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Monday Morning Roundup

by Stephen Becker 3 Dec 2012 7:50 AM

Today in the roundup: The New York Times eyes Dallas, a Broadway actor home for the holidays and 10 reasons to love the Modern.


NOTABLE IN NEW YORK:The New York Times had its eye on Dallas over the weekend. On Saturday, it took a tour of the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, noting that, “The test of even the most extravagant science center is not whether you leave satisfied or entertained, but whether you leave animated, a little unsettled, in a state that resembles wonder. And here, looking back, you do.” Then on Sunday, it named Ben Fountain’s Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk to its list of notable books of 2012. And for good measure, the paper reviewed Joe Nick Patoski’s The Dallas Cowboys: The Outrageous History of the Biggest, Loudest, Most Hated, Best Loved Football Team in America.

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS: While we’re talking New York, it’s arguable that Big Apple audiences are as familiar with Dallas actor Brian Gonzales as we are. He’s playing Marley in the Dallas Theater Center’s A Christmas Carol, but he’s coming off a string of Broadway castings, including serving as James Corden’s undertstudy in One Man, Two Guvnors. Gonzales talks about that experience and what he’s bringing to his current role with

MODERN LOVE: This year, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is celebrating its 10th year in Tadao Ando’s architectural masterpiece. (Jerome spoke with Ando last month about the building.) To mark the occasion, has come up with its 10 reasons to love the Modern. One of the more interesting reasons listed: the staff. “The top people are the same ones who presided over the ribbon cutting: director Marla Price, chief curator Michael Auping and curator Andrea Karnes. Guards and gift shop personnel are often local artists who work at the Modern while they struggle to launch their careers. It’s a tight family that loves working at the Modern.”