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Plans for MACC Renovation Underway
After a year of planning, the city’s Parks & Recreation Department and CasaBella Architects finally brought the public into discussions of efforts to reimagine the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, known as the MACC, with a public input meeting on Saturday (June 17).

11:20AM Tue. Jun. 20, Maria Mendez Read More | Comment »

Five Arty Things To Do In Austin This Weekend
Step away from the screen now, darling. Just for one night, OK? And then you can get back to it instanter, we swear, then you can re-enter the endless online churnings and commercial-media binge-sessions all refreshed from having experienced – Oh! Actual, non-virtual life! Like what’s enhanced by these local events:

11:30AM Fri. Jun. 16, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

"A Celebration of Writing, and Reading"
In advance of the 25th anniversary of the Austin Chronicle Short Story Contest, I went digging through the back issues to see what was published for its debut. In the March 27, 1992 issue, there it was: the winning stories, the list of judges, and, best of all, the contest's origin story spun by Chronicle Editor Louis Black.

5:00PM Wed. Jun. 14, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Five Good Things to Do in Austin This Weekend
Time flies when you’re having fun … damental problems dealing with reality – as any number of politicians could tell you. But, except for our No. 1 Good Thing to Do, let’s leave politics aside and have some art-fueled enjoyment over the next few days and nights:

11:15AM Fri. Jun. 9, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Lone Star Zine Fest Rounds Up Local Mini-Mags
Pick almost any vibrant arts and music scene and you’ll find a burgeoning zine scene following close behind. Austin is no exception.

3:00PM Thu. Jun. 8, Rachel Rascoe Read More | Comment »

Paul Beutel Retires
If anyone in the Austin arts deserves to put his feet up and chillax, it's Paul Beutel. He's been busy here for 42 years – acting, writing about film for the Statesman, doing PR for UT, and managing and programming both the Paramount Theatre (for 18 years) and Long Center (for eight). Well, at last he gets to take it easy: He's retiring June 30.

4:15PM Wed. Jun. 7, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

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Texas Book Festival 2017: The First Dozen
On Monday, the Texas Book Festival announced the first dozen authors for the 2017 edition, taking place Nov. 4 and 5, and the 22nd year of this Lone Star celebration of the written word promises a wealth of talent for fans of the novel, lit for kids and young adults, and cookbooks.

12:50PM Wed. Jun. 7, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

The Critics Speak … and Speak … and Speak
The Austin Critics Table marked its 25th year of recognizing outstanding achievements on the local arts scene with a squadron of new critics presenting awards, a city proclamation acknowledging the occasion that included a recipe for a martini, and lots of gracious, heartfelt speeches from the winners.

11:15AM Tue. Jun. 6, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

SoundSpace Reframes the Refugee Conversation
With refugee stories constantly in the news and in the public consciousness, it’s easy to become desensitized to their deluge. Those who are still listening know that each refugee tale is unique – frequently in horrifying ways. Those who have recently stopped listening might turn to the Blanton Museum to re-engage.

8:00AM Sat. Jun. 3, Katarina Brown Read More | Comment »

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