Posts Tagged ‘love’


William Campbell
New Mexico-based Kevin Tolman expresses his love of abstract art through acrylic paint and mixed media on large canvases. These warm, airy, colorful works have been wildly popular in his adopted home state, and now they’ve fo...

Vampires in Ghost Town

Fort Worth novelist Rachel Caine offers the latest installment in her Morganville Vampires series.
The undead, especially vampires, have become superstars in the fiction sections of bookstores in recent years. Anne Rice may have ushered in the era, but the Twilight saga has snared teens, tweens, and many of their parents. Th...

Bring On the Hate — With Pink Sauce and Fries

Chow, Baby
It’s odd, and oddly disappointing, that the Chow, Baby web page gets only the very occasional e-comment accusing its namesake of bragging on itself, most recently for having attended a cheap state university and for driving a...

Let Me In: “I’ve Been 12 for a Long Time”

All the vampire movies just got their asses handed to them.
The insinuating Swedish vampire movie Let the Right One In took the world (including the 2008 Lone Star International Film Festival) by storm, and ever since an American remake was announced, fans of Tomas Alfredson’s origina...

The Bali/Julia Project: Eat Pray Love

The best-selling memoir becomes a pretty travelogue and not much else.
I read Elizabeth Gilbert’s polarizing memoir Eat, Pray, Love and found it as annoying as many others did, though I couldn’t help but wonder how many Gilbert haters would have been OK with the idea of a childless man in his ...

Please Give Weaves a Guilt-Edged Story

Charity begins at home in this richly observed comedy.
If there’s any doubt that Nicole Holofcener should have filmed the Sex and the City movie, her latest comedy Please Give should remove it. The independent filmmaker directed episodes of the TV show in the 1990s, presumably to...

Handicapping the Music Awards

Music awards competitions are not perfect. Ours certainly is not. Is the concept itself? Hmm. On one hand, I don’t think pitting musicians against one another in what amounts to a glorified popularity contest is necessarily h...

Fort Worth Opera Sings

Don Giovanni and The Elixir of Love prove to be splendid additions to the annual festival.
Comedies from both ends of the spectrum opened the Fort Worth Opera Festival last week at Bass Performance Hall: Don Giovanni, Mozart’s dark look at amorous dalliance, and Donizetti’s frothy The Elixir of Love. Both product...

FWO Festival Returns

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It’s festival time again, and the Fort Worth Opera will be putting on eight performances of three operas over the next three weekends. Mozart’s Don Giovanni opens the series at 8 p.m. Saturday in Bass Performance Hall, and ...

Students on Stage

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It may be August, but if you think the colleges have gone quiet when it comes to performing arts, UNT is going to prove you wrong.