Monthly Archives: March 2013

Keep ’Em Open

A small but loud group of city officials from across the state — including Arlington’s disgraced former city councilman Mel LeBlanc (hello, methamphetamine and...

Getting Along

Texas legislators from time to time “memorialize” Congress to do this or that. Since the request bears no force of law, the result is...
V.I.P.'s bartender says “Doors shut, there are strange noises, and we’ve seen lots of pictures that are full of orbs.”

V.I.Poltergeist

OK, here’s a question: Have you ever seen a ghost at a bar? Because I’ve drunk at lots of the allegedly haunted bars in...
Left Arm Tan’s focus is on “quality content,” not necessarily touring or gigging.

NPR + PBR

A lot of musicians think their music can become oversimplified or even misrepresented by labels such as “alternative” and “independent.” While none of the four...
Eleanor Fairchild stands inside the new gulley in her land — courtesy of the Keystone XL pipeline. Kathy Da Silva

A Thorn for Trans-Canada

TransCanada, the giant energy firm building a pipeline from Oklahoma to the Texas coast as part of a project that would carry tar sands...
Christopher Wallace’s “Grooming Part 1”

Gallery

The concept of Gallery 414’s show is right there in the title: Six printmakers have made works in other media for this exhibit. This...
Maritza Santiago Hernandez braids Abbie Cornish's hair in "The Girl."

Watch the Woman, Not The Girl

Abbie Cornish is from Australia, and yet something about her makes filmmakers think of Texas. The blonde, apple-cheeked beauty already played a small-town Texas...
Gael García Bernal poses in front of his ad campaign’s rainbow flag in No.

The No Has It

Where advertising and politics meet, movies usually turn cynical and satiric. Political ads foul our airwaves, reduce complex policies to soundbites, pander to our...

Losing Babies

My baby kicked and moved until the day he died,” said Jodie Kennedy. She thought everything was fine. It was her second pregnancy. But her...
The Tex-Mex is copious and mostly memorable at Casa Rita’s Lee Chastain

Homing in on Casa Rita’s

Let’s be honest: When you name your favorite Tex-Mex place, are you really voting for the food or out of loyalty to some combination...