Posts Tagged ‘violence’
War

Less Fighting, More Fear

Let’s figure out why there are fewer wars going on these days.
GWYNNE DYER
Imagine for a moment that all the wars of the world have come to a peaceful conclusion. Most violent crime against people and property has been eradicated. The worst outbreak of violence in the world in the past 24 hours has be...


Bier Bullies

Big Ticket
The Danish drama In a Better World won the 2010 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, and it’s the sort of movie that tends to win that award, for all the good and bad that implies. While a transplanted Swedish doctor (Mikael...



The Eagle: British Invasion

Rosemary Sutcliff’s novel comes to surprising life.
KRISTIAN LIN
As it turns out, The Illusionist isn’t the only movie out this week that’s set in Scotland. If you go into this toga-and-sandals epic pumped for a fire-breathing piece of entertainment on the order of 300 or Gladiator, you...


Dead Zone

The Texas-Mexico border has always been violent — but nothing like this.
Peter Gorman
It used to be one of the spring break capitals of Mexico. Tens of thousands of college kids from all over Texas would make their way to Brownsville and then across the Rio Grande to Matamoros on the Gulf of Mexico, just a short...



LeBlanc Memorial Benefit Show

Big Ticket
It’s been almost five years since the death of Danielle LeBlanc, but thanks to her family and the local community, her memory has continued to live on through the annual Danielle LeBlanc Memorial Benefit Concert for Battered ...


Go Before Night Falls

Fort Worth Opera’s production of Reinaldo Arenas’ memoir is a testament to art.
ANTHONY MARIANI
One of the coolest moments last Saturday at the world premiere of Fort Worth Opera’s Before Night Falls happened before the first note was even struck or sung. In a “zine” handed out by the ushers along with the playbills...



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 ...


Peace Work

Women from around the world will converge on North Texas this summer to talk about the never-ending battle — against war.
Kendall Anderson
The three former Peace Corps volunteers were armed with nothing but words and the trust that two warring countries had placed in them.