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“Candace Hicks: Many Mini Murder Scenes” at Women & Their Work
“Candace Hicks: Many Mini Murder Scenes” at Women & Their Work
In her small-scale re-creations of murder scenes in mystery novels, the artist provides playful social commentary on the genre

Taylor Prewitt, Oct. 25, 2018

There There
There There
The Big Oakland Powwow provides a window into modern Native American life in Tommy Orange's searing debut novel

Rosalind Faires, Oct. 25, 2018

“Shanie Tommasini: Slippery Clump” at the Umlauf
“Shanie Tommasini: Slippery Clump” at the Umlauf
The Umlauf Prize-winning artist uses big, playful shapes and environmental manipulation to look at art, nature, and conservation

Melany Jean, Oct. 25, 2018

Little Fires Everywhere
Little Fires Everywhere
Celeste Ng's second novel offers rich portrayals of motherhood in the suburbs

Rosalind Faires, Oct. 25, 2018

"Ed Ruscha: Archaeology and Romance" at the Ransom Center
This evocative excavation into the artist's process of creating art and making books reveals the work of art is the completed book itself

Melany Jean, Oct. 18, 2018

<i>An American Marriage</i> by Tayari Jones
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
This bittersweet novel charts a wrongful conviction's effect on a young couple

Rosalind Faires, Oct. 18, 2018

Theatre Synesthesia's <i>The Fault</i>
Theatre Synesthesia's The Fault
In Katie Bender's play, an American family tries to save itself from being shaken apart

Robert Faires, Oct. 18, 2018

Prima Doñas' <i>LatiNacional: tu casa es mi casa</i>
Prima Doñas' LatiNacional: tu casa es mi casa
The improv troupe behind Latinauts gives 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue a makeover like the country has never seen

Robert Faires, Oct. 11, 2018

“Ana Esteve Llorens: Correspondence” at Las Cruxes
“Ana Esteve Llorens: Correspondence” at Las Cruxes
The textiles in this solo show map a negotiation between the weaver and her surroundings, a lattice charting stretch and slack over time

Melany Jean, Oct. 11, 2018

<i>Suicide Club: A Novel About Living</i> by Rachel Heng
Suicide Club: A Novel About Living by Rachel Heng
This debut novel about a future in which people can live forever is a bittersweet yet life-affirming story of eternity versus death

M. Brianna Stallings, Oct. 11, 2018

"Shawn Camp: Equivocation" at Northern-Southern
In this three-part installation, the artist plays with light to creates work that is atmospheric and at times beautifully contemplative

Melany Jean, Oct. 4, 2018

From Slavery to Buffalo Soldier in <i>Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen</i>
From Slavery to Buffalo Soldier in Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen
Sarah Bird's historical novel tells one woman's unique tale of freedom

Marisa Charpentier, Oct. 4, 2018

Zach Theatre's <i>Once</i>
Zach Theatre's Once
This musical disarms the cynicism of our age with the sweet story of a guy and a girl who bond over music

Elizabeth Cobbe, Oct. 4, 2018

En Route Productions' <i>*some humans were harmed in the making of this show</i>
En Route Productions' *some humans were harmed in the making of this show
CB Goodman's play is memorable for its exuberant satire, but an abrupt hairpin turn toward the serious makes the show even more memorable

Robert Faires, Oct. 4, 2018

Hyde Park Theatre's <i>Confessions of a Mexpatriate</i>
Hyde Park Theatre's Confessions of a Mexpatriate
Raul Garza's solo show tells us that finding your true self in another country isn't easy

Robert Faires, Sept. 27, 2018

Blue Lapis Light's <i>Belonging, Part One</i>
Blue Lapis Light's Belonging, Part One
The work's dancers, whether on the ground or sailing through the air, were beacons of human hope and empathy

Jonelle Seitz, Sept. 27, 2018

"Matt Rebholz and Rachel Wolfson Smith: We Can See Through Time" at ICOSA
Drawings in red and blue ink, intended to be viewed through 3-D glasses, pull the viewer in to landscapes that make the familiar look alien

Melany Jean, Sept. 27, 2018

Austin Playhouse's <i>Monroe</i>
Austin Playhouse's Monroe
In Lisa B. Thompson's tender drama, young African-Americans work out where they belong in the world

Robert Faires, Sept. 20, 2018

Miró Quartet at Bates Recital Hall
Miró Quartet at Bates Recital Hall
The ensemble's opening concert for its 15th season as UT's Faculty-Quartet-in-Residence was uplifting in a number of ways

Robert Faires, Sept. 20, 2018

"Ann Wood: Quick and Quiet" at Big Medium
The artist's solo show is like a large-scale, experiential temporary memorial, with fake flowers rotting in a gloomy exuberance

Melany Jean, Sept. 20, 2018

Capital T Theatre's <i>The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?</i>
Capital T Theatre's The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?
This production of Edward Albee's playshows that hubris and catastrophe are as much a part of America now as in ancient Greece

Robert Faires, Sept. 13, 2018

"Vincent Valdez: The City" at the Blanton
The artist's epic portrait of Klanspeople is all the more frightening for the mundane character of its subjects

Melany Jean, Sept. 13, 2018

Shrewd Productions' <i>The Madres</i>
Shrewd Productions' The Madres
In Stephanie Alison Walker’s new play, women’s fight for the “disappeared” in Argentina’s Dirty War proves timely

Elizabeth Cobbe, Sept. 6, 2018

Jason Phelps & Co.'s <i>Landfallen – the lost and found</i>
Jason Phelps & Co.'s Landfallen – the lost and found
This new work of dance-theatre takes us on journeys through wild wastes and personal histories, but leaves us in a place of hope

Robert Faires, Sept. 6, 2018

"ANGRY CLOUD + DESCND: Return of the Litvak"
The clouds are angry in this solo installation, but the spirit of the show is doggedly hopeful, fresh, and invigorating

Melany Jean, Sept. 6, 2018

Aztlan Dance Company's <i>The Enchilada Western: Texas Deep Fried</i>
Aztlan Dance Company's The Enchilada Western: Texas Deep Fried
In the troupe's latest choreodramas, dancing desperados persisted and partied

Jonelle Seitz, Aug. 30, 2018

"The Indigo Show" at Recspec Gallery
This group show is appealing for the ways in which it showcases this most intense, moody, serene, and opulent of all the blues

Melany Jean, Aug. 30, 2018

Fallout Theater Says <i>Fuck This Week</i>
Fallout Theater Says Fuck This Week
The improv alchemists of this weekly show turn the crap in your life into comedy gold

M. Brianna Stallings, Aug. 30, 2018

Austin Scottish Rite Theater's <i>Wit</i>
Austin Scottish Rite Theater's Wit
In this production, people are there for one another and no one has to face the end alone

Robert Faires, Aug. 23, 2018

"Crit Group 2018" at grayDUCK Gallery
The body of work by artists in the Contemporary Austin's current critique group often engages the body in some way

Tatiana Ryckman, Aug. 23, 2018

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