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Staging <i>Human Resources: The Musical</i> Despite the Pandemic
Staging Human Resources: The Musical Despite the Pandemic
Mallory Schlossberg knew she'd face challenges staging her new musical now, but she decided to just do it and figure it out

Dec. 3, 2020

<i>Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents</i> by Isabel Wilkerson
Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson
In her second book, the author of The Warmth of Other Suns examines and breaks down the unacknowledged social structure baked into our country

Rosalind Faires, Nov. 12, 2020

<i>Memorial Drive: A Daughter's Memoir</i> by Natasha Trethewey
Memorial Drive: A Daughter's Memoir by Natasha Trethewey
In her book, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet is a daughter who returns to her mother's crime scene to reclaim herself

Barbara Purcell, Nov. 5, 2020

<i>Sex and Vanity</i> by Kevin Kwan
Sex and Vanity by Kevin Kwan
Kevin Kwan offers another gloriously satirical and sharp sociological take on the insular lives of the untouchably rich

Barbara Purcell, Nov. 5, 2020

<i>Running</i> by Natalia Sylvester
Running by Natalia Sylvester
Natalia Sylvester’s YA debut makes the political personal

Rosalind Faires, Oct. 29, 2020

Blue Lapis Light's <i>Beyond the Clouds</i>
Blue Lapis Light's Beyond the Clouds
This aerial dance company's production brought its dancers down to earth but still lifted us up

Robert Faires, Oct. 29, 2020

"Shawn Camp & Darcie Book: Comity of Ghosts" at ICOSA Gallery
New ICOSA show unites the spirits within via the surfaces without

Wayne Alan Brenner, Oct. 15, 2020

<i>Murder on Cold Street</i> by Sherry Thomas
Murder on Cold Street by Sherry Thomas
Sherry Thomas' fifth outing in the Lady Sherlock series is as fascinating and feminist as ever

Oct. 8, 2020

Every Day We Get More Illegal by Juan Felipe Herrera
Every Day We Get More Illegal by Juan Felipe Herrera
With his latest collection, the former U.S. poet laureate offers a kind of spiritual style guide for our time

Roberto Ontiveros, Sept. 24, 2020

"Amada Miller: Everything in Tune" at grayDUCK Gallery
The San Antonio-based artist's new show rings lunar and true

Sept. 17, 2020

"Melanie Clemmons: Likes Charge"
This solo exhibition at Women & Their Work conjures digital comfort in troubled times

Wayne Alan Brenner, Sept. 10, 2020

<i>Good Citizens Need Not Fear</i> by Maria Reva
Good Citizens Need Not Fear by Maria Reva
Anything can happen in the wonderfully weird Ukraine of this short story collection

Robert Faires, Sept. 3, 2020

<i>All Things Left Wild</i> by James Wade
All Things Left Wild by James Wade
In his debut novel, the Austin author reveals a world of brotherly sin and redemption across the Old West

Wayne Alan Brenner, Aug. 6, 2020

Book Review: <i>Network Effect</i> by Martha Wells
Book Review: Network Effect by Martha Wells
In this first full-length novel featuring Murderbot, the violent but endearing rogue AI is back for more adventures to delight "all the stupid humans"

Elizabeth Cobbe, July 30, 2020

"Ben Muñoz: Over My Head" at Flatbed Center for Contemporary Printmaking
These bold new woodcuts capture the depth and bigness of life

Wayne Alan Brenner, July 16, 2020

“Marianne Levy: Grimm Re-Articulated” at the Dougherty Arts Center
This exhibition of ceramic sculptures recasts fairy tales with animals who are more human than the people in the originals

Robert Faires, July 9, 2020

"Lee Albert Hill: Signs" at CAMIBAart
This solo exhibition asks, What happens when shapes run away to join the circuits?

Wayne Alan Brenner, July 2, 2020

A Year Later, the Time Is Right for Another Conversation About <i>Notes From the Field</i>
A Year Later, the Time Is Right for Another Conversation About Notes From the Field
In the wake of George Floyd’s murder, Zach Theatre streamed its staging of the 2019 production and led a discussion on Zoom

Robert Faires, June 18, 2020

Kate Breakey: "Black Tulips & Dead Flowers"
This exhibition focused on specimens of the plant kingdom is like a series of windows into arcane botanical memories

Wayne Alan Brenner, June 18, 2020

Northern-Southern Gallery's
Northern-Southern Gallery's "Left in Leaves"
This group exhibition frees artwork from lockdown and sends quaratined viewers in search of it

Robert Faires, May 21, 2020

The Contemporary Austin Feeds Your Head With <i>The Contemporary at Home</i>
The Contemporary Austin Feeds Your Head at Home
All the art in the Jones Center and at Laguna Gloria is yours for the viewing on the museum's new website

Wayne Alan Brenner, May 14, 2020

Austin Weird Homes Tour: The Mysterious Planchette
Austin Weird Homes Tour: The Mysterious Planchette
In this virtual Weird Homes Tour presentation, Brandon Hodge wanted to have a few (spirit-channeled) words with you

Wayne Alan Brenner, April 30, 2020

The Heroine of <i>The Roxy Letters</i> Fights to Get Austin's Groove Back
The Heroine of The Roxy Letters Fights to Get Austin's Groove Back
Mary Pauline Lowry's quirky novel looks for the city's soul

Robert Faires, April 16, 2020

The Hideout Theatre’s Virtual Threefer
The Hideout Theatre’s Virtual Threefer
Three troupes Zoomed and Twitched their time upon the improv stage

Wayne Alan Brenner, April 2, 2020

Jo Carol Pierce’s <i>Bad Girls Upset by the Truth</i>
Jo Carol Pierce’s Bad Girls Upset by the Truth
This revival of Jo Carol Pierce’s one-woman show from the Eighties pays loving tribute to the author without really coming into its own

Trey Gutierrez, March 19, 2020

Sad Girls Productions’ <i>So Lucky</i>
Sad Girls Productions' So Lucky
This world premiere from a brand-new company lacks polish, but it does honor its community’s stories

Elizabeth Cobbe, March 19, 2020

<i>So Lucky</i> Makes Space for Asian Americans Onstage
So Lucky Makes Space for Asian Americans Onstage
Sad Girls Productions' new play hopes to create connections within the community

Robert Faires, March 12, 2020

Vortex and New Manifest Theatre's <i>good friday</i>
Vortex and New Manifest Theatre's good friday
Kristiana Rae Colón's shocking drama puts audiences at the intersection of gun violence and sexual assault, and makes us think about both

Trey Gutierrez, March 12, 2020

Fallout Theater's <i>The 2020 First Annual Hollywood Awards Show: Live in Hollywood!</i>
Fallout Theater's The 2020 First Annual Hollywood Awards Show: Live in Hollywood!
A zany yet surprisingly relevant awards show satire dives into the glitzy soullessness of Hollywood

Madelyn Geyer, March 12, 2020

Gateway Theatre Project's <i>Ghosts</i>
Gateway Theatre Project's Ghosts
This site-specific staging immerses its small audiences in Ibsen's bleak, tragic world via an Austin home

Trey Gutierrez, March 5, 2020

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