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Music critic Scott Cantrell visited the Ruth Taylor Recital Hall earlier this month to deliver his lecture, “The State of Arts Criticism in America,” to an audience of about 50. In the Oct. 10 event, Cantrell spoke of how his career took off and how similar opportunities are not available to prospective critics today. Cantrell wrote criticism of local symphonies and operas for the Dallas Morning News for 16 years before turning to freelance writing...

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October is a notoriously busy time for Trinity students, but two upcoming guest speakers are definitely worth making time for this month. Graphic novelist Dylan Meconis and music critic Scott Cantrell have been scheduled to  give free public lectures on campus through the Stieren Arts Enrichment Series, with the former having already spoken on Oct. 4. Meconis started out in the fields of history and communication and has since made a name for herself in...