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What A Cowboy Can Reveal

A telling image of a young Doug sitting on the bumper of a 1941 Buick Roadmaster holding his Gibson ES175: he’s already brimming with confidence and charisma — He knew he had it.
What A Cowboy Can Reveal

Paparazzo Dementia

The Art World has undergone a second pop invasion—this time it’s authentic pop, and The Museum of Modern Art has slipped into a warm bath with its razor to kill itself like a Roman Senator.
Paparazzo Dementia

Plant People

The Galveston Artist Residency made an interesting curatorial choice in pairing works with actual plants. The plants made more sense with some work than with others.
Plant People

Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes

I’m 80% sure that Dallas is still not an art destination and doesn’t deserve the frequency with which it appears in the travel sections of other cities’ magazines and newspapers.
Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes

Imitation Blues

At that moment, I understood through an experience what I’ve known intellectually for a long time; the greatest strength of American capitalism lies in its ability to steal and neutralize the authentic, local culture and art of the enslaved, the poor, and the dissatisfied.
Imitation Blues

Mel Chin: Rematch

Cities cling in perpetuity to a hometown boy made good. Mel Chin left Houston in 1983, and was clearly influenced by the time he spent in our diverse, surreal and polluted swampland.
Mel Chin: Rematch

You Can’t Go Home Again

Pop culture’s nostalgia obsession has reached an absurd level, and every decade since the beginning of the last century is getting the romance treatment to a startling degree.
You Can’t Go Home Again