Posts Tagged ‘style’

Imaginarium, Youth in Revolt Finally Out

KRISTIAN LIN
Some films go from blank page to your local movie screen relatively quickly; Up in the Air wrapped principal photography last spring, which is why it feels so timely. In other cases, exigent circumstances (better known as real ...


Michelangelo Glorifies Kimbell

ANTHONY MARIANI
We all know how important Michelangelo is. He painted a massive fresco on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel for, uh, Pete’s sake, sculpted totally buff nudes out of marble (who knew that 24 Fitnesses existed back then?), ...



Novel Approach

JIMMY FOWLER
Creative expression, the desire to master an art form, to honor one’s influences – they’re all important reasons for a performer to pick up a guitar and begin to make music. But according to Alex Johnson, the ...


Major Collection

JEFF PRINCE
Four men who played pivotal roles in the creation of Texas are being honored in a one-of-a-kind exhibit at the Stockyards.



Amphibian Production

KRISTIAN LIN
Traditional hand-drawn animation has been out of fashion for much of this decade. Most of Hollywood followed Pixar’s lead years ago and went to computers for their animated family movies. Now the novelty value of that has...


Down the Chimney, Hatch

Kultur
Christmas is for children, even the grownup ones. A one-night program of live music, short theater pieces, and comic sketches, SceneShop’s sixth annual revue A Fifth of Christmas promises to be irreverent, rude, and as ta...



Taking Wing

JIMMY FOWLER
Many years ago, when Violet O’Valle was a drama teacher in Houston public schools, she discovered a collection of scripts by the great Irish playwright Sean O’Casey in a campus basement. O’Valle, a descendant ...


Adaptation

Kultur
Anyone who’s planning to see Stage West’s production of Liz Lochhead’s comedy Good Things should know this: A major cast member dropped out of rehearsals shortly before the original opening night and was repla...



Mother Mary Comes to Me

KRISTIAN LIN
Before anyone had seen Precious, it had to battle negative perceptions. People had every reason to think it would be terrible when they heard that this drama about a poor, fat, illiterate, HIV-positive girl was by a neophyte fi...


Semi-Homemade

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Park Hill Café, on the corner of University and Park Hill drives, looks like one of those places in a cutesy antique market: about a dozen shabby-chic mismatched tables in the dining room, lots of tchotchkes, lots of signs tha...