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Wild New Board Game Sculpts Itself Up a Kickstarter Win
As board games go, this one’s pretty simple. As board games go, this one’s a real hoot and a half.

12:45PM Fri. Jul. 10, 2020, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Baking for Good Cooks Up a Tasty Benefit for Black Art Matters
Pop Quiz: 1) Do you like supporting a good cause?
2) Do you like sweets?
If you answered "yes" to either question – and especially if you said "yes" to both – then you need to know what local nonprofit Baking for Good has cooked up to benefit the initiative Black Art Matters.

3:30PM Thu. Jul. 9, 2020, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Supercharging Big Medium’s Artist Relief Fund
Due to an overwhelming number of applicants to Big Medium’s Artist Relief Fund, the individuals behind the Canopy art and office complex have pledged to match up to $10,000 in donations made by Sunday, July 12.

5:10PM Wed. Jul. 8, 2020, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Pointing Out Detention Centers "In Plain Sight"
The plane flew low over the desert mountains, so close to the large tents pitched outside El Paso’s Border Patrol Station 1 that Maribel thought her prayers had been answered. She’d been crying inside her tent, asking God to deliver her from the makeshift detention camp, when she heard the plane’s roar.

11:30AM Fri. Jul. 3, 2020, Victoria Rossi Read More | Comment »

Mayor's Book Club Says: "Read Local"
It's safe to say that 2020 hasn't exactly been a year of "business as usual." In business, in education, in entertainment, in socializing, in what we wear, where we go, how we interact, the expected has given way to the unexpected, the way things have always been done has given way to new ways of doing things. So why should the Mayor's Book Club be any different?

10:30AM Thu. Jul. 2, 2020, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Exit Laughing: Carl Reiner, RIP
Carl Reiner didn't make it to be a 2,000 Year Old Man, but for a long time, it's been looking like he was gonna give that burst of comedic genius he co-created with his dear pal Mel Brooks a run for his money. Reiner had remained busy acting through his 80s, writing into his 90s, and just this week, at age 98, he was still tweeting to beat the band.

1:50PM Tue. Jun. 30, 2020, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

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Creative in Confinement #2: Camille the Quaran-Teen Witch
There’s a special kind of heartache for young people in quarantine, who must social distance at a time when friendships hold keen importance and moods already run wild. Some live with abuse or food insecurity. Others mourn the missed milestones or squirm at the thought of endless unfilled days. Art has helped some get through lockdown. Here's one of them.

10:00AM Mon. Jun. 29, 2020, Victoria Rossi Read More | Comment »

Texas Book Festival Goes Virtual!
Have you ever wished the Texas Book Festival lasted more than one weekend? Well, this year, that big-as-the-Lone-Star-State literary event has granted your wish: The 2020 edition will be spread out over 16 days, Oct.31-Nov. 15. But there's a catch.

11:50AM Wed. Jun. 24, 2020, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

In Memoriam: George Wilkerson
If you had the good fortune to be at Esther's Follies in its early years – and that's asking a lot since we're talking 40 years ago – then much of the chuckling, chortling, and guffawing you did was thanks to George Wilkerson. He wrote 100 sketches for the group back then – many of which kept being revived because they were so expertly crafted at provoking laughs.

3:05PM Wed. Jun. 17, 2020, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

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