Monthly Archives: March 2011

SXSW Wrap-Up

I was about four beers into my 12-pack when I realized Taiwan was not in Japan. One of my new Taiwanese friends, who had...

Tough Route to Medical Care

Christopher Alan Gillette is in a world of hurt. He’s also in a world of trouble. And they both stem from the same place:...

Sivad, Theater Fire, Ciardetti

Itinerant North Texas trumpeter Karl Poetschke has finally settled down, in Flagstaff, Ariz., but he’ll be back in town over the next few weeks...

Non-Smoking Bars Coming Soon?

I hate smelling other people’s smoke. Which is odd, considering that when I’m having a few beers, I also like to light up. But...

Today Libya, Tomorrow Syria?

Last Friday saw the first nationwide protests against the Baath regime in Syria. If these protests develop into a full-scale revolt, the regime’s response...

Gallery

Native to Uganda, the mutuba is a ficus tree known not for its figs but rather for its bark, which can be pounded into...

Jane Eyre: Viewer, I Married Him

A girl in petticoats and great distress runs across a fog-encrusted heath while lush orchestral music on the soundtrack speaks to the tumult in...

Charles Baker Changes Roles

“I refuse to live in L.A.,” Charles Baker said. It’s not something you’d expect to hear from a working actor with his sights set...

Dark and Scary Wells

When the Barnett Shale drilling boom first swam into the public consciousness almost a decade ago, people all over Tarrant County had questions, mostly...

Loosen Up at Buck n’ Loons

“Never trust a skinny cook.” That old saying seems to be the motto at Arlington’s Buck n’ Loons, and, although I didn’t actually see...