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Robert Olen Butler On The Writers Studio This Week

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Tune in to KERA Saturday night to hear the author of “A Good Scent From a Strange Mountain.”

Review: Dallas Theater Center’s ‘Fortress Of Solitude’

When it comes to musicals that DTC has premiered before shipping them to New York, Fortress of Solitude is the most ambitious, the most literary. Adapted from Jonathan Lethem’s best-selling novel, Solitude is a street-scene musical about race, rhythm and blues, gentrification and two boys playing with a superhero ring.

Going After The Wild Detectives

E-books and Amazon and self-publishing – no wonder the traditional, bricks-and-mortar bookstore is fading away. Except their numbers are actually increasing. Just look at the new one in Oak Cliff: The Wild Detectives.

The High Five: New Book Sheds More Light On Lance Armstrong’s Fall From Grace, And It Gets Even Uglier

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: New book on Lance Armstrong’s rise and fall as athlete and celebrity; Dallas Sex Trade investigated in new report; Dallas group’s #muttbombing dog adoption campaign goes viral; and more.

The Big Deal: Amon Carter Museum Of American Art ‘Art and Appetite’ Exhibition Catalogue

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Win this Big Deal and sink your teeth into a good book.

UNT’s New $10,000 Rilke Poetry Prize Winner Loves Willie Nelson’s Music

Poet Katie Peterson is the third winner of the $10,000 Rilke Prize from UNT. She should feel at home visiting Denton: She loves country music.

‘The Lady Revealed’ To Play At Theatre 3 For 2 Shows

First staged last year at UNT, The Lady Revealed is about both the ‘Dark Lady’ of Shakespeare’s sonnets – the bewitching mistress whom Shakespeare worshiped and attacked – and the contentious Oxford don who believed he’d uncovered her identity. Now Theatre 3 will present it for free – with Theatre 3′s Jac Alder playing the don.

Dallas Theater Center in Time Magazine: One of 10 Shows To Watch This Year

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Of course, for a list of 10 worthwhile shows outside NYC this year, it probably didn’t hurt that the DTC’s Fortress of Solitude is already set to be staged next season by the Public Theatre in New York.

Should Arts Groups Create Their Own Arts Coverage?

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It’s happening in Chicago. The Chicago Symphony is publishing its own, supposedly independent online magazine – and has staffed it with some serious, experienced critics and editors. But is it ‘journalism’?

‘Queen of Dallas Historic Preservation’ Has New Book, Makes NYTimes

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She’s Virginia Savage McAlester, her family’s lived in the same Swiss Avenue home since 1921, her mother rescued other homes on Swiss and the daughter is now the author of the ‘magisterial’ A Field Guide to American Houses – just in case you didn’t know.

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