Book Talk: Fall is prime time for colorful, gorgeous books about music, art | Education

It is time once again for the Denton Arts and Jazz Festival. Therefore, this month’s column will highlight books that focus on music and art in many forms. Danyel Smith has worn many hats — author, award-winning journalist, and producer — and all have centered around music and culture. Tendon Shine Bright: A Very Personal … Read more

Inside the new zine exploring love, nature and survival in Brazil

With contributions from over 80 emerging creatives, Extinção? examines art and community in the face of the climate crisis Born of a desire to celebrate Brazilian creativity, Extinction? is a new zine from photographer Igor Furtado. A reaction to the lack of cultural institutions willing to support Latin American narratives, the publication showcases the talent … Read more

How political candidates are targeting you on social media based on your music tastes, shopping habits and favorite TV shows

CNN — Marco Rubio hopes to sway voters interested in Chick-fil-A, Ram trucks, and Duck Dynasty. John Fetterman is searching for fans of microbreweries, Teslas, and the Dave Matthews Band. And Michael Bennet wants to reach people who like Taylor Swift and Lizzo – while avoiding devoted listeners of Jason Aldean. Candidates in some of … Read more

Opinion: How ‘Abbott Elementary’ became more than a belief

Editor’s Note: Gene Seymour is also a critic who has written about music, movies and culture for The New York Times, Newsday, Entertainment Weekly and The Washington Post. Follow him on Twitter @GeneSeymour. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author. View more opinions on CNN. CNN — Wednesday night’s second … Read more

Opinion: How ‘Abbott Elementary’ became more than a belief

Editor’s Note: Gene Seymour is also a critic who has written about music, movies and culture for The New York Times, Newsday, Entertainment Weekly and The Washington Post. Follow him on Twitter @GeneSeymour. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author. View more opinions on CNN. CNN — Wednesday night’s second … Read more

Opinion: Bad Bunny’s politically charged reggaetón is making waves

Editor’s Note: Ed Morales (@SpanglishKid) is a journalist and lecturer at Columbia University’s Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race and the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY. He’s the author of the book “Fantasy Island: Colonialism, Exploitation and the Betrayal of Puerto Rico.” The views expressed are his own. View more … Read more

Steampunk: The world’s most derided subculture is ready for its comeback

Grab your parasols and aviation goggles! Steampunk might be considered untouchable now, but the pace at which trends are being regurgitated means that anything is possible By now, we’re all familiar with the relentless cycle of trends that are infiltrating the internet – and our minds. From Y2K lake Indie Sleaze, we’ve experienced an endless … Read more

Here are the top 14 things to do in Houston this weekend

This weekend features a host of cultural celebrations, from Latino performing arts, a popular NPR political podcast, a milestone moment for the symphony, Hispanic heritage, jazz, and more. Meanwhile, movie fans who want to also enjoy the weather can enjoy outdoor screenings downtown, while music fans can take in cool jazz and a meaningful Ukrainian … Read more

Dive bar book puts Mynar’s Bar on its map | Access Waco

A magazine writer and a photographer walk into a bar, and if that bar happens to be Mynar’s Bar in West, the punchline is a book. Mynar’s Bar, holding down the corner of Oak Street and Roberts Street in downtown West for much of a century, finds itself a stop on a 13-bar tour captured … Read more

Black Dahlia Murder to Continue Without Trevor Strnad, Announce New Lineup

Earlier this year, the metal world was shocked and saddened by the sudden death of Black Dahlia Murder frontman Trevor Strnad. Regarded as one of the scene’s friendliest faces and most knowledgeable metal encyclopedias, he was best known as a phenomenal frontman with a one-of-a-kind shriek, and without him at the helm of his long-running … Read more