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NBC Latino interviewed poet David Tomas Martinez, a Ph.D. candidate in Creative Writing and an editor of Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts, about Hustle, his first collection of poems to be published in 2014 in the article From gangs to literature, a Chicano poet’s frank look at machismo. Martinez was also recently featured in Houstonia magazine.

The Houston Press included commentary on the installation created by Maggie Hooyman, a senior majoring in studio art, in its contemporary art review, Project Row Houses' "Summer Studios 2013" is about communities, near and far.

Tumbledown, the latest novel by Robert Boswell, professor of creative writing, is spotlighted in Author, professor revisits his past for latest book published in the Houston Chronicle and in the New York Times’ roundup of Newly released books

The original publishing by Arte Público Press of Sandra Cisneros’ most famous book is recounted in Top Shelf: The House on Mango Street, a retrospective review of the novel on The Monitor book critic’s list of 12 best American novels.

The Texas Observer spotlighted a site-specific installation at the Blaffer Art Museum in the article Andy Coolquitt’s “Attainable Excellence” at Houston’s Blaffer Museum.

Bloomberg Businessweek published the article Texas sushi chef, bench artist pair to aid Houston museum about the Blaffer Art Museum’s fundraising dinners in support of its exhibition, Feast: Radical Hospitality in Contemporary Art.

The Houston Shakespeare Festival produced by the School of Theatre & Dance received significant media attention before and during its run at Miller Outdoor Theatre.

Houston Chronicle
Shakespeare Festival takes a romantic turn
Shakespeare with a freewheeling, Deep South flavor (review)
'Antony and Cleopatra' fares well at festival (review)
Married thespians share an acting career built for two
UH’s Nicole Gamache Helping Train Tomorrow’s Thespians (Creative Pride – UH Arts blog on 

Houston Press
‘As You Like It’ a Fun Romp in This Year's Shakespeare Festival (review)
‘Antony and Cleopatra’ Has Some Strong Performances but Fails to Find the Poetry (review)
A Jug of Wine, a Picnic Basket, ‘As You Like It’ and ‘Antony and Cleopatra:’ It's Houston Shakespeare Festival Time
Top Five Things to Do in Houston 

CultureMap Houston
The most powerful woman of all: Controversial Facebook book inspires Houston's Cleopatra
2013 Houston Shakespeare Festival: ‘As You Like It’ 

KHOU CultureMap Moment/ KHOU– CBS11
High drama: Behind the scenes at Houston Shakespeare Festival's Antony and Cleopatra

Crossroads with Melanie Lawson – Interview featuring Brandon Dirden and Crystal Dickinson
Eyewitness News with Don Nelson – Interview featuring Seth Gilliam 

The Black Voice – Interview featuring Seth Gilliam 

KUHF – 88.7 FM
Houston Matters with Craig Cohen – Interview with Marc Masterson and Benjamin Reed

KUHA – 91.7 FM
The Front Row with St. John Flynn – Interview with Crystal Dickinson, Leah Gardiner and Seth Gilliam 

CLASS Alums making news

School of Theatre & Dance alumnus Billy Stritch recently performed his solo show, Billy Stritch Sings the Mel Torme Songbook, at the Smith Center’s Cabaret Jazz venue in Las Vegas. The Las Vegas Review-Journal interviewed Stritch and a preview on the show in the article Singer Billy Stritch paying tribute to Mel Torme