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The Rude Mechs' Fixing Timon of Athens
The theatre collective's latest repair job on a broken Shakespeare play is wildly accessible, welcoming, and enthralling
"...not exactly what the Rude Mechs have done with Fixing Timon of Athens. The second installment in their Fixing..."

Feb. 12, 2016 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

Austin Critics Table Awards 2014
Nominees announced, with top honors to a 'Vibrator,' a fixed 'John,' and a merry 'Roll'
"...Along and the Rude Mechs' premiere of Kirk Lynn's Fixing King John. (Since this author was a member of..."

May 9, 2014 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Pleasure of the Paynes 2014
The 'Fix' was in at the 40th theatre awards ceremony
"...the most awards. (That would be the Rude Mechs' Fixing King John, which earned six honors.) The Rollins Studio..."

Nov. 4, 2014 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Table Banquet
The nominees for the 2013-2014 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...the Rude Mechanicals’ premiere of Kirk Lynn’s Shakespearean reboot Fixing King John. (Since this author was a member of..."

May 8, 2014 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Fixing King John
This loose and gangly treatment of Shakespeare's history is both remarkably original and fiercely energetic
"...Fixing King John is a theatrical experiment that careens through..."

Nov. 22, 2013 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

Consummate Artistry
The 2013-14 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...awards, and 10 projects won two each: Rude Mechs' Fixing King John; Theatre En Bloc's Fat Pig; Texas State..."

June 6, 2014 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

"It Was a Difficult Choice, But..."
The Austin Critics Table named its tops in the arts for 2014
"...category's Austin Critics Table award that it became the drinking game for the night: Whenever you hear a critic..."

June 3, 2014 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Top 10 Creative Things I Lucked Into in 2013
Remembering the year thick with superlative works of art onstage and in galleries
"...Ken Webster, already among the best in town – working at the height of their knock-you-over abilities...."

Jan. 3, 2014 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Actors' Inequity
The Cost of Art IV: The artists onstage in Austin aren't just not paid what they're worth, many aren't paid at all
"...that, far more than I realized before I started asking around for this article, which is part of the..."

Jan. 23, 2015 Arts Feature by Katherine Catmull

Top 10 Theatrical Sets of 2013, to a Cat
The year's scenic designs proved especially appealing to the feline theatregoer
"...ACRO-CATS' The performing cats wandered freely through the audience, making the whole theatre their set...."

Jan. 3, 2014 Arts Feature by Elizabeth Cobbe

The Long View
John Graves' 'Myself and Strangers' finds the 83-year-old looking back at his past and into his future
"...years ago and change, in the winter of 1957, John Graves paddled the Brazos for 21 cold days, alone..."

April 30, 2004 Books Feature by Steve Moore

Star Turns
The nominees for the 2015-16 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...Taking part in the Critics Table award process this year..."

May 9, 2016 Arts Post by Robert Faires

The Prison Diaries of the Fabulous Thunderbirds' Preston Hubbard
"...Ray Vaughan's Family Style. I was also a heroin-shooting, cocaine-smoking, hard-core junkie...."

Oct. 20, 2000 Music Feature by Preston Hubbard

Picks & Sleepers
"...them numbers? So, while we know the clock's already ticking, take a few minutes to get the inside scoop..."

March 20, 1998 Music Feature

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of the Upcoming Legislative Session
Lawmakers set to tackle immigration, education, legalization, transportation, and more
"...hope? – growing the Not-Insane Caucus further toward a working majority. Here's what we're watching for on key issues..."

Dec. 14, 2018 News Feature by the News Staff

Playback: Mother Falcon vs. Scottish Rite Theater
Mother Falcon's open letter to the Scottish Rite, Frontier Bar's transformation into Lost Well, and soul man Bobby Patterson
"...painfully clear that you were much more interested in making a point to one of your employees – a..."

Aug. 9, 2013 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Our readers talk back.
"...I know that the liberal mantra for fixing anything is "money, money, money," but I disagree ["The..."

Aug. 19, 2005 Column

General Lee and Me
My life and dirty times as a Jam & Jelly Girl with Dino Lee & the White Trash Revue
"...acts like Joe Ely, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Eric Johnson. We were in Spin and Rolling Stone, and during..."

Oct. 26, 2007 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Our readers talk back
"...a list of things America needs to work on fixing. Instead he's comparing us to some utopia he imagines..."

Feb. 4, 2005 Column

"...As such, they've wisely avoided a pacing bottleneck by breaking this 144-song set into three, 2-CD components: beg, scream,..."

Dec. 12, 1997 Music Feature

Record Reviews
" with Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes as backing band. It's a jarring juxtaposition, but it's worked to..."

Aug. 29, 1997 Music Review

Live Shots
"...TV tour would describe the tale of two Texans making their way in the big, bad world of country..."

Aug. 16, 1996 Music Feature

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...mix well." – Minnesota state Senate Majority Leader Dean Johnson (a Democrat), after TV news broadcast of images of..."

June 4, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond
"...Criminal Justice Committee – in response, committee chair Sen. John Whit­mire praised Gateway prodigiously. But during the latest budget..."

Sept. 25, 2009 News Feature

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and elsewhere
"...was "transplendent." Said Mick, "Bob Wills is still the King."..."

Oct. 27, 2006 News Feature

Puzzled by Oppel
"...Vol. 18, No. 51]. I spent about 45 minutes talking with him on the phone the week after he..."

Aug. 27, 1999 Column

Playback: Holy Mountain and Red 7 in Danger of Losing Leases
Could the Red River Cultural District be losing two of its landmark live music venues?
"...everybody," says Taylor of RRCD public works projects like fixing sidewalks. "Is it frustrating to think those things could..."

May 15, 2015 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Bloggers and Pamphleteers
Karl Frisch and Lawrence Lessig on netroots politics
"...presidential campaigns for both Republicans (Sens. Lamar Alexander and John McCain, both in 2000) and Democrats (Gov. Howard Dean..."

July 11, 2008 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Dancing About Architecture
Mars Music store goes the way of Halley's Comet.
"...the road from Tien Hong, where former Mars manager John Files has just opened his own significantly smaller store,..."

Nov. 1, 2002 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Weak at the Knee?
Chief Stan Knee's tenure at the APD has had many external successes, and several internal failures.
"...prominent East Austin activists, he has indeed succeeded in walking on water. His supporters say he's strengthened community policing..."

Oct. 25, 2002 News Feature by Jordan Smith

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