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Archives: 2014
  • State of the Arts

    published September 11, 2014

    At 7 p.m. Thursday, September 11 KERA's Jeff Whittington hosts a conversation with Devon Nowlin Artist; founding member, Homecoming Committee;... More >>

  • An Artful Party

    published September 11, 2014

    Nothing is better than partying for a good cause. You drink, you eat, you dance, all the while knowing that your very presence supports something... More >>

  • All the Beer

    published September 11, 2014

    Beer before liquor never been sicker, beer before beer you're in the clear. That's the expression, right? Anyway, Brewfest is simple: You drink... More >>

  • Grapey Grape Grape

    published September 11, 2014

    You only use the word vintage when you’re talking about antiques and fine vines. Frankly, I like the second use a whole lot more. And once a... More >>

  • All the Latex

    published September 11, 2014

    When you read “opening ceremonies attire” on the September Surrender event description, think latex. Latex, whips, dog collars, and... More >>

  • One Queen to Rule Them All

    published September 11, 2014

    One of the most infamous women in world history is the mysterious Egyptian queen Cleopatra. As penned by William Shakespeare, she’s the... More >>

  • Goss Michael Foundation

    published September 4, 2014

    For much of its existence, the Goss Michael Foundation has been known as that George Michael art place. But in the past few years, it's beginning... More >>

  • The Tide Is High, We're Holding On

    published September 4, 2014

    What's that saying about tides and ships? As the arts scene in Texas swells, so does the opportunity for cross-city collaboration. Whether it be... More >>

  • Baroque Skateboarders on the Beach

    published September 4, 2014

    In much of Casey Gray's art, there's a humorous tension between message and medium. Imagine if the 17th century Flemish painters had worked in... More >>

  • You Think Your Mother Had Issues?

    published August 28, 2014

    I was 13-years-old before my parents would let me watch Psycho. Growing up on a steady diet of Alfred Hitchcock films (Rope was too boring; The... More >>

  • Nothing Says Feminism Like Pasties

    published August 28, 2014

    The '20s were a great decade for women. It gave us bobbed hair, trousers, and oh yeah, a tiny thing called women's suffrage. It would be a few... More >>

  • No, Really. Some Kids Do Read.

    published August 28, 2014

    Contrary to popular media narrative, there are still young people in America who read books. Libraries still serve as place for children to be... More >>

  • Hail Freedonia

    published August 28, 2014

    If you've never seen a Marx Brothers film, stop reading and download one right now. We'll wait. Too busy now? Then just make plans to head to the... More >>

  • Take in the Trash

    published August 28, 2014

    Some movies are just downright trashy. Not trashy in a sexy, tawdry way but trashy in a why-the-hell-can't-I-turn-this-POS-off way. When the... More >>

  • The Science of Being Social

    published August 21, 2014

    Have you ever wondered if beer makes you more fun to be around? Do you find yourself building an identity based on how other people treat you? Or... More >>

  • It's Nice to Meet You, Lisa

    published August 21, 2014

    Art can't talk to you. But wouldn't that be one hell of a conversation? Just think of Mona Lisa's stories or the things Duchamp's Fountain has... More >>

  • Who Needs Doctors?

    published August 21, 2014

    Running outside in August is not recommended by doctors. If I remember right, it has something to do with ozone levels, allergens,... More >>

  • Let's Call it a Conversation

    published August 21, 2014

    I'll let you in on a bit of semantics. When you read the word “intimate,” the writer actually means really freaking small. When you... More >>

  • It's the End of the Beginning of the End

    published August 21, 2014

    The summer is coming to an end, marking a beginning for the art season , which typically flourishes Fall through Spring. Of course, Kettle Art... More >>

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    Aging Gracefully

    published August 14, 2014

    "Picture it, Dallas, Texas." The wind-ups in Candy Barr's Last Dance at Theatre Three are something worthy of Sophia Petrillo.... More >>

  • Phantom is bigger than ever.

    published August 14, 2014

    When musicals make the trek from the Great White Way to the silver screen, it's likely they'll find a way back to the stage. There is no better... More >>

  • Inside)(Outside

    published August 14, 2014

    Plenty of art doesn't belong inside the halls of a museum. There are sculptures too large for the ceilings; paintings better suited for the... More >>

  • Fashion & Film

    published August 14, 2014

    There is something eerie and beautiful about the song “Pure Imagination.” Of course, the story of Willy Wonka's disciplinary chocolate... More >>

  • Stars of American Ballet

    published August 14, 2014

    What's so great about ballet? If you're not swept away by the tutus, the pink-ribboned shoes, or the graceful athleticism of the dancers, it might... More >>

  • CTRL+V

    published August 14, 2014

    Before computers gave us the ability to copy paste, it was happening in real life. This is how most technology comes to exist: expediting the... More >>

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