Posts Tagged ‘santa’

Young Santa Claus

The jolly fat man gets the musical backstory treatment at Casa Mañana.
JIMMY FOWLER
The problem with Santa Claus is that he’s so ubiquitous during the holidays, he’s become a bit of a bore. People think of him as a big fat symbol of generosity (commercialism?) rather than a character with a backstory –...


Big Ticket

The Modern Touts Diebenkorn
Big Ticket
What is it about Richard Diebenkorn’s Ocean Park Series that is so damn intoxicating? The vague colors (perfectly undecided, like a person who thinks too damn much)? The geometries evoking landscapes? The thick but lighter-th...



Christmas Presence

JIMMY FOWLER
The December holidays draw ticketbuyers who would never dream of darkening a theater door the rest of the year. They seek traditional, familiar shows, and theaters naturally oblige. Stage critics, who fastidiously observe the f...


Santa Got a Gun — and a Rope

When a West Texas town recalls “Santa,” visions of murder dance in their heads.
CARLTON STOWERS
CISCO – For most who now call this quiet West Texas community home, the changes happened so gently and so long ago that they have gone all but unnoticed.



Needed: Recipe for “Fish in a Barrel”

Static
Oh joy, it arrived just in time for the holidays – Static’s very own copy of the Wal-Mart Family Cookbook, of course!


The Man in the Fred Suit

Bitter and schmaltzy, this comedy about Santa’s brother doesn’t fly.
Kristian Lin
The trailers for Fred Claus that showed in theaters last Christmas pitched the movie at adults — the director of Wedding Crashers re-teaming with Vince Vaughn to make a comedy about Santa Claus’ unjolly brother.