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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.

122 articles in 2014   •   page 1 of 4

Top 10 Creative Things I Lucked Into in 2014

In 2014, reality and fantasy battled it out in theatre and art that was equally exquisite and unnerving

Arts Feature, Dec. 31, 2014

Strong and Talented and Young

Austin's Raw Paw collective inhales life, exhales art

Arts Feature, Dec. 23, 2014

"Anatomy of Drawing and Space (Brain Trash)"

The Blanton's exhibit is like being in James Drake's studio and experiencing his two years of daily drawing all at once

Arts Review, Dec. 23, 2014

Why Only Art (and Maybe Love) Will Ever Save You

Lynda Barry and DIrty Diamonds and following your dreeeeeeeams.

Arts Daily, Dec. 10, 2014 2:25 PM

Conspirare's Christmas at the Carillon with Ruthie Foster

The season's most glorious sounds – performed beyond the Carillon.

Arts Daily, Dec. 5, 2014 11:00 AM

Who's Letting You Use a Laser Cutter and a 3-D Printer?

TechShop – which has even more industrial tools for your projects.

Arts Daily, Dec. 4, 2014 11:30 AM

Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily

Austin Playhouse's Sherlockian pastry may be light, but Jason Newman's Great Detective is seriously good

Arts Review, Dec. 4, 2014

OMG! The Grumpy Cat Movie Premieres Tonight!

And we have a few reasons why you might be other than thrilled

Screens Daily, Nov. 29, 2014 11:00 AM

All Hail the Queen of Rural Media!

Jay Byrd brings Pat Hazell's Kodachrome Christmas to cheery life.

Arts Daily, Nov. 26, 2014 10:30 AM

Andrea Heimer: "Folk and Dagger"

In these narrative paintings, the complex human interactions of suburbia depicted are so strange and yet so familiar

Arts Review, Nov. 26, 2014

Lit-urday: Inherent Vice

Pynchon's mystery soaks in the Sixties and SoCal surf culture

Books Daily, Nov. 22, 2014 10:10 AM

Tales from the Black Vault: A Lovecraft Radio Drama Podcast

Austinites are fucking with the elder gods for the World Wide Web.

Arts Daily, Nov. 18, 2014 1:25 PM

"Ellen Heck: Connections"

The walls at Wally Workman are almost alive with figurative humanity captured with a sublime printerly grace

Arts Review, Nov. 13, 2014

Maybe, In Heaven, All the Toothpicks Taste Like Single Malt Scotch

But you can get 'em that way – and more – at Austin's STAG shop.

Design Daily, Nov. 3, 2014 10:00 AM

Burger Mary and the Carnivore's Ball

A few things you should know about the annual meat-fest.

Food Daily, Oct. 30, 2014 4:30 PM


Mythologies and fables cover the walls of grayDUCK Gallery in this show by Megan Kimber and Adrian Landon Brooks

Arts Review, Oct. 30, 2014

Everybody Has a Secret Life in the Movies

Authors Michael McGriff and J.M. Tyree eloquently show us how.

Books Daily, Oct. 23, 2014 9:45 AM

When You Pause the Heart of an Eagle and Can Feel Its Fear

Steve Moore's smartphone thriller for Fusebox comes to an end.

Arts Daily, Oct. 22, 2014 10:30 AM

Some People in Austin Need to STFU

Stand-up comedian Katie Pengra offers a lesson in heckling.

Arts Daily, Oct. 20, 2014 10:00 AM

The Art of Gothic Brings Darkness in Full Slick Color

New coffeetable tome from Backbeat Books is an inky danse macabre.

Books Daily, Oct. 17, 2014 10:00 AM

In Real Life in Real Life

Cory Doctorow brings his newest work to the Texas Teen Book Festival

Arts Feature, Oct. 16, 2014

A Bright New Boise

Hyde Park Theatre's latest takes a compelling look at religious extremism through a glass, darkly

Arts Review, Oct. 16, 2014

In Real Life: Cory Doctorow

Wearing goggles or not, he's in town for the Texas Teen Book Festival

Books Daily, Oct. 15, 2014 3:00 PM

In Real Life: Jen Wang

The artist adapts Cory Doctorow’s “Anda’s Game” as a graphic novel

Books Daily, Oct. 15, 2014 2:59 PM

Next Summer: The New South Festival in All Its Glory

Danithan Mejia & inkstained friends bring a graphic party to the ATX

Books Daily, Oct. 15, 2014 10:00 AM

Doctors After Death, Doctors After Life

Dash Shaw's newest graphic novel walks darkly toward the light

Books Daily, Oct. 14, 2014 6:35 PM

New York Snapshots

New book by photographer Carter Berg frames the Apple up right

Arts Daily, Oct. 13, 2014 10:30 AM

Mead in the Heart of Texas

Meridian Hive produces one honey of a drink

Food Feature, Oct. 9, 2014

Hey – Are You White?

And what, if anything, do you intend to do about it?

Arts Daily, Oct. 3, 2014 2:50 PM

The Texas Book Festival: Who's Out, Who's In?

The lineup changes slightly as big event draws nigh; schedule now live

Books Daily, Oct. 1, 2014 3:04 PM

Your Illustrated Guide to Becoming One With the Universe

Artist Yumi Sakugawa draws enlightenment and visits Austin this week

Books Daily, Oct. 1, 2014 12:35 PM

So Much Better Than Wide-Awake Surgery and Patriarchical Bullshit

Saluting a medical champion in Dr. Mütter's Marvels

Books Daily, Sep. 17, 2014 4:20 PM

The Largest Latte Competition in the History of Texas

32 caffeinated baristas duke it out at Thunderbird this Friday night

Food Daily, Sep. 17, 2014 2:15 PM

Fables of the Reconstruction

Denise Prince reveals her Tractatus 7.

Arts Daily, Sep. 15, 2014 11:45 AM

The Art of the Brew Will Quench Your Aesthetic Thirst

Co-Lab Projects' second annual celebration of beer and visual art

Food Feature, Sep. 4, 2014

Whatcha Doing This Weekend, Austinite?

Here are at least five events you should definitely know about.

Arts Daily, Sep. 3, 2014 3:00 PM

Still the Fading Stains of Some Bad Improv Blood

Because: You have Five Families, you're gonna have some dysfunction.

Arts Daily, Aug. 28, 2014 2:00 PM

Making Offers No One Can Refuse

The Five Families of Austin improv go Out of Bounds with the 13th annual comedy festival

Arts Feature, Aug. 28, 2014

Five Families in One Performance Troupe?

'Bad Font' is Austin improv's stylistic supergroup

Arts Daily, Aug. 26, 2014 11:00 AM

Forty Weeks of Hungry Todd Rungy

Hungry Todd Rungy has a few ideas on what to eat while you're watching his new web series on YouTube

Screens Feature, Aug. 21, 2014

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