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Finding Hope ... in Bed!
Tim Miller's latest trip to Austin finds the noted performance artist optimistic about being gay
"...been driving national policy for umpteen years. As the performance artist explains in "Oklahomo!," an essay in his new..."

Dec. 1, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Down From the Mountain
"...Hunter, David Rawlings, Colin Linden, Chris Thomas King, John Hartford, Gillian Welch, Alison Krauss, Ralph Stanley and Emmylou Harris...."

Aug. 24, 2001 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Bringing Out the Dead
"...Directed by: Martin Scorsese. Starring: Nicolas Cage, Patricia Arquette, Tom Sizemore, Ving..."

Oct. 29, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Sculpting a School
David Deming on the Art of Being a Dean
"...photograph by Kenny Braun..."

Aug. 29, 1997 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Nominees for the 2018-19 Austin Critics Table Awards Announced
The Critics Table's picture-perfect year
"...have considered the hundreds of stage productions, concerts, and art exhibitions mounted locally between May 1, 2018, and April..."

May 13, 2019 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Gay Place
The Gay Place loves you. All of you. Hard. And will miss you when you are gone.
"...still got a full weekend ahead. Seriously, before we depart, we do wish to sincerely thank you for allowing..."

March 19, 2010 Column by Kate X Messer

The Fearless Freaks
Documentary about the band the Flaming Lips – the crazy/bizarre Oklahoma outfit that, despite itself, rose to national prominence.
"...of post-acid acne, winning a Grammy for Best Instrumental Performance in 2003 and playing to a packed house on..."

April 15, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Nomi Song
A documentary ode to the legendary outsider's outsider, Klaus Nomi – a singer, performance artist, and genuine human anomaly.
"...some people might. A German-born, classically trained operatic singer, performance artist, and genuine human anomaly, Nomi moved from his..."

Feb. 25, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Gigantic: A Tale of Two Johns
"...aGLIFF, but a candy-coated valentine of a documentary about art-rock quirksters They Might Be Giants. (Actually, the world premiere..."

Aug. 1, 2003 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

From Zero to Infinity: Yayoi Kusama in Context: Orgiastic Color, Fuzzy Haze, and Naked Bodies
She was Pop before Andy silkscreened soup cans or Oldenburg piled up erasers, and the Blanton Museum of Art's new exhibition "From Zero to Infinity: Yayoi Kusama in Context" shows her pioneering influence in a survey of Pop Art that is freakin' amazing.
"...Blanton Museum of Art,..."

June 16, 2000 Arts Review by Skipper Chong Warson

"...Merlot. Starring: Valentina Cervi, Michel Serrault and Miki Manojlovic. Artemisia is an interesting meditation on the life of 17th-century..."

Nov. 6, 1998 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

In Memoriam
"...An Austin artist whose work spanned the communities of dance and design,..."

Sept. 6, 1996 Arts Column

The Exhibition Switch
"...Mexic-Arte Museum sends some disappointing news this week: Due to..."

Aug. 2, 1996 Arts Column

Five Things to Catch at OUTsider Fest
OUTsider explores the queer underground with their 2023 festival, Shapeshifting Underbellies
"...this year's festival, themed Shapeshifting Underbellies. Festgoers can enjoy art centered around places where queerness is hidden in plain..."

Feb. 17, 2023 Arts Column by James Scott

At Eternity’s Gate
Transcendent examination of van Gogh through his own eyes
"...was not crying out for another movie about the artist Vincent van Gogh when Julian Schnabel, the artist and..."

Dec. 7, 2018 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Micael Priest 1951-2018
Austin’s godfather of poster art moves on
"...Micael Priest, whose poster art remains deeply representative of Austin music, passed away yesterday..."

Sept. 12, 2018 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

First Reformed
Paul Schrader and Ethan Hawke burn in the divine for this meditation on faith.
"...Hawke gives the most devastating and best performance of his career to date as the Reverend Ernst..."

May 25, 2018 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Omi Osun Joni L. Jones' Theatrical Jazz
The accomplished stage artist, scholar, and UT professor pens the first study of artists translating jazz aesthetics into theatre
"...This isn't theatre that moves in a straight line,..."

Sept. 18, 2015 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Filly Brown
A young, Latina hip-hop artist gets a shot at a record contract only if she is willing to compromise her ideals.
"...hamper this film from being enormously entertaining, with riveting performances, great beats, and poetic rhymes. A talented young rapper,..."

April 26, 2013 Movie Review by Louis Black

'Beat the Rush'
Butler School of Music's new concert series connects great music with great art
"...vigorous and aggressive in rallying enthusiasm for their chosen art form, to the point of taking their music where..."

March 15, 2013 Arts Feature by Natalie Zeldin

This Rubber Rep show throws lots of weirdness our way, but some of it is beautiful
"...Few shows come with a metaphor for the entire performance built right into the opening, but Jubilee is one..."

April 20, 2012 Arts Review by Dan Solomon

The Nanny Diaries
An awful lot of good talent was squandered on this by-the-numbers film version of the bestselling tell-all about the child-rearing habits of the rich.
"...Scarlett Johansson, Laura Linney, Paul Giamatti, Alicia Keys, Nicholas Art, Donna Murphy, Chris Evans, Nathan Corddry and Judith Roberts...."

Aug. 24, 2007 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
Adapted from Patrick Süskind's heretofore unadaptable cult novel about an olfactory vampire in 18th-century France, Perfume is a gorgeous but woefully overlong and ultimately misguided mess.
"...importantly, why star Whishaw chose to model his entire performance on Anthony Perkins doing Norman Bates. (Certainly it's, hands..."

Jan. 12, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Auto Focus
"...There's much to commend Auto Focus. The set and art direction are superb, evoking Sixties and Seventies décor with..."

Nov. 1, 2002 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Man of the Century
"...out of time. As his name implies, he's an artifact from another decade -- one that roared and had..."

Dec. 3, 1999 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Y Ask X and Y?
"...Chad Salvata Oh. My. God...."

Jan. 1, 1999 Arts Feature by Sarah Hepola

Straddling Jazz
The Golden Arm Trio
"...we get to the improv, sometimes we have a starting point, but more often than not, you get the..."

June 12, 1998 Music Feature by Greg Beets

Commission Mission
UT's Performing Arts Center Spawns New Art
" our city is a great benefactor of the arts, one whose contributions in the past five years have..."

Oct. 18, 1996 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

I Shot Andy Warhol
"...Directed by: Mary Harron. Starring: Lili Taylor, Jared Harris, Martha Plimpton, Stephen Dorff, Lothaire Bluteau, Michael Imperioli, Reg Rogers,..."

June 14, 1996 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Culture Flash!
'The Death of a Cat' gets another new lease on life, First Night Austin needs a lot of artists this New Year's Eve, and an Austin art car Hoovers up the competition in Houston
"...• First Night Austin needs artists to contribute to this new New Year's Eve event..."

May 27, 2005 Arts Column by Robert Faires

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