We’re six months away from October’s Texas Book Festival, and two months shy of the traditional August lineup drop, but the TBF wants to get you excited now. Hence today’s sneak peek at a smattering of confirmed authors, including one that’s a dead lock for all the fiction prizes out there.
Austin’s Hidden Room theatre company is officially in cahoots with John Wilkes Booth, the actor who shot and killed President Abraham Lincoln back in 1865. They’re engaged in a sort of transtemporal collaboration, of course, and the Ransom Center’s Eric Colleary is partly to blame.
The crowd could hardly compete with the one packed into the Erwin Center for Paul Simon Monday night, but the one at Cap City Comedy Club was large enough to fill the showroom as the Austin Critics Table gathered for the 26th time to honor outstanding work in the arts – and prove, perhaps, that its members are still crazy after all these years.
It’s been a year and a half since Claire Bow, a transgender activist and advocate, has had her hair cut. After being misgendered multiple times by a previous stylist, the anxiety of it happening again has been too much of an obstacle to overcome.
Although … maybe you’d prefer to just mope around, ever-so-subtly demonstrating how bored and miserable you are? Because it’s a cheap way of getting someone to pay attention to you? Yeah, fuck that. We’re all gonna die, eventually; might as well enjoy life while you can.
And, look – here’s some things to help with that, some things to go out and be delighted by: