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“Keep Austin Weird” Originator Remembered for Choosing Community Over Capital
Red Wassenich passed away Feb. 28
"...pulmonary disease (COPD). The slogan – the exact origins of which are a hotly contested piece of old Austin..."

March 6, 2020 News Feature by Francesca D'Annunzio

Keep On Keepin' It Weird
"...with a few yearly inductees to the "Weird Hall of Fame." Who should go in first? Maybe Leslie, Eeyore's..."

Feb. 10, 2019 Postmarks

Day Trips: Good Ole Days, Brady
Antique emporium is a treasure mine of relics and oddities
"...Good Ole Days in Brady might be called a junk shop, but that would be a gross understatement. This..."

June 1, 2018 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Austin Monuments to Pop Culture
Fiji mermaids, vintage toys, and a Cathedral of Junk
"...yourself how Austin's famed weirdness manifests itself at these off-the-beaten-path shops, galleries, and curiosities...."

March 3, 2017 Chronolog Post

Seeing Life’s Brevity in the Art Poles of South First
Street art goes vertical in South Austin
"...pole on South First Street, about a mile south of Lady Bird Lake, did someone die? Photographs of people..."

Sept. 2, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

"Johnston Foster, Irena Jurek, and Jared Theis: Body Talk"
This show's three artists display creative, complex alternatives to the meat sacks we all share
"...body. We've all got one: a moist, meaty collection of tubes and lobes and sacs that both generates and..."

March 18, 2016 Arts Review by Wayne Alan Brenner

Studio Visits: Briar Bonifacio
East Austin artist gives good face
"...I-35, commuters are met with a vibrant billboard composed of four images: a marker-drawn monkey face, a rainbow happily..."

April 25, 2014 Arts Column by Andy Campbell

Estate Sale Roundup: April 4-6
The weather couldn't be better for hunting.
"...The possessions of some unique people wait us this week – artists..."

April 4, 2014 Design Post by Anne Harris

Narrative Reviews
"...or his obsessive nature. But thanks to a series of unlikely occurrences and a whole host of unavailable family..."

Oct. 25, 2013 Screens Feature

Stefanie Distefano's Public Mosaics Mirror Austin's Bright and Vivid Streets
And these good shards aren't hard to find, man
"...Stefanie Distefano breaks a mirror, somebody's in for years of good art...."

Feb. 27, 2013 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

'Stories From Deep in the Heart'
Austin teens use radio to preserve traditions, thanks to Texas Folklife
" do that, it's only fair that every so often they get to tell us to do the same...."

Aug. 10, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Three for You, and They're Coming Up Fast!
Click to know the current opps you know ain't gonna last
"...with some friends, while around you – around each of us, miniscule hubs of existence that we are –..."

July 12, 2012 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

''Tis Pity She's a Whore'
Not everything in 7 Towers' staging of this revenge tragedy works, but the production has heart
"...''Tis Pity She's a Whore'The Cathedral of Junk, 4422 Lareina Through July 15 Running..."

July 6, 2012 Arts Review by Jillian Owens

Attempting to Comply
With a new name and a new boss, Code Compliance tries to become more 'people-friendly'
"...No one ever said that Code Compliance officers had to be popular...."

Sept. 30, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

East Austin Studio De-Tour
Homesteading artists face city code challenges – and raise old fears – in changing neighborhoods
"...Austin. From the road, you can see the front of the house belonging to artists Philippe Klinefelter and Sunyong..."

July 15, 2011 News Feature by Mike Kanin

Don't Touch My Junk!
A long and winding trail leads to a fork in the road
"...So, is the Cathedral of Junk open for business as usual?..."

Dec. 3, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

'Chronicle' Got Junk Story Wrong
"...Richard Whittaker, Re: “Chapel of Junk?" [News, Nov. 19]: OK, you got it wrong...."

Nov. 29, 2010 Postmarks

Junk Story Had Too Much Wrong Information
"...Dear Mr. Whittaker, Your piece on the Cathedral of Junk [“Chapel of Junk?,” News, Nov. 19], although..."

Nov. 29, 2010 Postmarks

Chapel of Junk?
Cathedral of Junk is back in business, sort of
"...The saga of the Cathedral of Junk seems finally to have reached..."

Nov. 19, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

"...• In the wake of his reinstatement, Austin Police Officer Leonardo Quintana on Wednesday..."

Oct. 29, 2010 News Feature

", Thursday, June 24, to tackle a crowded agenda of 152 items, cramming in recycling contract deliberations, Mobile Loaves..."

June 25, 2010 News Feature

The Sunday Survey, 6/20/10
Junk, hires, bonds, China and chickens
"...It was either a great week for the city of Austin or the beginning of the economic end times...."

June 20, 2010 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Junking the Cathedral
Cathedral of Junk creator bent till he broke
"...The Cathedral of Junk is no more. On June 15 owner..."

June 18, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Farewell to the Cathedral of Junk
City rules and city art clash, art comes off worse
"...regulations and an artistic vision clash? In the case of the Cathedral of Junk, artistic vision and the Austin..."

June 16, 2010 News Post by Richard Whittaker

The Daily Hustle: 6/3/10
TDH gets ethnographic with Joshua Long
" can read my interview with Joshua Long, author of Weird City. As Josh's answers were so great –..."

June 3, 2010 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Cathedral of Junk Helps Keep Austin Weird
"...Dear Editor, Re: “One Man's Junk …” by Richard Whittaker [News, March 26]: The Cathedral..."

April 19, 2010 Postmarks

One Man's Junk ...
South Austin icon could face city's bulldozer
"...Vince Hannemann started constructing his Cathedral of Junk in 1988. Since then, the strange structure..."

March 26, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Friday Picks & Sleepers
The blurbing of SXSW
"...The gritty Austin soul shouter and his sevenpiece band of Honeybears spent last year bum-rushing the festival circuit, barnstorming..."

March 19, 2010 Music Feature

Black Snow
Tutto Theatre and Bulgakov's satire are a wonderful marriage of zany energy and deep meaning
"...wildness, excess sprung forth from caricature, an iron-fist certainty of their absurd views...."

July 10, 2009 Arts Review by Avimaan Syam

Blue Lapis Light transforms Seaholm into a grand cathedral where the spirit is free to soar
"...We are a people of function. However much we may be drawn to an..."

Oct. 19, 2007 Arts Review by Robert Faires

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