Jonathan Lethem’s best-selling, award-winning novel, The Fortress of Solitude, premiers this week as a musical at the Dallas Theater Center. The musical follows two boys, one white, one black, growing up in the ‘70s in a Brooklyn full of graffiti, music, drugs – and superheroes. KERA’s Jerome Weeks sat down with the novelist before his appearance at Arts & Letters Live at the Dallas Museum of Art last month.
A North Texas family continues to pray for more information on the Malaysia Airlines jet that went missing between the Gulf of Thailand and the South China Sea. The plane carried 239 passengers, including Keller native Philip Wood. Philip Wood's younger brother, James Wood, said he had not slept much since Malaysian officials contacted him and his family four days ago.
Austin's South By Southwest hosts the film and tech communities simultaneously. And this year, that means stars like Tilda Swinton and Nicolas Cage Stars may have felt a bit overshadowed by guest appearances from Julian Assange and Edward Snowden. But KERA's Stephen Becker tells Art&Seek's Anne Bothwell how some films with Texas ties managed to compete for attention.
- Being A Critic
Hour 1: Being a critic sounds like the easiest job in the world – just observe and give your opinion. But justifying those opinions is tougher than you think. We’ll explore the life of a critic this hour with KERA’s Jerome Weeks, Nancy Nichols of D magazine and Preston Jones of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
- The Future Of Texas