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Big Medium Makes the Austin Art Space Larger
"...One thing artists do is respond to the times. But what happens..."

Nov. 27, 2020 Features Feature by Robert Faires

Art Gets Its Seasonal Shopping Day: Artists Sunday
Imagine if all that money spent on Black Friday went to purchase art. It could happen: Artists Sunday is here!
"...into the gap in the early Yuletide sales season? Artists...."

Nov. 27, 2020 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

12 Things to Do With the Family Over the Thanksgiving Break
Give blood, see the circus, do a virtual 5K, and more
"...thankful for, and this year is an opportunity to start new traditions. And some of our favorites are still..."

Nov. 20, 2020 Chron Events Post by Katherine McNevins

Get Your Art Fix and Stay Outdoors With These Local Works
There’s a whole city filled with things to do and see outdoors
"...through strategic windows or by scheduled, one-person-at-a-time visits. “Some participants may present exhibitions outdoors,” Big Medium notes, “but the..."

Nov. 19, 2020 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Federico Archuleta Has More Murals to Make
The artist who made “‘Til Death Do Us Part” isn’t letting the pandemic stop him from making art
"...No sooner had SXSW been canceled and the CDC started circulating guidelines for keeping COVID-19 at bay than the..."

Nov. 13, 2020 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

AFF Short and Sweet: "The Yellow Dress"
Alex Ko on his French tale of a boy and his dress
"...the lavender fields, as it's such a precise and visually unique location. Yet, at the same time, filming away..."

Oct. 28, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week
What we’re listening to
"...Aimee Mann weariness, and Jaimee Harris co-write "Fine" serves heartbreak with a Martina McBride polish. "Asked for It" slaps..."

Oct. 9, 2020 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

Watch: Being Dead Opens a Freaky Burger Stand
“Underworld” video has us chewing with our mouths open
"...cheeseburger pop-up stand operated by Austin’s strange and silly art-pop duo Being Dead...."

Oct. 5, 2020 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Fantastic Fest Review: Laughter
Hurt and healing in this French-Canadian post-civil war drama
"...highly anticipated standout from this year’s Fantastic Fest lineup, art house director Martin Laroche’s newest feature, Laughter (Le Rire),..."

Oct. 2, 2020 Screens Post by Naomi Brady

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week
What we’re listening to
"...Light Social Hour on the occasion of the Austin quartet's debut full-length. A lifetime later, all that still applies..."

Sept. 18, 2020 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

The Crossroads Meet at Mexic-Arte Museum's "Intersección: Choque & Alivio"
The 25th edition of this showcase for early-career Latinx artists is a space for sharing our shock over this time and our humanity
"...with waves that look the way they do in cartoons or as drawn by a child: bowllike curve rising..."

Sept. 18, 2020 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

We Have an Issue: “The Light That’s Leaving”
On Bill Callahan’s likably melancholy new record, and another month of painful closures of Austin fixtures
"...after you move to Austin is the day you start grumbling about the way things "used to be." Still,..."

Sept. 18, 2020 Column by Kimberley Jones

How to Celebrate Austin Museum Day 2020
In person and virtual events abound on the city' annual free museum day
"...annual Austin Museum Day, citizen, that free celebration of art, culture, history, music, nature, and science – with local..."

Sept. 15, 2020 Arts Post

AutFest Texas Changes the Narrative on Autism
Tonight's online festival lets the community tell its own stories
"...Me, as well as the short films “Showdown”, “Action!”, “Art Is The Cure”, and “Exceptional Minds”. Films premiering at..."

Sept. 13, 2020 Screens Post by Naomi Brady

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week
What we’re listening to
"...Cover art for Knock Out, a painting by Kay Odyssey drummer..."

Sept. 11, 2020 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

Ex-NFL Star Joe Barksdale Gets Sincere
Stream today’s EP drop from retired footballer turned Austinite
"...make terrible music, but he’s not most athletes. For starters, Barksdale doesn’t even glance at sports despite retiring just..."

Sept. 4, 2020 Music Post by Derek Udensi

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week
What we’re listening to
"...Archival Neil Young releases come to mind – contemporary unearthing of prehistoric manna – and perhaps something more twisting..."

Sept. 4, 2020 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Gender Unbound Returns for Year Five With Virtual Showcase
Monthlong 3D exhibit, livestreams spotlight trans, intersex artists
"...Amid the pandemic’s ongoing financial strain on artists and performers, Austin’s Gender Unbound is stepping up to..."

Sept. 1, 2020 Qmmunity Post by Lilli Hime

2020’s Hot Sauce Festival Music Acts
Get sweaty in the privacy of your home with these performers
"...Como Las Movies is an indie cumbia-pop quartet from Austin, which NPR described as "...a colorful, cultural..."

Aug. 28, 2020 Food Feature

Free Will Astrology
Your weekly horoscope, August 14-20
"...dictionary, one of the definitions of "magic" is "the art of producing illusions by sleight of hand." A far..."

Aug. 14, 2020 Column by Rob Brezsny

Checking In: Seela Side Hustles
“I’m known as the South Austin Bread Fairy”
"...My 50th birthday was supposed to be a backyard party. Jon was supposed to start a monthly residency with..."

Aug. 11, 2020 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Children’s Authors Jarrett and Jerome Pumphrey on Finding Hope While Taking Things Slow
Wondering how to talk to kids? Try pictures.
"...backpacks anymore? – books might be the most reliable part of a child's education. Luckily for Austinite parents, tucked..."

Aug. 7, 2020 Arts Feature by Selome Hailu

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week
Ben Kweller hits the Continental Club stage, Threadgill's auctions some history, and more
"...than a Zoom or FaceTime, so I couldn't really participate in the whole livestreaming thing," he admits. "At the..."

Aug. 7, 2020 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

Catherine Hardwicke Looks Harder at Don't Look Deeper
Twilight director solves the Quibi enigma for her new show
"...filmmaker who has to make an image that makes visual and narrative sense in both directions. Moreover, Hardwicke was..."

July 29, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Umlauf After Dark ft. Daphne Tunes
Popular sculpture garden presents live music to recover from burglary
"...As if an arts organization didn't have enough to deal with while struggling..."

July 27, 2020 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Mobley Readies Enthralling Multimedia Pandemic Collaboration A Home Unfamiliar
Collaborative visual album (dis)connects 30 musicians & filmmakers
"...There’s a vintage game called Exquisite Corpse, in which participants collectively write a sentence, word by word, taking turns...."

July 13, 2020 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Pandemic Production: Brad Graeber, Powerhouse Animation
"We have more pitches and more interest than we ever have had.”
"...that just about every other industry sector hasn’t, with artists working from home. But there's no way that they..."

July 2, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Motorblade Postering Returns, With a New Owner
Austin’s premier postering service is no longer on the Fritz and is ready to roll & rock with Ricardo
"...The founder of Motorblade Postering, Frazier Peters "Fritz" Blaw started out in the early Nineties, covering the city with..."

July 3, 2020 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

kYmberly Keeton Wants Your Stories for the Black COVID-19 Index
And at the Austin African American Book Festival 2020, she’ll tell you why
"...had already been building an online African American digital art library for years, so she established the Index under..."

June 26, 2020 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Aviva
Dance your way through this genderfluid examination of relationships
"...film, so the conventional wisdom goes, story is the starting point. What comes next is structure and form, and..."

June 19, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

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