Who doesn’t remember Cleavon Little in Blazing Saddles? But how many other black cowboys can you name from films or plays? Jubilee Theatre set out to correct that imbalance, and got an NEA grant to help stage Black Spurs, one of the first black cowboy musicals.
Archive: 'History or Science'
Guest Blogger Gail Sachson writes about her first trip to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, which opens Saturday.
A Bill Gates-like billionaire downloads his life into a computer system. Robots re-enact the lives of their human creators, long dead. The Dallas Opera will present Tod Machover’s Death and the Powers: in 2014. Watch VIDEOS of Machover and learn about the other North Texas grants.
OK, our brains are back on track, after all that tryptophan-induced, Cowboys-game slumber. Right? So let’s take ‘em for an entertaining little animated spin in the world of logic, physics and time travel.
This Week in Texas Music History, we’ll meet a man who marched to the beat of a very different drum.
This Week in Texas Music History, we’ll recall a Thanksgiving Day jam session that made Austin music fans very grateful.
Political arm-twisting and back-room dealing lead to plenty of intrigue in Steven Spielberg’s film about the 16th president’s efforts to pass the 13th Amendment.
As you pour that afternoon cup of coffee, learn why all that caffeine coursing through your veins makes you feel so darn good.
There’s a media tour of the Perot Museum today, so you’ll be seeing lots of what’s inside the building, but we talk with architect Thom Mayne about, well, what’s up with the outside? Especially, that glassed-in escalator?
Everyone keeps saying it hasn’t got a chance to win the National Book Award, so maybe it doesn’t. But The Boy Kings of Texas is still the best memoir to come out of South Texas since … hmmm. Well. Forever, I guess.