Category Archives: Art

Documentary will focus on Marsh 3’s unusual art | Amarillo Globe-News

Instead of a documentary that discusses Stanley Marsh’s illegal actions and scandals, this documentary strives to highlight the art and artists that he hired. In my humble opinion, the people who created the art that made Marsh famous never got … Continue reading

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The NYTimes on Stanley Marsh

From June 23rd: Stanley Marsh, Cadillac Rancher, Dies at 76, Shadowed by Charges By BRUCE WEBER JUNE 23, 2014 Stanley Marsh, the proudly eccentric and locally prominent millionaire who was best known for commissioning the public art project known as … Continue reading

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Is There Archie After Death?

Archie dies. It’s kind of awesome. Postmortem greatness. It’s a spinoff comic. It’s literally cultural post-postmodernism. Is the afterlife? I thought Archie would live forever. Either it’s true that Archie is now cult fodder or it means that we’re all … Continue reading

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Texas Observer Annual Short Story Contest

Also open to writers outside of Texas. It’s Story Time!   The rules for the annual Texas Observer Short Story Contest contain a clause that reads, “No restriction on genre; entries with a Texas setting or theme are encouraged.” Writers … Continue reading

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The man behind Twin Peaks and Blue Velvet drinks around 20 cups of coffee a day. In this interview he tells why it’s “part of the art life.” David Lynch on Coffee and the Art Life “ Do you feel … Continue reading

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Kathleen Hanna: always a hot topic in my book

http://touch.dangerousminds.net/all/incredible_unpublished_1995_interview_with_bikini_kills_kathleen_hanna#1   “Kathleen’s support for aspiring young female writers and musicians cannot be overstated. She was the riot grrrl movement’s big sister, muse, and fairy godmother. Bikini Kill wasn’t exactly raking in a ton of money, but she still bought … Continue reading

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Art as Therapy in Rwanda, 20 Years Later Twenty years after a genocide left an estimated 800,000 people, mostly Tutsi men, women and children, dead over a period of 100 days, Rwanda is on the rise. Its economy is growing; … Continue reading

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September 11 Memorial & Museum Opens in New York

“No day shall erase you from the memory of time.” –Virgil “Humanity resides in our compassion and kindness for one another. The choices we make affect each other’s lives and the course of human history.” –Mike Bloomberg at the dedication … Continue reading

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Larry McMurtry on the Power of the Plains, Myth, Lost Cowboys, and the Sky

  “The plains are a very powerful landscape. They’re not dramatic in the same way as the Rockies, or the California coastline, but they’re forceful.” -Larry McMurtry     Life under the omniscient, infinite West Texas sky will shape your … Continue reading

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Native Amarillo writer George Saunders on the Nature of Kindness

In 2013, The New York Times referred to Amarillo-born writer George Saunders’ book The Tenth of December as “the best book you’ll read this year.” A short story writer, Mr. Saunders has this year won the Story Prize and the $67,000 … Continue reading

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