Archive for August, 2014
Wow, everyone's so pretty! The cast seems to be enjoying all the "Blissful Lies."

Films on the Fly

TCU grad Jennifer Brown-Thomas does everything, learning as she goes.
KRISTIAN LIN
Half a dozen things make demands on Jennifer Brown-Thomas’ time these days, but she looks remarkably put together as she arrives for an interview — even her jeans seem ripped in an artful way. The 26-year-old Fort Worth nat...


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Drawing a Line in the (Tar) Sand

Protests in Texas delay the Keystone pipeline while opposition to it grows.
PETER GORMAN
It was a dreary late- September morning in the East Texas woods outside of Winnsboro, chill and drizzly. Everything was wet or damp except for the spirits of four young people sitting in a tree stand. They were perched 30 feet ...



Mixed veggies and pita bread accompany a serving of pastitsio at The Vine. Chase Martinez

Off the Vine

Fresh and homemade are the hallmarks of this newly opened West 7th eatery.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
The Vine Greek Taverna is owner John Ieronymides’ big fat Greek retirement. Well, not technically Greek: Ieronymides was born on Cyprus, a Mediterranean island country east of Greece. His Cypriot parents took him off the isla...


Lucas Priolo and Betsy McBride in TBT’s Peer Gynt.

Without Peer

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Dwarves, witches, a troll king and his retinue of troll courtiers and maids! It’s not the upcoming film of The Hobbit. It’s Texas Ballet Theater’s production of Peer Gynt. Ben Stevenson’s adaptation of this Norwegian fa...



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The Tricky Business of Role Models

Jimmy Fowler
This morning there were two announcements concerning North Texas native turned steroid needle pincushion Lance Armstrong: 1) The disgraced cyclist will step down as chairman of his cancer foundation Livestrong and 2) corporate ...


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Off Asides On Dallas Cowboys vs Ravens

Jeff Prince
Football fans are funny. And by funny I mean sad. Neurotic, too. Last week, Dallas Cowboys fans boo-hoo’d about the team’s poor play in its first four games and declared the season a washout before the halfway point...



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Cowboys Implode Against Ravens

ANTHONY MARIANI
Dallas Cowboys fans, first of all, thanks for nothing. My beloved Steelers (2-3) beat your dreaded conference rivals the Eagles (3-3) last weekend, and your blue and silver (2-3) repaid us by losing against our bitter conferenc...


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Brahmas Back, Under New Ownership

Kristian Lin
Ahead of the Texas Brahmas’ October 22 home opener comes the news that the team has been sold by Stuart Fraser to a group headed by local businessman Mike Atkinson. Coach Dan Wildfong and most of the team’s infrastr...



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Donnie Nelson Screens Basketball Documentary

Kristian Lin
Mavericks fans and devotees of recent Eastern European history will want to show up at Dallas’ Magnolia Theatre tomorrow evening. That’s when Mavs’ president Donnie Nelson will be there for a screening of The ...


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Whiskey Folk Ramblers Tonight

Jeff Prince
Friday on the Green will be thumped by the beguiling, booze-soaked sounds of the Whiskey Folk Ramblers tonight. Seems as good a way as any to start the weekend Cozy Hawks and The Longshots will open. The last Friday on the Gree...