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2018 B. Iden Payne Award Winners
Top honors go to Drowsy Chaperone and Fixing Troilus
"...Amelia Turner, Howard Burkett, Booth’s Richard III, Hidden Room, Harry Ransom Center, and Austin Scottish Rite Theater Crystal Bird..."

Nov. 7, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

East Austin Studio Tour: Who Is Marc English?
That question will be answered, vividly, and pretty much in full
"...the years, distinct looks for The Criterion Collection, the Harry Ransom Center, Austin Film Society, Salvage Vanguard Theatre, Girlstart,..."

Nov. 6, 2018 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Who Says There’s No Art Openings This Weekend?
Are you kidding, citizen? Are you, what, pulling our cultural leg?
"...the fantastic “De/Construction” show at Davis Gallery. And the Harry Ransom Center has a big Ed Ruscha exhibition going..."

Sept. 14, 2018 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Paramount Gets Ready for Summer
43rd annual celebration of film fun on Austin's grandest screen
"...calendar include: • Vaudeville! (May 29-31): keying off the Harry Ransom Center’s ongoing exhibition of the great variety theatre..."

May 15, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Truth in Journalism: The Making of The Post
Reporters and researchers on Spielberg's journalistic epic
"...that, to prepare to help, he looked through the Harry Ransom Center’s archives of the Ben Bradlee papers, used..."

Jan. 15, 2018 Screens Post by Acacia Coronado

Most Ubiquitous Brow
Frida Kahlo
"...namesake; and on the posters and content of the Harry Ransom Center’s “Mexico Modern” show. Still to come: a..."

Nov. 3, 2017 Best of Austin Feature

Day Trips & Beyond: D.H. Lawrence in New Mexico
D.H. Lawrence’s banned art finds a home in Taos hotel
"...collection of D.H. Lawrence paintings is housed at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin...."

Sept. 22, 2017 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

In Memoriam: Sam Shepard
The late writer-actor left lots of himself in Central Texas
"...the father of Shepard's first wife, O-Lan Jones. The Harry Ransom Center at UT houses 30 boxes of its..."

Aug. 3, 2017 Arts Post by Robert Faires

The Q&A Hole: What’s Your Favorite Place in Austin?
Because you know that "cabin fever" is definitely a thing
"...say maybe the UT Campus. I really love the Harry Ransom Center, and whenever I have friends in from..."

May 29, 2017 Chronolog Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Frankenstein’s Babymama & Friends
Brooklyn's Invulnerable Nothings bring the G-g-gothic goodness
" ever-so-literary Austin – the city in which the Harry Ransom Center radiates its indomitable and world-class belles-lettres power,..."

April 26, 2017 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Unpacking Samuel Beckett's “Film”
HRC kicks off Summer Film Series with playwright's foray into film
"...Notfilm beyond documentary and into an essay-like territory. The Harry Ransom Center, home to a Beckett collection, is screening..."

June 15, 2016 Screens Post by Emily Gibson

We Remember What the Dormouse Said
Ten authors cut you a little slice of their own personal Wonderlands
", you can take a little jaunt to UT's Harry Ransom Center, where the currently featured exhibition is all..."

March 31, 2015 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Why Are My Phone Pics Not Works of Art?
It might not be the gear, but the photographer
"...seen in the lobby of the University of Texas Harry Ransom Center. Since then an estimated 3.5 trillion photos..."

March 13, 2015 Screens Feature by Joe O'Connell

Screen Play
What to do at the writers' conference
"...power. In this, the film's 75th anniversary year, the Harry Ransom Center unveiled a world-class exhibit of its vast..."

Oct. 24, 2014 Screens Feature by Kimberley Jones

A Dram Held High for Ed Miller
KUTX folk sage is shown the door after 43 years on-air
"...vast stack of vinyl it eventually sold to the Harry Ransom Center...."

Aug. 29, 2014 Music Post by Chase Hoffberger

Board Games and More
Announcements from the Austin Film Society
"...fame and who is the former chair of the Harry Ransom Center Advisory Council; and Evan Smith, editor in..."

April 2, 2014 Screens Post by Monica Riese

Beau Willimon Lays His 'Cards' on the Table
Austin Film Festival presents the showrunner on season two of the hit Netflix series
"...Beau Willimon dissects season two at the Harry Ransom Center as part of the Austin Film Festival's..."

Feb. 21, 2014 Screens Feature by Aleksander Chan

Film Flam
Pacino sightings, plus SXSW keynote drama
"...for a conversation Sunday, Dec. 8, 4pm, at the Harry Ransom Center, then walk across the street for a..."

Dec. 5, 2013 Screens Post by Monica Riese

UT Crowd Welcomes Junot Diaz
Pulitzer Prize winner spoke about doubt, masculinity, and more
"...Texas Institute for Literary and Textual Studies and the Harry Ransom Center, both arms of the University of Texas...."

Sept. 24, 2013 Books Post by Rod Machen

Might Be More Art Than You Can Handle, Baby
Esopus. Rubber Repertory. So many links.
"...And it's still going strong. And in September, the Harry Ransom Center right here in Austin will present Radical..."

Sept. 4, 2013 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Linklater Loses Insurance Lawsuit
Director will not be paid for lost archive
"...had previously appraised the Robert DeNiro collection for the Harry Ransom Center. Linklater's production company, Detour, inform us that..."

May 23, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Texas Is 'Big, Hot, Cheap and Right'
Erica Grieder's ode to the Lone Star State
"...What follows that preface is not a straightforward bullet..."

May 1, 2013 Books Post by Monica Riese

The 2013 Cohen New Works Festival
If you can count on one thing in this biennial binge of student-generated works, it's that you'll be surprised
"...Action and Classical Reinvention, a guided performance through the Harry Ransom Center combining live music, movement, and photography...."

March 22, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Writing's Not on the Wall Yet
Austin's print culture gets a boost from a new batch of indie presses and literary magazines
"...Fate of the Book" drew big crowds to the Harry Ransom Center this fall...."

Dec. 14, 2012 Arts Feature by Amy Gentry

Coffee Table Iconoclasts
Oversized books and outsized personalities
"...The Harry Ransom Center will shutter its current Norman Bel Geddes..."

Nov. 30, 2012 Books Feature by Kimberley Jones

So Much Specialness
David Byrne's cult classic True Stories captured a lost Texas and a prescient picture of today
" unpublished manuscript in Spalding Gray's archive at the Harry Ransom Center, the late monologist described Byrne as "the..."

Oct. 5, 2012 Screens Feature by Leah Churner

More Tesla Than You Can Shake an Electric Pigeon At
The once-neglected eccentric genius is (finally) all the rage
"...3) You know that UT's Harry Ransom Center, while not promoting the legend of Tesla..."

Sept. 7, 2012 Chronolog Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Illumine Honorees Announced
Douglas Brinkley, Sarah Bird, Joe Ely to be awarded
"...presenter; other presenters include Tom Staley, director of the Harry Ransom Center; actor/filmmaker/advocate Turk Pipkin; Anita Rizley, Youth Program..."

Aug. 19, 2012 Books Post by Kimberley Jones

Film Flam
Cinema East and Paramount summer series news
"...biblical – like, plagues of Egypt biblical – the Harry Ransom Center's Biblical Film Series is wickedly apropos. The..."

May 15, 2012 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

What To Do After SXSW
David Foster Wallace. HRC Symposium. What else do you need to know?
"...will be at DefCon 4 this spring, when the Harry Ransom Center hosts The David Foster Wallace Symposium (note..."

Jan. 12, 2012 Books Post by Cindy Widner

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