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City Arts Funding Tempest
Skies may have been clearing over most of Central Texas this past weekend, but storm clouds continued to hang low over the city's Cultural Arts Division. The release Thursday of funding amounts for FY 19 showing dozens of arts organizations receiving drastic cuts in funding – anywhere from 15-45% – sounded alarms across the arts scene.

1:40PM Mon. Sep. 17 Read More | Comment »

Who Says There’s No Art Openings This Weekend?
There are a few openings. Actually, there are several. Alright: There are so many openings, FFS, that we can barely keep track of them, even.

10:04AM Fri. Sep. 14, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Review: Lake Success
Gary Shteyngart has left for the lake. Well, not the novelist – known for his bestseller Super Sad True Love Story – but his new book's lead, a hedge-fund manager running away from his life. In advance of Shteyngart's appearance at BookPeople on Fri., Sept. 14, the Chronicle offers this appraisal of Lake Success.

11:40AM Thu. Sep. 13, Jay Trachtenberg Read More | Comment »

What’s So Funny About This Thursday Night?
Because it’s the Velveeta Room’s 30th birthday on Thursday, Sept. 13, see? Which means that the Downtown gem of stand-up comedy will be throwing a 30th birthday party that night. Which means that if a, whattayacallit, a meteorite? If a meteorite hits the place in the middle of the action …

3:30PM Wed. Sep. 12, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Five Strange & Beautiful Pins You Should Know About
So many lapel pins out there lately. And some of them adorable enough to unleash a mild squee over, and quite a few of them hawking one fandom or other, and so many based on some TV-related creation, oh boy, advertise your corporately sponsored pop-culture affinity, rep-re-seeeeeeeent! But, hold on a second.

8:00AM Tue. Sep. 11, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Looking For a Writing Class, Austinite?
Of course you know that this is one hell of a writerly town. It’s the urban hub that a fellow no less celebrated than O. Henry called the City of the Violet Crown – although he may have meant it rather snidely in his short story, “Tictocq: The Great French Detective, In Austin.”

12:34PM Sun. Sep. 9, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

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Okay, I’m kind of working the sports allusions up there, yeah – but it’s not to be helped, citizen.

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Out of Bounds Comedy Festival 2018: Molly Brenner Is Not Coming
It's rare that my interview prep begins with a Google search for “vaginismus.” Yet in a section of her solo show, Brooklyn-based comedian Molly Brenner turns this (literally spasmodic) medical condition, from which she suffers, into a jolly holiday, proclaiming “Merry Vaginismus!”

12:15PM Fri. Aug. 31, M. Brianna Stallings Read More | Comment »

10 Recommended Arts Events This Fall
Say, uh, is there anything … worthwhile going on in Austin’s fine arts sector this fall? Citizen, we can’t even. Comedy! Theatre! Dance! Visual arts! Literary events! So many things happening in this town that it just about galvanizes a person’s ever-encroaching FOMO.

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