And Robert Caro won for the third volume of his LBJ bio, so it was Texas night at the NBCC.
The Mayborn schedule, the Modern’s fabrics, plus a history of puppets and the arrival of ‘repetitors’: A Friday roundup to get you ready for the weekend.
This year’s winner of the Rilke Prize: Paisley Rekdal, author not just of the acclaimed poetry book, Animal Eye, but also a poem about KERA’s news director. Yep, the news director.
Controversial themes run through the movie Bless Me, Ultima, one of this week’s giveaways.
… the former Texas bad boy of cultural criticism supposedly said he was sick of the art market and was quitting criticism. Turns out, reports of his retirement were somewhat exaggerated.
Ken Price’s sculptures look like radioactive alien life forms. Wild, whimsical yet wickedly precise. The show is the first full-career retrospective at the Nasher – and it ran into that little sunlight problem they’ve been having.
It’s the Mt. Everest of Western drama; it took a co-production with Trinity Rep to bring King Lear to the Dallas Theater Center. The surprise is how quick, clean and clear it is. But the question is, does it reach the mountaintop?
Texas Monthly has always been about the old Texas of barbed wire and oil well turning into the new Texas of suburban mall and art museum. The new issue’s theme is Texas’ Big Cities – familiar enough territory, but we spotted what must be a first for the magazine.
Today in the roundup: Reviewing Stage West’s ‘Gabriel,’ book bits and the benefits of picking up an instrument young.
Think of it as an early spring thaw. The Dallas Museum of Art will release three books just in the next few months through the Yale University Press — more than it’s done in a typical year.