Associate professor in the SMU Meadows division of film and media arts Sean Griffin and Dallas Contemporary  senior curator and director of exhibitions Justine Ludwig

Associate professor in the SMU Meadows division of film and media arts Sean Griffin and Dallas Contemporary  senior curator and director of exhibitions Justine Ludwig

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On episode 20 of Mixed Media: 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. (Plus, he sings!) Next, Dallas Contemporary's Justine Ludwig talks about her curatorial mission to add heat and international relevance to Dallas' art scene with the Contemporary's new exhibits. She also talks about Art Prize and her FD profile of Dallas artist Arthur Peña. Finally, we consider Chris Vognar's new essay on how guys use sports talk as a social safety net. (How 'bout them Rangers?) 

Also on the show: James Franco and Stephen King are taking over downtown Dallas

Christopher Wynn is in love with the animated title credit sequences of the late, great graphic designer Saul Bass ...

Justin Ludwig is reading Controlled Decay, the debut poetry collection by Mexico City writer Gabriela Jauregui 

Chris Vognar urges us to go see a mainstream film for once, The Walk, in iMax 3-D. 

Lauren Smart is loving the work of progressive local playwright Brigham Mosley, who has a new show debuting this weekend with House Party Theatre called #Basic. 

And Sean Griffin sings us out with an ode to Carol Burnett in honor of Time Life's new DVD set The Carol Burnett Show: The Lost Episodes

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