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Paradox Players' The Mountaintop
In this powerful production of Katori Hall's drama, MLK wrestles with his life's meaning – and maybe an angel
"...night on earth reflects that. It's explored by the Paradox Players in Katori Hall's The Mountaintop, through an imagined..."

Feb. 28, 2020 Arts Review by Laura Jones

The Passion & Paradox of Father John Misty
Charged Austin City Limits taping rivals a TED talk
"...his third album, this year’s Pure Comedy, proved peak paradox to the strange, meteoric ascendance of Father John Misty...."

Aug. 23, 2017 Music Post by Doug Freeman

Letters at 3AM: A Paradox of Oligarchy
'Am I my brother's keeper?' is the fundamental question of government
"...13, California became the poster child for the crippling paradox that lower taxes and less government can add up..."

May 21, 2010 Column by Michael Ventura

SXSW Film: Paradox Red Carpet
"...Neil Young at the Paradox red carpet..."

March 16, 2018 Photo Gallery

Letters at 3am
Obama won the election through a uniquely American combination of inspiration and cash
"...greater promise – which brings us to the Obama paradox of 2008...."

Nov. 21, 2008 Column by Michael Ventura

Luce
High school drama becomes an indictment of “either/or” culture
"...Rebounding from the critical lambasting of The Cloverfield Paradox, director Julius Onah adapts J.C. Lee’s 2016 off-Broadway play..."

Aug. 16, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

I'll See You in My Dreams
Blythe Danner is exquisite as a 70-year-old widow entering the dating fray
"...as she honestly, even angrily, wrangles with not a paradox, per se, just the raw rub of life: that..."

June 5, 2015 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

A Serious Man
The Coen brothers deliver one of their best and most personal movies, a kind of cockeyed Jewish fable that urges us to embrace life's mysteries.
"...McManus, Adam Arkin, Alan Mandell and Amy Landecker. Embrace paradox; accept life’s mysteries: These are some of the things..."

Oct. 16, 2009 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Believer
"...film about the psychology of hate that appreciates Danny's paradox as one that defies easy explanation. Several reasons are..."

July 5, 2002 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Kafka
"...incomprehensibility coupled with utmost lucidity, the looming sense of paradox, futility, labyrinthine logic and impenetrable pressures. Two aesthetic choices..."

Feb. 7, 1992 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Luv Doc: A Hungry Cat
The kind of maddening paradox that makes you question the existence of a loving and benevolent creator
"...and take a nap. It's the kind of maddening paradox that makes you question the existence of a loving..."

Aug. 31, 2018 Column by The Luv Doc

Breaking a 'Fever'
New filmmakers hope to shed light on Navajo Nation's paradox of plenty
"...to create wealth from those resources is called a "paradox of plenty." Add that to the log of atrocities..."

Sept. 6, 2013 Screens Feature by Matthew Irwin

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week
What we’re listening to
"...shake – Kevin CurtinWHATABANGER by Ben Buck Beatbox The Armadillo Paradox: Out of Gas in Oil Country..."

April 2, 2021 Music Feature by Michael Toland

Doug Dorst puts the S. in 'Ship of Theseus' with this JJ Abrams Collaboration
The author presents his new literary creation at BookPeople tonight
"...deeper existential problem, that Ship of Theseus idea, that paradox, because he's rebuilding himself – or trying to. What..."

Dec. 9, 2013 Books Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Letters at 3AM
We did not fall from the Garden; we journeyed away
"...such a wish, but a mostly unconscious acceptance of paradox was typical of what we wished for then. We..."

July 31, 2009 Column by Michael Ventura

Paradox
Texas Platters
"...ParadoxCalled to Mind (End of Earth)..."

Jan. 23, 2009 Music Review by Chase Hoffberger

Day Trips: African American Museum, Dallas
Jefferson's Monticello exhibit takes straight look at slavery
"...nation. Drawing from historical archives, "Slavery at Jefferson's Monticello: Paradox in Liberty" has been expanded to 300 rare items..."

Oct. 5, 2018 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

More From Adler
Incumbent Steve Adler on Austin progress, challenges, 2018 campaign
"...kickoff speech, you described what you called the “Austin paradox” – that Austin must change but we must simultaneously..."

Jan. 18, 2018 News Post by Michael King

The Best Man
The Paradox Players provide a well-executed staging of the 1960 election drama
"...First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin, 4700 Grover, 744-1495 www.paradoxplayers.org Through Oct. 21 Running time: 2 hr., 20 min...."

Oct. 19, 2012 Arts Review by Jillian Owens

'The Best Man'/'44 Plays for 44 Presidents'
Just in time for the election, presidents take the stage
"...showing us who's been in the White House, the Paradox Players will be exploring what it takes to get..."

Oct. 5, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

'Necessary Targets': A Reason for Revisiting Bosnia
The Paradox Players believe Eve Ensler's play about the decade-old Bosnian war is as timely as ever
"...receive its Austin premiere from a community theatre, the Paradox Players...."

June 20, 2008 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

To Your Health
Resveratrol, found in red wine, has many beneficial effects on a person's health
"...and credited to be partly responsible for the "French paradox." The "French paradox" is a name for the observation..."

Nov. 17, 2006 Column by James Heffley, Ph.D.

Gary Payne: Man of mystery
While he's best known for producing murder mystery dinner theatre, this month sees Gary Payne in a more traditional mystery: Anthony Shaffer's Sleuth
"...a more traditional vehicle (although still a mystery): the Paradox Players' production of Anthony Shaffer's Sleuth...."

Sept. 22, 2006 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

Letters at 3AM
This month celebrates the 400th anniversary of Cervantes' 'Don Quixote,' the first great novel of Western literature and the most prophetic, in which deconstruction, postmodernism, and literary theory wind up bumping into one another and falling down hard
"...pretended to discover what actually is an ancient concept: paradox. Derrida's "deconstruction" philosophy was ably summarized in The New..."

Jan. 7, 2005 Column by Michael Ventura

Articulations
Leading off the new year with good news: an arts success story from the Paradox Players and grants for Austin artists from the NEA.
"...for arts success stories came this news from the Paradox Players, a 4-year-old community theatre company based in the..."

Jan. 9, 2004 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Flashback, Cash Back
The Trickle Down Economics of Eighties Music
"...Doing "The Safety Dance" at Paradox's "Retro Rage" night. photograph by Minh Whoever coined the..."

July 18, 1997 Music Feature by Andy Langer

Opinion: Austin’s Sustainability Efforts Need Anti-Displacement Tools
An environmental policy advocate explains why urban planning and increased sustainability efforts must address gentrification as Austin's people are just an integral to Austin as its infrastructure is.
"...seemingly well-meaning policies often lead to the "urban greening paradox."..."

Sept. 24, 2021 Column by Chelsea Gómez

PrintAustin 2021 Reproduces Community Online and Off
At this celebration of printmaking it's gather, prints, repeat
"...what the hell we're talking about with this seeming paradox...."

Jan. 15, 2021 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Push
Documentary exposes how faceless landlords turn homes into assets
"...And this tension echoes the central paradox of the film. The economic challenges presented by Gertten..."

Sept. 25, 2020 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

The Vast of Night
Jaw-dropping reinvention of the UFO scare genre is audacious and brilliant
"...endeavor, like framing the story as an episode of Paradox Theatre, a Twilight Zone-style late-night chiller series that would..."

May 29, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

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