Sam Peckinpah attracted controversy as reliably as a dog attracts fleas. Upon their release, each of his films would stimulate new debate about the uses of onscreen violence and his manhandling of women, as was the case with 1971's Straw Dogs.
Angela Kariotis knows that everyone has their own stories, and in Reminiscence of the Ghetto & Other Things That raiZed Me, her one-woman show about growing up poor in New Jersey, premiering at UT's David Mark Cohen New Works Festival, Kariotis tells hers in her very own way.
Consisting of a vintage dental cabinet, two scrolls of paper, and a tree-painted background, Celia Alvarez Muñoz's installation "Stories Your Mother Never Told You" is an interactive tour de force that touches on those very issues central to Muñoz's artmaking practice: memory, personal identity, and community.
During his appearance at UT's Union Ballroom, New Yorker staff writer Malcolm Gladwell wanted to talk about "social power," a subject at the heart of his bestselling Tipping Point. Sarah Hepola reports.