Posts Tagged ‘nature’

The Beast of Old Age

By the time you realize retirement is a farce, it may be too late.
E.R. BILLS
I had a strange, unsettling thought about retirement the other day. I’ve had half an eye cast over the recent French strikes regarding an increase in the retirement age and half an ear tuned to what French citizens are saying...


Una Poca Justicia

Big Ticket
It’s easy to see why The Secret in Their Eyes won the Oscar for Best Foreign Film this past year. This Argentinean movie is a grand romance and a meditation on the regrets of old age, wrapped up in a cop thriller that nicely ...



No Boundaries

E.R. BILLS
  I woke the morning of Dec. 28 to a big surprise. There was an inch of snow on the ground and on my tent. And it was still coming down.


Needed: A New Ark

Should park and wildlife managers try to fend off the results of climate change? How?
M. MARTIN SMITH and FIONA GOW
In Texas, shrubs may be the among the first victims of global warming. It’s a twist that might have pleased Molly Ivins.



Natural Man

Joe Kuban’s work and music have built an environmental legacy.
Jeff Prince
A teenager was just itching to set fire to Tandy Hills Park. But maybe there were other ways to destroy the trees.


Half-Baked Alaska

Sean Penn’s Into the Wild sure runs long, but it never seems big enough.
Kristian Lin
In a fitful and fitfully effective sidelight as a director, Sean Penn has been trying to make Jon Krakauer’s book Into the Wild into a film ever since its publication in 1996.



The Last Great Places of Texas

Gallery
The Nature Conservancy of Texas is an organization that protects wildlife and wildlife habitat in our state.


Shapes and Light

Gallery
This weekend is your last chance to catch the gallery show at Rose Marine Theater



The Art of the Botanical

Gallery
Firehouse Gallery’s show has a title long enough to take up all of this space, so we’ll just tell you that it’s heavy on realistically rendered images of nature (mostly flowers) in various media by a long list of artists.


Dash It, ‘Jeeves’!

Stage West’s adaptation of an old piece of ‘light writing’ reveals its subversive, prescient edge.
Stage
In 1957, the prolific author and playwright P.G. Wodehouse said, “I go in for what is known in the trade as ‘light writing,’ and those who do so are looked down upon by the intelligentsia and sneered at.” Indeed, certif...