Category Archives: Arts

Highlights of This Year’s ACL Music Festival

Highlights of This Year’s ACL Music Festival

Austin City Limits (ACL) has always been a top-notch music festival that caters to all sorts of music fans. I’ve seen artists ranging from electronic/house favorites like Deadmau5 to classic stars like Neil Young – all in our own Zilker Park. This year was no exception. Three artists in particular had both phenomenal discographies, and each put… Read More…

The Price We Pay For Jazz’s Decline

The Price We Pay For Jazz’s Decline

In the space of this short blog, I want to make a few points. One, I love jazz. Two, I worry a lot that jazz has declined. Three, I think it’s no good at all for our culture that jazz has declined so precipitously. And, finally, I think jazz’s decline has had, for reasons I… Read More…

The Golden Age of Film

The Golden Age of Film

In the midst of having read the news about the recent Golden Globe Awards and preparing for the upcoming Academy Awards, I watched this film on the life of the great director, Ingmar Bergman. All this has brought me to a strong hypothesis that I would like to explore in this short essay. It is… Read More…