Those drawn to new year resolutions can check out Louis Wise’s novel twist on annual self-improvement plans: Clean up your culture diet, with a 10-step “arts detox.” The idea is “not to do less, but to do better.” The piece, from The Times (of London), is Brit-centric and not just a little snarky. But coming up with [...]
Archive for December, 2007
This year would end on a Monday, wouldn’t it? “Keeping it real”: Authenticity (or rather, “authenticity”) is a major bugbear for marketers of products to teens, the only people, it seems, who believe in a true self, true love and truth in advertising, if they can find it: “Teens are wired different than any another [...]
Looking for something more than dinner or a crowded bar to ring in the New Year tonight? Gini’s got suggestions all over Dallas and Ft. Worth.
Stoops of Baltimore, Streets of Mexico, and Porches of North Texas: Space, Place and Race as Cultural Practices. In Baltimore, there are row houses that have three marble steps that lead up to the front door (think the opening scene in Hairspray.) In the mornings, someone, a grandmother, a momma, a young girl, would scrub [...]
It’s no big surprise that more of us are using cell phones and the internet to watch television, or broadcasting our own music, videos, or blogs online. What is startling is how quickly we are forming new habits. A new-media survey conducted by Deloitte & Touche found that the number of people using their phones [...]
What’s going on this weekend? Take it away Gini.
OK, this is a little silly, but it’s nice to see that museums can lighten up a bit. Jana at the Amon Carter blog introduces “the one-stop blog for your 19th century mustache needs.” The photos and site are courtesy of the University of Kentucky archives. Extra bonus points: Jana was inspired to find a [...]
Lots of music to see tonight. Here’s Gini to tell you all about it.
JR Compton over at Dallas Arts Revue has posted a nice photographic chronicle of Art Conspiracy 3, the Dallas event put on to benefit local non-profit arts groups. AC features artists who create new works at the event, an auction of said works and live music, all in an informal setting. It’s a great scene, [...]
The 7-day celebration of African-American culture begins today. The DMN’s Norma Adams-Wade offers a line-up of the week’s events in Dallas. They kick off today with a parade at 1 beginning at Lincoln High School. And here’s KERA’s Bill Zeeble talking to Bandele and Akwete Tyehimba , whose booth of traditional masks, sculptures and drums [...]