Archive for June, 2021

After 45 Years, Hip Pocket Founder Johnny Simons Is Retiring

Forty-five years ago, Johnny Simons — along with songwriter Douglas Balentine and Simons’ wife Diane — co-founded Hip Pocket Theatre in Fort Worth. At the time, there was not much onstage in town other than Casa Manana, touring shows and some community theaters. In sharp contrast, Hip Pocket was a plucky, adventuresome, oddball, outdoor stage company – that eventually... | Read More

Judge Denies Britney Spears’ Request To Have Her Father Removed From Conservatorship

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Getting Your Divorce Questions Answered From Lawyers Who Know the Breakup of a Marriage Needn’t Be a War

If you want a lengthy, expensive divorce, you can have it. Just look for the ads with family lawyers who promise vengeance against the parent of your children. Fixate on having your day in court, when all wrongs will be redressed, with your ex-spouse declared the villain and you the innocent victim. Push those emotions … Continued

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Beloved Houston Art School Gala Takes Advantage of New Museum Building With a Mind-Bending Trek

Through the decades, the Glassell School of Art spring gala and art auction has enjoyed several manifestations. Buffet dinners in the Cullen Sculpture Garden. Dinner and dancing in a party tent. Torrential downpours and heat waves. The 2021 gala supporting the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s school of art was happily unaffected by the weather … Continued

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New Baby-Centric Store Pops Up in Clearfork, Brings Chic Kid Fashion to Fort Worth

Clearfork suddenly has more stylish kid power. Collins + Conley, a brand new family-owned children’s boutique, has opened in Fort Worth’s outdoor shopping center. Located between Tiffany & Co. and Mizzen + Main, this new Collins + Conley will be a year-long popup shop. It is the first brick and mortar store anywhere for the … Continued

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Houston’s New Women of Distinction Revealed, Surprised With Flowers and Cameras

After surprising 11 ladies with the news of their upcoming initiation into Houston’s Women of Distinction ranks, the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, WOD sponsor, treated the class of 2022 to a celebration luncheon in the Executive Lounge at the Hilton Americas-Houston. As is tradition, CCF staff and advisory board members traveled across the city with … Continued

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Bill Cosby’s Release Could Have A Silencing Effect On Victims, Advocates Say

Visceral reactions to the news that Bill Cosby has been released from prison include shock from victims' advocates and MeToo activists to support from his friend and TV co-star Phylicia Rashad.

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A Battle Between Under-40s And Over-40s At Publishing Houses

“The distinction really is between social media natives who don’t really treasure free speech because they’ve had a lifetime’s worth and think it’s overrated, and people of an older generation who didn’t have access to the means of cultural production and needed the patronage of newspapers and publishing houses to get their voices heard.” – The Observer

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World Wide Web Code NFT Sells for $5.4 M. at Sotheby’s Auction

On Wednesday, Sotheby’s auctioned an NFT version of the original source code used to build the World Wide Web for $5.4 million with buyer’s premium. Proceeds from the sale are benefitting unspecified causes supported by British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee, who wrote the code, and his wife Rosemary Leith.

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Was Albrecht Dürer a Genius? An Idiosyncratic New Book Searches for Answers

It is a sad fact that artists’ lives are often nowhere near as interesting as their work. That’s because, in some ways, they’re just like the rest of us. Even the most talented biographers find themselves beleaguered in the face of an artistic giant like, say, Albrecht Dürer, perhaps the most famous artist of the Northern Renaissance. A case in point: In 1913, when critic Robert Fry... | Read More

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