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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.

111 articles in 2017   •   page 1 of 3

Wayne Alan Brenner's Top 10 Arts-Related Things I Enjoyed in 2017

Bold takes on history and art that moved around the city spoke to a growing, changing Austin this year

Arts Feature, Dec. 28, 2017

"Carl Block: Odd Pottery"

Block's ceramic monster-faced jugs with crooked teeth and varminty eyes are indeed odd but also colorful and delightful

Arts Review, Dec. 28, 2017

Austin’s Funniest People Recap 2017

The Year In Review, just as it says on the tin. You know, the tin.

Arts Daily, Dec. 26, 2017 5:00 PM

If It Ain't Bruch, Don't Fix It

Just a drummer from Iowa? Just a culinary badass? Hold his beer.

Food Daily, Dec. 21, 2017 1:00 PM

Five Arty Things to Do: Dec. 15-17

Counting it down, arting it up, struggling with the goddamn tinsel

Arts Daily, Dec. 15, 2017 2:15 PM

Two Shannons Take the Improv Stage to … Where?

Local stars McCormick and Stott, together at last for the first time

Arts Daily, Dec. 14, 2017 4:45 PM

Five Recent Graphic Novels to End This Crazy Year Right

We mean, if there’s any way to end it that’s other than wrong

Arts Daily, Dec. 14, 2017 10:00 AM

Local Art Gifts for Discerning Geeks

Do you know about these three treasures already, Austinite?

Arts Daily, Dec. 13, 2017 11:59 AM

The Frank Mills Call It Quits After 500th Show

Why is one of the city’s top improv troupes breaking up?

Arts Daily, Dec. 12, 2017 10:00 AM

Five Arty Things to Do: Dec. 8-10

Tick-tick-tick goes the year-end timepiece, better do these now

Arts Daily, Dec. 7, 2017 10:30 AM

Kickstartering that Lovise and Shealy

It's down to the crowdfunding wire for Couri Vine graphic novel

Arts Daily, Dec. 5, 2017 1:00 PM

Five Arty Things to Do: Dec. 1-3

Lot of notches in Father Time's varmint-poking stick by now, right?

Arts Daily, Nov. 30, 2017 10:30 AM

Murder Ballads

This blues-infused crime thriller suggests a number of Dangerous Things to Do Outside Shreveport Until You’re Dead

Arts Review, Nov. 21, 2017

Five Arty Things to Do: Nov. 17-19


Arts Daily, Nov. 16, 2017 2:15 PM

Five Arty Things to Do: Nov. 10-12

G-gosh, whatever might they be? Anyone have a clue?

Arts Daily, Nov. 9, 2017 2:45 PM

Six Picks From That EAST Beast

Necessary, unless you’re the living embodiment of “indefatigable”

Arts Daily, Nov. 8, 2017 5:00 PM

Chef Palumbo Strikes Again

Nothing quite like a good lutefisk enchilada, n’est-ce pas?

Arts Daily, Nov. 7, 2017 10:30 AM

Review: Spinning

Tillie Walden's graphic novel is a powerful coming-of-age tale

Arts Daily, Nov. 3, 2017 11:50 AM

Five Arty Things to Do: Nov. 3-5

That number again is: Five. Yes, five arty things.

Arts Daily, Nov. 2, 2017 2:50 PM

Tillie Walden: Talking Comics

"If it was torture, I’d’ve given up by now.”

Arts Daily, Nov. 1, 2017 3:00 PM

Tom Gauld at the Texas Book Festival?

Yes! Yes! The man himself! Signing! Chatting! Breathing!

Arts Daily, Nov. 1, 2017 2:00 PM

Five Arty Things to Do: Oct. 27-29

You’ll do the mash? The monster mash? Alrighty, then.

Arts Daily, Oct. 25, 2017 2:45 PM

Five Arty Things to Do This Weekend: Oct. 20-22

First, read this list aloud … in the voice … of Michael Caine, Mr. Wayne

Arts Daily, Oct. 19, 2017 4:20 PM

Barney Miller: Dark Knight

Holy Wojo, Batman, these sitcom detectives seem awful familiar!

Arts Daily, Oct. 19, 2017 2:00 PM

An Inside Look at Austin’s Biggest Used Bookstore

Half Price Books, N. Lamar: “We tend more toward the unusual.”

Arts Daily, Oct. 19, 2017 7:00 AM

Half Price Books: Where Rare Is Well Done

Does the rare books room at Austin’s North Lamar location owe its success to alchemy?

Arts Feature, Oct. 19, 2017

Do Androids Dream of a Screening This Cool?

Blade Runner 2049 at the Alamo makes a Golden Hornet buzz

Arts Daily, Oct. 13, 2017 3:55 PM

Five Arty Things to Do This Weekend: Oct. 13-15

So much! So good! So much good!

Arts Daily, Oct. 12, 2017 12:55 PM

Five Arty Things to Do This Weekend: Oct. 5-8

Because, look, it’s not all about that ACL, is it now?

Arts Daily, Oct. 5, 2017 10:00 AM

Texas Teen Book Festival: This Weekend!

More books and authors than you can shake a dystopian future at

Arts Daily, Oct. 4, 2017 10:00 AM

Ghost In the Shell: Booking Major Kusanagi

Andrew Osmond’s hi-rez look at Mamoru Oshii’s sci-fi cinema classic

Arts Daily, Oct. 2, 2017 3:45 PM

Five Arty Things to Do This Weekend: Sept. 28-Oct. 1

The Austin Chronicle – proudly exacerbating your FOMO since 1981!

Arts Daily, Sep. 28, 2017 10:00 AM

Austin Witches Circle: "It's Not a Coven, It's a Community"

Arts & witchcraft at Dark Moon Witches’ Market

Screens Feature, Sep. 28, 2017

“William Geisler + John Peralta” at Wally Workman Gallery

Peralta’s deconstructed machines and Geisler’s encaustic abstracts turn painstaking toil into patterns of brilliance

Arts Review, Sep. 28, 2017

Do You Trust Them to Testify?

Celebrating four years of joy and terror and vulnerability

Arts Daily, Sep. 27, 2017 11:30 AM

Uncomfortably Happily: Yeah, You Know What That’s Like

New graphic novel from D&Q nails the modern creative life

Arts Daily, Sep. 25, 2017 1:00 PM

Five Arty Things to Do This Weekend: Sept. 22-24

Not too many, right? Just enough. Just enough for the city.

Arts Daily, Sep. 21, 2017 12:01 PM

Ink & Paper & the Dark Ambience of Demdike Stare

Because one thing leads to another until we’re all, you know, dead

Design Daily, Sep. 18, 2017 10:00 AM

Flatbed World Headquarters: Opening! Opening! Opening!

Yes: Three gorgeous gallery openings at Flatbed on Friday

Arts Daily, Sep. 15, 2017 12:15 PM

Five Austin Museum Day Recommendations

Back, tyranny of choice! Back, we say!

Arts Daily, Sep. 15, 2017 10:00 AM

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