Monthly Archives: February 2012

A Potpourri of Poisons

Horror stories about smoking synthetic incense or potpourri were spreading long before Hollywood actress Demi Moore linked her famous face to the phenomenon. She...

Next Stop? Cancun

If a pawnshop is enough to scare you away from a neighborhood, you might never work up the courage to walk through the door...

Scenes from a Marriage

Unlike many films that come to us from Iran, A Separation isn’t overtly political, which is probably why the thuggish Iranian government felt comfortable...

TCU Drug Busts Have Silver Lining

The national news media is all over the big drug bust at Texas Christian University, where police reportedly arrested 17 students (and counting) for...

Kimbell Family Festival

The Kimbell Art Museum and The Lone Star Film Society offer a family festival 1-4pm this Saturday (Feb 18) that focuses on the power...

7th Haven Closing

After 10 years and three different locations, the lovable bar-bar the 7th Haven in the West 7th corridor is closing for good. The final...

Jack In The Box Bacon Shake A Diet Drink?

I stopped at a Jack in the Box restaurant a few minutes ago and ordered dinner at the drive-thru, and the woman taking my...

Quaker City Night Hawks Backing Jenny O. at SXSW

Los Angeles singer-songwriter Jenny O., who has toured with Leon Russell and Ben Harper and recently joined Paul McCartney, Lou Reed, The Black Keys,...

Ridglea Theater Still Moving Forward

The Ridglea Theater dream has not died. It has merely changed shape. Ever since Jerry Shults, owner of the Gas Pipe regional chain of smoke...

Marriage Equality Rally

I’m normally pretty apathetic about Valentine’s Day. (And yes, I thought it was kind of a fake silly “holiday” even when I was in...