Little Forest Hills becomes director’s lair

By Sujata Dand It’s Monday and Xandy Smith is back in his studio in his Little Forest Hills home in East Dallas. The curtains are drawn protecting his computer screens from any glare. It has to be perfect — this is where movie magic happens. “‘Solver’ is being released today on Amazon and iTunes,” Smith […]

‘Phantom Thread’ full of brilliant quirks

By Chic DiCiccio There has not and probably will never be a Paul Thomas Anderson movie that mainstream movie goers will embrace. From raining frogs to pudding cups, they are loaded with oddities, eccentrics, and just overall weirdness. His latest, “Phantom Thread,” is no different, but Anderson’s take on romance is easily his most accessible […]

Theater brings new light to Chekhov’s classic

Theater brings new light to Chekhov’s classic

Undermain Theatre presents Anton Chekhov’s “Three Sisters.” Discover the humor and heartbreak of one of the world’s greatest plays revealed through a lyrical translation by one of the leading voices in contemporary theatre: Macarthur fellow Sarah Ruhl. Chekhov’s tragicomic masterpiece tells the story of the daughters of a revered commander of a Russian military outpost […]

Exhibit rooted in historical collectives

The Pollock Gallery of the Division of Art at SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts will present Let’s See Action, an exhibition featuring works by contemporary Japanese artists, from Feb. 3 to March 10. Let’s See Action focuses on a group of artists active within Japan and abroad during the past 10 years; however, the […]

Bunting means your new cat is bonding

Bunting means your new cat is bonding

By Dr. Beth Leermakers “Dogs come when they’re called; cats take a message and get back to you later.” — Mary Bly. Cats have a reputation for being aloof and, indeed, some cats are shyer and more stand-offish than others. If you’ve recently adopted a new cat, you may be wondering how to encourage Fluffy […]

Strategic plan to serve more visual arts

By Patricia Gaffney Forty-one organizations gathered to receive the grants from TACA, The Arts Community Alliance, at a reception sponsored by the Louis L. Borick Foundation in the lobby of One Arts Plaza this past Monday evening. Arts organizations large and small applied for the funds to support a portion of their annual costs. They […]

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