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Vortex vs. Coronavirus: The Shows Really Do Go On
Given the circumstances, is it surprising that the Vortex is presenting their real-life-and-virtual theatrical megashow called Odyssey and Odyssey: Underworld … or would it be more surprising if they weren’t?

12:01AM Thu. Sep. 24, 2020, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Jan Reid: A Remembrance
Jan Reid, author of The Improbable Rise of Redneck Rock, the Ann Richards bio Let the People In, several other books, and scores of magazine articles, died on Saturday, Sept. 19. His writing was widely admired, and he was a friend to many other writers. One was Chronicle contributor Jesse Sublett, who offers this remembrance of Reid.

11:30AM Tue. Sep. 22, 2020, Jesse Sublett Read More | Comment »

In Memoriam: Jan Reid
To use the vernacular of boxing – the sport Jan Reid so loved – he was a writer with a one-two punch. From the left came nonfiction – much of it for magazines with many of the most memorable stories for Texas Monthly – then he'd follow from the right with killer fiction. Sadly, Reid has left the ring. He died Saturday of heart failure at the age of 75.

3:27PM Mon. Sep. 21, 2020, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

In Memoriam: Jan Reid
 
Texas Book Festival 2020: The Full Line-Up
Texas Book Festival No. 25 – aka Virtual Texas Book Festival No. 1 – is raring to go, and the proof is in the lineup. As of today, the full lineup has been announced, with more than 150 authors joining the Lone Star literary jamboree through some screen or other.

10:00AM Wed. Sep. 16, 2020, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

How to Celebrate Austin Museum Day 2020
Here comes the 23rd annual Austin Museum Day, citizen, that free celebration of art, culture, history, music, nature, and science – with local bastions of all that good stuff professionally curated and ready for you to explore. Yes, this Sunday it's time once again to enjoy a little heightened entertainment and education around our river city – all gratis!

2:00PM Tue. Sep. 15, 2020 Read More | Comment »

The North Door Announces Permanent Closure
The North Door, one of the largest and most versatile venues on Austin’s Eastside, now fades into memory – another casualty of COVID-19.

7:20PM Fri. Sep. 11, 2020, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

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Cap City Comedy Club Closes
Yesterday, Cap City Comedy Club, the venue that's kept you – and all of Austin – laughing for almost a quarter century, traded punch lines for a gut punch: The home for stand-up is closing permanently. The strain of being shuttered for six months during the pandemic finally took its toll, making Cap City one more victim of the coronavirus.

2:50PM Wed. Sep. 9, 2020, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Who Will Be Nuked by the 819?
Welcome, citizen, to the world of NUKED! It’s a land of mutants, magic, and mayhem, set in a post-apocalyptic time where most of the population has been transformed by radiation and the very laws of reality can be warped by those with certain … skills.

1:55PM Mon. Sep. 7, 2020, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Five Recent Graphic Novels You Shouldn’t Miss Out On
Okay, not necessarily graphic novels, all of them – the first one’s more like an illustrated short story, in fact, and there’s a collection of stories, and another collection of – look, graphic novel is just the more familiar industry term that we’re going with here.

10:30AM Fri. Sep. 4, 2020, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

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