Mistuh and Penfold Theatre's Nevermore
In Jonathan Christenson's musical, Edgar Allan Poe's life is imagined as a spooky, entrancing dance of the spirits

Robert Faires, Nov. 1, 2018

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