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Review: dat Black Mermaid Man Lady
You know about Austin's lakes, its creeks, its springs. You know the river that runs through the center of the city. But are you aware we have a sea in town? It isn't the frostiest body of water in town, but I daresay it's the one that will most cleanse and heal you, and it's the only one that's home to a black mermaid man lady. Right, Sharon Bridgforth?

1:05PM Fri. Aug. 24, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

UT Austin’s Gender and Sexuality Center Takes Care of Young Adults
“Our first space was a converted closet,” says Liz Elsen, referring to the Gender and Sexuality Center at UT Austin. She adds, laughing, “The irony is not lost on us.”

12:05AM Thu. Aug. 9, Beth Sullivan Read More | Comment »

Texas Book Festival’s Literary Libations Events Start This Week
Booze and literature are well-established as bedfellows powerful enough to form their own minor genre. Take the Kingsley Amis’ poetic musings on the existential hangover, for example, or Sweetbitter, last year’s smash hit novel that took readers behind the scenes of New York’s whiskey-fueled restaurant industry.

4:00PM Mon. Aug. 6, Emily Beyda Read More | Comment »

Nicole Eisenman Receives Booth/FLAG Art Prize
Three months after the Contemporary Austin announced its partnership with New York's FLAG Art Foundation to expand the Suzanne Deal Booth Art Prize into the Suzanne Deal Booth/FLAG Art Foundation Prize – an honor with a $200,000 unrestricted cash award attached – the museum has announced the prize's first recipient: Nicole Eisenman.

12:35PM Mon. Aug. 6, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Review: "Young Latinx Artists 23"
Abel Saucedo’s painting Tunnel Runner shows a man bisected. His lower half is unseen, submerged in a dark hole. Above ground, he supports himself, arms braced, head lowered as if in prayer. Behind him, a wall splits the frame into foreground and background, each a shade of gray. His white shirt is pulled taut as he hoists himself into America.

9:31AM Fri. Aug. 3, Melany Jean Read More | Comment »

#bossbabesATX Announces Lineup for Babes Fest 2018
#bossbabesatx has been hosting local events for the last three years, with its mission being to support women (women-identifying and nonbinary) artists and women-owned businesses.

1:45PM Mon. Jul. 30, Danielle White Read More | Comment »

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Review: The Annotated Big Sleep
Raymond Chandler, born in Chicago in 1888, raised mostly in London, fought in the trenches in World War I, dogged by failure, identity crisis, and alcoholism. Flopped as a poet and journalist. Fired from a high-paying job as an oil executive. Focus came in 1932 when he retyped a Dashiell Hammett story and studied every line, word, and nuance.

2:11PM Fri. Jul. 27, Jesse Sublett Read More | Comment »

Review: The Big Book of the Continental Op
In the late 1930s, when the fangs of fascism were getting ready to gobble up Europe, America saw its destiny to be the tough guy on the international beat, and a handful of smart left-wingers created one of the most enduring literary protagonists of modern times: the hard-boiled detective.

10:37AM Fri. Jul. 27, Jesse Sublett Read More | Comment »

2018 Texas Teen Book Festival Lineup
The Texas Teen Book Festival turns 10 in 2018, and this annual celebration of young adult lit is marking the milestone with another stellar lineup of YA writers, including New York Times bestselling author Marissa Meyer, debuting Archenemies, the second installment in her superhero series The Renegades Trilogy.

5:30PM Wed. Jul. 25, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

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