Posts Tagged ‘it’s’

Go Tell It on the Mountain

Big Ticket
Even now, Henrik Ibsen doesn’t really get his due. It’s hard for us to appreciate the rut that European theater was stuck in in the 19th century, filled with stock characters and sentimental clichés. That didn’t change u...


Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Red Tails (PG-13) Terrence Howard headlines this historical drama about a squad of African-American fighter pilots struggling for the chance to prove themselves in combat during World War II. Also with Cuba Gooding Jr....



Widen Your Horizons, Cowboy

Chow, Baby
Every time my grandmother bites into a good piece of beef, she uses the same line: “This cow must have been in love.” Everybody laughs except my grandfather, who’s heard it way too many times, and me, because it makes me ...


From His Brain to Your Ear

John Zaskoda’s “Stranger Advice” puts UFOs, conspiracy, and love on the air.
Anthony Mariani
OK, so maybe he digs some guy’s “translations” of ancient texts, specifically the parts about aliens traveling to our planet before time began to mine for gold, quickly realizing the lack of ease with which Mother Earth s...



Toast Points: Eat Early, Healthy, and Away

Chow, Baby
Every year around this time, I convince myself that this is going to be the year when I get in shape, finish that novel I never started, and do a few other things that I’ll likely put on the back-burner again. Following up on...


Dragon Tattoo Redo

Stieg Larsson’s thriller gets a proper big-screen treatment.
KRISTIAN LIN
Ever since Stieg Larsson’s flawed but highly addictive Swedish-language Millennium trilogy exploded into the English-speaking world, movie fans have been waiting for a Hollywood big-screen adaptation of those crime thrillers....



Bless This Lasagna

Chow, Baby
A few months ago, I wrote a column about locations that are restaurant sinkholes — places where, for unknown reasons, restaurants go to die (Lift the Spell: Eat at Tie’s, Aug. 31). One glaring omission on that list was 400 ...


Cracking the Code

Static
The Texas Railroad Commission this week adopted the rules requiring disclosure of what’s in frac fluid, thus carrying out the intent of legislation passed earlier this year. The rule “will require Texas oil and gas operator...



Stand by Zio Carlo?

Last Call
As I write this, Zio Carlo Brew Pub is still trying to recover from some bad press. By now you know about owner Carlo Galotto’s drunken Facebook fusillade against people he referred to as “spoiled Obama kids,” as well as ...


Barking Mad for Hot Dogs

Chow, Baby
Chow, Baby has fond memories of being taken by Chow, Daddy to Rangers’ games as a kid. Looking back, my father should have won some kind of parenting award for the patience he showed at those games. He would ply me with Dr Pe...