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The Last Circus
Two generations of circus clowns, set against the bloody backdrop of Franco's Spain.
"...the most spectacular sense of the word, The Last Circus – which had its U.S. premiere at Fantastic Fest..."

Sept. 16, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Plutonium Circus
" anything since the Dallas heydays if The Plutonium Circus gets the audience it deserves. Ratliff opens his film..."

Oct. 20, 1995 Movie Review by Hollis Chacona

2013 Jam Fest Winners: Circus
Identity Crisis takes first place and a new name
"...won as Identity Crisis at Antone’s on Jan. 20, Circus had a genuine identity crisis, adding a new lead..."

Jan. 28, 2013 Music Post by William Harries Graham

Full Service Circus
Comical lengths some locals go to for a cover story
"...The local quartet continues promoting this weekend’s Full Service Circus, a bonanza of music, sports, and games, for which..."

Oct. 20, 2014 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Dream of a New Circus
In the two decades it has taken for Cirque du Soleil to reach Austin for the first time, this Montreal-based troupe has not only reinvented circus as performance art but grown into one of the most unexpected and unlikely of entertainment empires.
"...The circus of Cirque du Soleil is not lions, tigers, and..."

May 2, 2003 Arts Feature by Michael Point

Nik Wallenda: Blasting the Circus Into the Future
Daredevil scion Nik Wallenda wants to reinvent circus for a new generation
"...P.T. Barnum, Nik Wallenda has a vision for the circus. He thinks in grand, sweeping arcs about its direction..."

May 13, 2011 Arts Feature by Raven Hinojosa

Run Away With the Circus
AFS hosts big-top screenings at the Marchesa
"...The Austin Film Society is a traveling circus – or at least it plays one in the..."

June 28, 2013 Screens Feature by Monica Riese

Inside Full Service Circus’ Musical Festival
Can’t get on the bill at ACL? Start your own backyard fest.
"...Currently, collectively, they're preparing the third Full Service Circus, a weekend-long "festival" organized entirely by the band that..."

Oct. 14, 2016 Music Feature by Bryan Rolli

Elephants and the Circus
"...interests often dictate the size of animals’ enclosures. The circus is a profit-driven endeavor that uses tight enclosures for..."

Aug. 11, 2014 Postmarks

Fantastic Fest: 'Balada Triste' (The Last Circus)
There's no clowning around in this Spanish parable
" rein in this wild story set in a circus. Amid an epic love story, the film also functions..."

Sept. 29, 2010 Screens Post by Marjorie Baumgarten

Animal Defenders Seek Ban on Circus Wildlife
Just in time for the circus – animal-rights group brings its message to town
"...highlight a new report on animal cruelty in traveling circuses...."

July 18, 2008 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

From Circus to Cocktails
Two nights, two very different shows from CircX and friends
"...Jessica Ryan said, was very simple. With all-human Vespertine Circus from Oakland, Calif. passing through Austin, she and her..."

July 9, 2011 Arts Post by Richard Whittaker

Run Away With the Circus
"...In Federico Fellini's 1954 classic film La Strada, small-time circus performers Zampano and Gelsomina travel the Italian countryside entertaining..."

July 12, 2002 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Son of the Circus
Twistin' in the Wind
"...and some cotton field out in West Texas: The circus -- Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, for..."

Oct. 2, 1998 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Run Away With the Jigglewatts' Circus
First Austin show in two months highlights a darker side
"...Who doesn't love the circus? The nighttime glamour, the hint of danger under the..."

Sept. 18, 2015 Arts Post by Richard Whittaker

Zoppé Italian Family Circus at the Long Center
April 12, 2013. 26 photos.
"...The Zoppé Italian Family Circus, founded in 1842, brought its one-ring circus tent to..."

April 15, 2013 Photo Gallery

Point Austin: Backstage at the Circus
The Lege melodrama can be a hard act to swallow
"...increasingly difficult to embrace the return of the biennial circus. Oh, they're entertaining enough, I suppose. This week's opening..."

Jan. 11, 2013 News Column by Michael King

Billy Clayton's Flying Circus
State, City Head for a Dogfight Over Mueller
"...The what? Think of it as Billy Clayton's Flying Circus...."

Jan. 17, 1997 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

State Board of Education Brings a New Anti-Sex Circus to Town
Anti-choice, anti-LGBTQ, and creationism advocates to help revise Texas public schools’ sex education
"...mistakes that turned previous curriculum revisions into a political circus," said Miller. "The stakes are just too high for..."

July 5, 2019 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Trump's Three-Ring Circus Hits Austin
"...Trump blew through Austin on Tuesday with a three-ring circus featuring an interview with FOX News, fundraising, and a..."

Aug. 24, 2016 Photo Gallery

Point Austin: First Bread, Then Circus
If the 83rd Lege glazed your eyeballs, act two might wake the balcony
"...Perry is on board with the rest of the circus. He might well decide that the right-wing agenda serves..."

May 31, 2013 News Column by Michael King

PETA Doesn't Like Circus
"...your forward-thinking indie paper is promoting the Ringling Bros. Circus, instead of doing an exposé. This outfit has a..."

Aug. 24, 2012 Postmarks

Scenes From the Circus
Music has landed, which is good news for filmgoers
"...Ritz. Of course, I also got to see the circus of Sixth Street including the Semi-Naked Cowboy with his..."

March 15, 2012 SXSW Post by Joe O'Connell

Big Circus of Life
Books Editor Clay Smith and Litera columnist Ric Williams handicap which of the 200-plus international poets attending this year's Austin International Poetry Festival will be best bets.
"...this is all by way of introducing the Big Circus of Life that is the Austin International Poetry Festival..."

April 19, 2002 Books Feature by Ric Williams

The Circus at City Hall

Aug. 29, 2018 Postmarks

Point Austin: The Circus Returns to Town
Final-day filings bump up the list of wannabe Council candidates

Aug. 24, 2018 News Column by Michael King

Creature Circus at Salvage Vanguard
"...stages shows, for parties, for video, for film. “Creature Circus,” a photo-exhibition of their work, is up at Salvage..."

June 29, 2015 Photo Gallery

The Circus Life of Michael Slattery
Shoulders frontman readies HAAM Day set and new LP

Sept. 18, 2013 Music Post by William Harries Graham

Nitro Circus: The Movie
Travis Pastrana and friends perform stunts that are captured in 3-D.

Aug. 10, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Welcome to the Circus!
The redistricting fight and the grassroots politics of chaos

March 9, 2012 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

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