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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.

35 articles in 2008

A Cabinet of Drawings

The Ransom Center reminds us of the power of seeing originals over reproductions

Arts Review, Dec. 19, 2008

David Ohlerking

The whirlwind force behind Austin Figurative Gallery is spinning away to Jersey

Arts Feature, Dec. 5, 2008

Here Comes Mr. Achewood

Chris Onstad tours with his Great Outdoor Fight book

Books Feature, Dec. 5, 2008

The Living

Three painters show work that will have you thinking about what it means to be alive

Arts Review, Nov. 21, 2008


Everybody wins in Shannon McCormick's highly enjoyable one-man show about football

Arts Review, Nov. 7, 2008

Never Mind Those Thousand Words

ICOON from Amberpress makes meatspace convo all point & click.

Design Daily, Oct. 28, 2008 4:37 PM

The Choice Is Yours

Rubber Repertory's Casket of Passing Fancy makes you 500 offers you can't reuse

Arts Feature, Oct. 10, 2008

It's Comic! It's Art! It's … Spiegel-Man!

Maus creator Art Spiegelman's new Breakdowns is even better than his old Breakdowns.

Books Daily, Oct. 1, 2008 12:43 PM

Past: Paused

A two-man, two-nation photo show where everything new is old again – and vice versa

Arts Review, Sep. 26, 2008

Helmut Barnett: Maximal/Minimal

Barnett's precisely rendered colorful abstractions afford your eyes maximum enjoyment

Arts Review, Sep. 12, 2008

'Cynthia Camlin: Extremities'; 'Marianne Green: Silence and Sound'

These two exhibits celebrate natural wonders exquisitely with expert technique

Arts Review, Aug. 22, 2008

Science Fiction Gets the Vapors

On steampunk

Books Feature, Jul. 25, 2008

Drawing Interest

Books with graphic value

Books Review, Jul. 11, 2008

Tyson Homosexual Has Been Auto-Replaced

Tyson Gay not Tyson Homosexual.

Qmmunity Daily, Jul. 2, 2008 12:39 PM

Living With 'Monstrosities'

Jen Hirt and Scott Webel and their Museum of Natural and Artificial Ephemerata

Arts Feature, Jun. 27, 2008

Steve Brudniak: 'Noumenon'

Steve Brudniak's newest exhibition is thoroughly retro-futuristic, but don't use the "s" word to describe it

Arts Review, Jun. 20, 2008

Getting To It Later: Putting Off That Bad Habit Yet Again

Procrastinate Your Way To Greater Productivity

Design Daily, Jun. 18, 2008 12:46 PM

Plath Tics

Books Daily, May. 20, 2008 2:09 PM

Mindstorms Mania: Children are the future, and the future is robots

The next generation of robot-makers showed their stuff at Austin Children's Museum's robotics showcase

Arts Feature, May. 16, 2008

Reading Myself to Sleep

What's currently cluttering Brenner's bedroom, bookwise.

Books Daily, May. 13, 2008 5:48 PM

Don't Everybody Panic, but Online Sketch Troupe Backpack Picnic Has Definitely Gone What They Call 'Viral' and Is Also About to Contaminate the Alamo Drafthouse

Online sketch troupe Backpack Picnic has definitely gone viral

Screens Feature, May. 2, 2008

René Pinnell: Direct(or) to Video

Well, these videos don't just direct themselves, you know

Screens Feature, May. 2, 2008

First, Free Comic Book Day, and Then – Ka-Baam!!

Comic books and comedy improv go hand in hand, sometimes with repulsor rays

Arts Feature, May. 2, 2008

Your Library Wants These Bad

How do we recommend these books highly enough? What miracles of precision can be created with pen-and-ink?

Arts Feature, May. 2, 2008

Your Library Wants These Bad

How do we recommend these books highly enough? What miracles of precision can be created with pen-and-ink?

Books Feature, May. 2, 2008

Ladies Are Funny Festival: Are ladies ... funny? Girls Girls Girls insist, 'Yes, yes, yes.'

The second round of the comedy fest spotlighting women adds sketch, stand-up, and more

Arts Feature, Apr. 25, 2008

Erin Cone: New Paintings

Cone's portraits of women, rendered as planes of color and shadow, are revelations of composition and rendering

Arts Review, Apr. 18, 2008

Book of the Stars, Stars of the Books

The 2008 Nebula Awards ceremony comes to Austin

Books Feature, Apr. 18, 2008

Key Changes

Austin Script Works' 10th festival of 10-minute plays by member writers is, as always, a mixed bag but fun

Arts Review, Apr. 11, 2008

Spank Dance Company: Butoh

The dancers in this performance evoke nothing so much as machinelike armatures slowly, intermittently, gorgeously going haywire

Arts Review, Apr. 4, 2008

Neon Exodus

For 22 years, the electrified mural on Fifth Street has been a local landmark, but now it's coming down

Arts Feature, Mar. 28, 2008

Incognegro: A Graphic Mystery

This graphic novel by writer Mat Johnson and artist Warren Pleece is a historical thriller set during the Harlem Renaissance of early last century

Books Review, Mar. 14, 2008

High Prez Indeed

News Daily, Jan. 29, 2008 4:34 PM

Obama Has a Posse

Design Daily, Jan. 29, 2008 12:39 PM

Top 10 Favorite Arts Events Across the Disciplines in 2007 (In No Particular Order)

Arts Feature, Jan. 4, 2008

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