… are more apt to lie about the books they’ve read. A British study of the reading habits of 2,000 people found that women read more books. Surprise. Novelist Ian McEwan concluded much the same thing just by trying to hand out novels one day in a London park and finding not a single taker [...]
Texas writer Joe Nick Patoski joined Think host Krys Boyd during the Scene segment of this week’s show to chat about his biography, Willie Nelson: An Epic Life. The book was recently awarded the 2009 TCU Texas Book Award.
Get the Flash Player to see this content. How is theater changing with the times and the new century? Playwright Itamar Moses, whose play Back, Back, Back runs at the Dallas Theater Center through April 5th, joined Think for a recent conversation. For a review of the play and a feature on Moses, see the [...]
YOUTUBE, THE REMIX: This is one of the coolest YouTube videos I’ve seen in a while – a musical mashup of other online videos. Called the Thru You project, it’s the creation of Ophir Kutiel, who goes by Kutiman online. Thanks to Andrew Taylor’s The Artful Manager blog for the tip. TEXAS BALLET THEATER LOSES [...]
The Daily Telegraph reports on a newly released book, Enter Pursued by a Bear, by Dr. John Casson, an independent researcher and psychotherapist who claims to have unearthed Shakespeare’s “first published poem, the Phaeton sonnet, his first comedy, Mucedorus, and his first tragedies, Locrine and Arden of Faversham. He also explores the plays Thomas of [...]
Daniel in the lions’ den? Author-columnist-provocateur-professional atheist Christopher Hitchens is coming to Dallas this weekend. He’ll speak during the first-ever Christian Book Expo, the Morning News reports in a front-page story. Sick of SXSW coverage? Of course not. Never can have too much SXSW coverage. Having read our multiple daily reports from the hard-working April [...]
Talk about an Ahab-like pursuit. There’s still more than a year before Moby-Dick premieres next April as the Dallas Opera’s big gamble, after the company moves into the Winspear Opera House this fall. And Jake Heggie is not even near finished composing what he’s been working on for years. He started on the project with [...]
During composer Jake Heggie’s recent lunch conversation with the press (which you can listen to over on the feature side), I asked whether — in preparing his opera of Moby-Dick — he had seen any of the other stage productions of Melville’s novel. No. He said he had seen the vivid but often maddening 1956 [...]
The Kimbell’s major new exhibition, Art & Love in Renaissance Italy, is not just a display of classic artworks. It aims to locate that art in the households, the bridal suites, even the belief systems of 15th-16th century Italians. Jerome Weeks reviews.
The Good Negro opens in New York. The play had premiered at the Dallas Theater Center last year. The current Public Theater production (in association with the DTC) gets a good-to-mixed review from Charles Isherwood in the New York Times: “The play will bring no fresh revelations or powerful insights for those well versed in [...]