Many Houstonians will remember ex-Houston Press art critic Shaila Dewan and her fiery swan song about local artists selected for the group-curated ’00 Whitney Biennial. (Shaila’s long since left for the NYT, where she’s done time in Baghdad and where she will, we have not doubt, one day receive multiple Pulitzers.) Just recently Shaila managed to enrage another Texas city by calling Austin the "Live Music Capital of the South" (not, as the city would have it, of the world). While we’re all for hyperbolic self-descriptions — Glasstire is, after all, the finest website known to humanity — we admit to not being outraged on Austin’s behalf over this one. [via] UPDATE: read about it here and here.
also by Rainey Knudson
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