Organic wind art on view until Aug. 31

Organic wind art on view until Aug. 31

By Krista Gabbert With the ever-changing explosions of colorful summer foliage and flowers, Wind Sculptures in Motion: The Kinetic Art of Lyman Whitaker, presented by Reliant, has been extended through August 31 at the Dallas Arboretum, coinciding with August Dollar Days. For the entire month, main garden admission is $2, another $2 for the Rory […]

Disney’s ‘Christopher Robin’ stays true to Pooh

Disney’s ‘Christopher Robin’ stays true to Pooh

By Chic DiCiccio   There are companies that understand branding … and then there is Disney. For example, Disney took an animated movie from 1967 based on a collection of stories initially published in 1894 and turned it into one of 2016’s critical and box office hits, “The Jungle Book.” If Disney can market stories […]

Secrest laser focused on art

Secrest laser focused on art

By Rebecca Zook August brings artist Jacob Secrest to The Dutch Art Gallery with his solo show and demonstration. The artist will be painting live Saturday, Aug. 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The show runs through Aug. 31. Art Therapy “The hardest battle you will ever have to fight is between who you […]

Summer Salad with Ricotta

Summer Salad with Ricotta

2 tablespoons lemon juice 1/4 cup olive oil 2 cups heirloom cherry tomatoes, halved if large 2 peaches, peeled and cut into 8 wedges each 1/2 cup corn kernels 1 jalapeno, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons chopped tarragon leaves 1 cup ricotta Salt to taste In a bowl, whisk together the lemon juice and olive oil. […]

Big Tex ready for People’s Choice Awards

Big Tex ready for People’s Choice Awards

By Karissa Condoianis Calling all Fair-food fanatics out there — the time is finally here! Tickets are now available for purchase to the 14th Annual Big Tex Choice Awards. Fans will soon have the chance to serve as taste-testers for the 10 finalists in the Fair’s coveted culinary competition. This will also give guests a […]

Everyone’s favorite action hero is back in ‘M:I – Fallout’

Everyone’s favorite action hero is back in ‘M:I – Fallout’

By Chic DiCiccio     In “Mission: Impossible – Fallout,” Tom Cruise hangs from a helicopter, leaps from one London rooftop to the next, and goes full throttle on a motorcycle around the Arc de Triomphe. Please keep in mind it’s all being done by a 56-year-old human being who carries this entire movie franchise […]

Tortas flying under the radar

Tortas flying under the radar

By Sara Newberry During the past couple of years, taquerias have popped up all over town. From the traditional like La Banqueta to the more upscale like Revolver Taco Lounge, there is a taco for everyone. But there are two other Latin dishes that get overlooked sometimes, which are just as satisfying as tacos that […]

Dollar Days are back

Dollar Days are back

The drawn-out, sun-drenched days of summer bring in August Dollar Days at the Dallas Arboretum. Named “One of the World’s 15 Most Breathtaking Gardens” by Architectural Digest, the garden is offering $2 general garden admission, $5 for parking, and $2 admission into the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden for the month of August. Dollar Days […]

Cancer survivor crafts new life in East Dallas

Cancer survivor crafts new life in East Dallas

By Shari Goldstein Stern When faced with adversity, some shrink. Others drink. Many go dark. But precious few become energized. Deanna Zuniga is one of the latter. According to the two-time cancer survivor: “I think one emerges from something like cancer one of two ways; either bitter or thankful. Personally, I refuse to be a […]

‘The Equalizer 2’ leaves Denzel, and audiences, uneven

‘The Equalizer 2’ leaves Denzel, and audiences, uneven

By Chic DiCiccio The prologue of “The Equalizer 2” is set onboard a passenger train in Turkey where Denzel Washington’s Robert McCall is disguised as a Muslim bookworm. He’s sporting a kufi and wearing what is quite possibly the fakest beard in American movie history. This opening seems like it wants to set McCall up […]

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