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Critics Table Tops at 25
The nominees for the 2016-17 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...A lot of stage productions, concerts, and art exhibitions were mounted around town between May 1, 2016,..."

May 22, 2017 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Actors' Inequity
The Cost of Art IV: The artists onstage in Austin aren't just not paid what they're worth, many aren't paid at all
"...was one-fourth of the ticket sales for our final performance of Sexual Perversity in Chicago. Three actors stood on..."

Jan. 23, 2015 Arts Feature by Katherine Catmull

This is a rapturous, utterly engrossing account of the life of early 20th century French artist Séraphine de Senlis.
"...Directed by: Martin Provost. Starring: Yolande Moreau and Ulrich Tukor. This rapturous,..."

Oct. 9, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

A Revolution of Spirit
Ritual jazz theatre pioneer Sharon Bridgforth premieres a new work, her last in Austin
"...The performance piece delta dandi is one such place. This new..."

Jan. 9, 2009 Arts Feature by Abe Louise Young

Bigger, Stronger, Faster*
While examining steroid use and abuse, this documentary discovers that enhancement drugs permeate our culture. Who’s to say which ones should be illegal?
"...– shocked! – to find their players were taking performance-enhancing drugs. Well, documentarian Bell was shocked as well when..."

June 6, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

More letters about music, art, and urban planning
"...out the survey are poor, some rich, some are smart, and some are dumb. Barring a few adjustments, most..."

Aug. 17, 2001 Column

Rattling Our Stage
A Survey of Austin's Rebel Theatre Scene
"...Now, there's a term to conjure dread in the heart of a poor theatregoer. It suggests self-proclaimed artistes in..."

April 10, 1998 Arts Feature

Now Streaming in Austin: Coming Undone With Minnow Mountain
Resurrecting Rotoscoping for the Amazon Prime mindbender
"...Mountain keeps proving “them” wrong by resurrecting the 100-year-old art form for the digital age...."

Nov. 20, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

A Canadian folk artist falls for a fishmonger
"...The biography of the self-taught Canadian artist Maud Lewis is a commendatory, and, indeed, inspirational tale:..."

July 14, 2017 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Charles Atlas / William Basinski
The artists' live layering of video and music immersed audiences in images of suffering and transformation
"...Curiosity drew me to experience the one-night-only performance by Charles Atlas and William Basinski, a fleeting part..."

Jan. 15, 2016 Arts Review by Madeline Irvine

Becoming Johellen, Part 1
A young queen dives wig-first into the pool of Austin drag divas
"...he can to assist his budding foray into the art of female impersonation...."

Dec. 24, 2013 Qmmunity Post by Jesse Mandell-McClinton

Curatorial Reportage
The Blanton Museum's ever-shifting WorkSpace offers up- to-the-minute views of what's happening in contemporary art
"...In the visual arts, we talk a lot about the white cube, a..."

Nov. 24, 2006 Arts Feature by Amanda Douberley

Our readers talk back.
" of ideas more than material goods. Consider contemporary art. Why is contemporary art often perceived as elitist? Not..."

Jan. 7, 2005 Column

"...when his father sent him a biography of the artist and noted that the two men looked alike. Harris'..."

March 9, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Will Anybody Ever Love Neal Medlyn?
For vulnerable performer Neal Medlyn, Dork = Cool.
"...was in late October, when I went to a performance in Wooldridge Square called "It's Like We Are Infiltrators."..."

Dec. 29, 2000 Arts Feature by Ada Calhoun

Sick: The Life and Death of Bob Flanagan, Supermasochist
" it. It's the one with the dying, masochistic performance artist who lives with a dominatrix and amuses himself..."

Jan. 16, 1998 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Cultural Cancellations and Postponements: The Big List
What's not happening around Austin, arts-wise
", Austinites are wasting no time in taking their art online, making sure you have performances to watch and..."

March 24, 2020 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Critics Name Cream of the Cultural Crop
The nominees for the 2017-18 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...have considered the hundreds of stage productions, concerts, and art exhibitions mounted locally between May 1, 2017, and April..."

May 14, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Trash Dance
The process used by Austin choreographer Allison Orr to create this dance piece for garbage trucks and sanitation workers is revealed in this fascinating documentary record.
"...can provide the foundation for an amazing work of art. Initially, the beauty and grace of the garbage trucks..."

May 3, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Midnight Meat Train
This horror film, based on a Clive Barker short story, details the nightly exploits of a butcher who plies his trade nightly on human subway riders.
"...Bradley Cooper, Vinnie Jones, Brooke Shields, Leslie Bibb, Roger Bart, Tony Curran, Barbara Eve Harris and Ted Raimi. The..."

Aug. 8, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

DIY Queer Community
Can’t relate to what Austin’s gay scene has to offer? Make one of your own!
"...So, in fall 2004 she started Foodies. "Foodies: For women who love women who love..."

June 2, 2006 Features Feature by Kate Getty

String Theory
Do-It-Yourself Symphony
"...perennial band grievances to know most of them by heart: The drummer quit, the singer's a twit, the amp..."

Feb. 11, 2000 Music Feature by Greg Beets

Getting Seen
"...past week and a half, the New York City performance art cafe Here seemed more like it was here..."

Jan. 16, 1998 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Giving It Up
"...make me a sentimental slob -- say, the final performance of a show I'm in or an old-fashioned holiday...."

Nov. 28, 1997 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Heart of The Beast
Can Donald Byrd Make Art of True-Life Violence?
"...the stage to rake in millions and keep struggling artists afloat, despite the moral cost...."

May 9, 1997 Arts Feature by Adrienne Martini

A Day With Heart
"...of Ash Wednesday. Once a year, shops, galleries, public art displays don sack cloth (black shrouds) over works of..."

Dec. 1, 1995 Column

Tonal Proximity
NMASS matured into Austin's foremost showcase of performance sound art, audiovisual improvisation, nonconformative music, and sensory installations
"...The New Media Art & Sound Summit (NMASS) began in 2009 as the..."

June 24, 2016 Music Feature by Conor Walker

Road to Freedom
The Cost of Art III: How the Fusebox Festival liberated itself from charging admission
"...would you pay to see the world's best cutting-edge arts in performanceartists from New York and Los..."

July 25, 2014 Arts Feature by Katherine Catmull

Katie Rose Pipkin and the new art
"...It happens while talking with the 22-year-old artist on the patio of Wild Wood Bakehouse by the..."

Aug. 9, 2013 Arts Feature by Matthew Irwin

Top 9 (Plus One) Moments of Bustin' Out in '09 (In No Order)
In the art scene, 2009 saw many breaking out of old roles and building new ones
"...1) ARTHOUSE'S GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY Sometimes it takes breaking something down to..."

Jan. 1, 2010 Arts Feature by Madeline Irvine

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