Traditions transpiring

By Nancy Black   Now is the time of year I do three things: start freaking out about the holidays; pull out all our hats, coats and gloves; and head to a German bakery for Advent calendars. (I know I can find them elsewhere, but it just puts me in a festive spirit to walk […]

‘The Haunting at Hill House’ better than a movie night

By Chic DiCiccio At one point in one of the 10 episodes of “The Haunting of Hill House,” simultaneous shrieks reverberated off the walls of this house. It was a jump scare so unexpected and jarring that you’ll easily glaze over and forget that it interrupted some truly gut-wrenching, smart dialogue. It is so damn […]

Curse you, Red Baron!

Curse you, Red Baron!

By Nancy Black I’m blaming Snoopy. Yes, Snoopy, the beloved dog from the “Peanuts” comic strip. Curse him! If I hadn’t grown up watching Snoopy interact with Charlie Brown and his friends, I wouldn’t be the softy (read: sucker) for animals that I am now. I’m not sure if it’s me or my van, but […]

On your mark, get set, bake!

By Amity Thomas Good Local Markets hosts the tenth annual “Battle of the Pies” at the White Rock Market on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 10 a.m.-noon (9150 Garland Road). Amateur bakers of all ages are invited to join in the fun of competing for a special award for best youth bakers under 16. All pies […]

Local Traveler feels right at home

Local Traveler feels right at home

By Sara Newberry Local Traveler is the new restaurant from the team behind The Lot and the chef from the late and lamented On the Lamb. They have endeavored to create a sophisticated experience without pretense, and in a lot of ways they have succeeded. The menu is definitely chef-driven, but nothing is too intimidating […]

Things are not what they seem

By Nancy Black I knew the moment I looked into my rear-view mirror something was amiss. From my point of view, I was witnessing an obnoxious-looking Jeep — you know, one of those big ones with strobe lights on top, an open cab and huge, over-sized tires? — speeding up behind me on Peavy Road, […]

Frankenstein attacked by cyber bullies

Frankenstein attacked by cyber bullies

By Jane Shouse Score one for the cyber bullies. The Frankenstein dummy has come down. As they have every year for the past 35 plus, my neighbors (let’s call them the Smiths) have hung a dummy over their driveway at Halloween. Its head is a Frankenstein mask; the feet are white socks, and it has […]

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 […]

‘Halloween’ an exceptional movie, and a good scare, too!

‘Halloween’ an exceptional movie, and a good scare, too!

By Chic DiCiccio For many, many people, the last 40 years worth of “Halloween” movies are best forgotten. They attempted to create a weak mythology that turned Michael Myers into some kind of unstoppable monster who never could be killed. There was also the whole eye-roller that turned Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) into his […]

Shock and awe!

Shock and awe!

By Nancy Black My Find Friends app showed a blue dot where my youngest child was at that exact moment. The location? Medical City Fort Worth. What?! They were supposed to be on their way back from a Korean pop band concert at the convention center in Cowtown. Instead, they were at the hospital? I […]

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