Here’s one reason Barack Obama has offered a more extensive arts policy than John McCain: He had help from some major intellectual powerhouses. In crafting what has been called the first far-reaching arts policy offered by a presidential contender, Obama turned to a committee of such artists as novelist Michael Chabon, and turned to them [...]
Archive for November, 2008
Andrew Windy Boy recalling the trauma of Indian boarding school in Our Spirits Don’t Speak English I’ve been attending the Dallas Video Festival since the mid-1990s when I started writing about television for The Dallas Morning News. Unlike conventional film festivals, DVF was designed so restless viewers could sample pieces of different work by moving [...]
LBJ biographer Robert Caro, winner of the Texas Book Festival’s Bookend Award The Texas Book Festival, which ran over the weekend at the State Capitol in Austin, came directly out of politics — thanks, in part to then-First Lady of Texas Laura Bush. And thanks, in part, to Austin itself and the Austin political-social types [...]
What happens when ’80s music videos are resung with lyrics that explain what’s happening in the scenes? Well, for one thing, not much work gets done here at Art&Seek HQ. Under the Bridge Head Over Heels Take on Me Happy Monday! And thanks to David and Jennifer for clueing me in.
Get the Flash Player to see this content. The Amon Carter Museum will present its first-ever video installation beginning November 15 — a single, 18-minute, five-channel work occupying an entire gallery. Originally commissioned by the North Dakota Museum of Art as part of its series on the “Emptying out of the Plains,” The Plains of [...]