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OUTsider Fest's Wild Roots
The woods can be terrifying – full of mysterious creatures, eerie sounds, and cell service dead zones. But as Curran Nault, founder and artistic director of Austin’s OUTsider Festival, points out, the woods can also be “a stripped-down space for renewal,” an escape from the incessant chatter of social media and the news cycle.

7:00AM Tue. Feb. 14, Rachel Van Middlesworth Read More | Comment »

Sister of Shattering Glass
Listen: Two girls are trapped in a great secret maze that links all the mirrors of the world. Deep in this surreal place, a being born from reflections and fractures threatens to devour the maze from within – including those two sisters and every bird on Earth.

4:15PM Wed. Feb. 8, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Ten Thousand Beautiful Bugs in Your Eyes
We know, we know: Seems like everything’s for sale nowadays, everything’s got a goddamn price on its head, right? Nothing under the sun is open and free for the people, especially in these recently benighted, extreme-capitalism times? Well, no. That’s not completely true.

12:45PM Wed. Feb. 8, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

But Take Great Care, for Maybe She’s a Sort of Basilisk
Ottessa Moshfegh is going to show her face in Austin’s favorite bookstore on Tuesday and it won’t be too difficult for you to catch a glimpse – because the thing’s always right there, as faces tend to be, on the front of her head.

10:00AM Mon. Jan. 30, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Moontower 6: More Headliners
When the Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival released the names of 50 comics for the 2017 edition before Christmas, you knew that wouldn't be it. Not that Ali Wong, Patton Oswalt, Ralphie May, and the others weren't plenty to get excited about, but Moontower loves to save some juice for the new year. And this week it poured some.

10:00AM Fri. Jan. 27, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Greg Hrbek Gets Incendiary at Malvern Books
It’s time for another installment of genre-happy bibliofestivity at Austin’s Malvern Books this weekend.

8:00AM Wed. Jan. 25, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

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ATX's Inaugural Addresses
As a certain wrinkled Dreamsicle prepares to become the nation's Complainer-in-Chief, Austin's creatives are making their feelings known through a variety of events and actions – some symbolic, some critical, some providing financial support to agencies whose future may be endangered during his administration. Here are several of note:

11:40AM Wed. Jan. 18, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

The Time Machine: Top Hits of Every Decade for a Century
In your ears: Top music hits from every decade – as performed live by composer Justin Sherburn and his all-star Montopolis outfit.Onscreen: Local and global photos from each of those decades, wrapped with interactive animation by digital artist Stephen Fishman.

2:10PM Wed. Jan. 11, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Review: Love Slaves of Helen Hadley Hall
Who is Helen Hadley Hall and how does she attract and retain love slaves, one wonders upon eyeing the book cover, Love Slaves of Helen Hadley Hall? The promise of the carnal “how-to” in the title of James Magruder’s novel is betrayed and replaced by a wickedly funny and achingly insightful novel in its stead.

2:16PM Fri. Jan. 6, Barbara Chisholm Read More | Comment »

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