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"Kira Lynn Harris: Glittering Dystopias"

Reviewed by Caitlin Greenwood, Aug. 6, 2015

Sophisticated Ladies

Zach Theatre's revival of this Ellington revue is just like Sir Duke's music: elegant and wildly entertaining

Reviewed by Elissa Russell, Jul. 30, 2015

Mast

Elizabeth Doss' new play is about lost souls not sure when to give up and go home

Reviewed by Elizabeth Cobbe, Jul. 30, 2015

"Young Latino Artists 20: Within Reach"

Despite the exhibition's distractions, Mexic-Arte continues to debut exciting work from young Latino artists

Reviewed by Seth Orion Schwaiger, Jul. 30, 2015

Wildfire

Vivid imagery and a rapid pace make this debut novel about wildland firefighters fun as hell to read

Reviewed by Jessi Cape, Jul. 23, 2015

Live From Cowboy Portland

Showtime premieres an Austin-based stand-up show, SXSW Comedy With W. Kamau Bell

Reviewed by Robert Faires, Jul. 23, 2015

Ring of Fire

A talented cast and band evoke the Man in Black in TexARTS' Johnny Cash musical

Reviewed by Elissa Russell, Jul. 23, 2015

Closer

This 7 Towers production shows the disconnect between love and sex, and the pitfalls of confusing the two

Reviewed by Shanon Weaver, Jul. 23, 2015

"Robert Therrien"

The sculptor invites viewers to reconsider physical space with objects much larger and smaller than normal

Reviewed by Caitlin Greenwood, Jul. 23, 2015

Hairspray

The musical delights again, thanks to Zilker Theatre Productions' stellar cast and quality staging

Reviewed by Elissa Russell, Jul. 16, 2015

The Night Alive

Hyde Park Theatre captures five lonely Dubliners in all their broken humanity in Conor McPherson's drama

Reviewed by Shanon Weaver, Jul. 16, 2015

"Conner O'Leary: Requesting Entrance"

Surrealism is alive and well at Farewell Books, thanks to the art of Conner O'Leary

Reviewed by Seth Orion Schwaiger, Jul. 16, 2015

"There's a Summer Place Where We Can Go"

The Davis Gallery show has a surprising depth and variety, but some of it distracts from the show's laid-back vibe

Reviewed by Caitlin Greenwood, Jul. 9, 2015

When the Rain Stops Falling

Strong writing and a robust cast make Different Stages' production stay with you

Reviewed by Adam Roberts, Jul. 9, 2015

Austin Symphony July Fourth Concert & Fireworks

With more than the usual musical suspects, the ASO managed to make its 39th July Fourth concert a rousing success

Reviewed by Robert Faires, Jul. 9, 2015

Heathers, the Musical

Doctuh Mistuh's staging of the Eighties cult film is ridiculous in the best possible way

Reviewed by Elissa Russell, Jul. 2, 2015

The Rocky Horror Show

Doctuh Mistuh's visit to the Frankenstein place is delightfully inclusive for die-hard fans and virgins alike

Reviewed by Elissa Russell, Jul. 2, 2015

"Katie Rose Pipkin: picking figs in the garden while my world eats Itself"

In an art exhibition and accompanying chapbook, Pipkin automates the un-automatable

Reviewed by Seth Orion Schwaiger, Jul. 2, 2015

The Hound of the Baskervilles

Sherlock takes a comic turn in Penfold Theatre's three-actor spin on the Holmes mystery

Reviewed by Elizabeth Cobbe, Jun. 25, 2015

Chicago

A cast of familiar faces conjures Kander and Ebb's Jazz Age classic in an entertaining way

Reviewed by Elissa Russell, Jun. 25, 2015

The Sorcerer

The Gilbert & Sullivan Society's latest show may be lesser known, but it still prompts plenty of smiles

Reviewed by Adam Roberts, Jun. 25, 2015

Loving Day

Mat Johnson's novel Loving Day is all there in black and white

Reviewed by Wayne Alan Brenner, Jun. 18, 2015

El Nogalar

Teatro Vivo's El Nogalar provides a context for examining social class in contemporary Mexico

Reviewed by Adam Roberts, Jun. 18, 2015

More Than One Complication

KDHDC and line upon line percussion provide a moving-people people-watching performance

Reviewed by Jonelle Seitz, Jun. 18, 2015

"Colby Bird: Hope Goes With Man to the Foot of the Gallows"

The fruits of the artist's labors are evident in this new solo show

Reviewed by Seth Orion Schwaiger, Jun. 18, 2015

What, Me Wordy?

Recommendations for summer reading that offer getaways from the usual gang of literates

Reviewed by Robert Faires, Jun. 11, 2015

MAD's Greatest Writers: Frank Jacobs

Five decades of smart-aleck satire from a leader of "the usual gang of idiots"

Reviewed by Raoul Hernandez, Jun. 11, 2015

At the Water's Edge

Looking for the Loch Ness Monster and finding love in World War II Scotland

Reviewed by Jessi Cape, Jun. 11, 2015

A Touch of Stardust

Gable and Lombard and the making of Gone With the Wind as seen through the eyes of an aspiring author

Reviewed by Rosalind Faires, Jun. 11, 2015

The Cult of Truland

The glittery SoCal celeb set turns dark in this mystery with a satirical edge

Reviewed by Michael King, Jun. 11, 2015

The Reluctant Matador

Paris-based FBI agent Hugo Marston's pursuit of a murderer leads him to Barcelona

Reviewed by Jesse Sublett, Jun. 11, 2015

Missing

The kidnapping of his stepdaughter in Mexico sends Jack Searle across the border to get her back

Reviewed by Jesse Sublett, Jun. 11, 2015

Exploring Calvin & Hobbes

A museum exhibition catalog examines the beloved comic strip and the man behind it

Reviewed by Raoul Hernandez, Jun. 11, 2015

Nick Offerman's Gumption

The Parks & Rec actor profiles 21 of his personal heroes who have worked to make the world a better place

Reviewed by Melanie Haupt, Jun. 11, 2015

The Strangerer

Bush 43 ponders murder and existentialism while debating Kerry in this ambitious comedy from Capital T

Reviewed by Elizabeth Cobbe, Jun. 11, 2015

Mothers and Sons

Zach Theatre's exquisite staging of Terrence McNally's drama speaks to families of all kinds

Reviewed by Elissa Russell, Jun. 11, 2015

"Elizabeth McDonald: I Only Know Plenty"

McDonald's ambitious solo show targets scapegoating, though some of its power is lost in repetition

Reviewed by Caitlin Greenwood, Jun. 11, 2015

The New Electric Ballroom

At the Vortex, the siblings of Enda Walsh's play can't move past a night from 50 years ago

Reviewed by Elissa Russell, Jun. 4, 2015

King of Hearts

Tongue and Groove's stage adaptation of the anti-war cult film looks lovely but breezes by too quickly

Reviewed by Robert Faires, Jun. 4, 2015

"Gently Fried"

Local curatorial powerhouse Los Outsiders creates a poignant three-part exhibition (or is it five?)

Reviewed by Seth Orion Schwaiger, Jun. 4, 2015

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