Archive for December, 2014
Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper in Silver Linings Playbook at LSIFF.

Returning to the Screen

BIG TICKET
The movies at last year’s Lone Star International Film Festival racked up an incredible 40 Oscar nominations. This year’s lineup probably won’t equal that mark, but the festival still has plenty to recommend it. It begins...


Tiny but powerful, the Dead Sea Scrolls date as far back as 2,520 years.

Dead Sea Scrolls

No matter your beliefs, ancient history fans should not miss this exhibit.
ANTHONY MARIANI
One of the largest, most comprehensive exhibitions of Dead Sea Scroll fragments ever shown, and the largest ever in Texas, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary’s Dead Sea Scrolls & the Bible: Ancient Artifacts, Timel...



Barack Obama

Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss

Jimmy Fowler
What am I happiest about now that the 2012 elections are over? Well, obviously it was a strong night for left-leaning voters –– Obama was reelected, Elizabeth Warren unseated Scott Brown in Massachussetts, Wendy Davis squea...


Dallas-Cowboys-Screensaver-729755

Cowboys’ Season Still Alive

Anthony Mariani
You can blame Orlando Scandrick for that missed open-field tackle (not easy) and that holding penalty late in the fourth quarter (fatigue-induced) that kept the Atlanta Falcons’ offensive on the field, eating up precious cloc...



old film reel

Catching Up With the Classics (Part 2)

Kristian Lin
Continuing the project that I started a few weeks ago, here are thoughts on more of the canonical films that eluded me until now. I’ll have to put this project on hold during the upcoming Lone Star Film Festival, but I sh...


One Square Mile

“One Square Mile” Near You

Kristian Lin
If you remember the story we ran last July on Betsy and Carl Crum, the Emmy-winning documentarians behind the One Square Mile series, here’s some follow-up news. They’re producing a new series called One Square Mile...



Marijuana_2

The Green Menace Has Been Rolled Back

Jimmy Fowler
Did you wake up this morning feeling a little safer? That’s likely because hundreds of thousands of public dollars and countless hours of law enforcement activity were marshalled to take 18 dangerous North Texas criminals off...