SO … IT’S THE OLD ‘TEAM OF RIVALS’ PLOY, EH? In his analysis [pay wall] of Mayor Rawlings’ recent appointments to the Fire Pension Board, DMN staff writer Rudolph Bush notes the frustrated mayor pulled two staunch allies off the board that owns the Museum Tower and put in two council members who are more like opponents. It’s the mayor’s hope to get some solution moving on the whole Tower-Nasher-disco-inferno. This way, Rawlings is finding ‘common ground,’ Bush writes, unlike his predecessor, Tom Leppert, who happily excluded differing opinions. Possibly. But it also means, if the board still fails, it won’t be the mayor or his allies who’ll take the hit.
NOW HE’S NATIONAL — You’ve been hearing about Dallas filmmaker David Lowery for months now, ever since his ‘western love triangle cum countrified tone poem,’ Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, debuted at Sundance and he got compared to director Terence Malick. The film opens Friday, and yesterday the NYTimes caught up with Lowery in Dallas via Skype.
ROUNDING AROUND — Speaking of the NYTimes, they take a look at the increasingly hands-on, ‘participatory’ nature of museum experiences, including the Martin Creed balloon room that was at the Nasher … The Dallas Chamber Symphony announced its second season at the City Performance Hall … And another local actor goes bad. Last night, in the first episode of Breaking Bad‘s new/last season, you saw, of course, Kitchen Dog’s Tina Parker in her choice cameo role as goofball-sleazeball lawyer Saul Goodman’s secretary, Francesca. But another longtime Dallas performer popped up as well: Joe Nemmers, who’s appeared over the years with Kitchen Dog and the Dallas Theater Center. He played one of the DEA agents helping Hank Schrader investigate Heisenberg’s real identity.