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Olivier Assayas sharpens his teeth for this new attack on the question of art versus commerce
"...(Irma Vep, Personal Shopper) of the ever-changing world of art and commerce. The line is spoken by Laure (Théret)..."

May 24, 2019 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Walking on Water
Portrait of renowned environmental artist Christo is more of a thumbnail sketch
"...The artist as madman, the madman as artist. Over the course..."

May 24, 2019 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Nils Lofgren Gets Blue With Lou (Reed)
Songcraft: “Fictional characters with non-fictional emotion”
"...Nils Lofgren maintains a full musical life. Besides long-running partnerships with Bruce Springsteen, Ringo Starr, and Neil Young, the..."

May 23, 2019 Music Post by Michael Toland

Introducing the 2019 Class of the Austin Arts Hall of Fame
The stories behind the art transformers of this year's Hall of Fame inductees
"...static. The work created in the performing and visual arts is always changing, ever evolving. That's because so many..."

May 24, 2019 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Hot Luck Music Headliners Dig Into the Festival Menu
Talking turkey with Archers of Loaf, Erika Wennerstrom, Robert Ellis, Sunflower Bean, the Suffers, and PJ Morton
"...Usually, I'll open a bottle of wine and then start preparing food. Just listening to records and hanging out..."

May 24, 2019 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

The Women of Hot Luck Fest Talk Food and Music
15 chefs share kitchen tunes & exclusive bites
"...In its third year, Hot Luck Fest's party vibe is quintessentially Austin, with its focus on the..."

May 24, 2019 Food Feature by Jessi Cape

The White Crow
Biopic of the great dancer Rudolf Nureyev rarely finds its feet
"...assured: a belligerent man-child, touched by genius, enchanted by art in all forms, and driven by a fear that..."

May 17, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Zach Theatre's The Ballad of Klook and Vinette
In tracking one couple's affair, this production shows us how love is an imperfect art
"...ignites a romance both passionate and tragic in playwright Ché Walker's new musical, The Ballad of Klook and Vinette...."

May 17, 2019 Arts Review by Trey Gutierrez

Celebrate the Apollo 11 Moon Landing With These Texas Road Trips
Houston and other Texas sites celebrate the golden anniversary of the first lunar landing
"...McDonald Observatory spent years measuring the exact distance between Earth and the moon by firing lasers at a retroreflector..."

May 17, 2019 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

A Sampling of Summer Attractions Around Texas
"Day Trips" columnist Gerald E. McLeod picks some of his favorite things to do and see around Texas
"...Art Houses..."

May 17, 2019 Features Feature by Gerald E. McLeod

Duel Album Review
Valley of Shadows (Heavy Psych Sounds)
"...After a pair of LPs that put the Austin quartet onto the international atlas of doom rock acts, Duel's..."

May 17, 2019 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

Raging and Reflecting With Glassing’s Ambient Metal
Letting just a little light in on new album Spotted Horse
"...met when the former's San Antonio-based crew, We the Gra­nada (which included future Boyfrndz frontman Scott Martin), played a..."

May 17, 2019 Music Feature by Michael Toland

7 Central Texas Destination Restaurants Worth the Trip
Travel guide-worthy dining and tucked-away spots near Austin
"...recommendations to satiate that tastebud-led wanderlust. Horseshoe Bay Resort – Horseshoe"

May 17, 2019 Food Feature by Jessi Cape

Restaurant Options to Pair With Smithville's Small-Town Charm
Things to do when you're out east of the big city
" traffic complicating local skies, past Berdoll’s Pecan Candy & Gifts with its touristy shelves of Lone Star nutmeats,..."

May 15, 2019 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Nominees for the 2018-19 Austin Critics Table Awards Announced
The Critics Table's picture-perfect year
"...have considered the hundreds of stage productions, concerts, and art exhibitions mounted locally between May 1, 2018, and April..."

May 13, 2019 Arts Post by Robert Faires

9 Texas Day Trips That Will Inspire You to Hit the Road
We dip our toe in the nearly 1,500 columns from our resident day tripper
"...compared to modern aircraft. The flight crews endured cramped quarters with only a thin layer of aluminum between them..."

May 13, 2019 Chron Events Post by Gerald E. McLeod

A Game of Lotería Envelops Como Las Movies
Locals become El Borracho in new “Una Vuelta Más” clip
"...Everything commences innocently enough, the quartet shooting tequila as they plunk down beans and coins..."

May 10, 2019 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Carmine Street Guitars
Spend time with the quiet artisans who make the instruments that rock & roll is built upon
"...the show or the biz/ Show business is a heartbreaking thing/ But if you got good tone you can..."

May 10, 2019 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

El Chicano
A new superhero for the Latinx community (and everyone else)
"...mythology for the character. Diego finds copies of The Art of War and books on the French Revolution among..."

May 10, 2019 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

Pup Stage Dives for Social Diversity
Torontonians employ their punk platform for good
"...of pop, but yeah, definitely, hooks are a big part of this band and what we’re trying to accomplish...."

May 9, 2019 Music Post by Isa Jones

Enjoying and Making Art at the 2019 West Austin Studio Tour
Artists offer demos, workshops, and experiences to get you in on the creative action
"...Looking at art can inspire you in all kinds of ways: to..."

May 10, 2019 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

"Rachel Kalisky: Glassnet" at CAMIBAart Gallery
New works fuse glass and metal mesh in a mesmerizing display
"...could be any woman walking into that glass-fusing workshop – there are several such classes offered right here in..."

May 10, 2019 Arts Review by Wayne Alan Brenner

Qmmunity: A Landmark Hearing, but LGBTQ Voices Still Needed at the Capitol
Plus Guerrilla Queer Bar's Spring Fling and more qweeah events
"...many bills seeking to limit the ability of cities – including Austin – to regulate private companies' employment policies..."

May 10, 2019 Column by Beth Sullivan

Diverse Space Dance Theatre's Memoirs and Armours
The company's season closer showed the young dancers' commitment to a shared vision and their potential as artists
"...Toni Bravo and Diana Huckaby, from various time periods – anywhere from the (vaguely) 19th century through the last..."

May 10, 2019 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

In Memoriam: Rodolfo Mendez
Remembering the founder of Ballet East Dance Theatre
"...a statewide competition in high school, study at the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance in New York City,..."

May 7, 2019 Arts Post by Robert Faires

2019 Arts Hall of Famers Announced
Bravo, Harden, Kinney, and Sawyer to be inducted this year
" of individuals to be inducted into the Austin Arts Hall of Fame, honoring leaders in dance, theatre, and..."

May 7, 2019 Arts Post by Robert Faires

A Singer Called Chunky, a Song Called Freedom
Doc on the musician/activist screens free at Cine Las Americas
"...highlight their plight. So while Ramon “Chunky” Sanchez was part of the birth of Chicano identity, his tools and..."

May 4, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Getting Your Head Around (and Hands on) the Art of Abraham Cruzvillegas
Conceptual artist brings "Hi, how are you, Gonzo?" to the Contemporary Austin
"...encouraged to get up close and explore each piece – something more common at a science museum than an..."

May 3, 2019 Arts Feature by Barbara Purcell

Austin Opera's La Bohème
The beauty of the music and stagecraft in this production teaches us something about love and art
"...many operas, you may be more familiar with La Bohème from its narrative doppelgänger, the 1990s musical Rent. In..."

May 3, 2019 Arts Review by Laura Jones

Day Trips: "Greetings From ..." Murals
Outdoor paintings worthy of a selfie stick
"...great backgrounds for travelers' selfies. Pabst Blue Ribbon, in partnership with New York artist Cey Adams, has declared May..."

May 3, 2019 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

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