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The title of Amon Carter Museum’s current archival exhibition is misleading. Instead of 100 Great American Photographs, it should say 100 Great Historical American Photographs. From an artistic standpoint, a lot of the pics a...


Early Texas Art

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Ain’t it sad how art becomes more beautiful over time, even with crackling and soiling, while humans just get … old. Bald heads and middle-aged spreads are a common sight at early Texas art shows and auctions. So wh...



Turn of the Screw

Stage
Playwright, screenwriter, and tv scribe Richard Dresser once told an interviewer, “I’ve had occasion to work at a series of jobs ranging from a plastics factory where I made G.I. Joe’s thighs … to Hollywood, where I...


Good Twig Bunting

Books
Author and former major league baseball pitcher Jim Bouton once wrote that statistics are “about as interesting as first-base coaches.” He has a point. First-base coaches are all about patting players on the butt, telling r...



Travel and No Leisure

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Interstate 35 might not have the hipster cachet of Route 66 or Ventura Highway, but the 1,568-mile road that stretches from Laredo to Duluth, Minn., and cuts through many major Lone Star cities is paved with as much history.


Reds, Black, and Blue

From Russia with love comes a prodigal son, while local filmmakers take on MySpace.
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George Gershwin got an unusual run through at the Fort Worth Symphony Concerts in the Garden last week.



Shall We Dance?

MCB dances an original down the aisle, while Broadway at the Bass delivers a royal rumble.
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In his almost 10 years with Metropolitan Classical Ballet, co-artistic director Alexander Vetrov has staged a lot of productions, everything from Spartacus to a full-length Nutcracker to various skillfully worked excerpts from ...


Looking Back in Laughter

A North Texas comic transforms discarded home movies into shtick.
Screen
As modernism and enlightenment continue spreading across the globe and wiping out the old ways of life, a lot of folks still won’t let yesteryear go. (A’hem, that would be you, Dubya, Osama, and the rest of the world’s fu...



Foot Faddish

Ben Stevenson’s Cinderella outshines his former company’s trendy, modern approach.
Stage
When Ben Stevenson left his long-time directing job with Houston Ballet four years ago to join Texas Ballet Theater, he brought along with him … Houston Ballet?