• Paradox Players Present the Historical Drama “New Jerusalem”

    Paradox Players Present the Historical Drama New Jerusalem

    In 1656, Jewish philosopher Baruch Spinoza was the subject of an intense interogation in his family's adopted hometown of Amsterdam. At the time, the Inquisition was at full power in Spain and Portugal; the Dutch considered themselves more a more ...

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  • Theatre En Bloc Presents Neil LaBute’s “Fat Pig”

    Theatre En Bloc Presents Neil LaBute's Fat Pig

    This month, Theatre en Bloc is presenting Neil LaBute’s play “Fat Pig” at the Off Center. It’s a unique love story; one that takes a hard look at our cultural attitudes toward weight and beauty. The comedy centers around young ...

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  • Two Guys On Your Head: Nature Vs. Nurture

    Two Guys On Your Head: Nature Vs. Nurture

    To what degree are we born a blank slate, and how much are we a result of our influence by our environment? Consensus: Nature or nurture is the wrong question. Certainly we come with genetic endowments, or predispositions, ...

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Two Guys On Your Head: Nature Vs. Nurture

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Two Guys On Your Head: Nature Vs. Nurt...

To what degree are we born a blank slate, and how much are we a result of our influence by our environment? Consensus: Nature or nurture is the wrong question. Certainly we come with genetic endowments, or predispositions, but they’re not deterministic. They set the stage for our possible...
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Two Guys On Your Head: Déjà vu

Two Guys On Your Head

Two Guys On Your Head: Déjà vu

Have you ever traveled to a new place and suddenly, randomly, you experience this overwhelming sense of familiarity with what you’re seeing, like you’ve already seen it, even though you know you haven’t because you’ve never been here before? Or, you could be going through your daily...
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The New Play “Stay” Debuts in Wimberley

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The New Play “Stay” Debuts...

By day, Sheila Cowley is the operations manager of public radio station WMNF 88.5 FM in Tampa, Florida. But she's also an emerging playwright, and her first produced play, Stay, is currently enjoying its premiere production at Wimberley Playhouse. The four-person drama centers around...
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Two Guys On Your Head: Emotions and Decision Making

Two Guys On Your Head

Two Guys On Your Head: Emotions and De...

When we make big decisions in life, such as buying a house or getting married, we often consider those decisions to have been based on a ‘gut feeling.’ That common colloquialism refers to using an emotional basis for decision making, as opposed to cold, rational reasoning, and most of us do it...
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Two Guys On Your Head: Sleep

Two Guys On Your Head

Two Guys On Your Head: Sleep

We need to sleep for some reason, but what exactly is happening in our brains while we’re unconscious? We have only scratched the surface of understanding all that happens during sleep, but with the knowledge gained so far, we know that when our bodies are resting our brains are very...
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Two Guys On Your Head: How Advertising Works

Two Guys On Your Head

Two Guys On Your Head: How Advertising...

Don Draper from Mad Men may have been unaware of the neuropsychological reasons that he intuitively constructed advertisements the way he did, or he may not have cared, but there are reasons. Have you ever found yourself in a shopping isle at the grocery store, mindlessly putting products into...
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“THIRST” Will Feature a Ghostly Tree on Lady Bird Lake

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“THIRST” Will Feature a Gh...

This weekend, a new art installation will open that will be hard to miss. THIRST, from Women and Their Work, comprises two components: a series of 14,000 prayer flags which will form a 2.5 mile loop near Lady Bird Lake, and a 35-foot cedar elm tree that will hover above the lake itself. The tree...
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Artists Joseph Noderer and Jamie Panzer at Tiny Park

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Artists Joseph Noderer and Jamie Panze...

The latest exhibition at Tiny Park Art Space features the work of two artists: painter Joseph Noderer and sculptor Jamie Panzer. At first glance, one might not notice the similarities in the artists' works, but Tiny Park curator Brian Willey must have dug a little deeper before pairing the two....
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Zach Opens its Family Show Series with “Salt and Pepper (Sal y Pimienta)”

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Zach Opens its Family Show Series with...

Zach Theatre has been presenting plays for children and families for years now, with a new selection of shows every season. In recent years, they've been including bilingual plays to better serve the Austin community and the children who make up the Zach Family Show audience. This month, they'll...
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Tongue and Groove Theatre Presents “Eggheads!”

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Tongue and Groove Theatre Presents ...

Twenty years or so ago, playwright and novelist Joseph Skibell wrote Eggheads!, a tribute to the screwball comedy films of the 1930s. The play's got a bit of a meta element, in that it's a screwball comedy about the making of screwball comedies. There's also the added twist that the...
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Forklift Danceworks and Austin Energy Join Forces for “Power UP”

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Forklift Danceworks and Austin Energy ...

Over the past several years, Allison Orr's Forklift Danceworks has staged performances featuring, among others, roller skaters, Elvis impersonators, and sanitation workers. The Trash Project, the large-scale performance they produced with the City of Austin Sanitation Department, won...
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Two Guys on Your Head: School and Boredom

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Two Guys on Your Head: School and Bore...

If you've seen the movie Ferris Bueller's Day Off or perhaps been in a classroom, you know that school can sometimes be very boring. However, learning and coming up with ideas in an environment with others in our social group should be fun! So why do schools get such a bad rap? In this episode...
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