Posts Tagged ‘government’
John Q. Public
To the editor: The Drug Enforcement Administration pretends it “cannot tell the difference between hemp and marijuana” as an excuse to keep hemp off the market. (“Don’t Smoke It,” Aug. 5, 2009). Th...
Activist Terri Hall has TxDOT’s dream of toll roads in her sights.
It’s looking like a tough year for toll roads in Texas, and no one could be happier about that than Terri Hall, the San Antonio woman whose group is leading the grassroots fight against the controversial pay-to-drive road...
An ex-employee’s lawsuit describes payola and pressure by a North Texas medical-supply giant.
Cynthia Fitzgerald’s career seemed to be heading down a promising path at last.
The politically aware action thriller The Kingdom has something for everyone.
The Kingdom is the fourth movie directed by Peter Berg, and it’s obviously his bid to join that elite club of filmmakers whose action thrillers appeal to both the popcorn-eating masses and the socially conscious moviegoers.
Cows grudgingly rise from mid-morning naps as Billy Mitchell’s Ford F-250 jostles down a dirt road past the oak trees he climbed as a kid.
The human race nears its end in the remorseless sci-fi thriller Children of Men.
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.
The South African story Catch a Fire is an object lesson in why torture doesn’t work.
Is Phillip Noyce one of the world’s most important filmmakers? Five years ago we all would have laughed at the suggestion, yet now here I am giving it serious thought. After launching his career in 1989 with the effective thr...
When he finally returned home, Mahmoud Alafyouny’s life fell into a predictable routine. During the days, he held down a job at a North Texas tire store. During the evenings and days off, he tackled a honey-do list that h...