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There Will Be Substrate Phantoms in Austin on Saturday
SF author Jessica Reisman releases new novel at Malvern Books
DAILY Arts  May 24, 2017, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...Reisman’s name may already be familiar to many Austinites, as she was one of the originators (and one of the ongoing writers) of that big, bold, multimedia Intergalactic Nemesis spectacle that Jason Neulander & company have only recently ceased visiting upon the planet’s more theatrical stages and arenas...."

Dance/USA Convenes in Austin
The national arts organization brings honors for the Butlers and big questions about the form's future
Arts Story  June 9, 2016, by Jonelle Seitz
"...It's the task of nearly 500 members of the national organization Dance/USA – choreographers, company directors, arts administrators, marketing professionals, fundraisers, and others who work to create, fund, present, and advocate for dance – to consider these questions when they convene in Austin for the organization's eighth annual conference. Why Austin? For starters, the organization is bestowing its Champion Award on local philanthropists Sarah and Ernest Butler, whose Butler Family Fund has been a key supporter of Austin's dance, music, and opera organizations for nearly two decades..."

Lost in Space
Performance Artist Sally Jacques Lives Life on the Edges
Arts Story  June 5, 1998
"...Flesh against earth, faces framed by foliage, the arc of an arm through a night sky, briefly sweeping away starlight - these are the concerns of Sally Jacques and have been for years. But they are not merely private concerns; Jacques has harvested them for the benefit of all of Austin..."

Theorist Festival Goes Multimedia on the Zilker Hillside
Tech haters gonna love hating technology (and vice versa) this Sunday
DAILY Arts  September 20, 2017, by W. A. Brenner
"...Because Amy Morrow – Austin-based founder of arts collective The Theorists and globetrotting teacher with Israel’s Batsheva Dance Company – can’t stop asking “What if?” That’s why the stage anchoring the city’s beloved Zilker Hillside will be spilling over with movement and music and more this weekend...."

In the 'Pale'
HRC & David Foster Wallace, plus the New Fiction Confab
DAILY Books  April 15, 2011, by Kimberley Jones
"...David Foster Wallace’s posthumous novel, The Pale King, went on sale today nationally, but lucky you, Austin reader peoples, you get to celebrate the release with a special event at the Harry Ransom Center, which acquired Wallace's archive in 2010...."

Top 10 Favorite Arts Events Across the Disciplines (In No Particular Order)
Chronicle Arts writer Wayne Alan Brenner on his favorite arts events in 2008
Arts Story  January 2, 2009, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...1) Cult of Color: Call to Color (Ballet Austin) So Ballet Austin took a creation myth from the complexly warped imagination of visual artist Trenton Doyle Hancock, had composer Graham Reynolds of the Golden Arm Trio write a score, and presented it live with choreography by Stephen Mills? Sure, that's the sort of thing one sees every day, isn't it? Good lord, no, not even in Austin: It was as spectacular and compelling as it was unique, with costumes and movements and music vividly embodying Hancock's trippy vision onstage and providing a glimpse into a weird world beyond our own. Also, we'd give our left nut to own that fully sewn backdrop...."

Wayne Alan Brenner's Top 10 Arts-Related Things I Enjoyed in 2017
Bold takes on history and art that moved around the city spoke to a growing, changing Austin this year
Arts Story  December 28, 2017, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...10) EAST AUSTIN STUDIO TOUR Gobsmacking impressive from just an operational standpoint ... but what those Big Medium movers and shakers provide with this annual apotheosis of cultural promotion is a vibrant, neighborhood-bridging, exercise-promoting platform of opportunities for people who make art, who enjoy seeing art, who love getting to know their city up-close and personal...."

Austin Theatre: What will be will be
Three Austin theatre artists – actress Lee Eddy, choreographer Robin Lewis, and Adam Sultan – dish about their visions of the year to come
Arts Story  December 29, 2006, by Hannah Kenah
"...If 2006 had Austin's artists dancing 80 feet in the air, what feats are in store for us in 2007? The Chronicle dishes about the future with three of the people who are sure to be big players in the year to come: actress Lee Eddy (Salvage Vanguard Theater/St. Idiot Collective), choreographer Robin Lewis (TexARTS/Zachary Scott Theatre Center), and actor/composer Adam Sultan (Salvage Vanguard Theater)...."

Austin Arts Get Going in 1995 Forward Motion
Arts Story  January 5, 1996
"...But, hey, it hasn't been all bad -- certainly not in Austin. Believe it or not, our city actually led the way in some arts innovations in 1995..."

All in the Presentation
John Bullington's and James Holmes' culinary performance art: now showing at an Alamo Drafthouse (or elsewhere) near you
Food Story  August 5, 2005, by Virginia B. Wood
"...Austin film lovers who packed the Alamo Drafthouse on South Lamar during the opening weekend of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory had no idea the lengths to which the staff had gone to provide them with a unique food and film experience. Chefs John Bullington and James Holmes had designed two menus to complement the film: a Chocolate Feast for special screenings and Violet Beauregard's Chewing Gum Meal available on weekend nights (see menus, p.48)..."

Top 10 Arts Events of 2011 in No Particular Order
How festival goodness and powerful art exhibits made 2011 a year to remember
Arts Story  January 6, 2012, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...1) EAST AUSTIN STUDIO TOUR The 10th EAST – of which Big Medium is the instigator and the epicenter – was better than ever, with so many open studios and strange happenings all across the sunrise side of the ATX, no matter what one's haircut looked like for a while...."

Austin's Cultural Makeover: The Next Stage
How much closer we are to getting the cultural wonderland we imagined 10 years ago
Arts Story  September 7, 2007, by Robert Faires
"...In the Nineties, Austin's cultural scene could afford to dream big. The city was riding high on high tech, and so much money was flowing that even arts groups were seeing the green..."

Cream of the Tech-Top
The Year in Multimedia
Screens Story  January 5, 1996
"...Top Ten Multimedia Happenings of 1995 Dave Evans, Vice President of Digital Voodoo, Inc., an Austin online content developer, and 1994-95 President of Austin Area Multimedia Alliance, an organization formed to promote and support multimedia professionals in Austin...."

Technical Difficulties
Older professionals face a hard choice: leave Austin or go tech?
News Story  March 2, 2001, by Kevin Fullerton
"...Rebecca Rucker has spent the last six years in Austin, but she's decided she'd rather continue her career beneath the smoggy skies of her native Houston than suffer any more of Austin's "quality of life." She was just past the age of 40 when she moved here in 1995 to be near her parents. After a handful of career changes, Rucker had become so adept at surfing the professional job market that she decided to get licensed as a career counselor and open her own firm..."

Magic Time
Oh, the sights you'll see at First Night Austin
Arts Story  December 28, 2007, by Robert Faires
"...31. That's when First Night Austin unleashes dozens of area artists on the heart of the city to work their creative wonders on the urban landscape..."

Naked City
Port Austin, the turbo-hyped broadband expo planned for Nov. 9-11, has been canceled.
News Story  October 27, 2000, by Erica C. Barnett
"...Port Austin, the turbo-hyped "national broadband expo" where "suits, boots, and techies" were supposed to collectively "plug into the future of broadband content and technology," has been unplugged, at least for now...."

Event Horizon
As festivals, crowds, and expenses proliferate – is Austin approaching major event overload?
News Story  July 12, 2013, by Mike Kanin
"...Chris Richards is the pop music critic for the Washington Post. For the past four springs, his gig ushered him south into the warm civic embrace Austin offers its South by Southwest guests..."

Y'all or Nothing
A queer as #%&! showcase
DAILY Qmmunity  March 15, 2013, by Rob Cohen
"...Austin Chronicle: Is it difficult setting up an event amidst all the SXSW craziness? When do you start planning?..."

Public Notice: 'Tis the Season
Parties nightly, and events in pairs
News Column  December 3, 2015, by Nick Barbaro
"...• The Eighth Annual Austin "Green" Holi­day Party is Thu., Dec. 3, 6-10pm, at Barr Mansion, 10463 Sprinkle..."

From 380 Angles
Karen Kocher's multimedia 'Austin Past and Present' tells hundreds of stories in almost as many ways.
Screens Story  August 15, 2003, by Michael May
"...The story of Austin could never be told from start to finish. Sure, Austin is a place moving through time, and that's a natural progression, but try and fashion that into a narrative..."

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