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Pointing Out Detention Centers "In Plain Sight"
The plane flew low over the desert mountains, so close to the large tents pitched outside El Paso’s Border Patrol Station 1 that Maribel thought her prayers had been answered. She’d been crying inside her tent, asking God to deliver her from the makeshift detention camp, when she heard the plane’s roar.

11:30AM Fri. Jul. 3, Victoria Rossi Read More | Comment »

Mayor's Book Club Says: "Read Local"
It's safe to say that 2020 hasn't exactly been a year of "business as usual." In business, in education, in entertainment, in socializing, in what we wear, where we go, how we interact, the expected has given way to the unexpected, the way things have always been done has given way to new ways of doing things. So why should the Mayor's Book Club be any different?

10:30AM Thu. Jul. 2, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Exit Laughing: Carl Reiner, RIP
Carl Reiner didn't make it to be a 2,000 Year Old Man, but for a long time, it's been looking like he was gonna give that burst of comedic genius he co-created with his dear pal Mel Brooks a run for his money. Reiner had remained busy acting through his 80s, writing into his 90s, and just this week, at age 98, he was still tweeting to beat the band.

1:50PM Tue. Jun. 30, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Creative in Confinement #2: Camille the Quaran-Teen Witch
There’s a special kind of heartache for young people in quarantine, who must social distance at a time when friendships hold keen importance and moods already run wild. Some live with abuse or food insecurity. Others mourn the missed milestones or squirm at the thought of endless unfilled days. Art has helped some get through lockdown. Here's one of them.

10:00AM Mon. Jun. 29, Victoria Rossi Read More | Comment »

Texas Book Festival Goes Virtual!
Have you ever wished the Texas Book Festival lasted more than one weekend? Well, this year, that big-as-the-Lone-Star-State literary event has granted your wish: The 2020 edition will be spread out over 16 days, Oct.31-Nov. 15. But there's a catch.

11:50AM Wed. Jun. 24, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

In Memoriam: George Wilkerson
If you had the good fortune to be at Esther's Follies in its early years – and that's asking a lot since we're talking 40 years ago – then much of the chuckling, chortling, and guffawing you did was thanks to George Wilkerson. He wrote 100 sketches for the group back then – many of which kept being revived because they were so expertly crafted at provoking laughs.

3:05PM Wed. Jun. 17, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

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Creative in Confinement #1: Sara Yost
For Sara Yost, boredom actually hurts.
Senses blend together for the 18-year-old fashion designer and synesthete. She sees red in the number five; lavender and summer storms evoke a certain friend.

1:16PM Tue. Jun. 16, Victoria Rossi Read More | Comment »

Austin Justice Coalition x DORF: Online Art Auction
The creative provocateurs and cultural celebrants at DORF have gathered 25 beloved Central Texas artists who’ve donated their works to this fundraiser for the Austin Justice Coalition. It's an auction of original art, to be held via the DORF Instagram account.

3:01PM Fri. Jun. 5, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

In Memoriam: Greg Easley
The dance scene in Austin didn’t begin in the Seventies, but you could say it took its first grand jetés then, and right there for those first leaps was Greg Easley, who went on to dance, choreograph, teach dancers, lead an acclaimed company, and preserve the legacy of those transformational years for local dance. Now, Easley is part of that legacy.

9:00AM Thu. Jun. 4, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

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