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"Future Artifacts of Sprawl and Sting" at Georgetown Public Library
Stuart Wallace blazes his way through a wasp factory of natural assemblage

Wayne Alan Brenner, Feb. 7, 2019

<i>Bowlaway</i> by Elizabeth McCracken
Bowlaway by Elizabeth McCracken
Bowling is something sacred in Elizabeth McCracken’s multigenerational novel

Rosalind Faires, Jan. 31, 2019

"Interwoven" at MASS Gallery
In this group show of fiber artists, a stitch in time saves, nein?

Wayne Alan Brenner, Jan. 31, 2019

Austin Opera's <i>Silent Night</i>
Austin Opera's Silent Night
This production of the Pulitzer Prize winner powerfully creates the tension of the battlefield and just as powerfully lets it go

Trey Gutierrez, Jan. 31, 2019

Southwest Theatre Productions' <i>Sweat</i>
Southwest Theatre Productions' Sweat
This production brings home the plight of the American blue-collar worker with sympathy

Elizabeth Cobbe, Jan. 24, 2019

Conspirare's <i>Hope of Loving</i>
Conspirare's Hope of Loving
This concert of works by Jake Runestad conveyed a sense of love as a force that soothes, enlightens, and heals

Robert Faires, Jan. 24, 2019

"When Everything's Been Said" at ICOSA Gallery
In this two-man exhibition by Jonas Criscoe and Mark Johnson, some pictures work a thousand words

Wayne Alan Brenner, Jan. 24, 2019

<i>Last Woman Standing</i> by Amy Gentry
Last Woman Standing by Amy Gentry
Amy Gentry’s Austin-set second novel is an electric revenge thriller

Rosalind Faires, Jan. 17, 2019

Austin Symphony Orchestra's <i>Variation Voyage</i>
Austin Symphony Orchestra's Variation Voyage
ASO's first concert of 2019 had us hearing all sorts of feels, but Leon Fleisher's piano also got us thinking

Robert Faires, Jan. 17, 2019

“Dave McClinton: Despite It All” at the Butridge
"Dave McClinton: Despite It All" at the Butridge
The digital collagist’s new solo exhibition is peopled with many colors

Wayne Alan Brenner, Jan. 17, 2019

"Post-Apocalyptic Harvest" at Atelier 1205
Artists Erika Huddleston, Tammy West, and Amy Scofield salvage beauty from a sundered world

Wayne Alan Brenner, Jan. 10, 2019

Sugar, Water, Purple: Can We Kick It? at ColdTowne
Sugar, Water, Purple: Can We Kick It? at ColdTowne
This showcase showed how improvisers from disenfranchised groups can provide meaningful support for one another and make damn good improv

Trey Gutierrez, Jan. 3, 2019

"Tammie Rubin: Everything You Ever" at Women & Their Work
This sculptural labyrinth of values casts an epiphytic spell

Wayne Alan Brenner, Jan. 3, 2019

Who You Run With
Zach Theatre's Tortoise and Hare
This delightful, inspiring musical teaches us there's more to the story than the amazing race

Robert Faires, Jan. 3, 2019

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

Robert Faires’ Top 10 Treasures in Theatre of 2018
Robert Faires’ Top 10 Treasures in Theatre of 2018
It was a year in which theatre making the political personal left the deepest impressions

Robert Faires, Dec. 27, 2018

"Martin Mazorra: Language of Flowers" at O2 Gallery
Woodcut and letterpress brilliance brings a garden of visual delights

Wayne Alan Brenner, Dec. 27, 2018

Robert Faires’ Top 10 Dance and Classical Joys of 2018
Robert Faires’ Top 10 Dance and Classical Joys of 2018
In this year’s dance and classical offerings, extraordinary depictions of loss and suffering continue to haunt

Robert Faires, Dec. 27, 2018

"Erin Shirreff" at Lora Reynolds Gallery
The artist blurs the line between photography and sculpture, creating a stunning result

Marisa Charpentier, Dec. 27, 2018

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

"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

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