Wayne Alan Brenner
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Wayne Alan Brenner has been covering arts and culture for The Austin Chronicle for more than 15 years, bringing you the brilliant, the odd, and the underexposed.
13 articles in 2003
Kurt Wallender, a senior detective with the Ystad Police Department, is the focus of a series of international bestsellers by Swedish author Henning Mankell. Police procedurals, these kinds of novels are called, but these books are about police procedure the way Philip K. Dick's science fiction was about star wars: not really.
Books Feature, Dec. 26, 2003
Giving the gift of reading
Books Feature, Dec. 5, 2003
The Cry Pitch Carrolls
Music Review, Nov. 21, 2003
The doctor, a large, hulking fellow with fingers more like the digits of some great ape and a persistent cough -- brought about, he'd informed me, by a leech-gathering mission assayed -- or braved! -- in the darker region of night but two weeks previous -- frowned as he relayed his diagnosis.
Books Review, Oct. 24, 2003
Superstring, the theory that attempts to gather all the laws of physics into one comprehensive, easy-to-digest recipe, may be not quite fully baked, but "Superstring" the show from UT's Creative Research Laboratory presenting new works by nine MFA candidates, is perfectly cooked and damned tasty.
Arts Review, Aug. 22, 2003
Maybe astral projection is the best way to survive one of those nutty First Thursday thingies after all
Features Feature, May. 30, 2003
Music Review, Apr. 11, 2003
Books Feature, Apr. 11, 2003
Nina Nastasia bewitches.
Music Feature, Mar. 14, 2003
The examples of domestic utility at Gallery Lombardi's exhibit "Secret Furniture" -- chairs, tables, dressers, lamps, shelving units -- are such compelling combinations of professional manufacture and artistic vision that they'll be talked about for months to come.
Arts Feature, Feb. 14, 2003
As presented by da da kamera at the Fresh Terrain performance festival, Daniel MacIvor's In On It provided a beautiful and quirky evocation of chance, choice, love, and life's inevitable drift (or plummet) toward death.
Arts Review, Jan. 31, 2003
Drummer Wanted, Richard Maxwell's drama of a young garage musician's relationship with his mother while recovering from a broken leg was memorable, but chiefly for the distinctively expressionless, uninflected style of delivery that called to mind really bad acting on purpose.
Arts Review, Jan. 31, 2003
When he's not covering canvas with acrylic-based images of Japanese toys and Italian scooters and good old American action-figures, Tim Doyle dabbles in the art of the comic book, distilling his day-by-day existence into three black-and-white segments each in monthly issues of Amazing Adult Fantasy.
Arts Feature, Jan. 17, 2003