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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.

36 articles in 2007

The Book of Other People

Profits from the sales of this priceless anthology of short stories will benefit 826NYC

Books Review, Dec. 28, 2007


Design Daily, Dec. 26, 2007 3:51 PM

Totally Giftee Things

Design Daily, Dec. 11, 2007 3:41 PM

Maakies' Daddy in the House

Austin Books & Comics hosts Tony Millionaire

Books Feature, Nov. 30, 2007

'Za Gotcha

Austin's Pizza doesn't suck, though their old logo lead Brenner to think otherwise.

Design Daily, Nov. 7, 2007 3:30 PM

Maker Faire: Happily Ever Crafter

Design Daily, Oct. 24, 2007 4:30 PM

Death Note

From page to screen

Screens Feature, Sep. 21, 2007

De-Spurring the Moment

The making of the 2007 Out of Bounds Improv Festival

Arts Feature, Aug. 31, 2007

OoBer Alles

A guide to the troupes in the 2007 Out of Bounds Improv Festival

Arts Feature, Aug. 31, 2007

Parallelogramophonograph: Supercalifragilisticexpiali motherfuckingdocious

When Parallelogramophonograph does improv, it's like watching hyperintelligent, human-shaped, joyously goofy otters at play

Arts Feature, Aug. 17, 2007

Rainbow Family of the Serendipitous Now, or the Orpheus Project

Rainbow Family of the Serendipitous Now refracts the Orpheus myth through the lens of the Manson family in a seamless, complex, color-coded vehicle

Arts Review, Aug. 17, 2007

Spanking the Figurative

A new Austin gallery captures dancers with paint

Arts Feature, Aug. 10, 2007

Look Cookie: Mutatis mutandis

New and rough-edged as the improv troupe Look Cookie is, it's still worthwhile watching them do their thing

Arts Feature, Aug. 10, 2007

ColdTowne: Home on the strange

When it comes to the improvisers of ColdTowne, you're in for a really enjoyable time watching these guys do their stuff

Arts Feature, Aug. 3, 2007

Buddy Daddy: A boy and his dog

ColdTowne's Arthur Simone and his dog, Robin Goodfellow, perform onstage as an improv duo – seriously

Arts Feature, Jul. 27, 2007

1 a.m.: No sloppy seconds

What time is it? 1 a.m. – i.e., the fiercely enjoyable brain warp that is improv duo Chris Trew and Tami Nelson

Arts Feature, Jul. 20, 2007

Girls Girls Girls: The female of the species

Girls Girls Girls launches its Boys of Summer series with guest male improviser Jeremy Lamb

Arts Feature, Jul. 13, 2007

Vertigo Ramp: Inclined toward humor

In the improv created by Craig Kotfas and Ted Rutherford as the duo Vertigo Ramp, the unintentional chaos in the patterns is often as delightful as the patterns themselves

Arts Feature, Jul. 6, 2007


Will van Overbeek's camera captures the eternal allure of Austin's favorite swimming hole

Arts Feature, Jun. 29, 2007

Is That Science?: The elements of smile

The initial results of the experiment Is That Science? – wherein members of the theatrical company St. Idiot Collective interacted with the element Improvium – were fast, furious, and funny

Arts Feature, Jun. 29, 2007

McNichol & May: Harking back with style

Bob McNichol & Erika May are among the most literary improvisers in town, each of their spontaneous narratives carried along by the depth of the characters they create

Arts Feature, Jun. 22, 2007

Get Up: How funky and strong is their fight

Shannon McCormick and Shana Merlin – who make up the improv duo Get Up – are comfortable working together, like two parts of an interlocking dream machine

Arts Feature, Jun. 15, 2007

Junk: When you're jonesing for the good stuff

The four improvisers who constitute the Austin troupe Junk prefer to work in long-form, and long-form certainly seems their forte

Arts Feature, Jun. 8, 2007

Taking You to Ninja School

Seven reasons why Naruto is kicking everybody's ass

Screens Feature, Jun. 1, 2007

Me, Ange, and the Interlocking Shadows of Trees

Why do I love Naruto? Because I love my daughter.

Screens Feature, Jun. 1, 2007

A Thought in Three Parts

In staging Wallace Shawn's famously unproduced and pornographic A Thought in Three Parts, it'd be so easy to stumble or misjudge, but Rubber Repertory has gotten almost everything stunningly right

Arts Review, May. 18, 2007

'Over 21: Pages and Marginalia'

Oscar Gillespie's stunning and intricate prints, as exhibited at Slugfest Gallery, wouldn't be more compelling if they were printed in the artist's own blood

Arts Review, May. 11, 2007

The Music Is Pretty Much Incessant

P. Kellach Waddle, the River City's 'educated hillbilly,' composes himself a life

Arts Feature, Apr. 19, 2007

Rant: An Oral Biography of Buster Casey

What do you do if you've invented a character who embodies the violent rejection of modern society, and that character becomes more popular than you ever dreamed he would?

Books Review, Apr. 13, 2007

'Christa Palazzolo: City Folk'

Christa Palazzolo was an astounding painter before she left Austin for New York, but her solo show at 1906 Gallery shows that her artistic skill has only deepened

Arts Review, Mar. 16, 2007

Man and Myth

Comic-book artist Dean Haspiel set to attend Staple! Independent Media Expo

Books Feature, Mar. 1, 2007

More Than Just Kiln Time

Ishmael Soto passes the torch to a younger generation

Arts Feature, Feb. 23, 2007

Present Laughter

You may think you know what a Noël Coward comedy is like, but the Zachary Scott Theatre Center production of Present Laughter is light years ahead of your expectations

Arts Review, Feb. 9, 2007

The Available Cupholders

There's a lot of improv to be seen in Austin, and much of it is good; the Available Cupholders are an excellent example of why and how

Arts Review, Jan. 12, 2007

'Wait and Hope: New Works by Katy O'Connor/Restless Timber: New Works by Jennifer Drummond'

Volitant Gallery's pairing of Katy O'Connor and Jennifer Drummond works so well, you might want to gather some friends and go picnic in the woods by way of celebration

Arts Review, Jan. 12, 2007

Wayne Alan Brenner's Best Books of 2006

Books Feature, Jan. 5, 2007

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