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November 30, 2022

Jeanne Claire van Ryzin

An award-winning arts journalist, Jeanne Claire van Ryzin is the founder and editor-in-chief of Sightlines.

Darkly comic, Performa Dance’s ‘The Mad Scene’ skewers our desire for fame

Never known for his modesty, Louis XIV, aka the Sun King, once proclaimed “In my heart I prefer fame above all else, even life itself.” Louis XIV also happened to...

The first social network? Actually, it was postcards

When historian and author Lydia Pyne began work on her book “Postcards: The Rise and Fall of the World’s First Social Network,” (Reaktion Press, 2021) her relatives began giving...

Hazardous conditions for art and people at Mexic-Arte, say museum workers

Former staffers from Austin’s Mexic-Arte Museum have turned to social media to bring attention to what they call hazardous working conditions and other issues at the downtown museum. The group...

City releases final designs of new Dougherty Arts Center

Architects charged with designing the new Dougherty Arts Center unveiled the final plans at an April 25 meeting hosted by the city of Austin's Parks and Recreation department. The new...

Wendy Red Star’s brilliant celebration of the Apsáalooke (Crow) Nation

Start with “Um-basax-bilua, ‘Where They Make the Noise’ 1904-2016” (2019). It’s one of the most compelling works in the mid-career survey “Wendy Red Star: A Scratch on the Earth,”...

Leash up: Forklift Danceworks revives ‘Dances for Dogs and People Who Walk Them’

I first wrote about choreographer Allison Orr 22 years ago. It was April of 2000 and Orr was staging “Dances for Dogs and People Who Walk Them” in Zilker...

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