Archive for September, 2014

A Victory for Prevention?

The nexus between pollution and illness may get more attention.
Mary Ann Swissler
They’re not co-pays or premiums yet there’s no doubt that polluted air and water exact a high price on our health. Still, the arguments over how to deal with that part of the healthcare equation have gone back and forth for...


Adam Scott and Jennifer Westfeldt get down to making babies in Friends With Kids.

Friends With Kids: Meet the Parents

Is Jennifer Westfeldt the next Woody Allen? Looks like it.
KRISTIAN LIN
You could be forgiven for thinking that Friends With Kids is an unofficial sequel to Bridesmaids. After all, half the cast of last summer’s comedy hit wound up in this film, and those actors have been understandably put front...



Film Shorts 3-7-12

Kristian Lin
OPENING: John Carter (PG-13) Andrew Stanton (Finding Nemo, WALL-E) directs this live-action adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ John Carter of Mars, about a Civil War veteran (Taylor Kitsch) who’s transported to Mars and...


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A Lying Winter

Chow, Baby
All I’ve heard anyone talk about for days has been the weather — but I can’t really blame them, given how gorgeous it’s been. Except perhaps for my neighbor, who’s been harrumphing about how this mild winter probably ...



Catfish Sam’s does catfish right — along with hush puppies and fried pickles. Tony Robles

Take the Bait

Arlington institution Catfish Sam’s lacks variety but not flavor.
MATTHEW MCGOWAN
Catfish Sam’s smacks of style so down-home you wonder if its namesake offerings were caught by noodling — you know, that hillbilly tradition in which ballsy rural “fishermen” plunge their arms into murky depths to retri...


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War on Women

Right-wingers may rue the day they launched their offensive against women’s health programs.
BETTY BRINK
In 1980, Dwinna Barker was a divorced mother in Amarillo who had just lost one of her two young children to Reyes syndrome. She had also been laid off from a well-paid job. “After two months of unemployment, I was lucky to fi...



Mind Spiders’ Mark Ryan: “I wonder if I can do a song in 3/4 that’s a Roy Orbison kinda thing?” Mind Spiders’ Mark Ryan: “I wonder if I can do a song in 3/4 that’s a Roy Orbison kinda thing?” Mind Spiders’ Mark Ryan: “I wonder if I can do a song in 3/4 that’s a Roy Orbison kinda thing?” Mind Spiders’ Mark Ryan: “I wonder if I can do a song in 3/4 that’s a Roy Orbison kinda thing?”

Spinning Mind Spiders

With a new album and major internet buzz, Mind Spiders have got legs.
ZACK SHLACHTER
The funny thing about buzz in the internet age is that the attention a band gets is seemingly disconnected from a sense of place. Chances are you haven’t heard of Mind Spiders –– heck, this fine publication has mentioned ...


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Poole’s Rush In

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Fort Worth-based Range Resources is like most gas drillers in the Barnett Shale. They brag a lot about being environmentally friendly and eager to work with communities to ensure “health, education, safety, and other civic im...



Seeing Red

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On the lawn of the state capital in Austin yesterday, about 200 women showed up at an impromptu demonstration called by Grammy nominee Marcia Ball, to protest the state’s adoption of a rule that would effectively shut down th...


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Rush Is Regretting It

Kristian Lin
Today is International Women’s Day, and you can mark the occasion by reading our very informative cover story this week, or you can do what I’m doing and enjoy the spectacle of Rush Limbaugh feeling the heat over hi...