Prepare for the worst with your pets, too!

Prepare for the worst with your pets, too!

By Dr. Beth Leermakers Like thousands of other DFW residents, I lost power during the recent storm. After realizing that I had nothing to eat that didn’t require electricity, my concern shifted to my dogs’ safety and comfort. I worried about my senior dog, who is more vulnerable to the heat due to his age. […]

‘Mamma Mia!’ breaking box office records

‘Mamma Mia!’ breaking box office records

By Shari Goldstein Stern If it’s June, it must be time for “another openin’ another show,” presented by Patty Granville and Garland Summer Musicals (GSM) in partnership with Eastfield College. The 2019 season takes audiences to a Greek island for its premiere of “Mamma Mia!” and patrons left the first performance with smiles and some […]

Audience vote will choose chili winner

Audience vote will choose chili winner

KNON 89.3 FM presents the 6th Annual Chili Cook Off and Concert on Sunday, June 23 at Poor David’s Pub. The event features a Turlingua Sanctioned Chili Cook Off where Tolbert’s Rules apply. Live musical acts include The Squeeze Box Bandits, Left Arm Tan and Ej Matthews. Love and War Texas! will be serving their […]

Audiences will be zombies after ‘The Dead Don’t Die’

Audiences will be zombies after ‘The Dead Don’t Die’

By Chic DiCiccio After the sixth or seventh zombie that staggers on screen while moaning on and on about “wifi” or “Xanax,” “The Dead Don’t Die” may leave audiences moaning themselves. For writer/director Jim Jarmusch, a filmmaker noted for his minimalist style, his hot take on American consumerism has nary a subtle point and seems […]

Carne Asada

Carne Asada

Marinade: 3 guajillo chiles, stemmed, seeded, and torn into pieces 3 ancho chiles, stemmed, seeded, and torn into pieces 1 cup orange juice Juice of 2 limes 2 chipotle peppers 1 tablespoon kosher salt 2 teaspoons cumin 1 teaspoon coriander 3 pounds sirloin steak, cut across into thin slabs Tortillas, lime wedges, avocado, cilantro and […]

Take a visit to National League ballparks

By David Mullen With summer vacations being planned, many people like to work in a baseball game as part of their itinerary. I have been lucky enough to see a baseball game in every major league park. Tommy Donahue, manager at Milo Butterfingers at SMU Boulevard and Greenville Avenue, is the only other person that […]

‘Aladdin’ a spectacular, magical carpet ride

‘Aladdin’ a spectacular, magical carpet ride

By Shari Goldstein Stern Everyone knows that Texas does everything bigger. When an already gigantic musical includes three Texans in the cast, it’s the biggest, most memorable spectacle on stage, which best describes Dallas Summer Musicals’ (DSM) current production of “Disney’s Aladdin” (Aladdin) at the Music Hall at Fair Park through June 23.  The National […]

Even ‘Game of Thrones’ Turner can’t save ‘Dark Phoenix’

Even ‘Game of Thrones’ Turner can’t save ‘Dark Phoenix’

By Chic DiCiccio It’s a shame “Dark Phoenix” is the last entry in the X-Men franchise that Fox (bought out by Disney) will be producing. It would be interesting to see if they could screw up the same story for a third time. The fascinating aspect of this $200 million disaster is that the impressive […]

Velvet Taco perfect for cravings

Velvet Taco perfect for cravings

By Sara Newberry I’m a regular at Torchy’s. I’ve been to Rusty Taco multiple times. But for some reason, I had never visited Velvet Taco before a couple of weeks ago. Like the other two places, the flavors are mostly not traditional taco flavors: here you’ll see fillings like Chicken Tikka and Shrimp & Grits […]

Our pets feel stressed, just like we do

Our pets feel stressed, just like we do

By Dr. Beth Leermakers “Please don’t let my new foster dog have separation anxiety,” I pray as I bring home a shelter dog. In my experience, separation anxiety is one of the most challenging canine behavioral issues to manage. One of my foster dogs destroyed three crates and tore up the carpet and door trying […]