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Wayne Alan Brenner

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Wayne Alan Brenner has been covering arts and culture for The Austin Chronicle for 20 years, bringing you the brilliant, the odd, and the underexposed.

13 articles in 2003

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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

Pretty Powerful

Giving the gift of reading

Books Feature, Dec. 5, 2003

Golden Arm Trio

The Cry Pitch Carrolls

Music Review, Nov. 21, 2003

The Thackery T. Lambshead Pocket Guide to Eccentric & Discredited Diseases

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

Vaguely Purposed Zombies

Maybe astral projection is the best way to survive one of those nutty First Thursday thingies after all …

Features Feature, May. 30, 2003

Eliza Wren / Hallicrafters

Peradventure, Pony

Music Review, Apr. 11, 2003

Book Review: Pieces of Payne

Books Feature, Apr. 11, 2003

Spotlight: Nina Nastasia

Nina Nastasia bewitches.

Music Feature, Mar. 14, 2003

Secrets of "Secret Furniture'

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

In On It: da da kamera

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

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

Live on Paper

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

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