Posts Tagged ‘817’

Welcome to Stop Six

Erin Ratigan
Regina Blair’s “Hillary for President” t-shirt was drenched with sweat as we sat in the sweltering July heat. Before meeting her at her mother’s house, I had noticed the temperature gauge in my car: 96 degrees and climb...

Jozwiak: “All five songs from Looks Like Rain were written in about a week-and-a-half.” Photo by Iris Hayes.

Signals, Alibis, and Loops

The shoegazing duo is looking to add band members and evolve its sound.
Jasun Lee
Signals and Alibis guitarist Brian Carter can’t sleep. Well, it isn’t that he can’t sleep. He’s just not very good at falling asleep. “I’ve had insomnia for years,” he said. A malady that drives many people insane...

The lomo saltado was a traditional stir-fry that bowed to Peru’s Asian heritage. Photo by Lee Chastain.

Post-Columbian Eats

Peru Gourmet stands out, albeit in an uncrowded field.
When it comes to food from South America, most diners don’t usually meander beyond Central American/Salvadoran fare –– if they ever make it past the multiple varieties of regional Mexican cuisine available locally. So hav...

The cast of Artes de la Rosa’s "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown" sings of the glories of Madrid.

Madrileños Locos

Adam Adolfo says goodbye to Artes de la Rosa with this airy musical.
Kristian Lin
A little more than a month ago, the news dropped that Adam Adolfo was leaving his job as artistic director of Artes de la Rosa after seven years. It was saddening to hear, especially for those of us who remember the troupe befo...

Michael Carver-Simmons stars in one of the vignettes at SceneShop’s Turn and Face the Strange.

Night & Day

Kristian Lin
Wed 3 - John Maloof’s Finding Vivian Maier may be too much about its maker and how he rediscovered this photographer whose work had lain undiscovered for years, but this Oscar-nominated documentary film from 2014 is still cru...

Stephanie Sanford: “Our ultimate goal is that we can die and [Bennett] will be fine.” Photo by Lee Chastain.

A Diet of Hope

A California-based nonprofit is helping local kids with autism.
Eric Griffey
In many ways, Bennett Sanford is a typical 11-year-old boy. He enjoys swimming in his backyard pool, loves animals, and plays Minecraft on his iPad with the same intensity as a Russian chess champion. At his home on a recent we...


VVOES’ Get Your Life

Jasun Lee
VVoes Get Your Life (Self-released) Shortly after debuting its demos online in 2015, Fort Worth-based Ill Smiths began generating a solid amount of buzz around the region and decided it was time for a more proper release. Front...

The vegetable samosas at Namaste were served with a tamarind chutney. Photo by Lee Chastain.


Namaste is a hidden Nepalese gem worth finding.
One hopes to avoid hackneyed phrases like “diamond in the rough” when describing hidden gems in the restaurant business, but the cliché fits Namaste like a glove. Inside the abandoned shell of an old Sonic drive-in, in the...

Jonathan Miller: “...We want to empower people to love others outside the church.” Photo by Rowan Lehr

My Brother’s Keeper

Two brothers are bringing a youthful brand of religion to the Near Southside.
In the upstairs library of the World Languages Institute, overlooking West Magnolia Avenue, the assembled Sunday morning crowd looked more like the audience of a standup comedy show than church parishioners. Pastor Jonathan Mil...

Abbey Road plays as part of Beatles vs. Stones at Arlington Music Hall, Tue.


Kristian Lin
Wed 27 - How funny to see The Audience now. Peter Morgan’s play about Queen Elizabeth II and her private chats over the years with incoming British prime ministers will need an additional scene to accommodate Theresa May, per...