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2014 National Book Award Finalists Announced
The National Book Foundation has announced the finalists for the fiction, non-fiction, poetry and young people’s literature in the upcoming National Book Awards. The winners will be revealed Nov. 19 at a ceremony in New York.
2014 finalists are:
Ed Alcock for The New York Times
“Give me a museum and I’ll fill it,” Pablo Picasso reportedly said. Whether he did say it or not, it sounds like him, serial overproducer. And in a gray, leaf-drifting October here he’s as good as his word. The Picasso Museum, which closed for expansion in 2009, has finally reopened at more than twice its former size, but years overschedule and wrapped in a swirl of intrigue.
New York Times:
Atsushi Nishijima/The Weinstein Company
"St. Vincent" is the most complete performance of Bill Murray’s career. At first glance, Vincent feels like a familiar and predictable character, but Murray’s deft touch provides this protagonist with many complex layers."
Paris’ arts and cultural district gains new venues for displaying contemporary art at fairs, museums and exhibits.
The Wall Street Journal:
San Antonio an Unexpected Center for Chinese Art
"The Chinese art collection at the San Antonio Museum of Art has been described as the most important in the southern United States. It is an international resource for scholars and researchers."
-John Johnston (Curator at San Antonio Museum of Art)
The San Antonio Express-News:
Students Attend White House Fashion Education Workshop
More than 150 students attended the first White House fashion education workshop. Aspiring fashion designers, stylists, writers and entrepreneurs heard presentations from several industry experts.
“Fashion is really about passion and creativity, just like music or dance or poetry” expressed First Lady Michelle Obama. “For so many people across the country, it is a calling; it is a career. It’s the way they feed their families.”
The Washington Post:
Art Silicon Valley/ San Francisco will introduce multiple installations with the intent of fostering a connection with area technologist. The art on display "speaks their language" through the usage of code, robotics and digital technologies. The event takes place at San Mateo County Event Center, Expo Hall, Thursday-Sunday.
More event information: