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<i>Cold Storage</i>
Cold Storage
David Koepp's new thriller involves zombies, but its unexpected take, rooted in scientific realism, will make you rethink how the genre works

Reid Jowers, Aug. 29, 2019

“Shana Hoehn: Hauntings” at Women & Their Work
“Shana Hoehn: Hauntings” at Women & Their Work
Vintage hood ornaments are reimagined as sculptures that expose the historically distorted treatment of women’s bodies

Robert Faires, Aug. 22, 2019

Zach Theatre's <i>Ann</i>
Zach Theatre's Ann
This revival of Holland Taylor's play replaces Ann Richards the Lone Star icon with the everyday Texan who faced challenges head-on

Trey Gutierrez, Aug. 22, 2019

Last Act Theatre's <i>Seven</i>
Last Act Theatre's Seven
In this documentary play, seven women from around the world tell stories that are tragically familiar

Robert Faires, Aug. 15, 2019

<i>That! Big! 80s! Musical!</i> at the Hideout
That! Big! 80s! Musical! at the Hideout
This improvised take on Footloose-style musicals wasn't exactly polished, but the cast's catchy enthusiasm brought genuine laughs

Trey Gutierrez, Aug. 15, 2019

"Meeghan Morongova: Boundless Abandon" at Butridge Gallery
The photographer's first solo show is a clever and colorful fabrication of portraits

Wayne Alan Brenner, Aug. 15, 2019

Zilker Theatre Productions' <i>The Little Mermaid</i>
Zilker Theatre Productions’ The Little Mermaid
Dynamite vocals and grand visuals overcome the musical's narrative weaknesses to satisfy audiences nostalgic for Disney's classic

Trey Gutierrez, Aug. 8, 2019

<i>The Adventure Zone: Murder on the Rockport Limited!</i>
The Adventure Zone: Murder on the Rockport Limited!
The McElroys' hit RPG podcast-turned-comic earns its exclamation mark

Rosalind Faires, Aug. 8, 2019

“Jeffrey Gibson: This Is the Day” at the Blanton
The artist explores his indigenous roots and American identity in this solo exhibition

Barbara Purcell, Aug. 8, 2019

Summer Stock Austin's <i>How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying</i>
Summer Stock Austin's How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
This musical succeeds on the infectious energy of every member of its enthusiastic cast

Trey Gutierrez, Aug. 1, 2019

Summer Stock Austin's <i>Haunted: A Ghost Story</i>
Summer Stock Austin's Haunted: A Ghost Story
This new musical by Allen Robertson and Damon Brown is darker than their usual fare, but there's light at the end

Robert Faires, Aug. 1, 2019

Grageriart: <i>Design 4 Everyone</i> at Crashbox
Grageriart: Design 4 Everyone at Crashbox
Math rock is hard, let's go shopping with some robots

Wayne Alan Brenner, Aug. 1, 2019

"GD Wright: Impossible Until It's Done" at Dimension Gallery
The sculptor mirrors up a globular array of unusual glassworks

Wayne Alan Brenner, July 25, 2019

<i>The Rose: Trouble in Paradise</i> at ColdTowne Theatre
The Rose: Trouble in Paradise at ColdTowne Theatre
This improvised riff on The Bachelor captures the raw, trainwreck appeal of reality TV dating shows

Trey Gutierrez, July 25, 2019

Phonography Austin's <i>The Invisible Suburb</i>
Phonography Austin's The Invisible Suburb
This World Listening day installation used recorded sounds of domestic life to create a ghostly neighborhood on a street now empty of life

Taylor Prewitt, July 25, 2019

"Secrets of Earth" at Raw Paw Gallery
Serigraphic alchemist Chris Dock invites you to look through his rose-colored lenses

Wayne Alan Brenner, July 18, 2019

<i>Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee</i> by Casey Cep
Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee by Casey Cep
Casey Cep solves the mystery of the true crime book that Harper Lee never wrote

Rosalind Faires, July 18, 2019

<i>A Risky Undertaking for Loretta Singletary</i> by Terry Shames
A Risky Undertaking for Loretta Singletary by Terry Shames
Police chief Samuel Craddock searches for a missing friend while on a visit to Jarrett Creek, Texas

Robert Faires, July 18, 2019

Road Tripping With a Serial Killer in <i>Paper Ghosts</i>
Road Tripping With a Serial Killer in Paper Ghosts
As well as being a riveting psychological thriller, this tale of a road trip across Texas with a serial killer shows the state in an intimate light

Elizabeth Cobbe, July 18, 2019

<i>Houston Noir</i> Anthology Explores H-Town Badness
Houston Noir Anthology Explores H-Town Badness
H-Town badness gets the Akashic rundown in a criminally good anthology

Wayne Alan Brenner, July 18, 2019

<i>The Bird Boys</i> Brings Crime to 1970s Beaumont
The Bird Boys Brings Crime to 1970s Beaumont
Lisa Sandlin's characters try to solve the mysteries of themselves

Robert Faires, July 18, 2019

Divine Desires
Immortal Longings at Zach Theatre
In this new play by Terrence McNally, Diaghilev and Nijinsky seek revolution and godhood in the 20th century

Robert Faires, July 11, 2019

<i>Fishbowl</i> at ColdTowne Theater
Fishbowl at ColdTowne Theater
In Stephanie Thoreson's one-woman show, a gallery of awkward characters show us that it's okay to be pathetic if you laugh about it later

Laura Jones, July 11, 2019

<i>An Accidental Cuban</i>
An Accidental Cuban
Joan Moran's up-to-the-minute page-turner exposes the dark and gritty side of Cuba with schemes full of treachery, double-dealing, and murder

Jay Trachtenberg, July 11, 2019

Hyde Park Theatre's <i>Death Tax</i>
Hyde Park Theatre's Death Tax
This production of Lucas Hnath's play questions who really pays when the Reaper comes calling – and before

Elizabeth Cobbe, July 3, 2019

"Mathieu Grenier: Expanded Nomenclature" at grayDUCK Gallery
In his first solo show in Austin, this Montreal photographer blurs language and lines

Barbara Purcell, July 3, 2019

Georgetown Palace Theatre's <i>Evita</i>
Georgetown Palace Theatre's Evita
In this engaging production, the saga of Eva Perón is told with immediacy and power

Laura Jones, June 27, 2019

“Rehab El Sadek: The Memory Palace” at Big Medium
“Rehab El Sadek: The Memory Palace” at Big Medium
The exhibit is a personal chamber about the artist’s past wherein she recovers memories but also reveals their fragility

Robert Faires, June 27, 2019

<i>Rub a Duck</i> at Blue Genie
Rub a Duck at Blue Genie
These are the kinds of movements that will make everyone moist

Wayne Alan Brenner, June 20, 2019

Austin Playhouse's <i>The Book of Will</i>
Austin Playhouse's The Book of Will
Playwright Lauren Gunderson shows how the Bard's works came to be collected in a story of devotion and loss

Trey Gutierrez, June 20, 2019

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