Archive for September, 2014
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Gun Control Debate Foreshadows Baby-Snatching Eagle

Jeff Prince
This video of an eagle allegedly swooping down and snatching a baby freaked me out when I saw it on the news today. I say “allegedly” because the video could be doctored. And I say “freaked me out” becau...


Rust and Bones opens Friday in Dallas.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Rust and Bone (R) Jacques Audiard (A Prophet) adapts Craig Davidson’s short stories into this French-language romance between a Belgian MMA fighter (Matthias Schoenaerts) and a killer whale trainer (Marion Cotillard)...



The La Clemenza di Tito opera screens at 6:30pm at various movie theaters.

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 19 In Amadeus, the character of Mozart dismisses the genre of opera seria and its fusty conventions as being populated by “people so lofty, they sound as if they shit marble.” In real life, Mozart took to opera seri...


Static

Don’t Tell it to This Marine

STATIC
Once the stuff gets on you, it’s hard to get off. The “stuff” is tar sands bitumen, the hydrocarbon that TransCanada is working on bringing down from Alberta, Canada, to Houston’s refineries and from there to Port Arthu...



Last Call

Huts of Chuckles

LAST CALL
A couple of years ago, when The Moon was still around, I tried my hand at stand-up comedy. Three times, in fact. Spent my five minutes on riffs about young women who are way too into their cats and my being way too high to oper...


WomanStealingOrnaments

North Texas “Freak of the Week” Goes To…

JIMMY FOWLER
No matter how horribly your day goes –– even if your boss cans you, your significant other dumps you, and your ferret dies –– you can say: “At least I’m not the woman caught on surveillance camera stealing Christmas...



Guest

Guns and America

GWYNNE DYER
Here’s an interesting statistic: The second-highest rate of gun ownership in the world is in Yemen, a largely tribal, extremely poor country. The highest is in the United States, where there are almost as many guns as people:...


Chow

Extra Mustard and Hold the Mayans

CHOW, BABY
If you believe all the Mayan calendar hype, then you may suspect that we don’t have much more time on this planet. I don’t understand why people are putting so much stock into the Mayan’s prophecy — they have a terrible...



Cat Pic

Animal Behavior

Shelter is caught between a rock and a hard place.
ANDREW MCLEMORE
There were so many cats in the Parker County trailer home –– 91, to be exact –– that Humane Society investigator Shelly Meeks said later she probably should have worn a respirator to filter out the ammonia fumes coming ...


Jubilee kicks up its heels — too far? Buddy Myers

Black Spurs Jingle

Though critical reception has been cold, Jubliee’s latest is a statement.
JIMMY FOWLER
Tre Garrett has been artistic director of Jubilee Theatre for almost two and a half years now. He replaced Ed Smith, who served briefly as the first new artistic director since much-loved founder Rudy Eastman died unexpectedly ...