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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.

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'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

The Santaland Diaries

An infusion of Lee Eddy into 'The Santaland Diaries' makes Zach's holiday classic even more delightful

Arts Review, Dec. 2, 2005


The folks at the Hideout didn't scrimp on the titular treats at the third annual Wafflefest, and the waffles and their toppings were as good as the improv

Arts Feature, Nov. 18, 2005

One / the body's grace / Carmina Burana

Ballet Austin's bill of 'One / the body's grace' and 'Carmina Burana' provided a living spectacle of sound and motion that evoked the pleasure in what it means to be human

Arts Review, Oct. 7, 2005

A Duo From Drawn and Quarterly

'Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea' and 'Drawn and Quarterly Showcase #3'

Books Review, Sep. 23, 2005

Two From Alternative Comics

'The Cute Manifesto' and 'A Strange Day'

Books Review, Sep. 23, 2005

Shear Madness

Zach's spirited revival of 'Shear Madness,' that audience-interactive murder mystery-comedy, just might be the kind of confection your dayjob-wearied mind could use

Arts Review, Sep. 2, 2005

Brawl in the Family

It's Round 10 of the Rude Mechanicals' annual fundraiser, and the Black Eye Ball promises to pack enough punch to send a herd of Santa Gertrudis to Slumberland

Arts Feature, Aug. 19, 2005

'The Retro Show'

Review of F8 Gallery's Retro Show

Arts Review, Aug. 12, 2005

My, My, Maestro

One reporter's firsthand account of exploring competitive improv at the Hideout

Arts Feature, Aug. 5, 2005

Ramsey's King

How an unknown law student became this year's Funniest Person in Austin

Arts Feature, Jul. 15, 2005

Holes Before Bedtime

Dan Basila's 'Holes Before Bedtime' is an unsettling work of art; but it is a work of art, as opposed to a mere vulgar spectacle, and that's the really weird thing about it

Arts Review, Jun. 17, 2005

Citizen Quién?

The Latino Comedy Project's 'Citizen Quién?' hits the audience like a 300-pound masked Mexican wrestler rebounding almost horizontal off the ring ropes of parody

Arts Review, Jun. 3, 2005

The R. Crumb Handbook

R. Crumb and Peter Poplaski

Books Feature, May. 27, 2005

Long Way Home

Considering the art of the map, as inspired by two local exhibitions and a housewarming party

Arts Feature, May. 20, 2005

Start Trekkin'

The Heroes of Comedy boldly go where no troupe has gone before

Arts Feature, May. 6, 2005

Get Your Rees On

Comic artist David Rees and the theatre of 'War'

Arts Feature, Apr. 29, 2005

The Brave and the Bowled-Over

How to survive the creativity marathon that is 24 Hour Comics Day

Arts Feature, Apr. 22, 2005

The Stage Uncaged

How a performative open mic From Iowa became a theatrical springboard in Austin

Arts Feature, Apr. 15, 2005

Facing the Media

Who is Young-Min Kang? That's what he wants to know.

Arts Feature, Mar. 25, 2005

At Home With Dick

'At Home With Dick' is approximately an hour and a half of songs and memories from the funny, very talented songwriter Dick Price

Arts Review, Mar. 18, 2005

Collating the Underexposed

Chris Nicholas and Austin's STAPLE! Independent Media Expo

Books Feature, Mar. 4, 2005

Down at the Jinn Mill

Austin's dirigo group prepare to premiere the best new play one could wish for

Arts Feature, Feb. 18, 2005

Home Land

Wow. Wayne Alan Brenner actually gives something a negative review. You'll want to see this, and soon.

Books Review, Jan. 28, 2005

Chris Ware

Gift guide

Books Feature, Dec. 10, 2004

New Comics

Books Feature, Dec. 10, 2004

Panel Discussions

Books Feature, Dec. 10, 2004

Ajax (por nobody)

Arts Review, Oct. 29, 2004

Jim Munroe

Arts Review, Oct. 29, 2004

'"Comic Release: Negotiating Identity for a New Generation"'

The Arthouse exhibition "Comic Release" is well worth seeing if you like to give your mind's teeth something complex to chew on or you appreciate the vernacular of comic books and graffiti or even if you don't

Arts Review, Oct. 15, 2004

Buggin' out at IMAX

Celebratory habits of the Austin arthropodophile: a Saturday at the Bullock

Screens Feature, Sep. 17, 2004

In the Shadow of No Towers

Art Spiegelman's response to September 11 is an invigorating obstacle course for the eyes and a workout for the reader's mind

Books Review, Sep. 10, 2004

That Thinking Feeling

L.B. Deyo and Buzz Moran's Dionysium puts the fun back in cogitation

Arts Feature, Aug. 27, 2004

Persepolis 2

After the success of Persepolis, there was only one question for Satrapi. What would she do for an encore?

Books Review, Aug. 27, 2004

Not Clown

You're not likely to enter a world as uniquely weird and vibrant as that of Physical Plant Theater's 'Not Clown' any time soon

Arts Review, Aug. 20, 2004

The McCormick Method, Revealed

Analyze anything in three words!

Books Feature, Aug. 13, 2004

Bitten: True Medical Stories of Bites and Stings

After two previous studies, what Pamela Nagami is focusing on now is the misery and degradation that can result when we run afoul of the teeth and piercing instruments of our cherished wildlife – and of our fellow humans

Books Review, Aug. 13, 2004

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