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Visiting writer influenced by architecture, favorite bands
February 23, 2011
Paul Lisicky’s prose is architectural. Not only do his stories concern themselves with themes of community planning, home improvement projects and opposition to urban expansion, but his sentences are sturdy and carefully crafted with a touch of ornamentation.
One-act play retells story with racial plot change
November 18, 2010
“The boats will be ready for the Flood, and we’re not going to work for the Pharaoh unless we have a union contract,” an informed Adam says in “No Snakes in This Grass,” a one-act play written by the director of the Michener Center for Writers, James Magnuson.
Dystopian novel merges romance, futuristic realities
August 10, 2010
“What is this, an iPhone?” a character gawks in Gary Shteyngart’s latest novel, “Super Sad True Love Story: A Novel.”
Gallery exhibits Woodstock singers latest artistic effort
April 20, 2010
A girl in a bohemian dress sways to the rhythm of her favorite song. Shirtless 20-somethings yell and tussle in the August heat. Thousands of music lovers engage in a mutual dance, despite being surrounded by mud. This is not the Austin City Limits Music Festival but rather a painting of Woodstock by Grace Slick, the lead singer of the 1960s rock band Jefferson Airplane.