Posts Tagged ‘love’

Xs & Ohs: A Radical Experiment in Saying Yes

Sarah Angle
I got glasses in third grade; they were called Cotton Candy, and looked like an impressionist painting in pastels on my face. A few years later, I got a perm that fried my hair and made it so poofy that my glasses seemed subtle...


For the Love of the Game

In honor of Valentine’s Day, we offer some sweet sports hilarity.
Rush Olson
Sports isn’t a groovy kind of love. It’s a passionate, scream-at-your-partner, declare-your-undying-affection-10-seconds-later, sacrifice-your-dignity-for-a-moment-of-pure-ecstasy sort of love. Basketballer Michael Jordan f...


Xs & Os: At Home with Mental Illness

Sarah Angle
I teach at TCU, and this semester, I asked my students to write an essay about love. I told them they could write about anything: loss of love, romantic love, love of self, or even love of place. But, I encouraged them to dig d...

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Xs & Os: The Local Gift Giving Guide for Love

Sarah Angle
I remember one Christmas, before we were married, my then boyfriend gave me what he thought was the sweetest gift: A college sweatshirt and a monthly planner. It didn’t dawn on him, until I so indelicately pointed it out, tha...

Night & Day

WED ▪ 1 After breaking up with her boyfriend, animator Nina Paley took solace in reading the Sanskrit epic poem Ramayana while listening to vintage jazz records. The result was Sita Sings the Blues, an animated film that re-t...

Big Miracle: Fish Story

Three whales trapped in ice; moviegoers trapped in sentimentality.
Last fall we saw the release of Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion, a terrific thriller that took in a single event (a global pandemic) from the points of view of a wide array of characters affected by it. The cuddlier and well-in...

Victim of Circumstance

This drama’s calling card: Iranian teen lesbians in trouble.
Sometimes the idea of a movie is more powerful than the movie itself. That’s certainly the case with Circumstance, which won the Audience Award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. At its infrequent best, this lesbian rom...

Cal’s State: Crazy, Stupid, Love.

A great cast saves this romance from itself.
Not so long ago, a movie like Crazy, Stupid, Love. would have been released at the height of Oscar season and touted for awards. This dramedy set squarely in middle-class American life recalls the 2000 Best Picture-winning Amer...

Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris

The iconic filmmaker’s latest is a valentine to the City of Light.
So I’ve now seen two Woody Allen movies, the first being 1973’s Sleeper. I saw that when I was in high school, when the film was already nearly two decades old. The second is his latest, Midnight in Paris, and I can tell I...

Trinity Shakes Rosalind

The TCU festival recruits a top-notch talent to tackle one of The Bard’s greatest characters.
If any Shakespearean character deserves to be rediscovered by contemporary audiences, it’s Rosalind from As You Like It (probably written in the year 1600). Literary critics and amateur bardolators alike have long been infatu...