TERRY ALLEN is a visual artist and songwriter who has received numerous awards and honors, including Guggenheim and National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships and induction into the Buddy Holly Walk of Fame. His art has been shown throughout the United States and Europe and is represented in major private and public collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA) in Los Angeles. He has also recorded twelve albums of original music, including the classics Juarez and Lubbock (On Everything).
DAVE HICKEY is one of America’s best-known art and cultural critics and the recipient of a MacArthur Foundation “genius” grant. His books include Air Guitar: Essays on Art and Democracy and The Invisible Dragon: Four Essays on Beauty. He has written for many major publications, including Rolling Stone, Art News, Art in America, Artforum, Harper’s Magazine, and Vanity Fair. Currently, he is Professor of English at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
MARCIA TUCKER was a highly regarded curator of contemporary art, as well as a freelance art critic, writer, and lecturer. She was the Founder and Director of the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York City and was series editor of Documentary Sources in Contemporary Art, five anthologies of history and criticism.
Best known for his long-running column, “Letters at 3 A.M.,” MICHAEL VENTURA is a cultural critic who cofounded the LA Weekly and now writes for the Austin Chronicle. His latest book Cassavetes Directs, a memoir of John Cassavetes, was published in England in 2007.