Tuesday, May 01, 2007

The Derrick assesses quilting as an art form . Great work unbylined author! Arts coverage makes us very, very happy.

The region's year long celebration of glass art has its own webpage. I'll be covering parts of the celebration for Pennsylvania magazine this summer.

Pittsburgh's City Theatre has announced its ambitious new season:

It includes:

  • the U.S. premiere of Mother Teresa is Dead (Oct. 4-28)
  • the world premier of The 13th of Paris (Jan. 24-Feb. 17)
  • Comedy Central's Lauren Weedman's one woman show "Bust" (April 3-May 11, 2008)
  • Murderers (Nov. 8-Dec. 16)
  • Flight (March 13-April 6)
  • A Marriage Minuet (May 1-25, 2008)
  • Robert Dubac's one man show The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron?
  • and Sister's Christmas Catechism (Dec. 4-30)

Speaking of the City Theatre, The Trib Review (sigh) interviews Intimate Apparel's costume designer, Pei-Chi Su.

Preemptivly ruining the summer for children everywhere - Scholastic previews the summer's best books for kids.

Fanboy artists continue to ruin DC comics for oh, almost everyone, with their disturbing depictions of women.

Saturday is free comic book day. Bell's Comics in Grove City is your closest and best bet, or if you want to drive, might I recommend the stunning selection of Books Galore on Peach St. in Erie?

Why aren't there any good, living American playwrights?

The NYTimes takes a look at the dearth of book reviewers contracted by major publications.

The National Magazine Awards have been announced.

In honor of the weather last night, why not download the Drive By Trucker's song 'Tornadoes" and Cursive's "Dorothy Dreams of Tornadoes" ? And yes, I did try to find the two most divergent songs I had on severe weather, thank you very much.

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