NORAH, IN REVIEW: She may not live in North Texas anymore, but Norah Jones is still one of the area’s most successful exports (36 million albums and counting). So when she puts out a new album, we take notice. The reviews for The Fall, called both her break-up album and her rock album, have been [...]
The Nasher Sculpture Center has announced its 2010 NasherSALON Speaker Series. The series has previously featured such artists as authors John Updike and Larry McMurtry, choreographer Twyla Tharp, chef Wolfgang Puck and singer-songwriter Art Garfunkel. This next year’s series will feature actor-director Robert Duvall (Jan. 21), actress-model Lauren Bacall (March 11), singer Gladys Knight (June [...]
LOOKING SOUTH OUT WEST: Fort Worth is about to get its Latin Music fix with a pair of festivals specializing in the music of Central and South America. TCU’s Latin American Music Festival begins on Friday, which will be followed by Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Music Director Miguel Harth-Bedoya’s Caminos del Inka series the following [...]
When Calvin Littlejohn came to Fort Worth in 1934, white newspapers wouldn’t run photos of African-Americans. Ironically, segregation gave Littlejohn his life’s work: chronicling Fort Worth’s middle-class black community. Bob Ray Sanders, author of a new book on Littlejohn, talks to Krys Boyd about growing up in Jim Crow North Texas.
Back in September, publisher Ken Villalovos abandoned THE magazine because, as he said at the time, the Santa Fe parent company hadn’t paid him or editor Scot Hart — even after they took pay cuts to keep the 11-month-old, North Texas arts publication going. “It was getting to the point where our reputations were on [...]
Ever since archaeologists found the remains of the Rose Theater in 1989 — where Christopher Marlowe’s dramas were once enacted — there’s been an explosion of research into the Elizabethan playhouses. Scholars still haven’t answered many puzzles — they’re not even certain how many sides the Globe had. But they’ve found some of the first concrete clues to what the theaters were like, what stage life was like. London archaeologist Julian Bowsher gave a lecture Thursday at the Dallas Museum of Art — and spoke to Think.
MINING THE PAST: “You learn more from reading than from reading books on writing.” That’s the strategy that Southlake author Suzanne Crowley says guided her to a successful career as a young-adult author. Her second book in the genre, The Stolen One, is set in Tudor England and was inspired by the many books she [...]
THE BEST IN BOOKS: A Terrible Glory: Custer and the Little Big Horn, the Last Great Battle of the American West, by Dallas author James Donovan, was named best non-fiction book by the Writers’ League of Texas. Mike Merschel of the DMN’s Texas Pages books blog has the complete list. He’ll be in Austin covering [...]
Dallas author/literary agent James Donovan has won the 2009 nonfiction award from the Writers’ League of Texas for his book, A Terrible Glory: Custer and the Little Big Horn. The award, which comes with a cash prize of $1,000, will be presented during the Texas Book Festival on Oct. 31 at the State Capitol in [...]
In Cormac McCarthy’s novels, the Texas-Mexico border is a major, dramatic life-changing event for young Anglos headed south. In Oscar Casares’ writing, the border is a fact of life — to be negotiated, ignored, overcome. The Brownsville native talks to us about family legends, the border and his new novel, Amigoland.