Posts Tagged ‘people’

Healthcare Reform: The Cost of Staying Alive

For those who can’t get or afford insurance, healthcare reform is a life-or-death deal.
CAROLINE COLLIER W/ PHOTOS BY ROBERT HART
Four-year-old Escher Griffin was using pillows to construct something intricate in his living room. His aunt, Kacie Nicholson, asked what he was building.


Dollhouse

Big Ticket
Written in 1983 by the Romanian playwright Gilles Ségal, The Puppetmaster of Lodz is less a piece of Holocaust kitsch than a spin on the old story of a puppeteer who starts to lose the distinction between fantasy and reality. ...



Passion Play

The fate of a local theater production raises worries about artistic freedom and more.
MIKE MELENDEZ JR.
When student directors at Tarleton State University decided to stage a production of the play Corpus Christi, depicting a gay Jesus-like character named Joshua, I suspect they had no idea of the visceral reactions they would en...


Ghostly

Last Call
A couple weeks ago, I wrote about dead Mondays, and in doing so I caught some flak for what was perceived as a slight against VIP’s (“RIPs,” March 24). See, I went there on a Monday, and the place was empty except for som...



We Are the Beasts

When we don’t speak up, bullying can be fatal.
E.R. BILLS
In many ways, Hunter Layland was like any other freshman boy in the Metroplex. He played football, spent time with his friends, and tried to adapt to high school. But unlike most young people learning the ropes in our communiti...


It’s Not a Wonderful After.Life

Or even the best movie set at a funeral home this week.
KRISTIAN LIN
Eleven years ago, a great Japanese film came out in American theaters under the title After Life, a joyful meditation that imagined all of us going to a Buddhist temple/studio after our deaths to have our favorite memories made...



Young and Hungry

A still-deep recession weighs heavily on North Texas kids.
PETER GORMAN, PHOTOS BY ROBERT HART
The cars and pickup trucks are lined up for nearly half a mile on the farm-to-market road in Joshua. The first ones arrived at around 6 a.m. on this Saturday, and now, almost three hours later, it’s just about time for the ca...


Gateway to Violence

Legalizing pot could reduce the murderous power of drug cartels.
DAN MCGRAW
In the late ’90s, for a national magazine story on the issue of somehow making marijuana legal, I interviewed then-drug czar Gen. Barry McCaffrey. Of course, McCaffrey swatted away any notion that pot should be legal. It was ...



Fort Worth’s African Refugee Sculptor

The road has been weary but not overwhelming for Henri Pierre Mayakapongo.
CAROLINE COLLIER
“Art is my passion,” said local metal wire sculptor Henri Pierre Mayakapongo. “If I have an idea, I need to make it.”


What SXSW Says About FW

The local scene can get deeper while everyone else wades in the shallows.
CAROLINE COLLIER
I spent the past six SXSW festivals running up and down 6th Street trying to catch every band I possibly could. Not this year, though. I saw plenty of good shows, like Band of Skulls, Imaad Wasif, Low Anthem, and Miike Snow, bu...