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A Quick Look At Art&Seek’s Reporting
- Actors Ruben Carrazana and Stephanie Cleghorn Jasso have performed with companies like The Undermain or Cara Mia, but when they read the script for “Stand-Up Tragedy,” they decided to stage the show themselves. In this week’s State of the Arts discussion, Art&Seek’s Anne Bothwell talked to North Texas actors turned producers about working with teen actors and uniting the city’s cultural centers for this performance.
- Sexual harassment allegations are rocking the world of arts, entertainment and media. Not just headline celebrities in Hollywood and New York. In Dallas, in the last month, a curator from the Dallas Museum of Art resigned and the director of new play development at The Dallas Theater Center was fired. Art&Seek’s Jerome Weeks looked at the factors that make the problem pervasive – and how the arts look compared to other industries.
- “The Shape of Water” – the latest from visionary director Guillermo del Toro – features a monster who’s good and humans who’re the bad guys. In the latest edition of “The Big Screen,” the team talks about the history of sympathetic monsters – everyone from Frankenstein to the Creature from the Black Lagoon – with SMU film professor Rick Worland.
What Else You’ve Got To Know
- The Cedars Is Getting A Little Greener (Art&Seek)
- Circuit12 Contemporary to Close its Current Space (Glasstire)
- The Door Can Move, But Its Spirit Will Never Leave (Central Track)
- 2 New Bars Opening In Fort Worth, Including One That Sells Vinyl (Guide Live)
- Yes, Classical Music Has A Harassment Problem – And Now’s The Time For Change (The Guardian)
What We’re Reading
- The Most Important Non-Superhero Comic You’ve Never Heard Of (Hyperallergic)
- Texas Prisons Ban 10,000 Books. No ‘Charlie Brown Christmas’ for Inmates (New York Times)
- Katherine Bradford at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth (Glasstire)
- Jail Is Corrosive to a Young Man’s Mind (Pacific Standard)
- Pushing Back Against the Sensational Image of Chicago as “Chi-raq” (Hyperallergic)
- What Happened to ‘LA Weekly’? (City Lab)
- Q&A: David Carl [‘Trump Lear’ at Kitchen Dog Theater] (Theater Jones)
- Theatre Producer ‘Punched’ After Asking Audience Member To Stop Using Phone (The Stage)
- Holy Laughs (Theater Jones)
What We’re Listening To
- The 100 Best Albums of 2017 (Noisey)
- The 100 Best Songs of 2017 (Noisey)
- Pedigo’s Magic Pilsner – “Orion” (Central Track)
- Mitchell Ferguson – “Go, Kid, Go” (Central Track)
What We’re Looking At
- Tiny Desk – Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile (NPR Music)
- How To Design A Comic Book Page (Nerdwriter 1)
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