Animals, not fried food, on this fairgoer’s agenda

Animals, not fried food, on this fairgoer’s agenda

FOR THE LOVE OF THE ANIMALS By Dr. Beth Leermakers I was shocked to discover that a friend has never seen the huge pig or attended a dog show at the State Fair of Texas! She and her 7-year-old daughter spend their time on the Midway, enjoying an entirely different Fair experience filled with rides, […]

Play presents strong women breaking boundaries

Play presents strong women breaking boundaries

By Shari Goldstein Stern Since 1997, Wingspan Theatre Company has been bringing theater to the community with an emphasis on plays written by and about women. Founded by Dallas actor/writer/director Susan Sargeant, “WingSpan is also dedicated to nurturing new work and supporting the development of local playwrights,” according to the theatre’s mission statement. WingSpan will […]

‘Night School’ misses opportunity to learn from past mistakes

‘Night School’ misses opportunity to learn from past mistakes

By Chic DiCiccio Kevin Hart is critic-proof. Nearly every movie he stars in gets ripped to shreds, but they go on to turn huge profits. It’s a testament to his huge fan base and Hart’s tireless work ethic. Like him or not, Hart isn’t leaving the pop culture landscape anytime soon.  That being said, his […]

Summer Squash Galette

Summer Squash Galette

Recipe and photograph by Sara Newberry 1 pie crust, either homemade or packaged 4 ounces goat cheese, divided 1/3 cup olive oil 2 garlic cloves, chopped 1/4 cup shredded parmesan 1 yellow squash, sliced paper thin 1 zucchini, sliced paper thin 2 links Italian sausage, casings removed, browned and crumbled 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes […]

Andrea’s needs some local sourcing

Andrea’s needs some local sourcing

By Sara Newberry   I only ate at La Parrillada, the previous tenant in the space on Gaston that now houses Andrea’s, once. It was fine, average, nothing really memorable good or bad. Andrea’s has changed up the interior slightly and, obviously, has a completely different menu, but the feel is the same in that […]

‘The House With a Clock in Its Walls’ perfectly scary fun

‘The House With a Clock in Its Walls’ perfectly scary fun

By Chic DiCiccio Any scary movie designed for kids walks a fine line between jump scares that last for two seconds and horrific moments that cause endless nightmares. If it’s cheesy and not frightening enough, it won’t even phase an 8-year old kid. If it’s traumatizing, parents aren’t going to be happy about that same […]

Drumba syncs souls at CC Young

Drumba syncs souls at CC Young

By Shelia Huffman Pump it up! Get your stixs on! Fitness instructor Jill Beam’s energy fills the room at CC Young’s exercise class in Drumba, the new work-out craze everyone is crazy about. Why is Drumba so popular? It’s a cardiovascular workout that increases muscle strength and stimulates the brain. Plus, it’s fun and everyone […]

Big Top becomes ‘Petite Palace’ for new shows

Big Top becomes ‘Petite Palace’ for new shows

BATH HOUSE CULTURAL CENTER By Kathy Beazley   For the first time in North Texas, the Laughter League and The Petite Palace are coming together from Oct. 5-21 to create an intimate, eclectic tent show that will take audiences on an unparalleled journey, which combines the dazzling, daring aura of Cirque du Soleil with the […]

‘The Predator’ has no charisma, suspense or scares

‘The Predator’ has no charisma, suspense or scares

By Chic DiCiccio If someone said that Shane Black’s screenplay for “The Predator” started out as a dark comedy about a team of soldiers suffering from PTSD that then break out of prison, it would make sense. This alleged horror-science fiction mashup is nothing more than a 1990s throwback action movie loaded with one-liners … […]

Stuffed Delicata Squash

Stuffed Delicata Squash

2 delicata squash, cut in half lengthwise and seeds removed 1/2 yellow onion, sliced 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 cup sliced mushrooms 1 bunch kale, trimmed and sliced 1 cup quinoa 1 cup Parmesan cheese Vegetable oil Salt and pepper Heat oven to 400F. Place squash in a baking pan. Brush cut sides of squash […]