Posts Tagged ‘house’

Win Win Loses Half the Battle

I hate to take down this wrestling movie, but here goes…
KRISTIAN LIN
By all rights I should like Tom McCarthy’s movies much better than I do. The writer-director of low-budget dramedies The Station Agent and The Visitor has a delightful, low-key sense of humor and handles actors exceptionally ...


Insidious: Last House on the Left

Even though this fright goes overboard in the second half, it shines during the first.
COLE WILLIAMS
Damn, I love haunted house movies: The Haunting (the 1963 original), The Changeling, Alien (it’s a haunted house in space, OK?), you name it. I love being trapped in an enclosed, atmospheric, terrifying place. Now along comes...



Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 16 The Texas Brahmas are back in the CHL playoffs and looking to round into postseason form. Tonight their penultimate game of the regular season is against the Tulsa Oilers, another playoff team that’s right behind our...


The Emperor’s New Budget

Maybe Perry’s school didn’t have money to teach math.
DAVE McNEELY
It’s time for the state to tighten its belt, wrote Talmadge Heflin, former chair of the Appropriations Committee of the Texas House of Representatives, back in February.



Jesus BBQ: Bless You

This nigh-historic Southside diner has been slinging succulent CFS, barbecue, and Tex-Mex since 1970.
ERIC GRIFFEY
Jesus BBQ is a perfect metaphor for what’s going on in the area around South Main Street and Rosedale Avenue. The little diner is nestled between a giant factory and what appears to be a halfway house but is also about a bloc...


Healthy, Harmony, House

Last Call
The Health and Harmony House just feels welcoming. After walking through the front door, you may feel the stress of the outside world just melt away. The “house” (a fancy term for “storefront”) offers a full coffee bar,...



Night & Day

Kristian Lin
WED ? 2 The Amon Carter Museum’s exhibit Nature Bound: Illustrated Botanical Books just opened last week. It’s a joint venture between the museum and the nearby Botanical Research Institute of Texas to present these high-qu...


Bite into Chop House Burgers

This little Arlington burger joint specializes in juicy, sloppy delights, including a gut-busting cheeseburger.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
The web site for Chop House Burgers describes an idealized place, where a burger is so juicily, sloppily good that it takes “four or five napkins” to get through. And that’s pretty much what’s offered by the new restaur...



Happy St. Stephen’s Day!

Last Call
Last year, my favorite boozy companion, Emily, led a group of women in revelry celebrating St. Stephen’s Day. Em, who has more than a bit of Irish in her, told us that in the British isles, Dec. 26 is a day of drinking at eve...


The Houses that Benson Built

Fort Worth artist Carol Benson sees the archetypical house as much more than a structure — or concept.
JIMMY FOWLER
Fort Worth painter Carol Benson has a show up now at William Campbell Contemporary Art of paintings of houses, and since she grew up in the 1950s in a small East Texas town, we could be forgiven for thinking that we’re in Tho...