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Hyde Park Theatre's The Wolves
This fun, honest, real production of Sarah DeLappe’s play zeroes in on the best part of playing a sport: being on a team
"...geeks are oil and water, but I have a confession to make. Before I found my way to Ms...."

Oct. 6, 2017 Arts Review by T. Lynn Mikeska

Capital T Theatre's The Hunchback Variations and ...Faustus
The company's pairing of two Mickle Maher one-acts gets lit about art in a sublime way
"...Oh, reader. Occasionally there is a work of stagecraft that is so..."

Nov. 16, 2018 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

Liz Fisher Wins Princess Grace Award
Austin theatre artist receives national arts scholarship
"...Liz Fisher may be spending most of the next six weeks..."

Oct. 16, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Max Keeble's Big Move
"...Directed by: Tim Hill. Starring: Lil' Romeo, Orlando Brown, Noel Fisher, Robert Carradine, Nora..."

Oct. 5, 2001 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Austin Playhouse's Monroe
In Lisa B. Thompson's tender drama, young African-Americans work out where they belong in the world
"...In the dim first light of Lisa B. Thompson's Monroe, given its world..."

Sept. 21, 2018 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Hyde Park Theatre's Wakey, Wakey
This production of Will Eno's solo show puts us at ease with our mortality through a captivating talk from a dying man
"...I don't know my neighbors. Let's face it; you probably don't either. Sure, there's..."

March 9, 2018 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

Austin Film Critics Association Announces 2018's Best Films and More
If Beale Street Could Talk, The Favourite big winners
"...If Beale Street Could Talk, Barry Jenkins' adaptation of James Baldwin's novel..."

Jan. 7, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

'The NFL Beat': Maslow's Hierarchy
True NFL team needs
"...Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs is a well-known theory of human..."

July 20, 2012 Sports Post by Alex Dunlap

WilCo Sheriff's Office Lawsuit: 'Stuff rolls downhill'
Williamson Co. and its sheriff, James Wilson, could stand trial on civil charges for violating the First Amendment rights of two former deputies and the Texas Whistleblower Act
"...Williamson County and its sheriff, James Wilson, could stand trial..."

Nov. 10, 2006 News Feature by Patricia J. Ruland

Coach's Corner
San Antonio and Los Angeles are the two best teams in pro basketball. Their meeting this weekend was just a preview of a playoff showdown.
"...Los Angeles -- The steady tom-tom mantra is this: Laker fan, like his Longhorn..."

April 5, 2002 Column by Andy "Coach" Cotton

Salvage Vanguard Theater's Thr3e Zisters
This zombified take on Chekhov gets reanimated right when we need women who will bite back at the patriarchy
"...How fitting for Austin to receive another visit from the revivified corpses of..."

Feb. 17, 2017 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Robert Faires’ Top 10 Treasures in Theatre of 2018
It was a year in which theatre making the political personal left the deepest impressions
"...1) PERFORMANCE PARK (Vortex Repertory Company) Producing Artistic Director Bonnie Cullum marked her company's 30th anniversary with..."

Dec. 28, 2018 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Team Players: Who's Who on the Campaign Trail
"...Political candidates rely heavily on their campaign operators, and the horde of hopefuls running for Austin City..."

April 11, 1997 News Feature

Mayor's Race Contribution & Expenditure Reports
"...Ronney Reynolds..."

April 25, 1997 News Feature

A Baker's Half Dozen
The best new books on pastry, chocolate, and more
"...After all my years as a baker, I consider it a very good sign when a recipe grabs..."

Dec. 8, 2006 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Maybe It's Just Because of Hoffman's Performance?
"...Kimberley Jones, I guess it's flattering, but you can't be too..."

Nov. 1, 2005 Postmarks

Coach's Corner
Coach's pre-season glance at the NBA: the Spurs are overrated and on their way down; Michael Jordan is overrated and already down; but the real season doesn't stat for another half-year anyway, so does anyone really care?
"...I used to do extensive previews of the NBA season, complete..."

Nov. 2, 2001 Column by Andy "Coach" Cotton

Coach's Corner
"...With the NBA All-Star game behind us, let's breathe a sigh of relief...."

Feb. 21, 1997 Column by Andy "Coach" Cotton

Wayne Alan Brenner’s Top 10 Arts-Related Things I Enjoyed in 2018
Representational and digital art, plus theatre rooted in history proved especially mind-blowing this year
"...1) "FIVE SKIN TEN SKIN" (Dimension Gallery) As if Ian Ingram's stunning..."

Dec. 28, 2018 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Crafting the Song
Austin theatre actor Robert Fisher has the heart of a rock & roller, the work ethic of a medieval craftsman, and the style of a Bob Fosse. Either he's in the wrong business or he is, as playwright Kirk Lynn calls him, "a wonder."
"...Rude Mechanicals director Shawn Sides has one word to say about actor Robert..."

March 16, 2001 Arts Feature by C. Denby Swanson

The Rude Mechs' Fixing Timon of Athens
The theatre collective's latest repair job on a broken Shakespeare play is wildly accessible, welcoming, and enthralling
"...Here's a confession: I'm not overly fond of William Shakespeare. I respect..."

Feb. 12, 2016 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

Rude Mechs' Requiem for Tesla
The Austin theatre collective's biography of inventor Nikola Tesla literally makes sparks fly
"...Nikola Tesla's life was truly extraordinary, and so is the Rude..."

Dec. 9, 2016 Arts Review by T. Lynn Mikeska

The 2015-16 Austin Critics Table Awards
The 2015-16 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...Capital T Theatre had a reason to crow at the Austin Critics Table Awards ceremony..."

May 27, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Rude Mechs' Field Guide
There's much to ponder in the second draft of the Rude Mechs' mash-up of Dostoyevsky, stand-up comedy, and spiritual belief
"...Let's get this out there first: Attending Field Guide is not like attending a play...."

April 15, 2016 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

Radio: 30
Hyde Park Theatre revives its production of Chris Earle's play Radio: 30, which creates a pitch-perfect rendering of emotional breakdown in the recording studio
"...It takes nothing more than a single pebble to begin the avalanche that ends your life..."

July 7, 2006 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Celebrity Crush
We've all got 'em, crushes on celebrities. At least, that's the premise of Refraction Arts' Celebrity Crush, and a bunch of talented artists reveal theirs in some quite entertaining ways.
"...Celebrity Crush: Got Love?Blue Theater,..."

March 8, 2002 Arts Review by Barry Pineo

Applause! Applause!
Austin Critics Table nominations, 2004-2005
"...– and pens – together to recognize the year's most exceptional work in theatre, dance, classical music, and visual..."

May 27, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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 stage productions,..."

May 14, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Cherrywood
'Provocative' aptly describes the Rude Mechanicals' 'Cherrywood,' which thrusts you into a strange, relentlessly intense party that's never boring but never really engaging either
"...Have you ever been to one of those strange parties where everyone seems to be totally self-involved,..."

Nov. 5, 2004 Arts Review by Barry Pineo

Star Turns
The nominees for the 2015-16 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...After poring over the hundreds of stage productions, concerts, and art exhibitions mounted locally between May..."

May 9, 2016 Arts Post by Robert Faires

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