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Conspirare Sings at Matthew Shepard Interment
Conspirare has garnered many honors through the years, but the one it received this week may be the greatest of all: singing at the service for Matthew Shepard as his ashes were interred at Washington National Catherdral. And the Austin choral ensemble responded by giving one of its most moving performances ever.

5:02PM Fri. Oct. 26, 2018, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

A Drinker's Guide to Literary Austin
This Saturday, October 27 is the annual Lit Crawl Austin, a literary pub crawl co-hosted by Texas Book Festival and the Litquake Foundation, which features some of the country’s best writers on stage at various East Cesar Chavez and Eastside venues.

3:26PM Fri. Oct. 26, 2018, Emily Beyda Read More | Comment »

Review: Berlin
With his long-running comics series Berlin recently collected in hardcover, Jason Lutes is now able to talk about the 18-year history of creating this masterwork. And the Texas Book Festival has wisely invited Lutes to do just that at the 2018 fest (details below). Our interview with Lutes can be found here. Now, here's a review of his novel.

10:00AM Fri. Oct. 26, 2018, Jesse Sublett Read More | Comment »

How Waiting Tables Sparked Lillian Li's Imagination
It’s safe to say that Lillian Li’s debut novel, Number One Chinese Restaurant, wouldn’t have been written if it weren’t for Peking Duck.

12:01AM Thu. Oct. 25, 2018, Emily Beyda Read More | Comment »

Michelle Tea Brings Her Latest Book to UT
Michelle Tea, our patron saint of queer, feminist writing, has penned everything from cult classics like Valencia and Black Wave to Modern Tarot,p a how-to guide on taroting reading.

11:19AM Wed. Oct. 24, 2018, Beth Sullivan Read More | Comment »

Review: Sophisticated Giant
Before Dexter Gordon died in 1990, he asked his wife to finish a book he'd started about his life. She agreed, and this fall, Maxine Gordon is releasing the result. Since she's in Austin this week to host a screening of Round Midnight, for which Dexter Gordon received an Oscar nomination, it's an ideal time to review the new volume.

12:01PM Tue. Oct. 23, 2018, Jay Trachtenberg Read More | Comment »

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Jason Lutes: Berlin
City of stones. City of smoke. City of light. 

The city is Berlin. The time is the late 1920s. The situation – let’s call it that, as if to reduce its terrible power in memory – the situation is the rise of National Socialism at the end of Germany’s Weimar Republic.Yeah, National Socialism. You know: Nazis.

10:00AM Mon. Oct. 22, 2018, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

San Marcos Fights to Preserve Historic First Baptist Church
The Old First Baptist Church in San Marcos has been boarded up for over 30 years. It stands on MLK Street, where the sanctuary was relocated after its original building was burned down by the Ku Klux Klan. One hundred and forty-five years after the fire, San Marcos is trying once again to restore it – and they have a fighting chance.

1:08PM Fri. Oct. 19, 2018, Hannah Wisterman Read More | Comment »

A Dance Writer Moves On
Oh, friends in Austin's dance community, this is news I'm sorry to deliver. After 10 years of writing about dance for the Austin Chronicle, Jonelle Seitz has decided to stop. The review she wrote of Blue Lapis Light's Belonging, Part One has turned out to be her farewell piece.

1:40PM Wed. Oct. 17, 2018, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

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