Posts Tagged ‘job’

Kinky on the Farm

DAVE MCNEELY
With Houston Mayor Bill White in the Democratic race for governor, humorist/author Kinky Friedman has shifted his attentions to the race for agriculture commissioner.


How Ya Get So Fly

KRISTIAN LIN
Jason Reitman has now directed three films, and so far the most famous is his second one, Juno. I suspect we’ll look back on that movie and see it as atypical of his work. Whereas Juno is about a teenage girl and written ...



Mama’s got a brand-new wig

JEFF PRINCE
Several men were starting their weekend early, relaxing in the dark confines of an upscale gentlemen’s club. Greeting them as they came and went on a recent Friday afternoon was Michael Precker, perhaps the only guy ever ...


School’s Out

Peter Gorman
A controversial program that forced more than 60 public works inspectors in the city’s engineering department to add almost a full load of college courses to their working schedule for more than two years has been scrappe...



The World Is Spinning

JIMMY FOWLER
When Avi Marco came to Fort Worth from Israel with his family in 2005, he had no friends and a limited grasp of the English language. His M.O. for exploring scary new places and faces was strong curiosity coupled with a passion...


Failed States

Kristian Lin
Our country’s chaotic political climate has given birth to all sorts of monsters at the movie theater – look no further than the Joker’s grotesque visage for proof.



Starting to Sound Like “Children of the Corn”

Static
Everywhere Static turns these days is another message about the wonders of the Barnett Shale.


L.A. Lawlessness

Street Kings goes down some crooked alleys, but we’ve seen them all before.
Kristian Lin
The overheated yet stubbornly unexciting cop thriller Street Kings stars Keanu Reeves as Los Angeles Police Department vice-squad detective Tom Ludlow, a loose-cannon cop who really isn’t all that loose.



Quaid Pro Quo

Wordy, wayward, and well-acted, Smart People is a slacker comedy for the literary set.
Kristian Lin
Mark Jude Poirier’s name will be more easily recognized by readers than cinephiles.


Little Big Fire

With her new album, sylph-like singer-songwriter April Geesbreght returns to good health — and music.
Jimmy Fowler
It’s been four years since singer-songwriter April Geesbreght released her last CD, the introspective, folk-inflected In Other Words.