Posts Tagged ‘american’

Stylin’

KRISTIAN LIN
Chris Rock explains the premise of Good Hair right at the beginning. While photographs of his two young daughters fill the screen, he says, “Even though I tell them that they’re beautiful every single day, it just i...


Night and Day

KRISTIAN LIN
THU ? 1 In conjunction with the Philip Haas exhibit at the Kimbell, the Modern is screening Haas’ 1995 film Angels and Insects. A rare movie that’s worth seeing just for the costumes (the women’s dresses bear ...



“Piss” Apologia

Last Call
Went to a pleasantly small wedding several weeks ago at a bed and breakfast. So small that we five or six drinkers on hand had to bring our own hooch. As we’re all concerned about our waistlines (superficial?), we filled ...


Not Beloved

JIMMY FOWLER
The line of dialogue that best addresses the flood of human misery unleashed in Jubilee Theatre’s extraordinary production of The Bluest Eye comes early in the show. One of the characters says, “There is really noth...



Teen Dreams

Kristian Lin
The title of American Teen makes me suspicious. Just as it was with the excellent late-1990s TV miniseries American High, the word “American” in the title gives off the unwelcome impression that these documentaries ...


Stop or We’ll Pay You

E. R. BILLS
Every day, John McCain chastises Barack Obama for his original stance on the troop surge in Iraq. McCain says Obama said the surge wouldn’t work and was bald-faced wrong. Obama says the surge has been effective, but there...



Failed States

Kristian Lin
Our country’s chaotic political climate has given birth to all sorts of monsters at the movie theater – look no further than the Joker’s grotesque visage for proof.


New Stuff on North Side

Big Ticket
If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, you can’t go wrong heading to the north side of town.



The Princess of Pong

Texas Wesleyan is a powerhouse in American table tennis, led by The Princess of Pong
Dan McGraw
It’s the beginning of summer in the city, and like most college athletes, Jasna Reed is taking it comparatively easy. But that wasn’t her plan.


Plain-spoken

Local author Jarid Manos spares no detail in telling of his troubled youth and inspired adulthood.
Books
There are a lot of hard-knock stories that follow a character from the bottom of society’s barrel to a better life full of clean living.