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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

"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

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

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

"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 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

<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

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

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

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

"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

ICOSA's
ICOSA's "Chiaroscuro: probing mystery, seeking clarity"
The first group show in the collective's new home shows its members stretching themselves and embracing change

Melany Jean, Nov. 1, 2018

"Whitney Turetzky: Feminine Grandeur" at the Elisabet Ney
In the way she transforms antique photographs of anonymous women, Turetzky elevates their subjects' status to something holy and sacred

Marisa Charpentier, Nov. 1, 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

The Wedding Date
The Wedding Date
For a good time, read Jasmine Guillory's delightful debut romcom

Rosalind Faires, Oct. 25, 2018

November Road
November Road
Lou Berney's latest, set around JFK's assassination, is a tightly written crime tale worthy of Raymond Chandler or James M. Cain

Jesse Sublett, Oct. 25, 2018

Austin Symphony's <i>Happy Birthday, Lenny</i>
Austin Symphony's Happy Birthday, Lenny
In its concert celebrating Bernstein, the ASO shows the composer giving his all in even the briefest of works

Robert Faires, Oct. 25, 2018

Books to Prep You for the Texas Book Festival
Books for Days
The read goes on forever at the 2018 Texas Book Festival

Robert Faires, Oct. 25, 2018

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