Posts Tagged ‘texas’

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 26 The Metropolitan Opera trots out a new production of La Fanciulla del West to mark the 100th anniversary of Puccini’s horse opera. This work has never found much traction in this country, perhaps because it’s reall...


Making a Killing

A Fort Worth author turns a mythical, bloodsucking Texas town into big-time success.
JIMMY FOWLER photos by robert hart
A former literary agent of Fort  Worth novelist Roxanne Longstreet Conrad’s once told her: “You’re the kind of writer who pokes along doing OK until something you write hits big, and then you go right up there.”  



Save The World: Drive to Dallas

Static
A meeting that might help save the world from extinction is being held on Friday. Unfortunately, it’s way over in Dallas. Static wants to be as green as the next guy, but, c’mon, we have to fight traffic all the way to Dall...


Texas Budget Plan: Grab The Machete

Jeff Prince
Illinois is considering increasing its income tax by 66 percent in a desperate attempt to fix its budget. The move is expected to raise about $7 billion annually. Texans would storm the state capitol if anything like that happe...



Super Bowl Of License Plates On Thursday

Jeff Prince
An event that might rival the Super Bowl for action and suspense will be held Thursday at Cowboys Stadium. Texas’ first ever license plate auction will let motorists bid on the right to own super-desirable seven-character...


You’re in the Gummint Now

An open letter to freshman legislators.
DAVE MCNEELY
Dear freshman Texas legislators: Welcome, you 37 new state representatives and two new senators who’ve never been through a session of the Texas Legislature. You’re in for 140 of the most exciting and exhausting days of you...



Aggie Christmas Present

Static
Well, the Texas A&M University System top dogs got a little something extra in their stocking on Christmas Eve — a letter from 15 national journalism organizations, representing everybody from columnists to environmental ...


Film Fare

Why is North Texas the center of the latest craze in movie theaters?
KRISTIAN LIN
Alfred Hitchcock popularized the term “MacGuffin” to mean a plot device that engages the viewer’s attention. It makes sense, then, that MacGuffin’s is the name of the full-service bar in the foyer of AMC Grapevine Mills...



The Houses that Benson Built

Fort Worth artist Carol Benson sees the archetypical house as much more than a structure — or concept.
JIMMY FOWLER
Fort Worth painter Carol Benson has a show up now at William Campbell Contemporary Art of paintings of houses, and since she grew up in the 1950s in a small East Texas town, we could be forgiven for thinking that we’re in Tho...


On the Green Prairie

Static
The cowboy life means long hours in the sun. And even after cowboys hang up their spurs and get enshrined in the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, they’re still going to get their share of solar exposure.