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Ghost In the Shell: Booking Major Kusanagi
Okay, look: The thing about a book like this is that it’s going to appeal to the sort of geeks who are really, really into the film and who might be moved to argue with whatever opinions the book’s author inevitably puts forth.

3:45PM Mon. Oct. 2, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Five Arty Things to Do This Weekend: Sept. 28-Oct. 1
That’s right, we’re starting the list with something on Thursday this time. Yes: Thurrrrrrrsday. And you, what, you have a problem with that? Like it’s just a little too early, weekend-wise, to start indulging in some life-enriching art?

10:00AM Thu. Sep. 28, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

2017 Texas Biennial: Putting It Together
When Leslie Moody Castro accepted the job of curating the 2017 Texas Biennial, she wasn't simply agreeing to select the art for another round of this statewide survey of contemporary art. She was also agreeing to help jump-start the Biennial after a four-year gap, to re-energize the show in the minds of artists all across Texas.

3:00PM Wed. Sep. 27, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Do You Trust Them to Testify?
On a summer night in July of 2013, Kate Caldwell invited Erin Feil, Genevieve Saenz, Kacey Samiee, and Abby Ronaldes to a dinner party at her home – a dinner party with ulterior motives …

11:30AM Wed. Sep. 27, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Wife Stories
Wife. It's not just another noun when it comes to comedians Rhea Butcher and Cameron Esposito, currently on a 16-city tour that stops at the Stateside in Austin on Fri., Sept 29. The word was right there in the title of the pair's recent Seeso comedy series, and it’s made them role models in the LGBTQ community.

9:00AM Wed. Sep. 27, Rosalind Faires Read More | Comment »

Tom Hanks Joins 2017 Texas Book Festival
You might say the Texas Book Festival is like a box of chocolates: You never know what you're gonna get. For instance, you might get Forrest Gump himself. At least, that's the case with the 2017 TBF. Tom Hanks will be making an appearance on Sat., Nov. 4, to promote his new book of short fiction, Uncommon Type: Some Stories.

12:20PM Tue. Sep. 26, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

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Ransom Center Lands Ondaatje Archive
The Harry Ransom Center has scored another literary coup: the archive of Booker Prize winner Michael Ondaatje, author of The English Patient, as well as five other award-winning novels and a host of poetry collections.

9:00AM Tue. Sep. 26, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Uncomfortably Happily: Yeah, You Know What That’s Like
When city life gets to be a bit too much, you can always just move out to the country, right? Even if you’re not somebody who has a lot of extra money stashed away, maybe you can afford that sort of scenario – in fact, economies being what they are, maybe it’s even more affordable than your life in the city.

1:00PM Mon. Sep. 25, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Five Arty Things to Do This Weekend: Sept. 22-24
We’re going to narrow the proverbial playing field for you, so it’s not too big – so your agenda of fun won’t stumble like those Longhorns did, amirite? Especially if you’re taking a break after helping our Hurricane Harvey-racked neighbors, you lovely human, here’s an array of sweet diversions for your pleasure:

12:01PM Thu. Sep. 21, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

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