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In Memoriam: Terrence McNally
Covid-19 complications claim the distinguished playwright
"...has his literary archive here at the UT's Harry Ransom Center, and he has seen his plays widely produced..."

March 25, 2020 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Faster Than Sound: Renovated Beerland Opens, Dozen Street on Its Way Out
Rounding up 2020 venue news plus all things Hi, How Are You Day
"...and more, streaming live at Wednesday, the Harry Ransom Center holds "Poetry on the Plaza" at noon, with..."

Jan. 17, 2020 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

The Critics Table's Grand Tales
The winners of the 2018-19 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...Valdez's “The City,” Blanton Museum of Art “Vaudeville!”, Harry Ransom Center Palace Theater in Georgetown..."

June 4, 2019 Arts Post by Robert Faires

2019 Arts Hall of Famers Announced
Bravo, Harden, Kinney, and Sawyer to be inducted this year
"...“Vaudeville!” Ransom Center..."

May 7, 2019 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Five Austin Activities for the Whole Family
Got a house full of guests this holiday? Here’s how to entertain ’em.
"...the largest IMAX screen in Texas) and the Harry Ransom Center, a research library and museum that hosts regular..."

Dec. 21, 2018 Events Post by Shalavé Cawley

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

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
"...years, distinct looks for The Criterion Collection, the Harry Ransom Center, Austin Film Society, Salvage Vanguard Theatre, Girlstart, Troublemaker..."

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?
"...fantastic “De/Construction” show at Davis Gallery. And the Harry Ransom Center has a big Ed Ruscha exhibition going already,..."

Sept. 14, 2018 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

The Austin Arts Hall of Fame Class of 2018
Actor/director Norman Blumensaadt, dance artists Kathy Dunn Hamrick and Anuradha Naimpally, and philanthropists Jeanne and Michael Klein join the ranks of cultural heroes
", Ellsworth Kelly's Austin. Their generous support helped the Ransom Center gain the Ed Ruscha archives and Arthouse renovate..."

May 25, 2018 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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

May 15, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

2018 Arts Hall of Famers Announced
Kleins, Hamrick, Naimpally, and Blumensaadt to be inducted
"...Jeanne Klein (Blanton Museum of Art, The Contemporary Austin, Ransom Center, et al.) – patrons, board members, civic leaders,..."

April 16, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Central Market + Maffei: Better Than a Halftime Show
We review the recent Chef’s Table class at the popular cooking school
"...reported on since that crossover they did with the Ransom Center, this Chef Maffei, this titan of a NYC-born-and-raised..."

Jan. 24, 2018 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

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

Jan. 15, 2018 Screens Post by Acacia Coronado

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

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

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

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
"...maybe the UT Campus. I really love the Harry Ransom Center, and whenever I have friends in from out..."

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, for..."

April 26, 2017 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Not Very Statesman-like
The daily of record's release of Jeanne Claire van Ryzin, its only full-time arts critic, isn't getting good reviews
"...Museum of Art (now the Contemporary Austin) and the Ransom Center before moving on to freelance editing and writing..."

Dec. 23, 2016 Arts Feature by Seth Orion Schwaiger

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

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
" can take a little jaunt to UT's Harry Ransom Center, where the currently featured exhibition is all about..."

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
" the lobby of the University of Texas Harry Ransom Center. Since then an estimated 3.5 trillion photos have..."

March 13, 2015 Screens Feature by Joe O'Connell

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

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
"...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
"...and who is the former chair of the Harry Ransom Center Advisory Council; and Evan Smith, editor in chief..."

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 On..."

Feb. 21, 2014 Screens Feature by Aleksander Chan

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

Dec. 5, 2013 Screens Post by Monica Riese

Local Author Tim O'Brien Wins Lifetime Achievement Award
'The Things They Carried' author on life, fiction, and truth
"...fine arts program, and his archive is at the Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin. His..."

Nov. 14, 2013 Books Post by R.U. Steinberg

HRC Launches Digital Archive
You're out of excuses for not having perused its holdings
"...The Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas announced this morning..."

Nov. 11, 2013 Screens Post by Monica Riese

UT Crowd Welcomes Junot Diaz
Pulitzer Prize winner spoke about doubt, masculinity, and more
"...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.
"'s still going strong. And in September, the Harry Ransom Center right here in Austin will present Radical Transformation:..."

Sept. 4, 2013 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

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