Archive for July, 2014

Smashburger:

It’s … complicated
Chow, Baby
This week we revisit the concept of added burger juice! This is the phenomenon whereby burger places overcook their meat, then compensate for the resulting dryness and flavorlessness by ladling on after-market juice, presumably...


The Other Schumann

Big Ticket
Ten years minus a couple of months after she won the gold medal at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, Olga Kern returns to Bass Hall to close out the Cliburn Concerts Series season. The 2001 co-winner is now 35 ye...



Reason No. 149 To Love Marty B

Jeff Prince
Martellus Bennett, aka Marty B, is a comical, goofy, and occasionally controversial tight end for the Dallas Cowboys. He’s not the greatest tight end and he hasn’t lived up to lofty expectations, but he plays hard. ...


Jubilee’s “African Company”

Jimmy Fowler
This week’s “Stage” page features an interview with Tre Garrett, the 30 year old director/playwright/filmmaker who assumed the role of artistic director at Jubilee Theatre in January. Although Garrett didn’t direct Jubi...



Feral Hogs On Legislative Hit List

Jeff Prince
State legislators appear more eager than ever to get rid of feral hogs — the Texas House voted 137-9 to expand helicopter hunts. Good for them. Sometimes sentiment and intense resistance from PETA-types stand in the way o...


Schieffer Symposium on the News

Jimmy Fowler
With so many news outlets in different media competing for your attention, it’s more important than ever to keep perspective on all the information available in a crowded marketplace. TCU’s Seventh Annual Schieffer Symposiu...



First Friday on the Green Photos

Anthony Mariani
If you could have found a blade of grass on Magnolia Green Park that was not occupied by someone’s rear end or a blanket during last week’s First Friday on the Green, you would have thrown your arms up and collapsed...


Wildflowers Waking

Jeff Prince
Local activist Don Young has spent endless hours over the years touting the Tandy Hills Natural Area, hosting regular clean-ups, spotlighting the park’s beautiful hills during an annual festival, and fighting to protect i...



Injured Vets on Bicycles Arrive in Arlington Today

Peter Gorman
This is coming in late and I apologize but I do want to salute and congratulate the injured U.S. veterans who are arriving in Arlington this afternoon after a grueling 6-day, 350 mile bike ride from San Antonio. The Ride 2 Reco...


Exotic Pet Doc at Rave Theaters

Kristian Lin
When I was in seventh grade, my science teacher kept three fully grown Burmese pythons in the classroom. They were between 10 and 15 feet long. I kept thinking about those snakes while I was watching The Elephant in the Living ...