Taco Heads a welcomed addition to neighborhood

Taco Heads a welcomed addition to neighborhood

By Sara Newberry If you had asked me before I visited Taco Heads, I would have said that Dallas does not need another taqueria. After trying Taco Heads, I am glad that no one asked me, because it might be my new favorite taco place. Nothing is going to replace the authentic tacos at La […]

‘First Man’ misses momentous impact of first trip to moon

‘First Man’ misses momentous impact of first trip to moon

By Chic DiCiccio “First Man” begins with Neil Armstrong (Ryan Gosling) zipping through the clouds in the X-15 experimental aircraft. Armstrong looks up and sees the vastness of space, yet nearly every second of this intense, white-knuckled opening sequence feels claustrophobic. It gets more unbearable as each second passes with the camera only holding still […]

‘Bad Times at the El Royale’ a well-acted and trippy adventure

‘Bad Times at the El Royale’ a well-acted and trippy adventure

By Chic DiCiccio On September 23, 1994, “Pulp Fiction” was released and changed the way that movies could be made. It became okay to have sprawling stories with multiple characters while mashing genres together. Snappy, pop culture-laden dialogue became the new hotness and it spawned countless copycats.  Director/writer Drew Goddard’s second film, “Bad Times at […]

Pizzeria Testa as authentic as they get

Pizzeria Testa as authentic as they get

By Sara Newberry Pizza started out as what we call focaccia, or flatbread, in ancient Rome. What we consider pizza was first created in Naples, in the south of Italy, when tomatoes started to be incorporated as a topping. (Tomatoes were introduced to Europe in the 16th century, after Spanish explorers brought them back from […]

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 […]

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 […]

‘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 … […]

Dallas Beer Kitchen forgot the kitchen

Dallas Beer Kitchen forgot the kitchen

By Sara Newberry Dallas Beer Kitchen has definitely been through some ups and downs in its five-year history. After opening in 2013, they thrived until construction affected business so deeply that the former owner had to close the doors. Amazingly, two investors swooped in, and the place reopened after only five days. There was talk […]

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