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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.

28 articles in 2006

Edmond Bulldogs: MTV Sends Comedy Troupe Into Overdrive

Fresh from being featured on's the Stew, comedy troupe the Edmond Bulldogs is back in town to whip its local fans into a frenzy

Arts Feature, Dec. 15, 2006

Blab! 17

Each year, Monte Beauchamp harvests and designs a collection of work from the world's diverse crop of illustrators, sequential artists, and the graphically obsessed. And each year, it rules.

Books Review, Dec. 8, 2006


With a simple drawing style reminiscent of TinTin's Hergé, Kevin Huizenga uses the comics medium to brilliant effect

Books Review, Dec. 8, 2006

The Mother's Mouth

Books Review, Dec. 8, 2006

The Placebo Man

Books Review, Dec. 8, 2006

Pizzeria Kamikaze

Books Review, Dec. 8, 2006


Books Review, Dec. 8, 2006

Think Outside the Book

Eric Schlosser on Richard Linklater's adaptation of his Fast Food Nation

Screens Feature, Nov. 17, 2006

Mission: Improvable

Austin's improv community gathers intelligence

Arts Feature, Aug. 25, 2006

OoBer Alles

A guide to the troupes of the 2006 Out of Bounds Improv Festival (aka OoB V)

Arts Feature, Aug. 25, 2006


Jeremy Lamb and Madeline Malka's new sketch and improv show 'Kazillionaire' is starkly divided between bits of physical comedy that are genius and spoken segments that are relentlessly awkward and dull

Arts Feature, Jul. 28, 2006

In On It

The Dirigo Group production of Daniel MacIvor's 'In On It,' with two actors in multiple roles, succeeds beyond an exercise in acting and becomes a heartbreaking wound that feels good to receive

Arts Review, Jul. 21, 2006

Radio: 30

Hyde Park Theatre revives its production of Chris Earle's play Radio: 30, which creates a pitch-perfect rendering of emotional breakdown in the recording studio

Arts Feature, Jul. 7, 2006


Books Feature, Jun. 9, 2006

Further Illuminations

Books Feature, Jun. 9, 2006

Funniest Person in Austin Semifinals

Wayne Alan Brenner describes being a judge for one of the semifinal rounds of the 2006 Funniest Person in Austin Contest at Cap City Comedy Club

Arts Feature, May. 12, 2006

La Perdida

Because Jessica Abel's La Perdida takes place in Mexico City and involves a sometimes frictional intermingling of Mexicans and Americans, it's attracted comparison to Los Bros Hernandez's classic Love and Rockets

Books Review, May. 12, 2006

Truth Serum

Pity the poor costumed heroes of our childhood

Books Review, May. 12, 2006

Kings in Disguise

America's Great Depression of the 1930s isn't the backdrop for this story; it is the story

Books Review, May. 12, 2006

Conversation #2

If James Kochalka is 'Magic Boy,' then Jeffrey Brown is 'Over-Analyze Lad'

Books Review, May. 12, 2006

Summer Camp Guide

Features Feature, Apr. 28, 2006

Drive, He Said

In his company's 13th year, Jason Neulander shifts Salvage Vanguard Theater into overdrive

Arts Feature, Apr. 14, 2006

The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster

Books Review, Apr. 14, 2006

Sean Carey, Lucas Molandes, Rob Nash

Arts Review, Mar. 24, 2006

'The Bob Schneider Show'

Whatever your ears think of Bob Schneider's music, your eyes will widen in appreciation at his intaglio etchings on view in his new Flatbed Press solo show

Arts Feature, Mar. 17, 2006

Greyhounds and Other Virtual Ways to Travel

Spank Dance Company's 'Greyhounds and Other Virtual Ways to Travel' may not move you to the next plane of existence, but its force and beauty will make this plane much more satisfying

Arts Review, Mar. 17, 2006

Giant-Sized Annual

Staple!: The Independent Media Expo returns for its second year

Books Feature, Mar. 3, 2006

Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh

The Jewish Community Association of Austin's production of 'Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh!,' a revue of Allan Sherman's parody songs, may tickle your funny bone – especially the part connected to your nostalgia bone

Arts Feature, Feb. 10, 2006

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