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White Christmas: Winter Wonderland

Only a few thousand Texans caught a glimpse of the snow showers that fell in November. Irving Berlin’s White Christmas debuted at Bass Performance...

Cowboys: System Upgrade?

We knew going in that playing without him would be a shaky proposition. He’s been gone only two games, but it feels like an...

Beautiful Industry

A mural contest by Trinity River Distillery recently drew sharp criticism, largely because the pay is “$1,000 in whiskey.” “How is an artist going to...

Truman Talks: Art

  My name is Truman, and I am an artoholic. I live with art and in its world every day, even though much of what...

Life Sucks: Heavy Levity

Watching Russian drama can sometimes feel like lead weights dragging you to the bottom of a dark sea floor. The deeper you sink, the...

Baby Drivers

As 16-year-old Kyle Vonbehren anxiously awaited his turn to drive through an obstacle course, driving coach Shawn Richard gave him the green light.  “Go ahead,”...

The Train Is Rolling

I took some playful criticism from friends over my last piece on the Cowboys two weeks ago. The boys in silver and blue had...

They Killed Pickle!

Grant Moore is just settling back into his life in Burbank, Calif., when I call him. His 20-minute short film Pickle recently won a...

Casanova’s Lives

By now you’ve seen promotional material for the Kimbell’s new exhibit — one of several coquettish young women with porcelain skin, painted in soft...

Urban Digs

One morning not too long ago, 20 chatty gardeners gathered in a classroom at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas, whose Learn and Discover...