Looks at By the Way, Meet Vera Stark, Gidion's Knot, Lucia di Lammermoor, and Time Stands Still.
Drop a memoir into a family gathering and the battle is on in Other Desert Cities.
There's lots of alternatives to the same old same old this year.
Are you ready for two semi-obscure, "guilty pleasure" television references in one day? I hope so. Earlier today, as you may have read, in what I'm sure sent the Pulitzer folks scrambling to reevaluate 2013, I compared Rex Ryan and Ed Reed to Lowell Mather and Big Strong Man, respectively, from the ... More >>
It would appear the Chron has a new head boss. Nancy Barnes, the former editor of the Minneapolis Star Tribune will take over as Editor and Executive Vice President on October 15. Barnes, 52, replaces Jeff Cohen who is taking over the Editorial and Op-Ed sections of the news division. Though she has ... More >>
For Texans rookie offensive tackle David Quessenberry, OTA's and mini camp have been the best of times and the worst of times. On the one hand, with injuries to incumbent starter Derek Newton and fellow rookie Brennan Williams, the sixth-round draft choice out of San Jose State has been given an in ... More >>
In Race, at Ensemble, David Mamet blowtorches our perceptions.
Author Larry McMurtry knows a thing or two about the Lone Star State, which is why when he talks, much like EF Hutton in the '70s, people listen. In this case, he was talking to Texas Monthly in an essay about Texas's biggest cities for their February issue, and, as reported on DMagazine.com, he is ... More >>
They say that turnabout is fair play, and that's just what The Daily Meal did this week when it polled a group of chefs across the U.S. to see how those chefs rated some of the nation's most preeminent food critics. Those 20 food critics were chosen by Arthur Bovino, executive editor of The Daily M ... More >>
The Alley Theatre's production is funny — and forgettable.
Photographer Malcolm Browne took the above, unforgettable picture on June 11, 1963 when a Buddhist monk named Thich Quang Duc set himself on fire and burned to death in complete, immobile silence as a protest against Buddhist persecutions by the Roman Catholic Vietnamese government. During the self- ... More >>
Each character gets a center-stage aria in this most operatic of August Wilson's cycle plays.
Since I first read the Grand Forks Herald article last night -- "Long-awaited Olive Garden receives warm welcome" -- it's made its way around the Internet as an object of fascination faster than faked cell phone pictures of Christina Hendricks's breasts. "An Onion-worthy, rave review of...Olive Gar ... More >>
Modernist Cuisine is not your grandmother's Joy of Cooking. It establishes a new language by which chefs can communicate the complexities of their intellectual work. Authors Nathan Myhrvold, Chris Young and Maxime Bilet have produced a beautiful and fascinating cookbook that explores the possibili ... More >>
Being both a music nerd and a movie geek, my interest was piqued when it was revealed that this year only two songs were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song. I wondered how the Academy decided that there were only two songs worthy of competing for the award, and how those songs we ... More >>
Photos by GroovehouseJohn McIntyre attacked his Zombie banh mi with all he had, but it wouldn't die."I'm ready to start eating," muttered a nervous-looking John McIntyre, a senior linebacker for the University of Houston, as he waited for the 22-inch Zombie banh mi to land in front of him at ... More >>
The setup: During the golden age of Hollywood, there was no movie more golden than Gone with the Wind, steered, coaxed, shoved into greatness by its manic producer David O. Selznick, who had gone independent after a decade of producing sterling pictures at both RKO and MGM (King Kong, A Tale of Two ... More >>
The Back Porch Players present a startling, sterling production.
Ted Barron/New West RecordsSteve Earle: What's up, Doc?Despite what our paychecks and sometimes even our diplomas say, the perception persists that music journalists are not "real" journalists. Similarly, no matter how literate their lyrics, some folks think musicians could not possibly put p ... More >>
Myth: The ability to string rhymes together automatically kills brain cells, thereby making it impossible for said stringer of rhymes to obtain a college degree. Fact: Many of your favorite hip-hoppers are college graduates with funny-sounding honorary titles. Myth: Street education is a pr ... More >>
Masquerade Theatre spends Sunday in the Park with George.
Dutch received undeserved scornPresident's Day is a time to reflect on the people who've lived in the White House, and how best to learn more about them. Presidential biographies have always been a huge industry, with a staggering amount of trees felled for books both incredibly dense and an ... More >>
How Bun B dealt with Pimp C's death.