Archive for December, 2016

Remembering Elie Wiesel, In His Words

Elie Wiesel survived concentration camps in Auschwitz and Buchenwald to become a Nobel Laureate, activist and defender of human rights. He died this summer at age 87.

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Reconsidering JS Bach And His Relationship With God

Many of us grew up with an Enlightenment Bach, a nondenominational divinity of mathematical radiance. Glenn Gould’s commentary on the “Goldberg Variations” spoke of a “fundamental coordinating intelligence.” One German scholar went so far as to question the sincerity of Bach’s religious convictions. But the historically informed performance movement, in trying to replicate the... | Read More

Critics, Writers, Bookstores Push Back Against Simon & Schuster For Signing White Nationalist To Big Contract

Many in the publishing world reacted with outrage over the S&S signing. "Soon, however, pushback against the publisher transitioned from simple outrage to calls for organized resistance. One literary journal announced a boycott on coverage in 2017." Authors announced they'd leave S&S and others were contemplating boycotts.

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Top 10 In 2016 Texas Music

Commentator David Okamoto is a senior manager at Yahoo in Dallas. His music reviews have have previously appeared in Rolling Stone, ICE Magazine and the Dallas Morning News.

When 2016 started, who would have predicted that Maren Morris, a 26-year-old from Arlington once rejected by American Idol, would be the Lone Star State’s breakout star? Or that Beyoncé, a 21st century icon,... | Read More

What Are The Most Important Books Of The Last 20 Years (The Experts Don’t Agree)

"I reached out to some of my favorite contemporary writers and asked them to name the most important books published over the last two decades. To my surprise, there wasn’t a lot of overlap in their respective choices: only 14 titles were chosen by more than one author."

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A Listen To 2016 Music That Made Waves In North Texas

Music had one heck of a year in 2016. The highs included incredible albums by the biggest of stars – Beyoncé, Radiohead, Kanye West and so many more. But the lowest moments seemed to rain down on us all almost as often as incredible music did. This year we lost music legends Leonard Cohen, Sharon Jones, David Bowie, George Michael, Prince, Merle Haggard, Phife Dawg [A Tribe... | Read More

No Ordinary Sale: This Houston Event Showcases Top Boutiques for a Cancer Curing Cause

Looking to carry on the merry holiday spirit with a little do-gooding? Join the Houston Trip Delta Alumnae Association’s The Sale, benefitting Texas Children’s Cancer Center. Read

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Joyce’s ‘Portrait Of The Artist’ At 100: Colm Tóibín On The Book’s Ongoing Relevance

"When I read the hellfire sermon in A Portrait, I had heard some of those very words, even though I was born 40 years after the book came out. The Christmas dinner scene, with the bitter argument about Parnell between Stephen's father and his aunt, could easily have come from many Irish tables in the 1970s and '80s ... Since corporal punishment in schools continued until as recently as the... | Read More

Gallery Dedicated to David Hockney Set to Open in UK City of Bradford

David Hockney is being honored in his home city of Bradford with a gallery dedicated to his work, the Art Newspaper reports.  “The David Hockney Gallery will house a permanent display of the unrivalled collection of early work owned by the city and will include sketches, paintings, iPad drawings, prints and photographs from Hockney’s life and career, […]... | Read More

Fondation Louis Vuitton Looking to Loan Picasso’s Les Demoiselles d’Avignon for MoMA Show

The Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris is looking to show a major exhibition of works from the collection of MoMA in New York, and has its sights set on Picasso’s Les Demoiselles d’Avignon as part of the show.  The museum recently opened a show of works from Russia’s Shchukin Collection, another body of work that rarely leaves its […]... | Read More
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