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Barry Whistler’s Grasp on the Endless Summer

Barry Whistler’s Grasp on the Endless Summer

In some ways the late closing date of this group show elongates the casualness of summer, which I appreciate. Summer in Texas should officially last until around September 27th. It could be our consolation for enduring the pitiless heat.
Splendid Esplanades

Splendid Esplanades

Normally, Houston's esplanades are winding islands of no-man's land. True North adds public sculptures aimed at pleasing regular folks out for a jog or on their way to Walgreens.
Uncreative Writing: Kenneth Goldsmith and Christian Bök

Uncreative Writing: Kenneth Goldsmith and Christian Bök

Employing strategies of plagiarism, cut-and-paste, and a general denial of authorship, uncreative writers are less interested in actual writing than in curating words that are usually not their own. Because of this, most uncreative writing is, Goldsmith proclaims, unreadable.
Top 5: August 6, 2014

Top 5: August 6, 2014

Read this week's list here, or watch as Glasstire Editor Bill Davenport and Founder Rainey Knudson discuss it on video.
The Alamo

The Alamo

America is over, and the last stand of our compromised, imperial American identity is being staged here at the bottom of the nation.