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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 »

Ngozi Ukazu Hip-Checks This Year’s Staple! Expo
Okay, I’m kind of working the sports allusions up there, yeah – but it’s not to be helped, citizen.

1:00PM Wed. Sep. 5, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

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.

7:00AM Fri. Aug. 31 Read More | Comment »

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Texas Book Festival 2018: The Full List
Fall just got a little closer, readers, not in a meteorological sense but a literary one. The Texas Book Festival has released the full list of authors for its 2018 event, and you can look forward to more than 280 great guests to attend, among them Cecile Richards, Julián Castro, Susan Orlean, and Dessa.

8:00PM Wed. Aug. 29, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Kaci Beeler: Perfect Servings for One
So Kaci Beeler’s got herself an artshow, how ‘bout that?

12:40PM Wed. Aug. 29, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Are Kids These Days Bringing OOB the Laughter for Love’s Sake?
So much talent coming to Austin's Out of Bounds Comedy Festival from all over the country this year. So many troupes – improv and sketch – along with a wealth of solo stand-up artists – just as in all the previous OOB years. And here in 2018, in this very post, we’re highlighting one of the featured acts – that NYC-based troupe called Kids These Days.

3:00PM Tue. Aug. 28, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

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