Posts Tagged ‘family’

Ice Age

KRISTIAN LIN
The image of Thornton Wilder as a folksy and homespun playwright is almost entirely down to the unceasing popularity of Our Town. Most people, however, forget that this fourth wall-breaking, non-realistically staged 1938 play r...


A Break in the Wall

BETTY BRINK
The Federal Bureau of Prisons seldom loses when a prisoner’s family tries to take it to court to right some wrong. Two weeks ago it did.



Must Be Something in the Wine

Hearsay
I say “Grapevine,” you say … what exactly? Main Street, maybe? The only regularly bustling family-friendly retail strip in North Texas devoid of chain establishments? Or maybe the Gaylord Texan Resort?


Fortunate Son

JIMMY FOWLER
When he was a child, Lucky Tubb attended live concerts by his great-uncle. Lucky remembers sitting with his grandfather in the audience and, amid the commotion backstage and on the tour bus, watching the players and tech people...



Personal Jesus

Books
The Oscar-nominated 2006 film Jesus Camp may have been a documentary, but it played more like a horror movie to non-religious people and to liberal believers.


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...



Waxing Aimless

There’s a lot of movement but not much point to The Book of Liz at Theatre Arlington.
Stage
Just before last Saturday’s performance of The Book of Liz, a Theatre Arlington staffer gave an odd little speech to the audience.


DNF

Have a need for speed? Bypass Speed Racer, a TV cartoon come to misbegotten life.
Kristian Lin
Here’s why certain men of a certain age are huge fans of Speed Racer.



On the Border of Fear

Along the Rio Grande, people grapple with The Wall.
GREG HARMAN
A major policy shift is under way on the Texas-Mexico border. It’s been called the Berlin Wall, the Wall of Shame, and even Wall of Hate – Muro del Odio.


The Girl Who Would Be Queen

Big stars playing feuding sisters can’t save The Other Boleyn Girl.
Kristian Lin
Columbia Pictures originally planned to release The Other Boleyn Girl last Christmas and push it during awards season.