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Truffaut’s ‘Boyhood’

It’s nice timing that the MFAH’s “Truffaut: On Childhood” series has arrived on the heels of Richard Linklater’s recent coming-of-age film, Boyhood.
Truffaut’s ‘Boyhood’

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
Top Five: August 28, 2014

Old Times on the Island

After the beach, old times are Galveston's main attraction. Tintypes and a new Wild West Village pull visitors back into the 19th century, sort of.
Old Times on the Island

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.
The Fall Weather Report for DFW

Sculpture Train: Hermann Park

The Louise Bourgeois Spider had already been removed, but it was easy to imagine it dragging a struggling, web-wrapped Sam Houston into the reflecting pool.
Sculpture Train: Hermann Park

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.
Barry Whistler’s Grasp on the Endless Summer

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.
Splendid Esplanades

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.
Uncreative Writing: Kenneth Goldsmith and Christian Bök

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.
Top 5: August 6, 2014