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Drawn and Quarterly? Fantagraphics? A Few Recent Releases?
Yes: Our new comics-reviewing team gives 'em a look-see
"...comic books and graphic novels and compilations of sequential art – or whatever label you wanna tag the stuff..."

May 10, 2013 Books Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Fest Breasts
The return of Rachael Shannon, and her art
"...As an artist, educator, and activist Rachael Shannon places the creation of..."

March 16, 2013 Qmmunity Post by Andy Campbell

Collecting as Affliction
Art Lover Philip Dempsey Just Can't Shake the Bug
"...Philip Dempsey's most recent art purchase arrives just before I do at his north..."

Aug. 22, 1997 Arts Feature by Rebecca S. Cohen

David Garza Recounts a Few of the 10,000 Stories Behind Fiona Apple’s Fetch the Bolt Cutters
Texan muse and former Austinite relocated production to El Paso
"...Cutters. “Full-on Tejano invasion, I did all the cover art and hand wrote the lyric art as well.”..."

April 20, 2020 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Collective Strength
The 2014 class of the Austin Arts Hall of Fame
"...the lesson from this year's inductees into the Austin Arts Hall of Fame. In the honor's 13-year history, the..."

May 23, 2014 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Cutie and the Boxer
The 40-year marriage of two visual artists is explored in this documentary.
"...The 40-year marriage of two visual artists – action painter Ushio Shinohara, who rose to..."

Aug. 30, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Flow of Energy
Beili Liu makes an art of channeling the forces within objects and us
"...of black saltwater fishing line, their keen-edged blades aimed earthward and open, like the beaks of hungry birds descending..."

March 11, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Fifth Element
Besson's smart editing and sly sense of humor keep this science-fiction epic from bogging down. Despite a grim storyline, the film never takes itself too seriously.
"...all life in the universe, and specifically life on earth. The only line of defense rests with Leeloo (Jovavich),..."

May 9, 1997 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The 2014-15 Austin Critics Table Awards
Top honors to Salvage Vanguard's Thr3e Zisters, LOLA Austin's Femme Bohème, and Texas State's Kiss Me, Kate
"...Zisters receiving four prizes from the group of area arts writers...."

June 5, 2015 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

"It Was a Difficult Choice, But..."
The Austin Critics Table named its tops in the arts for 2014
"...The phrase became so common as arts writer after arts writer tried to explain how deserving..."

June 3, 2014 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Sam Coronado: In Memoriam
Remembering the founder of the Serie Project and Austin printmaking legend
"...Austin has lost perhaps its greatest missionary for the art of printmaking. Sam Coronado, who founded the Serie Project..."

Nov. 22, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Protos Place
AMODA's first fest marks a new start
"...The Austin Museum of Digital Art (AMODA) has risen from some obscure but impressive ashes...."

May 29, 2013 Screens Post by Nate Jackson

Superlatives
The 2008-2009 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...its annual awards for outstanding achievements in the Austin arts in a ceremony at the Cap City Comedy Club...."

June 5, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Life's Enriched Pageant
Good design, like good air, helps you breathe a little easier, and here are a few Austinites who are helping us all breathe easier through their work as graphic designers.
"...Centered within two columns of text, because it's an article about auto accidents, there's a full-color photo of a..."

Sept. 8, 2000 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

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.
"...board in utter frustration. As the City of Austin arts funding system -- formally known as the Cultural Contracts..."

Sept. 3, 1999 Arts Feature by Mary Jane Garza

The Critics Table's Grand Tales
The winners of the 2018-19 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...in the fields of theatre, dance, design, classical music, visual art, and improv this year, the runaway winner was..."

June 4, 2019 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Queer Music Forerunner Phranc Receives OUTsider Legacy Award
Transmedia art fest honors musician and visual artist
"...she felt pretty confident. Still, she was surprised by Artistic Director Curran Nault’s response...."

Feb. 19, 2019 Qmmunity Post by Beth Sullivan

Melany Jean's Top 10 Fresh Takes in the Arts of 2017
Works of art and shows that were timely, intimate, funny, and awe-inspiring stood out over the year
"...expansive road trip provided a revelatory survey of the visual arts landscape statewide. The culminating exhibition gathered some of..."

Dec. 29, 2017 Arts Feature by Melany Jean

Live Feed
Jason Phelps turns to his theatrical past to nourish the present with a Feast of My Heart
"...versatile and accomplished performer to create Feast of My Heart, the ambitious multidisciplinary project opening Dec. 11 at Salvage..."

Dec. 12, 2014 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Alley Cat Project
MASS leaves artistic surprises in a dozen East Austin backyard byways
"...more than you'd mistake the narrow, weedy, dusty alleys parting rows of backyards for the broad, paved, curbed streets..."

Dec. 28, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Fun? This Weekend? In Austin, Texas?
Even without live music: metal, Faires, hot sauce, and Philip K. Dick
"...wine-fueled reception (6-7pm) for "Retrospective," the solo show of visual art by the Chronicle's arts editor, Robert Faires, which..."

Aug. 24, 2012 Chronolog Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Quip 'n Slide
How's your 20/20 vision?
"...philosophy, your creative process in 400 seconds, utilizing for visual aids only 20 images, each shown for 20 seconds...."

Nov. 18, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

What Becomes a Legend Most: The Architect or the Photographer?
AFS Documentary Tour: Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman
"...architectural photography of Julius Shulman probably accounts, in large part, for how we conjure the midcentury modernist 'geist of..."

April 3, 2009 Screens Feature by Anne S. Lewis

Austin Critics Table Nominations, 2002-2003
The full list of nominations for the 2002-2003 Austin Critics Table Awards, recognizing outstanding achievements in local theatre, dance, classical music, and visual art
"...found a whole lot to like on the local arts scene. The informal affiliation of arts writers has gathered..."

May 9, 2003 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Hitler's Hollywood
The Third Reich's cinematic propaganda machine exposed
"...When dictators fall, what happens to the art created under their domineering control? Should it be suppressed?..."

July 13, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

'Wild Beasts'
Five artists massage your corneas with vivid colors and Fauvist style
"...Art can seem mysterious at times, with all its various..."

Sept. 23, 2011 Arts Review by Wayne Alan Brenner

I'd Like to Thank ...
The 2005-2006 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...its annual awards for outstanding achievements in the Austin arts in a ceremony at the Cap City Comedy Club...."

June 9, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Applause! Applause!
The full list of winners for the 2002-2003 Austin Critics Table Awards, recognizing outstanding achievements in local theatre, dance, classical music, and visual art, as presented during its annual ceremony at the Capitol City Comedy Club.
"...its annual awards for outstanding achievements in the Austin arts in a ceremony at the Capitol City Comedy Club...."

June 6, 2003 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Mulan
"...an engrossing story, and a winning protagonist. Mulan is smart, brave, beautiful, and (it's about time!) not the least..."

June 19, 1998 Movie Review by Hollis Chacona

Hotel Eden
"...Yet it can also be enjoyed on an exclusively visual and aural basis, as a modern retlling of an..."

June 14, 1991 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

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