You may only dimly, painfully recall this, but this past weekend saw NX35 in Denton (Preston Jones’ festival review here), the start of SXSW in Austin, the end of the Out of the Loop Festival in Addison, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Greenville, Funky Finds in Fort Worth and an Art Crawl in Oak Cliff. […]
UNT’s Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference has announced the slate for this year’s chat-and-chew in July. The high points? Mary Karr (left), author of The Liars’ Club and her latest recovering-from-alcoholism memoir, Lit, will be the keynote speaker the opening evening — this year, to be held at the Austin Ranch, a dude facility in Grapevine. […]
A DEPARTURE IN FORT WORTH: Just six months into the job, the director of artistic planning and communications for the Van Cliburn Foundation has left her post. Janice Mayer tells the Fort-Worth Star Telegram, “I can’t talk anymore about it as I’m seeking legal counsel, and I don’t want to compromise myself.” The Cliburn Foundation […]
What’s wrong with this picture? It’s a photograph, a glowing, beautiful landscape — by Lou Reed, surprisingly enough. It’s in an exhibition of his work called “Romanticism.” And only the second town to show it is — Wichita Falls, Texas. Jerome Weeks speaks with the rock icon.
A few days ago, rehearsals began in New York for Red-Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins, starring Kathleen Turner (right) as the late Texas columnist-wit. The one-woman play, written by journalists and twin sisters Margaret and Allison Engel, opens March 19 at the Philadelphia Theatre Company – and is widely seen as a […]
POETRY IN PRINT: You’ve heard the old adage, “those who can’t do, teach?” Well that’s not the case with University of North Texas creative writing professor Bruce Bond. His poem Blaze was published in the fall 2009 edition of The Southern Review. The journal receives about 15,000 entries and publishes just two percent. The Denton […]
‘Andy Warhol looks a scream,’ sang David Bowie. ‘Hang him on my wall.’ Warhol takes a pitiless look at himself in the new show at Fort Worth’s Modern Art Museum. Andy Warhol: The Last Decade includes 50 works from a time when Warhol’s work exploded in style and scope — while still looking like Andy. Love him or hate him, the show’s likely to be a blockbuster.
BACK IN THE CULTURE PAGES: The Texas governor’s race is getting national attention — and Kinky Friedman isn’t even in it (although he is running for agricultural commissioner). Instead, as the Morning News reports, he’s back doing a public reading from his book, Heroes of a Texas Childhood, and performing a concert tonight at the […]
Guest blogger Danielle Marie Georgiou is a Dance Lecturer at the University of Texas at Arlington where she serves as the Assistant Director of the UT Arlington’s Dance Ensemble. She is also a member of Muscle Memory Dance Theatre – a modern dance collective. I was recently sent a book to review. It came in […]
Panorama is a relatively new, bilingual, European, architecture newspaper (it’s published in English and Spanish). It’s put out by the same folks who publish the future arquitecturos competitions, but calling Panorama a “newspaper” is a bit of a stretch because although it’s got the big, broadsheet layout (with what seems like glossy color photos), it, […]