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Poetry People
Derrick Brown has already lived a storied life. The son of an emu farmer and a former paratrooper for the 82nd airborne, Brown’s worked as a TV weatherman, a ...
Art And About
Editor's note: Last week, local artist Matthew John Winters helped you navigate through the best of the East Austin Studio Tour's smaller spaces. This week, we're going ...
Arts in Context
Editor's note: CultureMap is proud to present the latest installment in our partnership with KLRU's documentary series Arts in Context Shorts. This unique series celebrates stories about the ...
Head EAST Young Man
You may not know it, but they are lurking everywhere. They live in our neighborhoods and work with us every day. They skulk around in garages, backyards, sheds and alleys ...
Opera for All
On a recent Saturday night along the south shore of Lady Bird Lake near Riverside Drive, an eclectic crowd shuffled together toward two very different live music experiences. A bearded ...
Hanging Around Austin
November is a great month for art. In addition to the East Austin Studio Tour, which is held November 14-16 and 21-23, there is a bounty of beautiful shows across ...
Time of Your Life
Recreating an iconic work in a different medium always comes with inherent risk, but the screenwriter of '80s super hit Dirty Dancing saw rewriting the film for the stage as ...
Weekend of Reading
This weekend, over 280 authors are descending on Austin for the biggest Texas Book Festival ever. These literary giants are here to impart their wisdom and general literary coolness at ...
Get In The Car and Drive
One of the wonderful things about living in Austin is the opportunity for independent forces to come together and provide an arena for culturally rich events. On Friday, October 24 ...
Max on Monroe
You may not know the name Peter Max, but you’ve almost certainly seen his work. Among his impressive resume are portraits of the last seven sitting presidents, including "100 ...
Free and Weird
Like free art? Of course you do! Free Art Friday isn't a new concept in Austin, but this month collaborators are upping the ante. If you're new to ...
Crisp campuses and adolescence angst
Even though it’s already time for midterms, it never quite feels like back-to-school season until the cooler weather arrives, which, fingers crossed, is happening right about now. To properly ...
Code Imitates Life
Why do we need public art, you ask? One reason, as this book aptly notes, is no language on Earth has ever produced the expression, "As pretty as an institutional ...
Hanging Around Austin
October in Austin! Of all the times in any year to leave your house and try new things, this month of this year in this very city is the absolute ...
275 Authors in 2 Days
Last month, the Texas Book Festival revealed the largest lineup in its 19-year history, promising over 275 authors in two days at the Texas State Capitol grounds. Now that the ...
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