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Starving and Art in Marfa, Texas
Sonic Youth plays Marfa, turns on the bright lights.
"...main street. Then the desert sky opens and it starts pouring. Thousands descended upon the small town of Marfa,..."

Oct. 8, 2007 Music Post by Audra Schroeder

A Living in Art
Nathan Jensen Creates New Frontiers
"...and metal hinges, was one of many pieces of art in the room. Judging from his missing legs and..."

Oct. 13, 1995 Arts Feature

The Art of the Dealer
Exploring the Relationships of Artists & Gallery Owners
"...Years ago, arts writer and former art dealer Dave Hickey described the..."

Aug. 23, 1996 Arts Feature

The Art of Film Producing
Lynda Obst's Hollywood Survival Manual
"...well as practical advice on such things as the art of pitching, styles of combat, types of business friendships,..."

Oct. 3, 1997 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

What to Give the Starving Performing Artist O, for the Poor Player
"...times of the year, we do indeed play many parts, but come the Christmas season, we seem to take..."

Dec. 15, 1995 Arts Feature

At the Drive-In
An East Austin art compound reviews the magic of outdoor screening
"...bright as they used to be, deep in this heart of Austin...."

Oct. 1, 2010 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

La Vie De Bohème
This film honors the romantic notion of the starving artist while simultaneously mocking its illusions and pretensions.
"...Samuel Fuller and Louis Malle. Oh, to be a starving artist in Paris with a loving mistress, a dog..."

Dec. 3, 1993 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Matangi/Maya/M.I.A.
Documentary tracks the evolution of the artist and activist
"...and her activism, she has molded herself into an artist whose infectiously catchy songs belie the seething anger of..."

Nov. 21, 2018 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Rent
Despite the grating, workmanlike direction of Chris Columbus, this boisterous film is a vivacious, wiseacre musical and an inarguable morality lesson: Love is all you need.
"...Adam Pascal, Taye Diggs, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Jesse L. Martin, Idina Menzel, Anthony Rapp and Tracie Thoms. Playwright Jonathan..."

Nov. 25, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Che: Part Two
Steven Soderbergh concludes his two-part biopic with Che's Bolivian endgame.
"...Joaquim de Almeida and Lou Diamond Phillips. At the start of Steven Soderbergh’s two-part epic about the life of..."

Jan. 30, 2009 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

La Mujer de Mi Hermano
Soap melodramatics masquerade as high art in this south-of-the-border drama about a love triangle and marital infidelity.
"...Christian Meier and Manolo Cardona. Soap masquerades as high art in this south-of-the-border romantic drama, which has nevertheless proved..."

April 14, 2006 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

King Kong
Jackson's remake is a corker of an action/monster movie: part RKO serial; part square-jawed, manly romp; and part classic journey into the unknown that recalls and references Heart of Darkness.
"...godhead is more than the sum of its gargantuan parts (big budget, bigger stars, biggest simian ever); it’s also..."

Dec. 16, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

King of Masks
"...the marketplace where he stages impromptu performances of his art, that of “face-changing,” a sly, complex, wholly beautiful bit..."

June 11, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Transforming a Neighborhood Near You
Since 1985, Austin's Art in Public Places program has placed more than 100 works in 57 facilities, transforming not only the look of the city but neighborhoods and the lives of people in them.
"...not for long. This happens to walls sometimes. They start their lives humbly, purely functional, until someone singles them..."

Dec. 20, 2002 Arts Feature by Sarah Hepola

East Austin Studio Tour
The city's autumn marathon of art covers work by some 300 artists in 175 venues
"...Hope you've been training for Austin's annual autumn art marathon. With this year's East Austin Studio Tour, your..."

Nov. 12, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Tim Miller Has a 'Lay of the Land'
Miller performs his new work at the Vortex, Jan. 29-30.
"...consciousness of the United States. Known for monologue-ish performance art pieces, Miller is always fresh, engaging, and politically savvy...."

Jan. 26, 2010 Qmmunity Post by Andy Campbell

Road to Freedom
The Cost of Art III: How the Fusebox Festival liberated itself from charging admission
"...would you pay to see the world's best cutting-edge arts in performance – artists from New York and Los..."

July 25, 2014 Arts Feature by Katherine Catmull

Rethinking the Three R's
Reagan High's digital-media lab opens doors for young students into filmmaking.
"..."My kids are starving for a situation where they have freedom and are..."

May 2, 2003 Screens Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Creative Capital?
In the City of Ideas, the people with ideas are dancing with day jobs.
"...1983. After two years of graduate work in studio art -- the first time in her life she'd focused..."

Feb. 28, 2003 News Feature by Michael Erard

Big Books
"...The Starving Artist's Way..."

Dec. 10, 2004 Books Feature by Jess Sauer

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...Ltd., was first incorporated last year, the organization's 2,500 partners, more than half of whom are non-U.S. citizens, decided..."

Sept. 13, 2002 Column

SXSW Film Announces Features Lineup
Competitive narratives and docs unveiled, plus more
"...Where to begin? Well, let's start with some local flavor. In addition to the previously..."

Feb. 2, 2016 Screens Post by Josh Kupecki

Feed an Artist, Nourish the World
Austin School of Film underground and avant-garde shorts
"...their way into being. It is, in short, the art of filmmaking in its purest and most virginal form,..."

Dec. 18, 2009 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Postmarks
The Starbucks Showdown continues; and readers voice their opinions on last week's Best of Austin issue.
"...spirit of our great state and set it clearly apart from the others. Whatever your political bent may be,..."

Sept. 22, 2000 Column

Postmarks
"...Both of the major U.S. political parties, designed, as they are, as influence-peddlers rather than as..."

Dec. 19, 1997 Column

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week
What we’re playing
"...The pairings with female artists offer the album's best material, matching the showrunner's weathered..."

July 17, 2020 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

The Yes Men Fix the World
These anti-corporate pranksters strike again.
"...a previous documentary. This new film is an excellent starting point for anyone curious about just how craven our..."

Feb. 5, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Luv Doc Recommends: Band Together for Hope
Spider House Ballroom, Saturday, October 2, 2010
"...your love of humanity to deny the tin-can-rattling con artists at traffic lights, the cardboard-sign-carrying fauxmless dudes who work..."

Oct. 1, 2010 Column by The Luv Doc

Articulations
A weekly rundown of the latest news in Austin's visual and performing arts scene.
"...the season of giving, but a number of local arts groups got started a little early this year. Austin..."

Nov. 30, 2001 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Postmarks Web Extra
Our readers' letters regarding the September 11 terrorist attacks
"...Martha Grenon,..."

Oct. 19, 2001 Column

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