Here’s one reason Barack Obama has offered a more extensive arts policy than John McCain: He had help from some major intellectual powerhouses. In crafting what has been called the first far-reaching arts policy offered by a presidential contender, Obama turned to a committee of such artists as novelist Michael Chabon, and turned to them […]
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LBJ biographer Robert Caro, winner of the Texas Book Festival’s Bookend Award The Texas Book Festival, which ran over the weekend at the State Capitol in Austin, came directly out of politics — thanks, in part to then-First Lady of Texas Laura Bush. And thanks, in part, to Austin itself and the Austin political-social types […]
Get the Flash Player to see this content. The Amon Carter Museum will present its first-ever video installation beginning November 15 — a single, 18-minute, five-channel work occupying an entire gallery. Originally commissioned by the North Dakota Museum of Art as part of its series on the “Emptying out of the Plains,” The Plains of […]
If you are looking for events to celebrate Dia De Los Muertos (or Day of the Dead for the gringos out there), there are is a slew of them out there on Saturday. Among the highlights: Learn how to make sugar skull sculptures at the Bath House Cultural Center. Be sure and stop back by […]
It’s hard to miss the red glass going up on the Winspear Opera House, but now the building has sprouted wings: the solar canopy.
The Texas Theatre in Oak Cliff is hosting one of the coolest film events on Saturday that I have heard about in a long time. Following music by the retro orchestra the Singapore Slingers, the theater will run three classic short comedies by the titans of the art form: Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd and Charlie […]
Guest blogger GAIL SACHSON challenges you to identify this detail of the facade of an architectural delight. Where is it? The answer on Monday:
J. Bernard Calloway and Billy Eugene Jones in The Good Negro The KERA radio version: The expanded online version: In the ’50s and ‘60s in Birmingham, Alabama, there were so many Ku Klux Klan bombings that one black neighborhood was dubbed Dynamite Hill. Yet in 1963 Martin Luther King Jr. came to this fortress of […]
Whenever I go to a play, I try to take a close look at the set before the show starts, especially if I’m reviewing. Sets are often integral to the action, whether they’re simply alluding to the plot or themes metaphorically or literally setting the stage for the story to be told. In the 2006 […]
Photographer Andy Hanson has died. If you’ve lived in Dallas, you’ve seen his work. A staff photographer with the Dallas Times Herald from 1960 until its demise in 1992, Hanson may well have photographed more Dallas people and Dallas events than anyone else — and then continued to work for the News and for plenty […]