Daily Arts
Lilah Sturges Releases Lumberjanes Graphic Novel
Sometimes we just want a cute, queer graphic novel where no one dies tragically, and now we’re in luck thanks to Austin’s own Lilah Sturges.

7:00AM Wed. Oct. 17, Ray Emerson Read More | Comment »

Liz Fisher Wins Princess Grace Award
Liz Fisher may be spending most of the next six weeks holed up in cramped rehearsal rooms and drab, tedious techs to get Street Corner Arts' next show ready for opening, but tonight, she's one of the Manhattan swells, glamming it up at a bona fide gala. That's because she's being presented with one of the 2018 Princess Grace Awards in NYC.

5:00PM Tue. Oct. 16, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Happy Anniversary, Marvel Cinematic Universe
Remember 2008, when the idea that the whole movie release calendar would be built around superheroes was laughable, and the suggestion that the Avengers would be a bigger, more reliable cinematic franchise than Star Wars would get you laughed out of Hollywood? Local printhouse and gallery Mondo does.

11:30AM Fri. Oct. 12, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Austin's Paranormal Activity
'Tis the season for spooky activity, but if your taste for ghoulies, ghosties, and things that go bump in the night leans toward the nonfictional – i.e., you want to believe they're out there and seek evidence of their presence, then we'd like to recommend four spots in Austin that ought to scratch your ghost-hunting itch this week.

2:50PM Wed. Oct. 10, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

City Arts Funding: The Resolution
The three-act drama about city arts funding that opened Sept. 13 came to a calm close on Oct. 4, as City Council approved the FY 19 funding recommendations that the Arts Commission and Cultural Arts Division staff heroically reformulated over an intense seven days. But the play didn't end without a few words about how to approach the sequel.

10:00AM Mon. Oct. 8, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

The Arts Funding Matrix: Reloaded
After recipients of city cultural support reacted strongly to deep cuts in funding for FY 19, the Arts Commission had a working group reconsider the matrix by which funding amounts were formulated. It managed to cap cuts at 11% of FY 18 levels, and the Commission approved the new funding recommendations on Sept. 24. Now, they go to City Council.

5:00PM Tue. Oct. 2, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

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Romancing the Holmes
Local author Sherry Thomas had genre-hopped before, having built a following with a blend of YA fantasy (the Elementals trilogy), Victorian romance (the Fitzhugh series), and homages to the Chinese martial art adventure genre wuxia (The Heart of Blade duology). But taking on a cultural icon as revered as Sherlock Holmes?

9:15AM Tue. Oct. 2, Rosalind Faires Read More | Comment »

Review: The Hollow of Fear
The paragon of Victorian womanhood may have been demure and delicate, but there are no shrinking violets in the third novel of Sherry Thomas’ Lady Sherlock series. The Hollow of Fear’s charm and tension come from Thomas’ dexterous use of a classic trope: A good guy is being framed, and our heroine’s racing the clock to find the real killer.

9:00AM Tue. Oct. 2, Rosalind Faires Read More | Comment »

Tillie Walden Returns Home With an Important Message
For cartoonist and illustrator Tillie Walden, science fiction had long been infertile creative fodder: a genre rife with sterile graphics, dull storylines, and cishet bros. So what’s a queer gal to do when she wants a quality LGBTQ-centric narrative and beautifully drawn illustrations?

1:30PM Mon. Oct. 1, Beth Sullivan Read More | Comment »

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