The Dallas Book Festival is Sat., April 30 at the Dallas Public Library. We discuss Lauren Smart's piece on the city's ongoing ambitions to become a literary city. Also, culture critic Chris Vognar and arts and culture editor Christopher Wynn c
'Mixed Media' listeners get an exclusive first listen to co-host Christopher Wynn's new pop-up podcast, 'Strange.' In this debut episode, four Texans tell their true stories of an encounter with the strange. Author Virginia Savage McAlester re
Dallas Morning News pop music critic Hunter Hauk, DMN culture critic Chris Vognar and Dallas Observer arts & culture editor Lauren Smart talk shop with DMN arts and culture editor Christopher Wynn about the new music (and old acts) they loved o
Dallas Morning News culture critic Chris Vognar talks with 'Bernie' screenwriter and 'Texas Monthly' executive editor Skip Hollandsworth about Hollandsworth' new book 'Midnight Assassin,' the story of Austin's infamous serial killer.
The so-called 'Cliburn curse' is being recalled after a virtuoso pianist's wife was charged with killing their 2 daughters in a Fort Worth suburb. ' Dallas Morning News' contributing classical music critic Scott Cantrell discusses the strange t
Listen to 'Dallas Morning News' theater critic Nancy Churnin's conversation with actors Ryan O'Neal and Ali MacGraw. From 1970's ‘Love Story’ to 2016's ‘Love Letters,’ feelings still linger between the friends and actors. O’Neal laughs, listens
Listen to 'Dallas Morning News' writer and 'Mixed Media' contributor Michael Granberry's exclusive conversation with 81-year-old screen icon Sophia Loren. Loren has shared the silver screen with Charlton Heston, Peter Sellers, Clark Gable, Mar
Dallas Morning News pop music critic Hunter Hauk files this audio report from Austin. "What you're hearing behind me is Sixth Street, South by Southwest," Hauk says. "The least melodic mashup of sounds you could ever hear — and it happens every
Even the Speed Metal band playing outside his Austin hotel room can't stop 'Dallas Morning News' culture critic Chris Vognar from filing his latest dispatch. Vognar reviews the new documentary 'Dream is Destiny' about Texas director Richard Lin
Dallas Morning News culture critic and Mixed Media co-host Chris Vognar files his first short report from Austin's South By Southwest 2016. This episode, he talks 'Sidemen: Long Road to Glory' and 'Miss Sharon Jones!' Follow him on Twitter at
On today's show: Days before #OscarsSoWhite, Dallas Morning News interactive editor Dana Amihere has studied the last 20 years of Oscars acting data - she'll discuss the surprising results. We'll examine the "People Vs. O.J. Simpson" mini-serie
We take a look a the life of David Bowie and the influences he had on local artist. We take a look at the Netflix serie "Making or a Murderer" and the buzz it has generated. We talk to co-owner of local book store Wild Detectives, Javier Garcia
On our final episode of 2015, we discuss the year in culture including our favorite books, movies, TV shows and, yes, podcasts; Dallas Morning News pop music critic Hunter Hauk joins us to talk memorable songs; and we offer our cultural predict
We talk with Dallas filmmaker Steven Pomerantz on his documentary "Taking Back Oak Lawn" after the latest string of attacks and robberies in the neighborhood. Then, a review of Spike Lee's "Chi-Raq," hitting theaters on Friday, December 4th. F
We talk with Dallas native son Rhett Miller about the myth of being a rock star, his new album and his concert this Saturday. Then, how does placing art in a museum change its context? The 'Dallas Observer's Lauren Smith and 'Dallas Morning New
On a special Halloween episode, North Texas author, 'monster hunter' and UFO expert Nick Redfern discusses the mysteries lurking around Dallas and beyond. Next, scary movies. We love them and so does 'Dallas Morning News' staffer Dawn Bu
Writer, director and University of Texas at Dallas professor Thomas Riccio and actor Eddie Khan discuss "DP92," a new metaphysical sci-fi thriller from Dallas-based experimental performance group, Dead White Zombies. Next, the new trailer fo
Curator Aja Martin brings us inside Friday's Aurora Dallas art exhibition. Chris Vognar and DMN Books Editor Mike Merschel preview the Texas Book Festival, happening Saturday and Sunday in Austin. And Vognar breaks down the new monthly science
Dallas composer Donald Fowler discusses the debut of his long-awaited Jack the Ripper-inspired musical, '#Creep.' 'Dallas Morning News' architecture critic Mark Lamster talks about museums, architecture and the #Nasher Prize. And 'FD' magazine'
'Tinker Belles and Evil Queens' author and SMU film professor Sean Griffin discusses the rise in LGBT themes and characters in entertainment and the new Queer cinema. Next, Dallas Contemporary's Justine Ludwig talks about her curatorial mission
Award-winning poet and best-selling memoirist Mary Karr joins us to talk about her new book, 'The Art of Memoir.' Next, Dallas' Sarah Hamilton discusses directing Upstart Productions' new play, 'Dry Land', about female friendships and abortion.
Dallas Morning News staff writer Avi Selk joins us to talk about his story that broke the internet involving a Muslim boy, a homemade clock, and handcuffs. Next, we journey into Dallas’ underground world of lucha lubra, the masked-and-costumed
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