Archive for August, 2018

The Newest Phase For Portraitist Riley Holloway

Welcome to the Art&Seek Spotlight. Every Thursday, here and on KERA FM, we’ll explore the cultural creativity happening in North Texas. As it grows, this site, artandseek.org/spotlight,  paints a collective portrait of our artistic community. Check out all the artists and artworks we’ve chronicled.

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Superstar Activist Actress to Take the Spotlight at Dallas’ Milestones Luncheon: There is Nothing Junior About This Get

This year’s keynote speaker for the Junior League of Dallas‘ annual Milestones Luncheon comes straight from a Costa Rican island teeming with dinosaurs, or from the snotty, secretive town of Monterey, California, depending on which of her projects you love the most. Golden Globe-winning actress Laura Dern, famous for her roles in Jurassic Park and on … Continued

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Dallas’ Famous Round House Brings a $1.7 Million Asking Price and Character Galore: The Ultimate James Bond and Brady Bunch Mashup?

When a house earns itself a nickname among locals, you know it’s a special property. This is certainly the case with the Round House, one of Dallas’ most iconic works of mid-century modern architecture – and it just hit the market. The Round House, aka 7507 Baxtershire Drive, is what I’d call a statement home. Completed … Continued

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AMC Reports Its Movie Theatre Subscription Service Is A Hit

AMC said the service, an extension of the company’s loyalty program, has accounted for about 1 million admissions, or roughly 4% of attendance at the company’s U.S. theaters. The company announced the new offering in June to fend off New York-based MoviePass, which shook up the industry by offering a movie a day for less than $10 a month.

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Will We Still Need Companies When Artificial Intelligence Takes Over?

While there has been a lot of discussion about “what’s left for humans?” as AI improves at exponential rates — the customary answer is that humans need to focus on the things they are uniquely good at, such as creativity, intuition, and personal empathy — I think we now have to ask, “what’s left for firms?”

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Muddled Action Thriller ‘Mile 22’ Should Have Pulled Off At Mile 3 Or So

Mark Wahlberg plays a CIA operative trying to extricate a mysterious informant (Iko Uwais) from a fictional country in this disjointed film that underuses Uwais and overuses Wahlberg.

(Image credit: STXfilms)

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An Aging Rocker, A Fawning Fanboy — And Thou: ‘Juliet, Naked’

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SMU’s National Center For Arts Research And DataArts Merge

Since 2012, NCAR has made headlines with studies on such issues as the gender gap among art museum directors.Or whether grants by the National Endowment for the Arts benefit only the wealthy. It’s also delved into what significance arts leadership has with the success or failure of cultural institutions. It’s provided online diagnostic tools like the Arts Vibrancy Index –... | Read More

Life — Or Something Like It — During Wartime: The Wrenching ‘Memoir Of War’

Mélanie Thierry's quietly devastating performance anchors this adaptation of Marguerite Duras' wartime memoir chronicling her life in a perpetual state of uncertainty over her husband's fate.

(Image credit: Music Box Films)

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When The Wild Rumpus Stops: ‘We The Animals’

Documentarian Jeremiah Zagar's first feature film adapts Justin Torres' impressionistic autobiographical novel of boyhood; the dreamlike result is "intense, scary and ecstatically lyrical."

(Image credit: Paul Davidson/The Orchard )

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