Posts Tagged ‘white’

Night and Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 2 Taylor Hicks drops into Casa Mañana’s production of Grease to sing “Beauty School Dropout.” We think Clay Aiken would be a better fit for the song both vocally and as a stage presence, but it’s ...


Not Beloved

JIMMY FOWLER
The line of dialogue that best addresses the flood of human misery unleashed in Jubilee Theatre’s extraordinary production of The Bluest Eye comes early in the show. One of the characters says, “There is really noth...



A Hit

Jimmy Fowler
Every ethnic group has its stereotypes. Some people take umbrage at these clichés. Other folks use them to their advantage.


Torture Porn

Big Ticket
Having made such classic documentaries as The Thin Blue Line and The Fog of War, Errol Morris looks deeper into the events at Abu Ghraib prison in Standard Operating Procedure. He interviews many of the U.S. military police off...



Nuts

Texas blogger Amanda Marcotte defends the F-word, mostly from the white, Christian, mainly male crazies.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
If the phrase “West Texas feminist” causes your eyebrows to raise, It’s A Jungle Out There isn’t your kind of book.


L.A. Lawlessness

Street Kings goes down some crooked alleys, but we’ve seen them all before.
Kristian Lin
The overheated yet stubbornly unexciting cop thriller Street Kings stars Keanu Reeves as Los Angeles Police Department vice-squad detective Tom Ludlow, a loose-cannon cop who really isn’t all that loose.



Soar Spot

Despite some setbacks, the White Eagle Deli does OK by traditional lunchtime fare.
Peter Gorman
I don’t know what the White Eagle Deli looked like when it opened in 1979, but right now it has to be the plainest dining room in all of Fort Worth.


John-Alex Mason

Listen Up
For more than one generation of fans, the blues “belonged” to old black men with slurred voices.



Dying with Dignity

In Jubilee’s new production, the only gray areas are in the characters’ psyches.
Stage
There’s no need for issuing “spoiler alerts” with a play titled A Lesson Before Dying.


Simple Shogun

The newly opened Ronin Sushi and Sake isn’t fancy, just fabulous.
Jimmy Fowler
A fearsome black bust of a horn-helmeted samurai glares out from an alcove near the sushi bar of the recently opened Ronin Sushi and Sake in Montgomery Plaza.