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Strange Odors

My other duties at this publication have kept me away from reviewing theater for a while, but I got back on that horse this...

Best Documentaries of 2015

You may have noticed that I didn’t include any documentaries when I ran my list of 2015’s best movies last week. I’m never sure...

WoCA: Evolving Art

It’s been one year since Lauren Cross said goodbye to her socially conscious art gallery space on Race Street. She knew that real estate development...

Billy Hassell: Eco-Painter

There is no substitute for being in nature. And there is no equivalent expression that translates nature into a satisfying two-dimensional experience either. For as...

From Bow to Baton

Famed conductor Anshel Brusilow first conceived of his memoir, Shoot the Conductor, in 1967. He didn’t start writing immediately. Life afforded the former conductor...

Arts-Centered Learning

As long as there’s been public school, there have been fights about where art and music fit into it. “They’re valuable but not crucial,”...

The Umbrella Man

Gustave Caillebotte is the forgotten man of the Impressionist movement. This artist counted Monet, Degas, Renoir, and Pissarro among his friends and supported them...

Intimacy and Impact

Next year is the 30th anniversary of the founding of the Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth, and it’s a classical music organization whose...

Jesse’s Girls

Jesse Sierra Hernandez has finally arrived. The fortysomething painter started out nearly two decades ago as a sort of scenester-slash-bon vivant-slash-autodidact who was arguably more...

Ugly, Beautiful, Pretty, Kitsch

In 2009’s Untitled, the curator of a contemporary gallery sells abstract paintings from her back room because if her clients knew she sanctioned that...