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  • Yale Center For British Art Features Sculpture By Nicola Hicks

    Yale Center For British Art Features Sculpture By Nicola Hicks
    The celebrated British sculptor Nicola Hicks (bn. 1960) has, in recent years, fallen in love with Aesop and his fables all over again. "Aesop is one of my heroes from deep history," she explained on a recent tour of her new exhibition at the Yale Center...
  • Interview: Author Junot Diaz

    Interview: Author Junot Diaz
    Junot Diaz is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, as well as the short story collections Drown and, most recently, This Is How You Lose Her —- a finalist for the 2012 National Book Award. He's a...
  • What Makes the Emmys Such a Hard Show to Fix

    If the big banks were notoriously too big to fail, the TV awards process might finally have become too big to wrangle. Granted, it's now expected Emmy nominations and awards will yield gripes from fans and critics, lamenting programs and performers who...
  • In 'Bone Clocks,' David Mitchell ties his universes together

    We enter David Mitchell's new novel, "The Bone Clocks," through a conventional door: Holly Sykes, a mouthy British teenager in 1984, is sleeping with an older guy and spending time with a bad-news best friend. After a fight she decides to take off, a...
  • At Universal, Harry Potter shows are right up Diagon Alley

    At Universal, Harry Potter shows are right up Diagon Alley
    Singer Celestina Warbeck is a star. If you've never heard of her, well, maybe you blinked while reading the "Harry Potter" books. She's a diva who merits brief mention by author J.K. Rowling, but now she appears on stage several times daily at the...
  • Captain Comics: A manga 'Les Mis'? UDON can take a bow

    If anyone needs evidence that comics can tell any kind of story, adaptations of two Western literary classics by UDON should put the subject to rest. UDON Entertainment (yes, named for the Japanese noodle) is a graphics studio that publishes mostly...
  • The greatest Star Trek 'Generation' reunites

    The greatest Star Trek 'Generation' reunites
    Reporter's log, stardate: 082214 On a sticky August evening, I found myself on the back porch of Wicker Park's Handlebar restaurant with a dinner companion who'd been to space. He'd also been drowned by William Shatner, resuscitated by Scott Bakula,...
  • The life of Wilhelm Reich as drawn by Elijah Brubaker

    When Wilhelm Reich died in prison in 1957, he was a scientist disgraced. Remembered, if at all, as the inventor of the orgone accumulator (William S. Burroughs and William Steig, among others, were devotees), Reich was once an associate of Sigmund Freud...
  • Digital Savant: 'Nemesis' pushes into digital to crack mainstream

    This is a common Austin artistic performer problem. Performer creates a thing. It is small, perhaps not fully formed, but it's a different kind of thing nobody's done before. The performer's work gains a local following. The performer starts to get...
  • 'Your Face in Mine' a provocative novel that challenges racial issues

    "Your Face in Mine: A Novel" by Jess Row; Riverhead Hardcover (384 pages, $27.95) Jess Row's provocative new novel arrives at a time when the talk we once heard about a post-racial America has sputtered (Google "Ferguson, Missouri" if you're unsure...
  • This week's reviews in brief

    Here are condensed versions of this week's book reviews: "Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! The Story of Pop Music From Bill Haley to Beyonce" by Bob Stanley (Norton, $29.95) The title suggests the folly of the endeavor: "Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! The Story of Pop Music From...