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Art Catalogue Book – Hard Truths: The Art of Thornton Dial

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A companion to the traveling exhibit of Thornton Dial currently displayed at the High Museum of Art, the catalogue of his works is captured in Hard Truths: The Art of Thornton Dial.

This book was edited by Joanne Cubbs and Eugene W. Metcalf.  It begins with a quote from the artist Thornton Dial: “All truth is hard truth. We’re in the darkness now, and we got to accept the hard truth to bring on the light. You can hide the truth, but you can’t get rid of it. When truth comes out in the light, we get the beauty of the world.”

Going through this beautiful catalogue, you are invited to acknowledge the raw hard truth of the artist.

Several themes are found throughout Dial’s work: they are the South influence, segregation, civil rights, and a voice that is often unheard.

George Tate also contributes an interesting written piece, placing the artist in the context of music and the dramatic rise of Sun Ra out of Alabama. Dial’s birth year, 1928, brought to the world Warhol, Bo Diddley, and Fats Domino to name a few.

The book is beautifully broken up into themes of struggles, old hardships, creative spirit, false promises, and redemption.

Hard Truths: The Art of Thornton Dial is an encyclopedia of information and is an ideal addition to any library. The opportunity to celebrate the work of a man who shares the voice of the common people.

After you read the book check out the exhibit for yourself that runs at the High Museum of Art through March 03, 2013 at the www.High.org

Book info:

  • ISBN-10: 3791350587
  • ISBN-13: 978-3791350585

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An Evening with David Sedaris at Fox Theatre April 16

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ATLANTA, GA (Feb. 24, 2015) – The Fox Theatre is pleased to present An Evening with David Sedaris, author of the previous bestsellers Naked, Me Talk Pretty One DayDress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, and regular National Public Radio contributor who will be appearing for one night only at the Fox Theatre on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 7:30pm.

Celebrating the June 3, 2014 paperback release of his latest title, #1 New York Times Bestseller, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, author David Sedaris comes to Atlanta for an evening of engaging recollections and featuring all-new readings.

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Dr. Mike’s “The Fallacy of the Calorie”

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Dr. Mike (Michael S. Fenster, MD) has a sense of humor in dispersing his dietary and nutritional advice in The Fallacy of the Calorie, but what’s also funny is the fact that this cardiologist is dishing out all this information while criticizing supposed self-proclaimed food experts.

Take this passage, for example: “These days it seems as if everybody has an opinion about food and health. People watch Dr. Oz, tune in to the Food Network, or read some anecdotal diatribe on the Internet and all of a sudden they’re full of expert opinions and analysis.”

Dr. Mike mentions only Dr. Oz by name. He then goes on to allude to a bunch of straw men who give consumers lots of conflicting food guidance before launching into his own enterprising book of culinary realness. Dr. Mike is in your face and sounds like a go-getter, I guess. He says if I’m happy with the food I eat and my state of wellness, health, verdure, heartiness is a-okay, then this is not the book for me. PUT THIS BOOK DOWN. If only!

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SPX 2014 Programming Schedule

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SPX is fast approaching! Check out the release about this year’s panels and programming to plan your weekend. They all sound remarkable, highlighting diversity in the comics and cartooning industry that is often overlooked.

The Small Press Expo is pleased to announce the SPX 2014 Programming Schedule.  SPX continuing the festival’s established tradition of rich, thought-provoking programming featuring leading comics artists and critics in conversation. As in previous years, the Programming Schedule will feature two simultaneous tracks on both Saturday and Sunday, September 13th and 14th.

SPX 2014 programming highlights include special Q&A sessions with headline guests Lynda Barry, Jules Feiffer, Charles Burns, Raina Telgemeier, Drew Friedman. Eleanor Davis, Mimi Pond and John Porcellino, many of whom will also join in other panel discussions.

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