Crashed Potatoes

Crashed Potatoes

2 pounds Yukon Gold or red potatoes Olive oil Salt and pepper Chopped thyme or rosemary, optional Place potatoes into a microwave-safe container, cover, leaving a small vent and cook until the potatoes are soft enough to pierce with a fork. Meanwhile, heat oven to 425F. Line a baking sheet with foil. Brush the foil […]

Vikander’s choices inspired in ‘Tomb Raider’

Vikander’s choices inspired in ‘Tomb Raider’

By Chic DiCiccio There really isn’t a more perfect choice to play an adventure-seeking video game heroine than Alicia Vikander. Like Angelina Jolie before her, Vikander has the athleticism and screen presence to make an outrageous premise like that in “Tomb Raider” seem plausible. It’s a shame that this reboot is an overcooked assault on […]

New show highlights LBJ’s ‘Great Society’

New show highlights LBJ’s ‘Great Society’

By Shari Goldstein Stern Brandon Potter’s convincing portrayal of Lyndon Baines Johnson (LBJ) in Dallas Theater Center’s (DTC) current production of “The Great Society” is reminiscent of his abrasive, in-your-face performance as LBJ in DTC’s “All the Way” in 2014. Pulitzer Prize-winning, Texas native, University of Texas alum and playwright Robert Schenkkan, who wrote the […]

World’s oldest street festival comes to Dallas

World’s oldest street festival comes to Dallas

By Becky Mayad For the first time, Ratha Yatra, the Festival of Chariots will be held in Downtown Dallas on Saturday, April 7, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the Dallas Arts District, joining other global city centers like New York City’s Fifth Avenue and London’s Piccadilly Circus in celebrating this event. Described as […]

Latkes, laughter bring different cultures together

Latkes, laughter bring different cultures together

If we are ever to have peace in the world, we must know and understand one another. What better way can we learn about each other’s traditions and culture than through our great common love? Food! Central Christian Church of Dallas (Disciples of Christ) invited Oren Saloman and Marta Skiba to join us in the […]

Duck Breast with Kale Salad

Duck Breast with Kale Salad

2 squares leftover or store-bought jalapeno cornbread, cut into ½-inch cubes 3 tablespoons butter, melted Juice of 2 lemons 1/2 cup olive oil, or to taste 1/2 cup dried cranberries 5 ounces baby kale or baby arugula 2 large or 4 small duck breasts Salt and pepper Heat oven to 350F. Line baking sheet with […]

Only hard core Sci-Fi lovers can save ‘Annihilation’

Only hard core Sci-Fi lovers can save ‘Annihilation’

By Chic DiCiccio After one week in theaters, “Annihilation” has faced the perfect mix of box office disaster. Head to head competition with a runaway hit in “Black Panther?” Check. Genre movie based on a seriously weird sci-fi novel? Check. Last minute freak out from production company Paramount based on horrendous test screenings? You got […]

IdleRye immediately becomes go-to favorite

By Sara Newberry I try so many new restaurants that a place has to be pretty special for me to put it into my regular rotation after I’ve written about it. Lounge Here made the cut, as did Oni Ramen. And now I will add Oni’s neighbor, IdleRye, to that list. On both of my […]

West Dallas salon makes green a pretty pink priority

By Landry Rose Dallas’ first eco-friendly, non-toxic and fume-free salon celebrates its one year anniversary helping women and men get pampered without any chemicals. Pink Pedi Salon is the brainchild of husband and wife duo Lucy and Brandon Lyon (pictured at right), who both came from creative backgrounds of fashion design and fashion photography. After […]