Daily Arts
You Have to Be High to See This Mural
We mean, literally high: Not from having recently enjoyed a bowl or two of, like, dank nugs … but by actually inhabiting a certain excessive physical altitude. Because there’s a new 30,000-square-foot artwork on a Domain NORTHSIDE rooftop.

10:00AM Tue. Sep. 14, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Texas Book Festival Scales Back In-Person Programming
The Texas Book Festival had already planned for a hybrid festival this year, offering both in-person and virtual programming. But amid concerns over the Delta variant’s continued prevalence in Austin, TBF has announced in-person events will be scaled back dramatically.

10:14AM Mon. Sep. 13, Kimberley Jones Read More | Comment »

9/11 Memorial: The 20th Anniversary
Austin artist Claude van Lingen’s 9/11 Memorial at Co-Lab Projects (5419 Glissman) honors those who died on September 11, 2001, in the World Trade Center, Pentagon, and Pennsylvania tragedies and pays homage to those who died in the ensuing conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

2:30PM Sat. Sep. 11, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

LBJ Library at 50: "Lady Bird Johnson: Beyond the Willdflowers"
If all you know about Lady Bird Johnson is that she has a lake and a wildflower center named after her, then you may think her story begins and ends with her efforts to better society with nature’s beauty – a belief that was widely shared while her husband Lyndon was President and trailed her through the decades after he left the Oval Office.

8:35PM Fri. Aug. 27, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

LBJ Library at 50: An Interview With Mark Updegrove
Mark Updegrove came into the job of LBJ Presidential Library director with a vision, a vision involving nothing less than the way we all see Lyndon Baines Johnson and his presidency, to turn our attention away from the tragic failures in Vietnam toward the landmark achievements in civil rights and social progress.

11:20AM Thu. Aug. 26, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

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LBJ Library at 50: An Interview With Betty Sue Flowers
When Betty Sue Flowers became director of the LBJ Presidential Library in 2002, she had a hard act to follow – maybe the hardest for that particular institution: Harry Middleton, former presidential aide to Lyndon Johnson, Johnson's personal choice for director when the Library opened in 1971, and the director there for 30 years.

12:01AM Thu. Aug. 26, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

LBJ Library at 50: An Interview With Mark A. Lawrence
Mark A. Lawrence barely had a moment to enjoy being the new director of the LBJ Presidential Library before COVID came calling. His first day on the job was Jan. 5, 2020, and the Library closed March 13. In the 17 months since, he still hasn’t had a chance to relish the role publicly – even on the 50th anniversary of the Library’s dedication in May.

12:01AM Thu. Aug. 26, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

LBJ Library at 50: All the Cake
We made it to the LBJ Library & Museum in July, during that tiny sliver of high we all felt as tumbling COVID numbers began to show that the vaccines do work. Nevertheless, the host of this media day, Luci Baines Johnson, made a point of letting everyone know that she’d been double vaccinated and would welcome a handshake if any of us felt so inclined.

12:01AM Thu. Aug. 26, Kate X Messer Read More | Comment »

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