The prolific work of Tyrus Wong: Disney, Warner Bros., and Hallmark

In this photo gallery, see Tyrus Wong’s ability to use a wide array of mediums and reach out to diverse audiences. Over his career, Wong’s atmospheric, emotive and poetic paintings inspired animated films for Disney, live-action cinema for Warner Bros., greeting cards for Hallmark, and dinnerware for Winfield Pottery.

Richard Linklater: Dream is Destiny

Growing Up in Public: Richard Linklater’s Road to The Newton Boys

Linklater’s films are an attempt to understand the growing-up process. Not simply in terms of adolescent angst, but more as to how, in a world full of choices, we decide who we are going to be (or don’t decide). What are the choices and the influences that lead us to be who we are and who we are going to become? This is the central theme in all of Linklater’s work.

Richard Linklater: Dream is Destiny

‘The Austin Chronicle’ and Richard Linklater: A History

Without question, the most important moment in Austin filmmaking history, even more than the story of the making of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, was Rick Linklater’s decision to stay in Austin after Slacker and not move to L.A. Given his socially conscious drive, Linklater not only inspired filmmakers across the country, he united the Austin film community into a cohesive cultural force.

Richard Linklater: Dream is Destiny

Slacker, the Map

Since “Slacker” premiered at the Dobie Theater, the lifestyle it celebrated is largely gone, along with the locations it helped make famous. In this “Slacker map,” we look at what’s disappeared and what’s endured.

James Beard: America’s First Foodie

Caroline Stuart explains the story of the short-lived James Beard doll

Caroline Stuart, a friend of James Beard, discovered a doll that was designed to look like James Beard. The toy was only available for a short time, and very few remain today. Major funding for James Beard: America’s First Foodie is provided by Feast it Forward. Additional funding provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and Art […]

Jacques Pépin: The Art of Craft


Jacques Pépin (b. December 18, 1935) is one of the world’s most celebrated chefs. Through his long and distinguished career as a professional chef and instructor, host of 14 popular public television series and author of dozens of cookbooks, Pépin has advanced the art and craft of culinary technique as much as any other figure of the past century.

James Beard: America’s First Foodie

Alice Waters remembers her early friendship with James Beard

Alice Waters recalls a party early in her friendship with James Beard. Waters was nervous bringing her young daughter over to Beard’s home, but the two made a wonderful impression on one another.