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UT: Major Arts Commissions Announced
This time of year, most talk about the University of Texas concerns the football team, but the arts may generate some chatter this week with the news of two major commissions: from public art program Landmarks, a massive mural by José Parlá and from the College of Fine Arts, an opera about Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera.

4:00PM Fri. Aug. 4, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Five Artful Things to Do This Weekend
Artful?Yes: Full of art.Which is precisely what your brief respite from the work-week grind can be, citizen – especially if you harken unto our suggestions listed below:

3:30PM Thu. Aug. 3, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

In Memoriam: Sam Shepard
The passing of Sam Shepard on July 27 was a monumental loss to American theatre and cinema, for which he produced many enduring stage plays, screenplays, and film performances. But Central Texas will be central to keeping his flame alive in years to come, as major archives of his work are held at Texas State University and the University of Texas.

1:08PM Thu. Aug. 3, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Texas Teen Book Festival Announces Lineup
The Texas Teen Book Festival announced the authors for its ninth celebration of young adult literature. This year's lineup? Thirty-eight authors ranging from "high fantasy to high tech to high drama,” says the TTBF Programming Director Meghan Goel. Expect the festival to have something for every kind of YA book-lover.

8:00AM Wed. Aug. 2, Jennifer Murphy Read More | Comment »

Transgender Comics Anthology “We’re Still Here” Nails Kickstarter to the Crowdfunding Wall
Holy Winsor McCay, there’s a daunting multitude of comics anthologies in this world! So many, many, many anthologies of copiously illustrated stories, of sequential-art narratives, already in existence. And sometimes it seems that there’s another one being published, like, every single goddamn day. Y'know?

9:00AM Mon. Jul. 31, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Artist Jim Rugg Brings His New Street Angel to Austin
Unless you typically witness some 12-year-old homeless girl with or without a nail-studded baseball bat taking on violent street gangs and assorted criminals and, even, ninjas all mano-a-mano – and winning – then you probably haven’t seen anything like Street Angel before.

9:00AM Tue. Jul. 25, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

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Drink to Me Only With Thine Lies
You want to go to a place where everybody knows your name? That’s your house, right? Where you live? Dollars to donuts, citizen: Everybody in your house – unless you’re being, what, burgled? – everybody there goddamn well knows your name.

8:00AM Thu. Jul. 20, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Song/Book: Grapes of Wrath vs. 1984
It might seem a bit odd, comparing our Trump-tainted trainwreck of a 2017 to the Spandex-flexing DayGlo paroxysm that was 1984, right? But, when you’re talking about George Orwell's novel, well, things can get real insightful really fast – and pretty fucking creepy, too. And what about – hello, climate change – what about John Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath?

2:45PM Tue. Jul. 18, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Buzzfeed's Anne Helen Petersen on the Rise of the Unruly Woman
The westward migration from NYC to Missoula, Mont., may sound like a strange choice for a celebrity gossip writer, but makes more sense when taking into account Anne Helen Petersen’s penchant for nationally conscious storytelling that weaves the cultural into the political. Also, today’s celebrities mostly exist on the internet.

8:00AM Tue. Jul. 18, Rachel Rascoe Read More | Comment »

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