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Chef Brett author finds new mission in Marfa

Chef Brett author finds new mission in Marfa

June 23rd, 2011

By BENJAMIN WERMUND

MARFA – John DeMers can rest easy.

For the first time in his life, the West Texas Noir author feels like he has done what he was put on this earth to do.

“There’s an amazing sense of having arrived — not achieved, not rich, not famous, none of that stuff — but it’s sort …

Fact (and fiction) from Texas Monthly editor (and former Sentinel reporter)

Fact (and fiction) from Texas Monthly editor (and former Sentinel reporter)

June 23rd, 2011

By BARNEY NELSON

Jake Silverstein, now editor of Texas Monthly magazine, has written a great book about the fine line between fact and fiction. His book, Nothing Happened and Then It Did: A Chronicle in Fact and Fiction, was published by W. W. Norton Company in New York last year. However, nothing about the title, the …

Fancy Pony Land trots into Vogue

Fancy Pony Land trots into Vogue

June 23rd, 2011

By STERRY BUTCHER

MARFA – There’s a t-shirt sold in Marfa that’s funny for its irony: London, Paris, Rome, Marfa.

Now, it’s for real, at least in terms of fashion.

The Fancy Pony Land store on Hwy 90 in Marfa features one of a kind clothing, accessories and handiwork.

Marfa’s little clothing shop called …

Giant shoes to fill in a country full of great movies

Giant shoes to fill in a country full of great movies

June 23rd, 2011

By EMILY JO CURETON

MARFA – So what makes a movie great anyway? What does it mean for a film to embody a place? And what if that place is as big and diverse as Texas?

These were the questions recently put to a panel of five film experts, who holed up in a room and didn’t …

Cadden pens book on Big Bend legend Apache Adams

June 16th, 2011

FORT DAVIS – A new book about the legendary Apache Adams has been written and published by his friend for over 20 years, Don Cadden.

The author weaves his personal experiences, his recorded conversations and anecdotal recollections to retell Adams’ range adventures.

Cadden interviewed people who had ridden with Adams over the years and …

Novel, set in the 1950s, predicts border narco violence

June 16th, 2011

By MARK GLOVER

The eyeball and the brain are good buddies in this era of image where film, photos, graphic novels, music videos, and YouTube dominate, vectoring with technology like some commercial conspiracy.

It wraps us up in the big muse while occasionally we squeeze out a few moments to text, transmogrifying if not reducing our sometimes …

Alpine ceramic artist rekindles solo work

Alpine ceramic artist rekindles solo work

June 16th, 2011

ALPINE – After a hiatus for a few years in favor of his wholesale production line, ceramic artist John Davis of Alpine opens an exhibit of his one-of-a-kind inlaid pottery at the prestigious Hanson Galleries in Houston on Friday.

Opened in 1977, Hanson Galleries has been voted a “Top Retailer of American Crafts” by NICHE Magazine …

Book talks, music and visual art at Front Street Books Friday, Saturday in Alpine

Book talks, music and visual art at Front Street Books Friday, Saturday in Alpine

June 16th, 2011

ALPINE – Authors from far and near will talk about their work and present readings at Front Street Books during Fiesta del Sol, Friday, June 17 and Saturday, June 18.

“We have a star-quality line up this year, and we know our many friends will enjoy meeting and talking with the likes of Lucia St. Clair …

Big Bend travel guides have new publisher

June 16th, 2011

FAR WEST TEXAS – El Paso-based Mesa Publishing recently bought Blue Sky Productions, which publishes several Big Bend travel guides.

Blue Sky Productions publishes the Big Bend Real Estate Guide, Map of the Big Bend and Davis Mountains and Big Bend Galleries & Artists.

Mesa Publishing has published real estate magazines and other publications for El Paso …

Paleo plays Padre’s Monday

Paleo plays Padre’s Monday

June 16th, 2011

MARFA – How many malnourished art majors does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

It takes two to make a baby, about four to cart a coffin, six to build a human pyramid, 11 to hang a jury, and apparently 13 to make indie folk group Paleo’s latest, Fruit Of The Spirit.

Paleo is playing Padre’s Monday …

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