Archive for August, 2018

IN PRINT: September 2018

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IN PRINT: September 2018

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Paul Taylor, R.I.P.

I wrote an appreciation of Paul Taylor for the online edition of today’s Wall Street Journal. Here’s an excerpt. * * * Paul Taylor, who died on Wednesday at the age of 88, was…

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Paul Taylor, R.I.P.

I wrote an appreciation of Paul Taylor for the online edition of today’s Wall Street Journal. Here’s an excerpt. * * * Paul Taylor, who died on Wednesday at the age of 88, was…

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I Hate Burritos

So the headline isn’t mine, it came as a demand from my longtime eating partner Shelley, who heard me complain yet again about one of her beloveds — this particular paragon presenting as fat, limp,

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Reading With Aimee Mann

LAST week I took a wild guess and approached singer/songwriter Aimee Mann for my musicians-on-writing column, All the Poets. As a longtime fan I had a vague sense that she was literary.

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Star Artists Turn Out For Hyper-Real Bodysuits Opening: It’s Not Just About Skin at This Houston Museum

What: The Health Museum exhibition opening reception Where: The Health Museum PC Moment: Famed artists Sarah Sitkin of Los Angeles and Carole A. Feuerman, known as the “reigning doyenne of super-realism,” attended the opening of the “Body as a Work of Art: More Than Skin Deep” exhibition in which their works are featured. Feuerman’s Reflections, a …... | Read More

New Mexican Restaurant Hotspot Roars into Deep Ellum With Nightlife Visions: A Killer Rooftop Patio and Craft Cocktails Galore Await — Is the Neighborhood Ready?

How do you feel about another Stirr coming to Deep Ellum? Love it or hate it, Milkshake Concepts – the restaurant group behind Stirr, Citizen and Nikkei – has opened a new bar and restaurant in the neighborhood. (Is Deep Ellum morphing into Uptown? Let’s discuss in the comments.) The new spot, Vidorra (meaning “the … Continued

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Dave Heath Exhibit At Amon Carter Elevates Faces In The Crowd

As an orphan in the 1940s, Dave Heath began taking photos. While he always had trouble connecting with people, he devoted himself to capturing the human condition on film. His work is on display at The Amon Carter Museum of American Art, in a show called “Multitude, Solitude”.  In this week’s State of the Arts conversation, John Rohrbach, senior curator of photographs at... | Read More

‘Soviet Sinatra’ Iosif Kobzon dies at 80

Popular Russian singer and pro-Kremlin lawmaker Iosif Kobzon -- sometimes called "the Soviet Frank Sinatra" -- died aged 80 on Thursday. Born in Ukraine's Donbass region to Jewish parents, Kobzon began his career in 1959 and was most popular in the 1970s and 80s. Kobzon won a competition to perform in front of Stalin in the Kremlin with a children's choir as a 10-year-old boy. He also performed... | Read More
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