Posts Tagged ‘family’

Needed: Recipe for “Fish in a Barrel”

Static
Oh joy, it arrived just in time for the holidays – Static’s very own copy of the Wal-Mart Family Cookbook, of course!


Holiday Homecomings

Big Ticket
Late November is usually a sleepy time for local theatergoers, with all the companies putting on cozy holiday fare, occasionally punctuated by some spikier stuff like The Santaland Diaries.



Love/Hate

Fort Worth Star-Telegram film critic’s debut novel, A Push and a Shove, pulls a neat trick by not being purely gay fiction but also wholeheartedly of it.
Books
Classic novels of homoerotic obsession — titles like Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited, Thomas Mann’s Death in Venice, and, if you want to give it a queer-theory spin, John Knowles’ A Separate Peace — have tradition...


By George …

The Wooden Nickel’s homey environs may belie its serious homecooking.
Peter Gorman
Wooden Nickel takes the term “family-style” literally — the place is a private house turned into a restaurant by chef and owner Charles Haisler.



Killing Fields

A local theater troupe uses the stage to spotlight a grave south-of-the-border injustice.
Stage
Touring productions of theatrical staples such as Camelot and Sweet Charity guarantee that local ticketbuyers will always be able to escape the daily grind, even if only momentarily. Nothing wrong with that. We all need happy d...


Hit Me Again

Ben Kingsley beats the bottle, but his movie loses the war.
Kristian Lin
Of all the living actors who’ve been knighted by the queen of England, have any of them found their way into more crappy movies than Sir Ben Kingsley?



Killed by a Dirty War

Corruption and despair — not enemy weapons — took a top-ranking Texan’s life in Iraq.
Robert Bryce
Ted Westhusing was a true believer. And that was his fatal flaw.


Family Coup

The palaces are pretty but empty in the Chinese epic Curse of the Golden Flower.
KRISTIAN LIN
Four years ago Zhang Yimou made the most expensive film in Chinese history, Hero, with an estimated budget of $30 million.



Great Escape

BRIAN ABRAMS
The West Side is full of Euro-influenced bistros: La Piazza, Escargot, Saint-Emilion, Bella West. Thing is, they’re all a little — how you say? — snooty as all get-out.