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A Quick Look At Art&Seek’s Reporting
- North Texas author Will Clarke writes stories about ordinary people trapped in otherworldly weirdness. His work is absurdist and loaded with pop-culture references. But it’s been 12 years since his last book. So for the latest in our Artist Spotlight series, Art&Seek’s Jerome Weeks caught up with Clarke – just as he’s about to release his newest book.
- About six months ago, Joanie Schultz became the new artistic director at WaterTower Theatre. The first decision she made was changing the company’s season opener from “Sunday in the Park with George,” a mainstream Sondheim musical, to “Hit The Wall,” a raucous off-Broadway show about the origins of the gay rights movement. As part of Art&Seek’s weekly look at the State of the Arts in North Texas, Anne Bothwell talked to Schultz about stirring things up in Addison.
- One of the highest-grossing films of the summer — “Wonder Woman” — was made by a woman, Patty Jenkins. And this month, an entire festival of movies made by women is coming to Dallas. This week “The Big Screen” team previews the Women Texas Film Festival with artistic director Justina Walford.
What Else You’ve Got To Know
- Teatro Dallas Founder Cora Cardona Is Retiring (Art&Seek)
- Fort Worth Opera Commissions Frida/Diego Opera (Glasstire)
- Canton Hall Will Be Deep Ellum’s Newest Music Venue (D Magazine)
- Vice Palace To Release Even More Grant-Funded Tapes (Central Track)
- Dallas Hosts First Texas Latino Comic Con (Art&Seek)
What We’re Reading
- The Last Video Store (D Magazine)
- Want To Earn Some Quick Cash For College? Join The TCU Band (Star-Telegram)
- Where All the School’s a Stage, and the List of Success Stories Is Long (New York Times)
- After Hours: Staff Art (Dallas Museum of Art)
- Why Should Dallas Care About Design If Its Leading Art Museum Doesn’t? (Dallas Morning News)
- Cora Cardona – Teatro Dallas Founder On Ending Her Run As Artistic Director (TheaterJones)
- ‘Bones’ Is A Dallas-Based True Story Of Horse Racing And Drug-Running (Dallas Morning News)
- A Milestone for Women Conductors (TheaterJones)
What We’re Listening To
- A High-Tech, Retro-Sound Hobby Becomes A Community Centered On Autism (Dallas Morning News)
- Sunday Day Trip: Artists Reinterpret Doug Aitken’s ‘Electric Earth’ (Glasstire)
- Tiffany Is Known For Lamps And Stained Glass, But He Made Magical Mosaics, Too (NPR)
- Hurray For The Riff Raff, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2017 (NPR)
What We’re Looking At
- Garland Retiree Turns Foraged Cattails Into Coveted Designer Chairs (Dallas Morning News)
What if I told you… one football team:
– Beat Permian High featured in Friday Night Lights.
– Won the 1988 Texas State Title.
– Lost it all. pic.twitter.com/btjuAggyEF
— ESPN Films 30 for 30 (@30for30) August 1, 2017
- Watch The Trailer For ESPN’s Carter High Documentary (Central Track)
Here’s a reason to go back to school: Universities around the world spend a good deal of resources to ensure the library on campus inspires their students. We’ve surveyed the 18 most stunning examples, such as the Peabody Library at @johnhopkinsu in Baltimore pictured here. See them all through the #linkinbio Photo by Norm Baker
- 18 Stunning University Libraries Around The World (Architectural Digest)
- Splendor In The Glass: Chill Out With Roni Horn’s Simply Lovely Works At The Nasher (Dallas Morning News)
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