Posts Tagged ‘american’

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 12 One of four documentary films made by Alex Gibney in 2010, Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer is a frustrating viewing experience, because even though the former New York governor is interviewed extensively f...


Johnny Got His Pills

(And we’re getting ours.)
E.R. BILLS
After U.S. Army Sgt. Douglas Hale, Jr. finished 15 months in Iraq for his second combat tour, it was obvious that things in his life were awry. In 2007, he was diagnosed with severe depression and post-traumatic stress disorder...



No Faux Pho Here

Chow, Baby
Chow, Baby’s first misgiving about Pho Que Huong (4601 W. Fwy) was the restaurant’s location, in the upscale Chapel Hill shopping center. Admittedly, Chow, Baby has been tossing the “upscale” word around a bit too much ...


Cuban Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Artes de la Rosa opens up to the American repertory to establish a cultural dialogue.
JIMMY FOWLER
Adam Adolfo, executive director of Artes de la Rosa, spent many hours researching the life and artistic philosophies of playwright Tennessee Williams before staging the Latino performing arts group’s current production of Cat...



Growing Up Before Ground Zero

NAUREEN SHAH
When I was a child, I had no idea what I was. My family didn’t have cable TV for a long time. Once we got it, I learned that we didn’t like taxes. Later, we didn’t like Bill Clinton, because we didn’t like taxes. The we...


“Picture Pete” Still on View

Peter Feresten’s art-documentary photographs have taken on a second life.
COURTNEY ORTEGA
Known to his biker buddies as “Picture Pete,” Peter Feresten was an incomparable photographer and teacher. After his death in 2007, there was some concern over the fate of his archives: innumerable negatives, prints, and au...



Equity and Philanthropy

Good: Billionaires giving away money. Better: Billionaires supporting tax reform.
JAMES RUSSELL
Last month, 40 billionaires from around the United States announced that they had signed “The Giving Pledgecis,” an initiative started by Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates, stating their plans to donate the majority...


The American: This Gun for Hire

George Clooney scowls a lot in this dry thriller.
KRISTIAN LIN
If nothing else, The American is an antidote to movies like Eat Pray Love, Letters to Juliet, and others in which Americans travel to Italy to rediscover their zest for life. George Clooney portrays the title character, a man l...



The Expendables: One Country for Old Men

Stallone and his middle-aged crew blow stuff up.
KRISTIAN LIN
All you need to know about The Expendables is that it delivers exactly what you would expect, no less and no more: terrible dialogue, macho posturing and male bonding, flying bullets and explosions, and enough testosterone flyi...


Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 4 The Aardvark takes a break from local bands to host the Pretty Things Peepshow tonight. This burlesque and sideshow includes live music, whip cracking, contortionism, sword swallowing, walking on broken glass, and other...