Posts Tagged ‘great’

The Man From Uncle (Tupelo)

Whither Jeff Tweedy and Wilco’s less severe side?
EMERSON DAMERON
It’s 2006. Pop music, even the stuff with guitars and drums, isn’t going away. And yet music lovers continue to split into increasingly arcane special-interest groups. SoulSeek and MP3 blogs draw us ever more seductively in...


Nudity / Priestess

Listen Up
There are basically two kinds of retro bands — ones that hew closely to the old school, and ones that occasionally flip the script.



Velveteen Rabbit

Kristian Lin
The Night Listener has a great story, so great that it indirectly causes the movie’s downfall. It’s based on an Armistead Maupin novel, which in turn was based on an incident that actually happened to the author. Watching t...


Narrow Focus

Art
The title of Amon Carter Museum’s current archival exhibition is misleading. Instead of 100 Great American Photographs, it should say 100 Great Historical American Photographs. From an artistic standpoint, a lot of the pics a...



Bringing Heat

Kristian Lin
Few tv shows are cool. Even fewer manage to define cool. But Miami Vice did when it debuted back in 1984. The show didn’t just succeed in convincing large numbers of men that they’d look better with three days’ worth of r...


Movies and Mimir

Big Ticket
The Mimir Chamber Music Festival returns once again to restore intimacy and rigor to Fort Worth’s classical music scene after the Concerts in the Garden. This year’s event features a few new musicians and the same mix of fa...



Look Up in the Sky

Kristian Lin
Forget the buzz that the latest Superman movie has a “Superman is gay” subtext. The real subtext of Superman Returns is that Superman is Jesus. The film is drawing raves from my fellow critics, and I wish I could join in, b...


Foot Faddish

Ben Stevenson’s Cinderella outshines his former company’s trendy, modern approach.
Stage
When Ben Stevenson left his long-time directing job with Houston Ballet four years ago to join Texas Ballet Theater, he brought along with him … Houston Ballet?