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Critics Name Cream of the Cultural Crop
The nominees for the 2017-18 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...Members of the Austin Critics Table have considered the hundreds of..."

May 14, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Making the Most of EAST
Ten tips to help you keep your head in the crush of the East Austin Studio Tour
"...year during the East Austin Studio Tour, the number of artists in this town is staggering. While the tour..."

Nov. 20, 2015 Arts Feature by Caitlin Greenwood

Song/Book: Grapes of Wrath vs. 1984
Rob Halverson and friends wrap live music around some heavy fiction
"...might seem a bit odd, comparing our Trump-tainted trainwreck of a 2017 to the Spandex-flexing DayGlo paroxysm that was..."

July 18, 2017 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Pleasure of the Paynes 2015
Big wins for Am I White?, Heathers at the 2015 theatre awards
"...turn stormy at some point. But despite the presence of the bolt-throwing deity, the 41st annual B. Iden Payne..."

Oct. 28, 2015 Arts Post by Robert Faires

One Ounce Opera’s Fresh Squeezed Ounce of Opera II
Austin’s One Ounce Opera juices the night away
"...Austin's One Ounce Opera, not content with their gang of free-range goldenthroats staging bits of classical opera's greatest hits..."

April 14, 2017 Arts Review by Wayne Alan Brenner

Melany Jean’s Top 10 Fine Art Moments of 2018
Unforgettably textured sculptures, unsettling exhibitions, and unusual spaces made for a memorable year in art
"...was no exception, brilliantly pinning down nature's ephemeral moments of beauty and offering them up for generous display...."

Dec. 28, 2018 Arts Feature by Melany Jean

Punk Rock Patron of Austin Music Richard Lynn
Super Secret founder and Sonic Transmissions Festival underwriter expands operations
"...Drilling, Larry staked his own claims an hour east of Austin in Giddings during the Seventies, making significant contributions..."

Sept. 15, 2017 Music Feature by Michael Toland

Wayne Alan Brenner's Top 10 Arts-Related Program Activities of 2016
Uncommon combinations – dance with horses, music with robots, drama with a Tesla coil – made the year unforgettable
"...works, Dimension pleases my aesthetics so powerfully because many of the folks involved are blacksmiths and are all hands-on..."

Dec. 30, 2016 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Playback: Mayor Steve Adler's Politics of Music Policy
Omnibus staff report is imperfect, but don't stop the momentum, says mayor
"...and creative venues, advanced last week with the release of a laundry list of prioritized recommendations from city staff...."

July 8, 2016 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Change of Venue
This year, FronteraFest is takin' it to the streets – and a chapel, a bookstore, a home ...
"...Theatre and Salvage Vanguard Theater with the instinctive surety of swallows winging their way back to Capistrano. And why..."

Jan. 10, 2014 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Song of Life on Death Row
How Dead Man Walking came to be an opera -- and to be produced in Austin before almost every other city in the world -- reveals the great risks and rewards in developing new works for the modern operatic stage.
"...space is small and austere: fluorescent bulbs and walls of bare brick, a window for observers in an adjoining..."

Jan. 10, 2003 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Sensory Overload
The Hyperreal Film Club summer series at the Museum of Human Achievement
"...Despite the efforts of our expansive film-loving community, it is still difficult to..."

June 23, 2017 Screens Feature by Sean L. Malin

Candy-Coated Copyright Infringement
Museum of Human Achievement sues Mars, associates over SXSW installation
"...The Museum of Human Achievement is a lot of things, according..."

May 11, 2018 News Feature by Kate Groetzinger

Calculated Carelessness
Okkervil River guitarist Lauren Gurgiolo gets arty
"...Calculated Carelessness, she’s organized a multimedia installation at the Museum of Human Achievement. It runs this week only, Thursday..."

May 1, 2013 Music Post by Jim Caligiuri

Critics Table Tops at 25
The nominees for the 2016-17 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...A lot of stage productions, concerts, and art exhibitions were mounted around..."

May 22, 2017 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Seeing the Fusebox Festival Without Reservations
Tickets to some shows have been snapped up, but there’s still plenty of electric Fusebox action available
"...are free is that there are always a lot of other people who want to do them because they're..."

April 12, 2019 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Touring the Tour
A very meta experience, guided by Heather Pesanti, senior curator of the Contemporary Austin
"...The colossal East Austin Studio Tour is coming out of its absolutely necessary weekday intermission and entering the second..."

Nov. 21, 2014 Arts Feature by Seth Orion Schwaiger

Between Ships and Static
The "grandfather of Austin's avant-garde," Rick Reed, only don't call him that!
"...Pleasant Valley Bridge, twilight hung back against a chorus of rising insect noise. Twenty of us gathered for a..."

May 20, 2016 Music Feature by Conor Walker

Everything Is Exemplary
The 2014-15 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...ones handing out the honors at their annual presentation of awards for outstanding artistic achievements, but this year the..."

June 3, 2015 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Fantastic Arcade for the Average Austinite
A preview of free, public events at this weekend of indie gaming
"...to those interested in the arty and outré side of the gaming world is Fantastic Arcade...."

Oct. 26, 2018 Screens Post by James Renovitch

A Summer Shindig With Austin’s Sex Workers Outreach Project
SWOP hosts a fundraiser for housing, employment, and safety
"...According to Kita Khan and Rainny Daze, two members of Austin’s Sex Workers Outreach Project, the group grew out..."

Aug. 24, 2018 Qmmunity Post by Charlie Neddo

Fusebox Festival Review: Magdalena Jarkowiec’s In Here
Are we all just doing a dance in a box?
"...I went into In Here already a fan of several things: the choreographic and soft-sculpture work of Magdalena..."

April 19, 2018 Arts Post by Jonelle Seitz

Mixing Race, Gender, and Improv Is a Heady Cocktail for Two
Shannon Stott and Quinn Buckner bid some basic boundaries bye-bye
"...You get an eyeful of that tall and gangly Quinn Buckner with his glasses..."

Jan. 22, 2019 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Live Music This Weekend, Aug. 25-27
Your auditory agenda for the next three days
"...Get out of the house, grab a drink, and stand by other..."

Aug. 25, 2017 Music Post by Rachel Rascoe

Hard Proof Afrobeat: Honoring Its Moniker
Local horns rile the Continental Club Thursdays in August
"...You’d think that the music of Hard Proof Afrobeat, a local act with the genre..."

Aug. 7, 2013 Music Post by Andy Bianculli

The Critics Speak … and Speak … and Speak
Clybourne Park, Manchurian Candidate big winners
"...The Austin Critics Table marked its 25th year of recognizing outstanding achievements on the local arts scene with..."

June 6, 2017 Arts Post by Robert Faires

FotoATX: Pics and the City
This new arts festival celebrates Austin as seen through the lenses of local photographers
"...Click! Austin's oldest veteran of the Second World War, Richard Overton, grinning, fit, and..."

Jan. 19, 2018 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Art Par Excellence
The nominees for the 2014-15 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...After poring over the hundreds of stage productions, concerts, and art exhibitions mounted locally between..."

May 20, 2015 Arts Post

Playback: 2013 – That's a Wrap
Twelve months of boom recapped
"...doubt extend to music – consider our two weekends of ACL Fest – yet somehow our cultural appetite supports..."

Dec. 27, 2013 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Five Recommended Arts Events This Weekend
Fear not, citizen! We’ll shield you against that mofo of a FOMO!
"...scene? Who relentlessly considers it? Has just made note of some of the sonic goodness that we prefer beyond..."

Feb. 2, 2018 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

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