Career-topping performances make ‘The Favourite’ just that

Career-topping performances make ‘The Favourite’ just that

By Chic DiCiccio “The Favourite” is a zany, highly clever period piece that can best be described as a Monty Python movie that was directed by Stanley Kubrick. It’s directed to technical perfection by Yorgos Lanthimos (and future Best Director Oscar winner) and everything from the costuming to classical music score is as gorgeous as […]

Maya’s makes new foods accessible

Maya’s makes new foods accessible

By Sara Newberry Maya’s Modern Mediterranean is the newest eatery in the Casa Linda shopping center, located in the space that was formerly occupied by Alligator Cafe. It’s exciting to have a Middle Eastern place so close by.  I approached Maya’s Modern Mediterranean like this: the menu is kind of a gateway to more authentic […]

Uptown Players ring in holidays with Judy

Uptown Players ring in holidays with Judy

By Shari Goldstein Stern Janelle Lutz (in red) channels Judy Garland in “A Very Judy Christmas” at Uptown Players through December 16. “A Very Judy Christmas” at Uptown Players (UP) opens on a set of Judy Garland’s “holiday home,” mimicking her 1963 TV Christmas special. Powerhouse Janelle Lutz as Judy does an immediate rendition of […]

Two sequels: one knock out, one down for the count

By Chic DiCiccio During the next weekend, one could run out and see two entries into movie franchises that have a total of 16 films preceding them. Folks, that is a whole lot of movie. Other than hours of backstory, that’s about all that the Harry Potter and Rocky Balboa franchises have in common. Oh, […]

Quick Street Corn

Quick Street Corn

2 cups frozen roasted corn 1/4 cup sour cream 1 tablespoon lime juice or to taste 1/2 cup cotija cheese, plus more for garnish Chopped cilantro and chili powder, for garnish Salt In a microwave-safe bowl, heat corn in the microwave until hot. Stir in sour cream and lime juice, then stir in cheese. Season […]

Before you adopt, do your homework

Before you adopt, do your homework

By Dr. Beth Leermakers Choosing a shelter dog — Doing Your Homework Part 1 Do you want to add a fur-kid to your family while saving a life? If so, head to your local animal shelter or rescue group to adopt a dog or cat. On a typical day, Dallas Animal Services (DAS) and Fort […]

Santa Cops encourage all to ‘Stuff a Bus’

Santa Cops encourage all to ‘Stuff a Bus’

With the holiday season just around the corner, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) is reaching out to all DART riders to support the annual “Stuff a Bus” event scheduled for Friday, Dec. 14. The initiative will deliver socks and blankets to area nursing facilities — as well as unwrapped toys and canned food for children […]

Candlelight shows Dallas pioneers’ traditions

Candlelight shows Dallas pioneers’ traditions

By Elizabeth Lenart Make your holidays historic at Dallas Heritage Village’s 47th Annual Candlelight on Dec. 8 and 9 from 3-9 p.m. at 1515 South Harwood in Dallas. See how holiday traditions were celebrated in the late 1800s at the Village’s largest public fundraiser, featuring carriage rides, holiday storytelling, Victorian carolers, musical entertainment on three […]

Ministries create memorial arch for city

Ministries create memorial arch for city

By Brooke Tinch Faith & Grief Ministries recognize that the holiday season can bring sadness and a swirl of conflicting emotions for those who are grieving. The Memorial Arch provides a place to remember your loved ones by writing their names on ribbons and tying them to the arch with names of others who are […]

Pho Bowl calls for repeat visits

Pho Bowl calls for repeat visits

By Sara Newberry The weather has finally tricked me. After years of warm temperatures from March to the end of October, Dallas has finally welcomed a proper November cold front. Up until last week, I was still running around in T-shirts, enjoying the okra still growing in my garden, and generally enjoying what usually passes […]

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