Posts Tagged ‘children’

Christmas Presence

JIMMY FOWLER
The December holidays draw ticketbuyers who would never dream of darkening a theater door the rest of the year. They seek traditional, familiar shows, and theaters naturally oblige. Stage critics, who fastidiously observe the f...


Spooky Circus

Caroline Collier
Everyone loves Halloween, but for arty types who don’t have children to take door to door or who find dressing up gauche, there’s not much doing. To help fill the cultural void, Denton composer and arranger David Pi...



Spankings Lower Kids’ IQs Or Is It An Act?

Jeff Prince
While growing up I had a friend who was spanked regularly for almost any reason by a surly father. My friend was smart and inventive when we were together with nobody else around, but when anyone in his family came into the pic...


Saving Katia

Jeff Prince
Adopting orphans from foreign countries comes with risk, but Kathie Seidel was willing to roll the dice. She was hurting. She wanted to be a mother again. For more than 20 years she had showered love on her only child, Brian, a...



Nuts

Texas blogger Amanda Marcotte defends the F-word, mostly from the white, Christian, mainly male crazies.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
If the phrase “West Texas feminist” causes your eyebrows to raise, It’s A Jungle Out There isn’t your kind of book.


Still Crackin’

Big Ticket
December is Nutcracker month, and Texas Ballet Theater trots out its luxurious version of the popular Tchaikovsky Christmas story, offering four performances beginning Friday in Bass Performance Hall.



Barton’s Bad Year

The Mansfield mayor’s sex-offender crusade keeps getting punctured.
ERIC GRIFFEY
Fort Worth’s suburban cities seem to have a real penchant for wacky political melodrama — dirty movie wars in Kennedale, endless infighting in White Settlement, an old-folks’ uprising in Haltom City.


Running Dead

An overrated zombie flick grows staler in a sequel set 28 Weeks Later.
Kristian Lin
Think it’s depressing being American these days? Try being British.



Little Children

Big Ticket
File this under the heading of The More Things Change … :


No Kids Under 18

The human race nears its end in the remorseless sci-fi thriller Children of Men.
Kristian Lin
Two years ago, Alfonso Cuarón directed a luminous adaptation of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and revitalized a movie series that might otherwise have died prematurely.