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Austin Homes Tour: The Art of the Craftsman Style
John Ruskin's ghost will be nearby, eating breakfast tacos and smiling
"...The American Craftsman style, Wikipedia tells me, is a style..."

April 24, 2019 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Rise of the Machines
Marc Bianchi takes his Space Holiday here in Austin.
"...It's like a tractor beam emanating from the funnest corners of Austin: the Velvet Rut. You move..."

Nov. 7, 2003 Music Feature by Melanie Haupt

A Portrait of the Artist as a Grad Student
Chronicle reviewer David Garza uses Tom Grimes' new history of the Iowa Writers' Workshop to question whether creative writing can be taught.
"...wooden bat and take a few clumsy swings on the baseball diamond with her closest poet-friends, or if she..."

Oct. 22, 1999 Books Feature by David Garza

The Uses of Joy
When Conspire Theatre helps incarcerated women, it's all in the game
"..."In a very serious world, we must not forget the importance of play."..."

Nov. 4, 2011 Arts Feature by Katherine Catmull

On the Edges of Gentrification, Planning a Different East Riverside Drive
City’s declared goals for the corridor and those of private developers do not necessarily coincide
"...food joints, and enormous parking lots. Hit it at the wrong time, and you'll find yourself working slowly from..."

Feb. 15, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

The Site Is the Studio
Artist Andy Coolquitt builds a show from scratch in the Fresh Up Club
"...Andy Coolquitt has been on the road for much of the past year. He's been..."

Aug. 6, 2004 Arts Feature by Rachel Koper

Chief Priest of the Shrine
The epic life story of Nigerian soul superstar Fela Kuti.
"...Anikulapo-Kuti's funeral procession to make its way to Ikeja, the working-class district of Nigeria's metropolis Lagos and center of..."

July 14, 2000 Music Feature by David Lynch

35 Years of the Austin Music Awards
Living in a dream
"...coming, but no one recalls exactly what set it off...."

March 3, 2017 Features Feature by Doug Freeman

Bending the Rules
Getting arts funding from the City of Austin is a long, complicated game, and Austin Chronicle writers Robi Polgar, John Walch, and Mary Jane Garza have been following some of the players around the game board this year. In the final part of their four-part series, they critique the city arts funding process.
"...Nothing is more grueling than the final stage of a Monopoly game. Long hours have..."

Sept. 3, 1999 Arts Feature by Mary Jane Garza

The 'West' Shall Rise Again
A new generation creates its own take on the show that changed Austin theatre
"...One by one, these individuals take the stage of the Austin Community College..."

April 7, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Comics (Artist) Panel
Five Austinites on the state of the sequential art, from comics to comix to manga and beyond
"...Austin has a pedigree of comic-book artists to make any bullpen on any coast..."

Dec. 22, 2006 Arts Feature by Joey Seiler

No Room at the Complex
Renters scramble for housing as dirt churns on new condos
"...Like tens of thousands of my fellow Austinites, I'm still hanging pictures,..."

Sept. 14, 2007 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Creative Capital?
In the City of Ideas, the people with ideas are dancing with day jobs.
"...Jill Bedgood cracked one day, in a bathroom down the hall from her office. It was 1983. After two..."

Feb. 28, 2003 News Feature by Michael Erard

The Whole Universe Rocks
The Harry Ransom Center's exhibition "Make It New" explores how modernism changed everything.
"...lost its tonic anchor and harmonic charm. Poetry jumped the fence of meter and rhyme. To read a "good"..."

Dec. 12, 2003 Arts Feature by Katherine Catmull

Born in the Barn
How Shakespeare at Winedale spawned some of Austin's – and the country's – best theatre
"...James Ayres didn't set out to create an army of ardent theatre makers. All he was trying to do..."

July 23, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Can the Bands Play On?
The Live Music Task Force tunes up to protect Austin's claim to fame
"...That's the alarm sounded for 2008 by Troy Dillinger. The longtime..."

July 18, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

The Class of 1985
The 69th Legislature, 1985, marked a turning point in the future of Texas politics
"...If you want to know who runs the state of Texas you can consult the constitution, enroll..."

Feb. 27, 2004 News Feature by Lucius Lomax

Songs of Innocence and Experience
From poetry scrawled on walls to poetry inscribed on CD: the saga of the Gourds.
"...The bathroom in the Steamy Bowl is a place that..."

Sept. 22, 2000 Music Feature by Christopher Hess

The Party Circuit
The Real Southwest Conference
"...Times are tough on Sixth Street, say both the clubowners and musicians. In fact, all over town, big..."

Nov. 29, 1996 Music Feature by Andy Langer

The Devil and William Friedkin
The director's journey from The Exorcist to a real exorcism
"...William Friedkin sits back on a couch in the Four Seasons and stares at me. "Possession," he intoned,..."

Jan. 5, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Med School Solution
A medical school, a teaching hospital, and a new health care system?
"...The morning of Sunday, Aug. 19, the presid­ent and CEO..."

Sept. 14, 2012 News Feature by Mike Kanin

Hockenyos Gets Creative ... Again
Austin should embrace its identity as a cultural mecca
"...This is a banner time of year for Austin: What passes for winter south of..."

March 30, 2012 News Feature by Mike Kanin

Retooling the Austin Machine
"...The incorporation of "Keep Austin Weird" into an official city..."

Nov. 29, 2002 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Land of 1,000 Dramas
Venues
"...Planet Theatre: Tomorrowland..."

March 12, 1999 Arts Feature

The Pork Chop Wars: Big Enough to Tell the Story
With her new 'performance novel,' Laurie Carlos can finally tell her family's story with the epic, operatic form it deserves
"...Movement. Breath. Language. Basic tools of the theatre artist, yet when wielded by Laurie Carlos,..."

Sept. 16, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Last Shotgun Blast of SXSW Film Programming
'Hobo,' Spike's 'Scenes From the Suburbs,' and more
"...That's Hobo With a Shotgun, to be exact – the Rutger Hauer-starring exploitation pic that set cult-movie fans salivating..."

Feb. 10, 2011 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

The DPS Throne and the Power Behind It
"...There's a simple formula for predicting who will be the..."

Nov. 21, 2003 News Feature by Lucius Lomax

The 'Chronicle' Endorsements
Our picks for the Nov. 7 election
"...Early voting in the Nov. 7 general election continues through Nov. 3. As..."

Nov. 3, 2006 News Feature

The 'Chronicle' Endorsements
Our picks for the Nov. 7 election
"...Early voting in the Nov. 7 general election begins this week (Monday, Oct...."

Oct. 27, 2006 News Feature

The 'Chronicle' Endorsements
Our picks for the Nov. 7 election
"...Early voting in the Nov. 7 general election continues through Nov. 3. As..."

Oct. 20, 2006 News Feature

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