Much of the credit for “Conviction” goes to Knafo, an investigative reporter who has written for the New York Times and other publications. His storytelling is smart, restrained and, in a gruff way, formal; the phony familiarity and twee interjections that mar so much podcast narration are nowhere to be heard in “Conviction.” The show is crisply produced by Meg Driscoll, Chris Neary and Saidu Tejan-Thomas. The music, by Haley Shaw, is moody and subdued, a good fit for a tale that shuns sensationalism and finds humanity and complexity in unexpected places. … [Read more...] about Review: ‘Conviction,’ a true-crime podcast that’s more than a whodunit
Title: Dragged Across ConcreteDescribe This Movie In One Who Framed Roger Rabbit? Quote: JESSICA RABBIT: I'm not bad, I'm just drawn that way. Brief Plot Synopsis: Disgraced cops and ex-con cross paths during ill-advised ripoff.Rating Using Random Objects Relevant To The Film: 3 egg salad sandwiches out of 5.Tagline: "Those who can't earn a living must find another way to provide."Better Tagline: "Does this mustache make me look racist?"Not So Brief Plot Synopsis: Henry Johns (Tory Kittles) just recently got out of prison and wants to do things right by his mom, who's taken to tricking to pay the bills, and his wheelchair-bound little brother Ethan. Meanwhile, officers Ridgeman (Mel Gibson) and Lurasetti (Vince Vaughan) are in hot water after getting filmed roughing up a suspect. Financial considerations (Ridgeman's wife has MS, Lurasetti wants to propose to his girlfriend) steer the three onto a collision course with some gold thieves even more … [Read more...] about Reviews For The Easily Distracted: Dragged Across Concrete
North Texas museums are holding on to what they’ve got. After The New York Times published an article last week about overcrowded museum basements and the aggressive efforts many major museums are making to thin out their collections, we reached out to local art institutions to see if they have any plans to clean house. According to the Times, frequent gifts have caused museum collections across the country to balloon in size and museums like the Indianapolis Art Museum — which is ranking its collection from A to D to help determine what to offload — are responding to pressure from multiple sides. There’s pressure to save money on climate-controlled storage and pressure to release rarely displayed objects to smaller museums or private collections where they would be enjoyed more often.But these pressures to sell, or deaccession as it’s known in the art world, don’t seem to have reached North Texas. Some museums, like the Meadows Museum and the … [Read more...] about North Texas Museums Aren’t Feeling the Pressure to Declutter
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Music Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Music | Reunion Tour! The Band Is Back! Wait, Who Are These Guys? Advertisement Supported by ByRob Tannenbaum March 22, 2019 The singer Ian Hunter recently announced a reunion tour of Mott the Hoople, the British band that recorded some memorable hits in the early 1970s. But, Hunter tacitly acknowledged, it wasn’t quite a reunion. Of Hunter’s four bandmates from Mott’s defining 1972 album, “All the Young Dudes,” two are dead and one is incapacitated from a stroke. Multiple deaths are rarely the end of great rock bands. So Hunter will tour with the guitarist and keyboard player who joined Mott for its anticlimactic 1974 swan song, “The Hoople.” Displaying a level of honesty rarely embraced by those trying to sell concert tickets, he called this band not Mott the Hoople, … [Read more...] about Reunion Tour! The Band Is Back! Wait, Who Are These Guys?
CLEVELAND, Ohio – Who owes whom more, Kelly Clarkson or the whole flippin’ “American Idol’’ franchise?The prodigious talent, personality and charisma the Texas native put on display Thursday night at Quicken Loans Arena means it’s hardly a moot question. Consider: Clarkson won the inaugural season of the reality singing competition in 2002, beating out Atlanta, Georgia-born Justin Guarini. Guarini has had a nice career, but his discography lists two studio albums, the last in 2005. He’s done a lot of Broadway, but currently, his musical role is portraying a Diet Dr. Pepper huckster. That’s probably not quite what Randy Jackson had in mind when he was talking about being “a little pitchy, dawg.’’Clarkson, on the other hand, has racked up three Grammys out of 15 nominations, put out eight studio albums (two of which won best pop vocal album Grammys), written children’s books and is about to launch her own daytime … [Read more...] about Kelly Clarkson’s voice, humor and effervescence light up Quicken Loans Arena: concert review