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On episode 5 of Mixed Media: Nasher Sculpture Center director Jeremy Strick talks about the current exhibit by British sculptor Phyllida Barlow, why the Nasher doesn't have more women artists in its collection, the new $100,000 Nasher Prize, the latest chapter in Glare Gate with Museum Tower and remembering his father, the Oscar-winning director Joseph Strick.
Next, based on recent crowds and endless social media fan-photos, the Trinity River is suddenly — and temporarily — the hot cultural attraction Dallas city leaders have long fantasized about. But what happens when the waters recede? And how will May’s historic flooding impact the vision for the area? Dallas Morning News architecture critic Mark Lamster and Dallas Observer columnist Jim Schutze weigh in.
Finally, Chris Vognar is back from this year's BookExpo America in New York City. Does the publishing industry's annual galley-hoarding, hype-exchange conference still serve a purpose or is it the last gasp of a troubled print industry? And where was Grumpy Cat? Vognar breaks it all down along with some reading recommendations and insider gossip.
And, as always, the weekly touts: Lamster recommends Glaswegian artist Bronwen Sleigh's exhibit at Cydonia Gallery. Schutze is enamored with Bar Politics, which he describes as "a bunch of young drunk people trying to be Jon Stewart." Strick confesses his weak spot for summer blockbusters and then recommends the modest budget sci-fi art film Ex Machina. Smart was moved by an article in The New Yorker, "The Inexplicable" by Karl Ove Knausgård, that goes deep into the mind of Norwegian mass-murderer Anders Behring Breivik. Wynn is wowed — in good and bad ways — by Paris, Texas artist Chivas Clem's Disco Car Wash (Auto-Erotic Crucifixion) and Vognar touts shopping in New York at punk boutique Trash and Vaudeville (see his prized score below: a vintage Repo Man T-shirt) and also St. Marks Bookshop's new location.