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Tony Hinchcliffe's Stand-up Racism
As he finished his set at a Big Laugh Comedy show in Austin last week, Dallas stand-up Peng Dang did a series of jokes related to #StopAsianHate." Then he graciously introduced the next comic, Tony Hinchcliffe, who asked the crowd to keep it going for “the filthy little fucking ch**k who was just up here.” No lie – Hinchcliffe’s actual words.

5:05PM Thu. May 13, 2021, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Local Artist Duo Selected for Prestigious Tito’s Prize
Ariel René Jackson was pleasantly startled when it was announced that they had won the coveted Tito’s Prize in a last-minute Zoom meeting. They joked, “it was a bit of an ambush. It showed me that I don’t do well with surprises.”

2:00PM Thu. Apr. 22, 2021, Vivie Behrens Read More | Comment »

Review: You'll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey
One useful rule of thumb in politics might be: When you’re defending yourself against charges of racism, try not to engage in more of it.

10:00AM Tue. Apr. 13, 2021, Michael King Read More | Comment »

Select Austin Public Library Locations to Reopen on May 10
The library has always been a quiet place, but it has never been completely silent, that is, until 2020 rolled around. For a long, lonely year, the stacks have sat unbrowsed, and the books have remained idle in their well-ordered positions.

10:00AM Sat. Apr. 10, 2021, Vivie Behrens Read More | Comment »

The Austin School of Fiber Arts Wants You
Here in our river city, where the Lower Colorado flows like a ribbon of blue through the greens and browns of Lone Star substrate, you can follow the bright threads that lead from embroidery – as highlighted in this article by Jessi Cape – through other forms of stitching, and into wider realms of textile-based artistry.

7:00AM Thu. Apr. 8, 2021, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

What Is the Livestreamed, Interactive, Cross-Country, Music-Fueled, Comedy of Natatorium?
How far would you go to live The Good Life? Would you rip-off the hardwon possessions – or the ill-gotten booty – of other people? Would you steal yourself a few magnitudes higher than where you’re languishing right now?

5:00PM Wed. Apr. 7, 2021, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

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Monica Ceniceros and those atxGALS
We told you – a while ago, in what everyone calls the Before Times – about the art classes at Atelier Dojo, right? And that Canopy-based powerhouse of realism and figurative art is still going strong, even in these more restricted times, yes; but right now we want to tell you about a program called Creative Box Studios.

4:45PM Tue. Mar. 9, 2021, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Powell St. John at the Webb Gallery
One of the best shows to ever grace the impressive gallery at Austin’s much-missed Domy Books was an exhibition of the paraphernalia and heraldic devices of mystically inclined fraternal organizations: “As Above So Below: The Art of the Secret Society.”

10:00AM Thu. Mar. 4, 2021, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Book Review: I Came As a Shadow by John Thompson
UT-Austin’s athletic program is currently undergoing one of its periodic convulsions, the dismissal and replacement of 4-year football coach Tom Herman, who had failed to achieve what the alumni (more precisely, “Texas Exes”) consider the Longhorn birthright of national championships.

10:00AM Wed. Mar. 3, 2021, Michael King Read More | Comment »

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