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We Did WAY Too Much
"...local library? How can I find out about various lowbrow under-the-radar art events put on by dedicated humans trying..."

April 24, 2024 Postmarks

Frank Kozik (1962-2023), the Man Behind a Poster Revolution
How Austin shaped the punk artist behind print mania
"...'90s revitalized the rock poster scene, and popularized the Lowbrow movement that popularized the gig poster scene that lead..."

May 12, 2023 Arts Post by Richard Whittaker

Qmmunity: Revenge of the Homoscopes
Once more with feeling: It's your Austin queer events horoscope!
"...sign of the zodiac. Sat., Oct. 1, 8pm. Highbrow Lowbrow Austin, 207 Chalmers. $45, GA; $10, livestream. damedynamite.com. Aries..."

Sept. 30, 2022 Column by James Scott

Fantastic Fest Review: How To Deter A Robber
Holiday home invasion comedy puts family first
"...sequence, the film takes what could have been a lowbrow thriller-comedy and turns it into a work of art...."

Oct. 2, 2020 Screens Post by Naomi Brady

Fallout Theater's The 2020 First Annual Hollywood Awards Show: Live in Hollywood!
A zany yet surprisingly relevant awards show satire dives into the glitzy soullessness of Hollywood
"...Annual Hollywood Awards Show: Live in Hollywood! is a lowbrow satire of Hollywood's self-congratulatory awards shows and fantastic denial..."

March 13, 2020 Arts Review by Madelyn Geyer

RTX Animation Heads Into Final Space
TBS animated comedy leads lineup including Austin-made Seis Manos
"...behind eight-leged pizza delivery game Octopie; plus animation houses Lowbrow Studios (Hedgehog for Hire), Animeme Studios (the "Yo Mama"..."

May 1, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Tracking the Next Big Things at SXSW Gaming
Beyond playtime: where the developers and designers will be at SXSW
"...and made a quick buck by churning out the lowbrow, disposable "content" that dominates YouTube and Twitch these days...."

March 15, 2019 Screens Feature by Tucker Whatley

Holmes & Watson
The Step Brothers bros get literary
"...Mrs. Hudson, is a high point in this determinedly lowbrow affair, as is Hugh Laurie’s brief take on Mycroft..."

Dec. 28, 2018 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Five Movies to See in Austin This Week
Your weekly film guide for Jan. 18 through Jan. 25
"...his ability to deftly marry the highbrow with the lowbrow so seamlessly that you are learning about some obsolete..."

Jan. 19, 2018 Screens Post by Josh Kupecki

Live Music This Weekend, Sept. 1-4
An extra day of delights for your weekend music-going
"...of slop and spectacle, Austin’s Sailor Poon soundtracks the lowbrow culinary spectacular with raw servings of tongue-in-cheek punk performance..."

Sept. 1, 2017 Music Post by Rachel Rascoe

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
An animated adaptation of the beloved book series
"...movie is smart about the way it contextualizes this lowbrow comedy. There’s an innocence about it all, a rarity..."

June 9, 2017 Movie Review by Steve Davis

How to Be a Latin Lover
A middle-age lothario learns some life lessons
"...The humor is both broad and lowbrow, yet often extremely funny. Reconnecting in Los Angeles with..."

May 5, 2017 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Eating the Fudge
Queering the family with Queer Rock Love author Paige Schilt
"...– which Paige describes in the book as “unabashedly lowbrow.” While she would typically feel guilty for overindulging in..."

Nov. 5, 2016 Arts Post by Mary Cantrell

Fantastic Fest Review: The Dwarves Must Be Crazy
Thai horror and comedy collide: butt-licking, bug-eating ensues
"...hungry evil spirit is indeed a ghastly sight, but lowbrow comedy of the sort that borders on the Three..."

Sept. 25, 2016 Screens Post by Marc Savlov

The Art of Elections
Guzu Gallery show puts the pop in POPular Vote
"...shows, but take it a little higher, to the lowbrow art world."..."

May 13, 2016 Arts Post by Richard Whittaker

Shit-faced Shakespeare
Highbrow meets lowbrow for an irreverent happy hour take on A Midsummer Night's Dream
"...to Spider House Ballroom. Juxtaposing the highbrow with the lowbrow, the premise is simple: Five classically trained actors –..."

Feb. 5, 2016 Arts Review by Stephanie Carll

Showers of Art and Lit
Let's not call the New South Festival of Literary Arts and Cartooning a perfect storm of indie media, please
"...and as freelance illustrators, and on "aggressively and intentionally lowbrow cartooning style from some comics makers from Austin and..."

June 5, 2015 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Paola Antonelli and Interaction Design
We talk with MoMA's Paola Antonelli about interaction design
"...strikes to those who would deem video games too "lowbrow" for a museum's collection...."

March 13, 2015 Screens Feature by Andy Campbell

Inherent Vice
Highbrow mixes with lowbrow in Paul Thomas Anderson's screen adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's novel.
"...his ability to deftly marry the highbrow with the lowbrow so seamlessly that you are learning about some obsolete..."

Jan. 9, 2015 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Alamo South Lamar Is Alive!
Drafthouse announces opening date and the special opening film
"...the tenth anniversary Fantastic Fest. Before that, burlesque show Lowbrow @ The Highball resurrects its monthly residency on Aug...."

Aug. 12, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Studio Visits: Terri Thomas
Collaboration is a gift for this provocative artist
"...every perceived "no-no," such as incorporating both high- and lowbrow items, buying and collecting ready-mades, hiring local artists to..."

June 6, 2014 Arts Column by Andy Campbell

ACL Fest’s Danceability Matrix
Sweaty dance pits to lawn-chair toe tappers
"...an across-the-board sampling of acts across genres. Highbrow to lowbrow, sweaty dance pits to lawn-chair toe tappers, they all..."

April 24, 2014 Music Post by Abby Johnston

Blue Jasmine
Class difference and life's shambles are on Woody Allen's mind as he leads Cate Blanchett through a perfectly calibrated performance as a Park Avenue matron brought low by modern finance.
"...Francisco. A study in contrasts, Ginger is the comfortable lowbrow to Jasmine’s effete highbrow. In particular, Jasmine has taken..."

Aug. 9, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Avant Glam Into the Future
Sassy Delure on Austin's newest burlesque troupe
"...right venue. She and Moxie used to hold their Lowbrow at the Highball nights at the old Highball. She..."

Aug. 8, 2013 Arts Post by Richard Whittaker

Culture Connectors
The 2013 class of the Austin Arts Hall of Fame
"...and audience, between yesterday and today, between highbrow and lowbrow. They will be inducted in a ceremony during the..."

May 31, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

'Row Home'/'Blood, Sweat, & Mostly Tears'
Co-Lab Projects' N Space and new HI5H Gallery are invigorating additions to the gallery scene Both highbrows and lowbrows will want to browse these new artspaces
"...differences, actual or perceived, between what's called highbrow and lowbrow culture. Maybe about how a gallery's visitor, regardless of..."

May 25, 2012 Arts Review by Wayne Alan Brenner

Pop Culture That's a Keeper
Browsing the collectibles at Guzu Gallery
"...is currently undergoing one of its periodic highbrow vs. lowbrow slugfests, and no matter who loses, the audience/player/art lover..."

May 18, 2012 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Goon
Off-color, bloody, and hilarious, Goon is the best hockey comedy since Slap Shot.
"...hockey comedy since George Roy Hill's Slap Shot. The lowbrow joys of watching the ice run red with the..."

April 27, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

RoboCop Is Alive and Well and Kicking Ass Onstage
Eighties blockbusters and a 'cardboard aesthetic' courtesy of the Old Murder House Theatre
"...Kirk Johnson, to foment further celebration of Hollywood's biggest lowbrow spectacles...."

June 17, 2011 Screens Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Rubble
"...Lowbrow or no brow? That's never been clear with Rubble,..."

June 17, 2011 Music Review by Audra Schroeder

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