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EAST 2018: Brenner’s Picks
Here comes the second weekend of this year’s East Austin Studio Tour. And here come two days of blessed Central Texas weather like some lover seducing you beyond the confines of whatever glorified box of a dwelling you hole up in when it’s miserable.

7:55AM Thu. Nov. 15, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

East Austin Studio Tour 2018: Recapping Weekend 1
You only get one chance – well, two weekends – a year to pop into your favorite Eastside artists’ workspaces and indulge a little well-intentioned curiosity. What books do they keep on their shelves? What colors do they surround themselves with? What materials do they use?

4:20PM Wed. Nov. 14, Melany Jean Read More | Comment »

Lidia Bastianich Dishes on Her Favorite Way to Make Thanksgiving Turkey
Beloved chef, author, and PBS television star Lidia Bastianich descended upon our fair city for a few days last week to promote her new memoir, My American Dream: A Life of Love, Family, and Food, and we had the pleasure of speaking with her.

7:16AM Wed. Nov. 14, Jessi Cape Read More | Comment »

Moontower Comedy 2019: The First Wave
Austin comedy fans have just received something they can give thanks for over their turducken this month: the first 29 acts slated for next spring's Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival, and the list includes the first headliners for Moontower 8: Jenny Slate, David Spade, and Sal Vulvano.

3:30PM Fri. Nov. 9, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

East Austin Studio Tour: The Eureka Room
Sometimes you order 7,000 LEDs – you know, light-emitting-diodes – from China, and the company fucks up. But the company fucks up in your favor, because they double the order and send you 14,000 LEDs instead. Whatcha gonna do?

4:15PM Thu. Nov. 8, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Review: Until the Flood
There is a serenity to the space, with its dozens of glowing candles, flowers, and stuffed animals ringing the raised stage. It’s clearly a memorial to someone gone, the kind that springs up for victims of tragedy, those who have been killed unexpectedly, unjustly, and since we’ve seen so many of these – too many – we sense the sorrow surrounding it.

6:05PM Wed. Nov. 7, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

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2018 B. Iden Payne Award Winners
In all the drama of Election Day, some of the drama of the day before was a bit overlooked – that would be the drama of the B. Iden Payne Theatre Awards. The 44th annual awards ceremony was held at the Austin Scottish Rite Theater Monday, and more than 30 shows from the 2017-18 season received awards, with three of them earning four awards apiece.

5:30PM Wed. Nov. 7, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

East Austin Studio Tour: Who Is Marc English?
There are many intersections of the art world and the world of graphic design, and one of those intersections is vividly embodied by a rugged, bearded, motorcycle-riding, modern-day gentleman of a raconteur named Marc English.

4:15PM Tue. Nov. 6, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Macbeth's Myriad of Misfortunes
Having two separate productions of Macbeth running in Austin this week called to mind a similar instance in October of 2000. Then, the Chronicle ran not only a feature on the play but also one on the curse said to surround the play. As the article on the curse still draws thousands of readers 18 years later, this seemed an ideal time to update it.

4:15PM Fri. Nov. 2, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

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