"...If we the people were going to accept such beyond-the-pale behavior, then what other moral standards that we'd held previously might we be willing to sacrifice down the line? Seeing "a fundamental attack on basic American values," as he told one interviewer, Schenkkan started writing, and wrote with the speed and intensity of a wildfire (hardly an account of the play's creation doesn't reference the "white-hot fury" in which it was penned). Within a week, Schenkkan had his play, Building the Wall, a compact two-hander set 1,000 days into the Trump administration..."
"...His nuanced grasp of how a country this massive and diverse swings from one extreme to another is clear. In Building the Wall, he shrinks his sometimes massive visions into a two-character, one-room play, featuring Gloria, a college professor (Franchelle Stewart Dorn), interviewing Rick, a prisoner in a Texas penitentiary (David Sitler), and he causes momentous conflicts and confusions to play out between these two people...."
"...Hole in the Wall, a live music venue in the heart of the University of Texas campus providing stomping ground for underground Austin acts and a bar for underdressed patrons, is in danger of closing when its lease expires in December, potentially ending a historic 41-year run...."
"...[image-1] But the Filipino native now has yet another reason to celebrate: His first brick-and-mortar restaurant, East Side King at Hole in the Wall, celebrates a one-year anniversary on Wednesday, Dec. 4th...."
"...There's a lot we can do to make sure we expose as many people as we can to the artwork in the hospital, because there's a story behind each one of them – either about the artist or the piece itself and where it came from and what it depicts and why. I just don't want it to become something colorful hanging on the wall that people glance at and move on..."
"...Director Grzegorz Muskala makes the most of a virtually single-room story via some anxiety-inducing set- and sound-designs that practically scream “No vacancies in Hell.” The lurid, Argento-esque wallpaper and artworks in Simone’s flat are enough to drive anyone mad after a while, and Martin’s new home comes complete with a hidden passageway and paint the color of a consumptive’s snot. That’s all buoyed by a trio of top-notch performances from Redetzki, Panzner, and Almut Zilcher as a witchy next-door neighbor who looks as though she just returned from Rosemary’s baby’s de-christening...."
"...The details are arcane. We'll skip them.) Two days later, in last week's column, I discussed with obvious pleasure the results of the Envision Central Texas survey -- which heartily endorsed increasing Austin's residential density -- and wrote that neighborhood leaders who object to such change should "read the writing on the wall." Well, bucko, you ask, which is it?..."
"...It leads the two into an unlikely partnership for a poker game with a pair of eccentric millionaires, Flower (Durning) and Stone (Grey). When Nashe and Pozzi lose everything in the game, Flower and Stone propose that the two work off their debt by building a wall on their estate, a wall of 10,000 stones..."
"...The Hole in the Wall has always been here and isn't going anywhere...."
"...When it comes to Senior Citizens, rather than protect Social Security, John Cornyn voted to turn it over to Wall Street firms and let them gamble our retirement on risky investments. Our seniors deserve better from their Texas Senator. The American Dream is becoming out-of-reach for hardworking families..."
"...The Queen of Versailles presents a fascinating case study of how the collapsing economy impacted the superrich. It will also likely drive anybody who isn’t the superrich up the wall...."
"...The new skyscraping structure that's, what, eventually going to be sharing a wall with The Hideout Theatre? Is that even possible? And what does it mean for the Hideout's overflowing slate of improv shows and classes, for its epicenter of caffeine and wi-fi and tasty noms, during the tourist-oriented behemoth's lengthy construction process? That's what we're reporting on here – the imminent neighbors' concerns and general reactions – via an interview with two of The Hideout's owners, Kareem Badr and Roy Janik...."
"...Why do they see gold where the rest of us see lumps of coal? Financial analysts from here to Wall Street have been asking the same question since late 2001, when Cousins Properties Inc., an Atlanta-based real-estate trust with deep pockets, jump-started construction on an office high-rise -- after September 11. Even before the attacks, local developers had assumed Cousins would delay the project..."
"...In these moments, we may be most rewarded by looking: noting the oddly decorated house or the shirtless cowboy at the bus stop. It was while I was stuck in traffic that I came to love the graffiti paint wall discussed below..."
"...Sometimes an artist imports his practice into a space to create what is typically referred to as a site-specific installation. He utilizes the actual walls of the exhibition space as elements within the installation, adding or subtracting elements, shifting walls, floors, or even ceilings to create a world filled with his colors, sounds, movements, and textures..."
"...Forget merger. Think wedding. Yes, the union of the Paramount Theatre for the Performing Arts and the State Theater Company is a business affair, replete with all the balance sheets and boardroom agendas and dbas of your standard Wall Street merger, but that's so cold, so faceless, so Eighties..."
"...He was always interested in how his work related to architecture. There’s a famous quote early on in his career where he says, “I want my paintings to be the wall, not be on the wall.” So he thought in terms of architectural scale and the relationship between art and architecture very much..."
"...But what set the photograph alight on Facebook and possibly into the annals of history is the recognizable "CZ" visible on the wall of the building to the right...."
"...She started with the exhibition that consisted of rearranging the walls inside the Arthouse building. She followed it with the exhibition that involved replacing a lawn with a vegetable garden..."
"...RG: [Laughs] On the one hand, my eye immediately goes to the joint between the wall and the floor, but on the other hand ... You go to museums for lots of different reasons..."
"...The brainchild of venture capitalist Rick Warren – former man of the year for the UT chapter of Kappa Sigma Tau and heir to his family's Caterpillar dealerships – is chock-full of hunting trophies, artwork, and sleek video screens. In the reception area, hulking buffalo busts imported from around the world glare down at you from the walls..."
"...Robert Faires: "To see art as a task, as a duty, as work, is to blind ourselves to many of the aspects that make art worthwhile: the passion it displays, the beauty of its form, the simple spark of creativity behind it. When I was so focused on getting under the skin of Olivia Moore's exhibit at Women & Their Work, I was overlooking the obvious pleasures there: the sumptuous shades of orange utilized in the tiles of her entry wall, the care with which her Ghost Station's steel frame was constructed, the subtle graininess and flecks of color in the pulped posters pasted on the wall and illuminated..."
"...Through an introduction from Jim Ramsey, O'Connor was brought in to consult on a club called the River's Edge, located at Second and Nueces. He found a warehouse with unisex bathrooms and a huge dividing wall...."
"..."Some people here [in Nashville] don't get it," she says about the proliferation of Day of the Dead icons, Mexican crosses and snakes, and various Virgins of Guadalupe, all neatly arranged on the mantle – images common to anyone who's traveled along the Southern highways of Lucinda's songs. Another wall of shelves holds CDs and books, though not as many as are usually seen in the singer's residences...."
"...No one deserves placement on that wall more than Henry Gonzalez. Half Notes..."
"..."Griff has been the keeper of the flame for acoustic music in Texas ever since I can remember. He likes to show me the spot in his office, behind the beer coolers, where he's worn a hole in the wall with his shoe from sitting there 30 years with his foot up, poring over the booking calendar..."
"...The first LP came and went fairly fast, and while there were plenty of deep emotions and blazing style on it, the public never connected with either, no matter that label head Clive Davis had personally promised the singer that CBS would do whatever it took to break the album. As soon as Davis' well-documented troubles with the corporate brass started, a second album began to vaporize and Williams could see the writing on the wall...."
"...When the shooting erupted, Will took cover on the opposite side of the narrow street from the rest of the press. He was crouched against a lime-green wall when his bullet came for him..."
"...While the powers that be consider themselves enlightened in this regard, there is a group that would dispute this alleged freedom. North of the Wall, in the coldest reaches of Westeros, live the wildings..."
"...The White Horse walls come caked in the sweat of the Moonpies' six members. Quite literally: They painted the red and brown walls of the joint before it opened December 2011..."
"...And your reporter's been in The Goodnight for twenty-odd minutes now, munching on a Wagyu beef burger from a menu that chef Danny Bressler's designed to surpass typical bar-food fare, checking out the upholstered digs, giving a look-see to the newly painted mural that decorates the walls alongside the bowling-alley section of the club...."
"...Item 9: The $144K contract for the Seaholm substation wall returns...."
"...They also know that terrorists are not about to take over this country, nor are they even infiltrating to any major extent. They also know that immigration isn’t really an issue worth building a wall over..."
"...My absolute favorite part of Cheer Up's, the gold-lamé 'Stray' mural on the back wall, featuring black kittens in roguish bandanas, has been painted over, too. Standing among the debris, I came to the conclusion that doing so was the right choice..."
"...According to theologian and constitutional scholar Perry, satanists – starting sometime in the American 1960s, historical source of all evil – are responsible for the notion that, as Perry put it: "Somehow or another there's this, ya know, steel wall, this iron curtain or whatever you want to call it between the church [sic] and people of faith, and this separation of church and state is just false on its face." Perry delivered this revelation just last week, in a conference call organized by hotshot evangelical preacher Rick Scarborough (himself a sanctified nutter who credited Perry's prayer meetings with ending the Texas drought)...."
"...31 board meeting. "It makes me feel like I'm a Wall Street banker giving myself a bonus," Cowman complained..."
"...Half the crowd bubbled high on a secret that they wanted to share. Wake up, their eyes told me, read the writing on the wall..."
"...Yet spending time within the walls of the TSBVI exposes the real story to be less about those nefarious musicians -- many of whom were actually in Slacker, but whose work ethic belies the tag -- and more about the students themselves and their inherent musicality. Still, the story cannot be told without a very central musician character, a guitar-player whose first and last name will forever be inextricably linked with my experiences inside (and outside) those walls...."
"...Faraci became the embodiment of that boys' club, "cool kids" culture, but it was immortalized in paint on the wall of the Alamo South Lamar, the site commonly known as the Drafthouse mothership. During the 2014 remodel, artist Heyd Fontenot painted a mural in the lobby, featuring many of those same familiar faces..."
"...The first job was to renovate the existing 270-seat main screen – which, courtesy of the 2013 tech upgrades – mainly involved a lick of paint, a new screen and masks, and a rigorous spring cleaning for the seats and walls. A far bigger task involved digging out the concrete in what had become the annex hall, and restoring it to its old role as a 160-seat screening room, complete with 4K projector, and dedicated control/camera booth for Q&As and live-streaming events..."
"...Thus far, they've assembled a board, which includes UT educators Scott Nelson and Lynn Cowles, as well as treasurer Debra Bernstein and events coordinator Kristian Caballero, and they're raising funds for legal representation and 501(c)(3) status. East of Cameron launches in spirit this Saturday, 7pm, at the Hole in the Wall, with a fundraiser concert featuring Clyde and Clem's Whiskey Business, Leo Rondeau, Jonathan Terrell, Dad Jim, Ben Ballinger, Buried Cities, Street Lions, Carson McHone, Carpet Bagger, and a popular surprise guest...."
"...After playing many of the great concert halls the world over, James Dick came to one firm conclusion about acoustics: "I love wood." Out of this ardor springs an indoor forest: the floor, walls, ceiling, and decorations are all made of wood. Even the long-promised, as-soon-as-they-raise-the-money chairs are almost entirely wood..."
"...The concept spurs "Playback" to imagine existing venues plugging into new developments: The Hole in the Wall High Rise? Cedar Street Courtyard by Marriott? The Threadgill's Arms? Music in More Places..."
"...The pair find their companion on the back wall of the gallery in Lesley Nowlin Blessing's Insight, Twin Elements, where her recurring twin motif appears as a set of conjoined identical faces sharing a middle, forward-facing third eye. The platinum print's copper leaf lining lends the eerie piece an old-timey, ghostly air...."
"...The back and forth between the public footage and the secret tapes creates a fly-on-the-wall situation for the viewer. For example, during a White House performance by Ray Conniff Singers, one young lady confronts the president, calling him out over the war in Vietnam..."
"...Frisbie Design Concern weighs in with two phatt steel and wood benches: Big chunks lead up to a clean permanence and an iconic style. Look for the contrasting relationship between his benches and the porcelain installation of Jennifer Prichard, who makes hundreds of thin clay cones in muted colors and glues them to the wall so that they look like lichen or a new kind of hive..."
"...It was almost as if all my kundalini was in my outside hip. And my kundalini wanted to hug the wall for dear life..."
"...The Hole in the Wall, near the UT campus, was a favorite stage for Austin heroes like Townes Van Zandt, Blaze Foley, and Doug Sahm, and it remains a proving ground for local bands to this day. South Congress Avenue trendsetter Continental Club – in business since the Fifties (though it’s been a music venue since the Seventies) – remains the gold standard for music venues, an eternally hip joint where the best of the best play on the regular, which in recent history has included Junior Brown, James McMurtry, country supergroup Heybale!, and – at least twice – Robert Plant..."
"...That's a big red flag for Rodriguez, who wondered aloud about Mexico taking its business elsewhere. "There's no reason why they absolutely have to do everything with us, and what kind of partnership is it when you're talking about building a wall?" he asked...."