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Have you ever wanted to be in the room with two of the brightest minds in the city so you could eavesdrop on their candid and entirely unscripted conversation? What if those two people were Observer columnist Jim Schutze and Dallas Morning News' architecture critic Mark Lamster discussing the Trinity River? Well, Mixed Media, the culture podcast I guest host with Dallas Morning News' Culture Critic Chris Vognar, and FD's Deputy Editor Christopher Wynn, wanted to do exactly that. Every week, the three of us get together to discuss everything from blockbuster movies to a new work of theater, or art. We invite Dallas luminaries or national celebrities to join us for a conversation equal parts intelligent and fun. In the first five episodes we've picked the brains of a variety of guests including The Bachelor host, Chris Harrison and Dallas-based author Sarah Hepola.
This week, Lamster joined as a fourth voice in the room for the entire episode. We discussed the phenomenal Phyllida Barlow exhibit, Tryst, and the state of sculpture with Nasher Sculpture Center director, Jeremy Strick. Then, Schutze and Lamster discuss the Trinity River, the controversial plans for a tollway, and what a park would actually look like in that space. Then, Vognar explains Book Expo, and we discuss its evolution over the years.
For the hour we're recording that tiny sound studio at the News' office comes alive with thoughtful, passionate conversation. Take a listen.