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Crime Month: Appreciating Mary Higgins Clark
Suspense as a genre is supposed to make you anxious, not balance you out. But these are weird times. That’s why, when the world feels like nothing but a string of Russian indictments, presidential gaffes, and natural disasters, it’s comforting to bury myself in the mysteries of Mary Higgins Clark, whose books helped introduce me to the genre as a kid.

10:30AM Mon. Jul. 23, 2018, Nina Hernandez Read More | Comment »

Crime Month: Down Those Mean Streams
History repeats itself, and storytelling trends go in cycles. Three-quarters of a century ago, as demagogues fueled hatred of immigrants, Americans sought distraction from pulp magazines. Today, racist agitators are having a field day, and streaming services are providing so much crime fiction, viewers have trouble keeping track of it all.

9:30AM Fri. Jul. 20, 2018, Jesse Sublett Read More | Comment »

MASS Gallery Moving
On Sat., July 21, MASS Gallery brings to a close its 5 1/2-year run at 507 Calles, but don't think this 12-year-old Austin arts collective is going away for good. It's just going a little farther east, and you can help it get there if you show up for its farewell party/auction/fire sale 3-9pm.

2:26PM Thu. Jul. 19, 2018, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Draw for Fun Offers Inclusive and Welcoming Space for Artists
Back in 2015, Robin Borre found inspiration in the Windy City. A Chicago “Draw Jam” at the Learning Machine prompted her to lay the foundations of a new brand of artistic community - an inclusive and welcoming space, where creativity can flourish in new, inherently collaborative ways. In 2016, Draw for Fun was born.

1:39PM Thu. Jul. 19, 2018, Benjamin Speigner Read More | Comment »

Austin’s Gender Unbound Spotlights Trans and Intersex Creators
It’s no secret that Austin fosters trans and intersex creatives – just look to Xavier Schipani, Doodle Me Alive, and Ethan Draws Stuff for a start – which partially explains why Gender Unbound’s third annual festival is expanding from one day to a weekend-long event this September.

2:30PM Wed. Jul. 18, 2018, Charlie Neddo Read More | Comment »

Review: 2018 Austin Chamber Music Festival
This year’s Austin Chamber Music Festival features three weeks of what Artistic Director Michelle Schumann calls “hardcore chamber music,” as a stellar array of performers explores a range of works, periods, and genres in performances large and intimate as well as in inspirational workshops for young musicians (of all ages).

1:20PM Tue. Jul. 17, 2018, Robi Polgar Read More | Comment »

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Steve Parker Wins 2018 Tito's Prize
The man who makes music out of grackle calls and bat sounds, who's composed works for zombie trombonists and and a car horn choir, who's made tubascopes and a musical bicycle, has won the second Tito's Prize from art collective Big Medium. Composer/sound artist/curator Steve Parker will receive $15,000 and a major solo show this fall.

12:10PM Tue. Jul. 17, 2018, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

July Is Crime Month: The Crime Blotter, Week 3
Since July is Crime Month at the Chronicle, the ruffians and reprobates at this rag want to be sure you find as much trouble as possible before August shows up like your partner's body leaking blood like a bad oil pan on the floor of your office. So each week we'll fill you in on films, readings, book clubs, and more where crime does pay – for a while, anyway.

5:34PM Mon. Jul. 16, 2018, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Austin Artist Pio Pulido Passes
Austin visual artist Pio Pulido passed away July 12. Pulido co-founded the Mexic-Arte Museum in 1984 in addition to being a prolific artist in his own right with many exhibitions over the years in both the United States and Mexico.

10:20PM Fri. Jul. 13, 2018, James Renovitch Read More | Comment »

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