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SXSW Goes Monster Hunting With Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Amongst Thieves
Evil Dead Rises and more added to festival lineup
"...American families are on the receiving end of a ransom note. Their journeys reflect how lives are being threatened..."

Jan. 11, 2023 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

Nonprofits Step Up to Bring Unhoused to Warm Shelter
City struggles to reach people and bring them in from the cold
"...with wind gusts exceeding 30 miles per hour, Ayanna Ransom knew there were people left out in the cold...."

Dec. 30, 2022 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Opinion: We Should All Fight for Human Rights in Iran
Although the government has tried to silence the people of Iran by shutting down the internet and suppressing protesters, we can use our collective global voice to speak out
"...illegally holding hostages from all over the world for ransom demands, and more crimes against humanity. If the international..."

Oct. 28, 2022 Column by Mahsa Monshizadegan

Austin Museum Day 2022
Not sure where to start planning your Austin Museum Day?
"...Christian-Green Gallery, 201 E. 21st St., Beauford H. Jester Center A232A (512) 471-0254 Facebook: @galleriesatut, Instagram:@galleriesatut, Twitter: @galleries_at_ut 11am..."

Sept. 15, 2022 Events Post

Five Adventures for Museum Day
Porcupines, portraits, and plenty more to rekindle your love of learning
"...Christian-Green Gallery, the Blanton Museum of Art, the Harry Ransom Center, the Dolph Briscoe Center, and the Bullock Texas..."

Sept. 16, 2022 Arts Column by Richard Whittaker

Tragic true-life drama attacks how the system fails military veterans
"...employee hostages (Beharie and Leyva) for anything like a ransom or extortion payment. Rather, the decorated former Marine with..."

Aug. 26, 2022 Movie Review by Steve Davis

We Have an Issue: Struggling to Find the Words
In this week's issue, we explore Austin's response to the overturn of Roe v. Wade
"...Robert De Niro will be feted at the Harry Ransom Center's Celebration of Film gala come September...."

July 1, 2022 Column by Kimberley Jones

Robert De Niro Joins Harry Ransom Center for a Celebration of Film
Gala and endowment will honor the Heat star
"...Hollywood is coming to the Harry Ransom Center at UT-Austin with the announcement that Robert De..."

June 27, 2022 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

RIP Willie Siros, 1952-2022
Local literary lion and SF convention pioneer dead at 69
"...including working as a para-librarian at UT Austin's Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (specializing in speculative fiction) and his..."

Jan. 7, 2022 Arts Post by Richard Whittaker

Penfold Theatre Gives Live Readings of Radio Plays in the Ransom Center Archives
The company has dusted off radio adaptations of Shakespeare, Fitzgerald, and Thackeray for the 21st century to hear – live
"...The University of Texas' Ransom Center has, among its vast collections, the Theatre Guild..."

Sept. 3, 2021 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

New Order
Bleak Mexican drama puts cold social horror into bloody revolution
"...soldiers, military generals, hapless bystanders, but swirling around the center is Marianne (Norvind), the bride-to-be. Seeking to aid a..."

May 21, 2021 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Paris Without Her: A Memoir
In his latest book, the Austin author walks through the City of Light to find a new life after his wife's death
" the University of Texas and working at the Ransom Center, as well as writing for various publications, but..."

May 21, 2021 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

How to Celebrate Austin Museum Day 2020
In person and virtual events abound on the city' annual free museum day
" reserve your spot: Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center..."

Sept. 15, 2020 Arts Post

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

Cultural Cancellations and Postponements: The Big List
What's not happening around Austin, arts-wise
"...Maid 3/26-4/12, postponed until 2021, new dates TBA Long Center – Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards 4/15,..."

March 24, 2020 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Austin Area Cancellations and Other COVID-19 Updates
Gov. Abbott declares statewide public health disaster
"...You can find yesterday's updated list of cancelled events..."

March 13, 2020 News Post by James Renovitch

What Odd Circumstance Joins Austin’s L.B. Deyo With Gabriel García Márquez Even Beyond the Ransom Center’s Newly Revealed Archives?
Maybe it’s, what? Love, in the time of measles?
"...on par with discovering ice, citizen, but UT’s Harry Ransom Center has the archives of Gabriel García Márquez on..."

Feb. 3, 2020 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

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

Janine Barchas’ The Lost Books of Jane Austen
In this nonfiction book, the local scholar provides fresh insight into the ways that Jane Austen became Jane Austen, literary superstar
"...less likely to be acquired by places like the Ransom Center and other guardians of posterity and their value..."

Dec. 6, 2019 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Knives Out
Cunning if slight murder mystery revives the whodunit
"...seemingly suspended in midair has a hole at its center, an open space eluding closure in the same way..."

Nov. 29, 2019 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Day Trips: Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum, Cuero
Chisholm Trail rides again
"...says that a lot of people made the history center – which began as an idea in 2000 and..."

Oct. 18, 2019 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Your Guide to Austin Museum Day
Discover Austin-area museums Sunday, Sept. 22, for free!
"...books, art, and stories about our lively city. Harry Ransom Center300 W 21st St., (512) 471-8944,"

Sept. 18, 2019 Events Post

In Memoriam: Rhoda Winter Russell
Movement therapy pioneer who knew the greats of dance has died
"...showdogs. She did donate several boxes to the Harry Ransom Center containing correspondence with Wigman, as well as fliers,..."

Aug. 1, 2019 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Terrence McNally Knows About Lasting Impact
About to open a new play at Zach Theatre, the Tony Award-winning playwright talks about what endures
"...choreographer/star, Vaslav Nijinsky. That places artistic work at the center of the play – a recurring motif in McNally's..."

June 7, 2019 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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

Nominees for the 2018-19 Austin Critics Table Awards Announced
The Critics Table's picture-perfect year
"...“The City” at the Blanton Museum of Art; the Ransom Center exhibition “Vaudeville!”; and the Palace Theater in Georgetown..."

May 13, 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

Austin Homes Tour: The Art of the Craftsman Style
John Ruskin's ghost will be nearby, eating breakfast tacos and smiling
"...about because of the current exhibition at the Harry Ransom Center, or is that just a happy coincidence?..."

April 24, 2019 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Zach Theatre Lands Terrence McNally World Premiere
Tony-winning playwright revises Fire and Air into new drama
"...McNally’s archives are held at the University of Texas’ Ransom Center, just waiting for curious fans to dig into..."

March 5, 2019 Arts Post by Robert Faires

SXSW 2019 Announces Art Programs
Seven installations and conference sessions on art scheduled
"...Arctic Passage Award-winning photographer and filmmaker, and Harry Ransom Center Research Fellow Louie Palu will call attention to..."

Feb. 6, 2019 Arts Post by Robert Faires

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