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Electric Earth Shines

“Song1” is arguably the first work you encounter in Electric Earth. Music from the seven-channel composite video installation seeps into the stairwell leading to...

Dadgum: A Beer’s Journey

Before I stepped foot inside The Bearded Lady a few weeks ago, I had a sneaking suspicion I’d stumbled into a Rahr & Sons...

Final Examinations

Like its predecessors, the 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition proved to be a grueling and exhilarating run, giving music fans 17 days’ worth...

Mission: Skin Control

Last week, I joined the rest of civilized feminine society when I got a HydraFacial treatment.  A HydraFacial is not your mama’s homemade egg-white facial...

Injustice 2: All Against All

Arguments over which superhero could beat another are as old as comic books and have given rise to movies like Batman vs. Superman and...

Phillips Collection: The Collector’s Eye

A hundred years ago, what we now call “modern art” had yet to make a favorable impression on our country’s critics and tastemakers. In...

Cliburn Competition: Preliminary Hearings

What is there to say about hearing 30 pianists in four days? I use my experience going to film festivals for this publication to...

R.I.P., Hazel

That weed growing outside my glass door needs to be pulled. The stalk of Johnson grass keeps waving in the wind, catching my peripheral...

Backlot Bromancing

A new season cometh and bringeth with it a transition away from the dark comedies of winter to the lighter-feeling dramas of summer. Playing...

Alice in Wonderful

To stage Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, with its array of exotic characters, is a major effort for any company. Texas Ballet Theater...