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Top Five: August 28, 2014

Top Five: August 28, 2014

Glasstire Editors Bill Davenport and Christina Rees count down the top five art events in Texas for the week of August 28, 2014
The Fall Weather Report for DFW

The Fall Weather Report for DFW

The intensity and ego-wrangling within art collectives makes them nearly impossible to sustain for very long, so the loss of Homecoming as we know it comes as no surprise.
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.