The book Blood Aces tells the story of Benny Binion’s rise from Dallas gangster to Las Vegas impresario. It was written by Dallas Morning News reporter Doug Swanson, and this week we talk to him about the process of turning the book into a movie.
A new narrative history of Dada finds the supposed ‘anti-art’ fringe movement helped shape much of modern culture – and even our thinking about it.
Enter for a chance to see Michaël Borremans: As sweet as it gets at the DMA, and for a chance to have the companion book to grace your coffee table.
The book includes a meet-cute story about Amy Walton, James Garrett and their little free library.
Mark Morris brings his dance genius to the music of George Frideric Handel and the poetry of John Milton in L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato tonight at 8 pm on PBS.
Well, for one thing, we wouldn’t have any movies or theater performances without it. But the witty and knowledgeable critic-historian David Thomson will provide a somewhat more extended answer to the question when Think host Krys Boyd asks it.
It’s a play-with-music about real-life events that Dallas author-historian Alan Govenar helped arrange: a poor black widow-singer and a white ex-rodeo cowboy performing together for the French.
The study measures an area’s cultural vitality through such factors as arts employment, government support and non–profit dollars. And Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and even Austin do not rank high.
Martin Luther King Jr.’s ‘Letter from Birmingham Jail’ is a landmark text of the civil rights movement – but there was drama as well in how they saw print – as seen Monday night in Dallas writer Jonathan Martin’s play.
As the Observer wraps up its list of 100 Creatives, it also anoints six Mastermind winners. Arts Editor Lauren Smart chats about who wins, and why.