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Hand-Made And Homeless, Framed And Videotaped

SMU professor Willie Baronet has been buying handmade signs from panhandlers for 23 years. In recent years, he made them into art installations in Dallas galleries. After a cross-country, 24-city trip, he’s now working on a book and a feature-length documentary.

Sex, Drugs And Fine Dining In “Love Me Back”

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Denton author Merritt Tierce paints a bleak picture in her debut novel. She chats about her interest in the idea of shame, and the dark side of waiting tables.

Where Are They Now? Cont’d

An occasional series of updates. You probably don’t remember Dan Knechtges, William Deresiewicz and eighth blackbird, but they won awards in Dallas or worked here on notable shows, and now they off doing something else also worth noting.

‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’ Will Get The Hollywood Treatment

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Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, the 2012 debut novel by Dallas writer Ben Fountain, will be adapted for the big screen.

Art&Seek Jr: 10 Best Kids Books And 5 Events To Check Out At The Library

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Looking for a good book for your Little Kiddle? Here’s the list you’ve been waiting for, plus a list of fun for you to check out while you’re checking out those books.

The Big Deal: Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist Exhibition Catalogue From The Amon Carter Museum Of American Art

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Win the companion book to the ‘Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist’ exhibition.

Alphabet Wars At The Dallas Museum Of Art

Language is political, George Orwell told us. Actually, says Slavs and Tatars, the new show at the DMA, even individual letters are political. It’s the alphabet as a weapon.

Celebrating Mayborn Conference’s 10 Years With An Online Book Auction

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UNT’s Mayborn Conference celebrates narrative non-fiction, has done for 10 years. So why not mark the occasion by auctioning signed first editions by the likes of Larry McMurtry, Mary Karr and Paul Theroux?

What Are William Joyce And Brandon Oldenburg Up To?

The SMU grad and the former Dallasite won an Oscar for best animated short in 2012. Since then, their Shreveport-based Moonbot Studios has won Webby awards and daytime Emmys. And they’ve got even bigger plans …

This Year’s $50,000 Hiett Prize Winner Is…

… an environmental historian. Which is something of a first for the $50,000 award from the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture.

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