PODCASTING AT THE MODERN: The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth has launched a cool new feature on its blog. Docent Insights is a series of short podcasts (5-15 minutes each) that feature Modern docents discussing works in the collection. The first podcast focuses on “Texas and the West” and has docents Boots Bailey and [...]
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BREAKING DOWN ‘ANGELS AND DEMONS’: The adaptation of Dan Brown’s best-seller Angels and Demons was the No. 1 movie in the country last weekend, debuting with a so-so $46 million. Those who took in the movie required the same level of belief-suspension as when they saw Angels‘ predecessor, The Da Vinci Code. But don’t take [...]
Dallas Symphony Orchestra music director Jaap Van Zweden recently took part in the Nasher Salon 2009 Lecture Series. Van Zweden discusses his vision for the DSO with Mark Melson, vice president of artistic operations for the symphony, in this video.
Where do we find true pleasure? Can everyday activities like swimming or reading bring us joy? Willard Spiegelman, Hughes Professor of English at Southern Methodist University and editor of the Southwest Review, joined us for the Art & Seek segment to discuss his new collection, Seven Pleasures: Essays on Ordinary Happiness.
If you missed the short films made by North Texas high school students when they played at last month’s AFI Dallas International Film Festival, we’ve combed the Internet and tracked down a lot of them. And it was worth the effort. We think you, too, will be amazed by these talented young filmmakers.
Fort Worth photographer Alex Braverman discusses his twin photographic passions and his current show at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center as part of this week’s Art&Seek Q&A.
The New York Times reports that Rocco Landesman, the head of Jujamcyn, the smallest of the Broadway theater chains, has been appointed by President Obama as the new head of the National Endowment for the Arts.
AND THE WINNER IS: Congratulations to Tanner Ellison, a University of North Texas student, whose photo took top honors in a national student contest hosted by the Society of Publication Designers. Her photo of a slide at White Rock Lake topped more than 250 entries in the Land/Sea/Air contest. “I have always been interested in [...]
Wanted to post this earlier, but you know, it’s Monday. But if you’re interested in DISD and the future of quality education in Dallas, really, you’ll find the Schutze link compelling. Because of the convention center hotel election, relatively little attention is still being paid to the issue of what DISD plans to do with [...]
Guest blogger Bart Weiss is director of VideoFest. As director of VideoFest (the event formally known as the Dallas Video Festival) I am always on the lookout for fascinating, innovative programs for the fest. Several years ago I happened on a conference called INPUT, which is an international public television conference. It’s kind of like [...]