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No More "Sad Boy Americana," Otis Wilkins Evolves on "Joni Mitchell Was Punk"
Singer-songwriter sound ditched for grooves on new single
"...Strangest Place EP wrought – especially the plaintive piano meditation “Heavy Hands.” Nonetheless, the singer/guitarist, who established himself fronting..."

May 20, 2019 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Doom Rockers Duel Conjure a Masterwork of Otherworldly Omnipresence
Locals work their black magic on new album Valley of Shadows
" guitar harmonies, Henson. "We added wolf howls, Tibetan meditation sounds, and crazy laughs to give the record color."..."

May 17, 2019 Music Feature by Alejandra Ramirez

Carmine Street Guitars
Spend time with the quiet artisans who make the instruments that rock & roll is built upon
" a film that’s part time capsule, part thoughtful meditation on art and artisans, and all heart...."

May 10, 2019 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Celebrate Community and Connection in Austin During Ramadan
Soujouk, samosas, and dinner with Rep. Ilhan Omar and Mayor Steve Adler
"...of Islam, Ramadan is a time of contemplation and meditation, accompanied by a period of abstaining from food or..."

May 3, 2019 Food Feature by Emily Beyda

AFS Doc Days Gets Cool With Miles Davis
Three day celebration of true tales returns for second year
"...New Orleans organize to chart a path forward. A meditation on the state of race in America, this film..."

April 26, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Seeing the Fusebox Festival Without Reservations
Tickets to some shows have been snapped up, but there’s still plenty of electric Fusebox action available
"...Nathan Russell Green's "Everyone Universe, Everyone Dust," a cosmic meditation in the form of large abstract paintings; Alyssa Taylor..."

April 12, 2019 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Music, Spirituality, and Social Justice Meet at New Story Festival
Three-day mash-up offers holistic approach to change
"...include poetry readings, games, community singing, storytelling workshops, and meditation. A raft of exhibitors in the "healing arts" –..."

March 29, 2019 News Feature by Robyn Ross

"Stella Alesi: Journeying" at Prizer Arts & Letters
The artist extends her protean skills toward the bold and minimal
"...– a boulder appearance – offering visitors a visual meditation on rock-solid foundations...."

March 22, 2019 Arts Review by Wayne Alan Brenner

SXSW Music Interview: Deathchant
A few words with L.A. death metal trio's frontman TJ Lemieux
"...all just drink beer and let loose on these meditation prayer songs. Like, 'Sit down, light one up, and..."

March 15, 2019 Music Feature by Alejandra Ramirez

Faster Than Sound: Cracking the SXSW Music Algorithm
If my phone broke and clickbait subsided, where would bring me joy at SXSW?
"...DJ Jazzy Jeff. Last Sunday also delivered a sunset meditation with Michelob Ultra Pure Gold, branded as the alcoholic..."

March 15, 2019 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

The Image Book
Godard's final experiment is more thesis and installation than film
"...Arguably, The Image Book is Part IX, a further meditation on film culture's complicated obsession with real-world violence, East-West..."

March 8, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

12 Can't-Miss Austin Bands at SXSW
Hip-hop, roots rock, pop, shoegaze, and more to keep your ears ringing
"...It's music for both quiet mornings and dark evenings, meditation and contemplation. 2018's Rosewater Ceremony and its sequel, Rosewater..."

March 7, 2019 Music Post by The Music Staff

Can't-Miss Austin Bands at SXSW
Neil Lord, putting the bam in ambient
"...It's music for both quiet mornings and dark evenings, meditation and contemplation. 2018's Rosewater Ceremony and its sequel, Rosewater..."

March 8, 2019 Music Feature by Dan Gentile

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
"...Crossroads" (opened Feb. 7) – not by coincidence, a meditation on urban change, gentrification, and its broader implications. On..."

Feb. 15, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

Defend Our Hoodz Gets Mixed Up With Arts District, Presidium, Chronicle
"...constructed on the gallery walls, is in part a meditation on the effects and meaning of "gentrification" on Eastside..."

Feb. 15, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

Defend Our Hoodz Denies Responsibility for Vandalism at Austin Creative Alliance
Group “applauds the hood for defending itself from greedy sellouts”
"...constructed on the gallery walls, is in part a meditation on the effects and meaning of “gentrification” on Eastside..."

Feb. 12, 2019 News Post by Michael King

“Anti-Gentrification” Protesters Target Austin Creative Alliance
“Hoodz” vandalize Jim Hightower offices, next to ACA
"...constructed on the gallery walls, is in part a meditation on the effects and meaning of “gentrification” in Austin..."

Feb. 8, 2019 News Post by Michael King

2019 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Live Action
Childhood trauma dominates this year's narrative short list

Feb. 8, 2019 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

Robert Faires’ Top 10 Treasures in Theatre of 2018
It was a year in which theatre making the political personal left the deepest impressions
"...with gleeful verve as a circus, and a sobering meditation on actions and consequences. Amazingly, it managed both and..."

Dec. 28, 2018 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

New Menus, New Bourbon, New Yoga Retreat
And Bahama Bucks (finally) moves into town
"...their New Year's resolutions. This three day yoga and meditation retreat will be led by yoga and meditation instructor..."

Dec. 13, 2018 Food Post by Emily Beyda

Holiday Dining Doesn't Have to Be All Stomach Cramps and Anaphylaxis
Picnik’s edible philosophies
"...Prioritize self-care. "Whether that means an ashram or a meditation retreat or camping, doing something that's focused on self-development..."

Dec. 14, 2018 Food Feature by Veronica Meewes

Giving thanks, looking ahead
"...Winter Meditation Tools, tips, and meditation direction to help QPOC folks..."

Nov. 23, 2018 Column by Sarah Marloff

Capital T Theatre's The Hunchback Variations and ...Faustus
The company's pairing of two Mickle Maher one-acts gets lit about art in a sublime way
"...reading from Faustus' journal, and the play becomes a meditation on how we present ourselves to the world, what..."

Nov. 16, 2018 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

Tom Gimbel Takes Austin City Limits Global
Sky’s the limit for the ACL brand
" Fairfield, Iowa, on the Maharishi International University Transcendental Meditation™ Commune. My stepdad was a big Beatles fan, and..."

Oct. 12, 2018 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

Playback – Lords of the Dance: TC Superstar
TC Superstar promotes body movement, Dallas Acid get blissed with Laraaji, a black metal binge, and Trouble in the Streets breaks rules
"...More of a blissful meditation than traditional concert, the quintet's hourlong performance closed eyes,..."

Sept. 28, 2018 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Fantastic Fest: Starfish Clings to Grief
Writer/director AT White on how his own loss shaped his film
"...evolved dramatically, for a one-room drama to a cosmically-tinged meditation on loss, as Aubrey (Virginia Gardner) trying to process..."

Sept. 26, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Meditate with Laraaji
Zither virtuoso gets transcendental with Dallas Acid
"...the late Seventies, the Philly native has performed aural meditations on the electric zither, an old-world cross between harp..."

Sept. 19, 2018 Music Post by Dan Gentile

Fantastic Fest Wave Three Crashes Down
Music and madness fill festival lineup
"...the fall: Jonah Hill's unexpected directorial debut, skate kid meditation Mid90s, Terry Gilliam's long-awaited The Man Who Killed Don..."

Sept. 13, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Third Murder
Japanese legal procedural puts the justice system on trial
"...the meandering, melancholic tale of what is ultimately a meditation on crime and punishment as defined within Japanese culture...."

Aug. 17, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Bedroom Pop, Comfort for the Sad Unknown
Michael Seyer, Bane’s World & Inner Wave take back humanity
"...made his first album Ugly Boy, a thoughtful R&B meditation on self-discovery, using only GarageBand...."

July 10, 2018 Music Post by Jeremy Steinberger

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