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Renaissance (and Baroque) Man
As a curator for UT's Blanton Museum of Art, Jonathan Bober played a pivotal role in securing the Suida-Manning and Steinberg art collections, thereby giving some of the world's great art a home in Austin.
"...paintings and drawings from the richest periods of the Renaissance and Baroque eras. The entire floor is luxuriant in..."

April 4, 2003 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

'Renaissance & Response: Polyphony Then and Now'
The Austin chorus sings the praises of four classical composers – with new music
"...weekend giving just such a choral tour of the Renaissance and the baroque era, and Robert Kyr, who penned..."

Jan. 21, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

'Beauty Is the Best Priest: Short Plays of the Harlem Renaissance'
ACC's Department of Drama polishes a few rare gems by black women playwrights
" the Best Priest: Short Plays of the Harlem Renaissance, Austin Community College Department of Drama Chair Marcus McQuirter..."

Feb. 22, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Time Travel Is Possible... Texas Renaissance Festival
Scott bravely travels to a world of turkey legs and hot elves.
"...A very cute elf I might add. The Texas Renaissance Festival is the largest Renaissance theme park in the..."

Nov. 22, 2011 Chron Events Post by Scott Driskill

Chocolate Renaissance
The Food staff recommends local and online chocolate retailers for Valentine's Day
"...years, however, chocolate has experienced a miraculous and well-deserved renaissance. Scientists verified and announced the many healthy aspects of..."

Feb. 8, 2008 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

SXSW Panel Recap: New Jack Swing: The Renaissance of Hip Hop and R&B
Industry leaders Teddy Riley and Andre Harrell swap stories, advice
"...New Jack Swing: The Renaissance of Hip Hop and R&B Wednesday, March 14, Austin..."

March 15, 2018 SXSW Post by Clara Wang

Loafer’s Renaissance Default
Trio’s smoke-filled vision of a millennial da Vinci
"...“It was who I envisioned as our generation’s renaissance person. He’s an intellectual, well-rounded, and a multi-talented stud..."

Feb. 6, 2018 Music Post by Rachel Rascoe

Renaissance Austin’s My Big Fat Bahookie
Lorella Loftus’ really funny new play preaches that everybody’s got back, and that’s just great

April 28, 2017 Arts Review by T. Lynn Mikeska

Sound on Sound Fest’s Renaissance
Beach House, Explosions in the Sky, Death Grips get medieval
"...sounds off Nov. 4-6 at Sherwood Forest Faire, a Renaissance site in Bastrop County complete with castle, jousting arena,..."

June 28, 2016 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Renaissance Man
Downtown shooter left signs of a troubled mind
"...perhaps as a bodyguard. He had also participated in “Renaissance Faires,” and videos on his FB page show him..."

Nov. 29, 2014 News Post by Michael King

A Queer Renaissance in Austin?
AGLIFF's new mission and upstart QueerBomb
" Austin is on the verge of a queer Renaissance...."

June 3, 2010 Qmmunity Post by Steven Cheslik-deMeyer

The Force Behind Rainey's Renaissance
Bridget Dunlap is the one-woman army who changed the face of an Austin neighborhood

May 25, 2012 Food Feature by Claudia Alarcón

Eastside Renaissance
The Eastside is finally coming into its own as a destination for diners

May 21, 2010 Food Feature by Rachel Feit

Microbrew Renaissance
It's a good time to drink beer in Texas

July 4, 2008 Food Feature by Lee Nichols

Not reviewed at press time. Science fiction, film noir, and revolutionary animation combine in this futuristic story set in Paris 2054.

Oct. 27, 2006 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Renaissance Man

June 10, 1994 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Beyond the Blockbuster
With "Luca Cambiaso, 1527-1585," the Blanton bucks the trend toward superstar exhibitions and spotlights a lost Renaissance master
"...end of his life, his work spanned the Italian Renaissance to the Baroque, fluxing always between idealism and empiricism,..."

Oct. 20, 2006 Arts Feature by Nikki Moore

The Suida Manning Collection: the Renaissance Is Here
"...was the Golden Age of Athens or the Italian Renaissance rather than the dawn of the 21st century. Why,..."

March 12, 1999 Arts Review

All's Faire in Love
Christina Ricci stars in this strained romantic comedy set in the world of renaissance festivals.
"...painfully unfunny comedy manages to sully the reputations of renaissance festivals the world over, not to mention the current..."

Oct. 28, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Blood Fest
Comedy-horror provides plenty of GIF-able gags
"...Blood Fest is the name of a Renaissance-faire-style horror festival – a secluded, outdoor gathering for the..."

Aug. 31, 2018 Movie Review by Jenny Nulf

Ryan Gosling plays a getaway driver in this seductive mix of brooding arthouse and heist-gone-to-hell genre picture.
"...Kaden Leos. Welcome to the 2011 model of the Renaissance man. He's a metrosexual and an auto mechanic. He'll..."

Sept. 16, 2011 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Protocols of Zion
Documentary filmmaker Marc Levin investigates the reasons for the recent renaissance of American anti-Semitism; sadly, the end result is scattershot and never really elucidates or poses solutions to the problem.
"...this investigative feature about the reasons for the recent renaissance of American anti-Semitism. His curiosity begins with a comment..."

Feb. 10, 2006 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Brother to Brother
A festival favorite jumps to the big screen with its story that compares and contrasts life as a gay black man in the present day and the Harlem Renaissance.
" the character of Bruce Nugent (Robinson), a Harlem Renaissance poet now living in a homeless shelter staffed by..."

Dec. 17, 2004 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Time-traveling archeologists can't make the time pass quickly enough.
"...sets, which make the heroic village look like a Renaissance festival minus the fun, to the perpetually limp line..."

Nov. 28, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Jefferson in Paris
"...narrative flow. True, Jefferson was one of those amazing Renaissance types whose abundance of personal accomplishments would bedevil any..."

April 21, 1995 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

I, the Worst of All
Based on the book The Traps of Faith by Octavio Paz, this Argentinean film takes place in 17th century “New Spain” (Mexico) as Juana Ines de la Cruz enters a nunnery to pursue her intellectual aims.
"...“New Spain” (Mexico) as the progressivism of the European Renaissance is giving way to the horrendous repressions of the..."

Feb. 3, 1995 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Speed Racer Show
"...does seem that Speed Racer is currently undergoing a renaissance in this country, I must admit that I haven't..."

Oct. 29, 1993 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

El Mariachi
" becoming the focal point for somewhat of a renaissance in "low-budget"; filmmaking. (Something in the water, perhaps.) Unlike..."

Feb. 26, 1993 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Day Trips & Beyond: April Events Roundup
Spring has sprung, and here's 100 ways to celebrate
" with warmer temperatures and lots of music festivals, Renaissance festivals, and reasons to go day trippin’...."

April 1, 2019 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Live Music Recommendations for the Weekend
Your weekend soundtrack to new fall beginnings.
" ACL live, and Yo La Tengo continue their renaissance tour...."

Sept. 21, 2018 Music Post by The Music Staff

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