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Explore Texas Wineries On the Holiday Trail

This is the last weekend to participate in the Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail holiday tour. Tickets include two specially-selected wine tastings with a paired appetizer sample at each winery on the trail. If you get your ticket stamped at six of the participating trail wineries, you'll also receive a c...

He Brought Down the Wrong Empire: Seth Rogen’s The Interview Won’t Show in Theaters

Editor’s Note: Sony has officially canceled the theatrical release of The Interview following terrorist threats against theaters, and the announcement that several major theater chains had opted not to exhibit the film. The following review was written before Sony pulle...

SPECIAL NAVIDAD GIFT GUIDE EDITION!

Gentle cabrones: Behold my annual Mexican Christmas guide, where I recommend the best Mexi-themed libros for you to give to your loved ones this Navidad instead of yet another tamale to unwrap. Buy them at your local bookstore or order online, but do buy!

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Capsule Stage Reviews: December 18, 2014

Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol Like a redemptive Scrooge at the finale of Dickens's immortal "little ghost story," this reviewer is dancing a jig and giggling like a schoolboy, lighter than a feather, after seeing Classical Theatre's superlative rendition of A Christmas Carol. This...

Capsule Art Reviews: December 18, 2014

"Julon Pinkston: Nailed" Sometimes an artist is inspired to proceed in a certain direction, but to a viewer the direction may seem the opposite — uninspired. This is the case with Julon Pinkston's solo show, "Nailed," at Zoya Tommy Gallery. There are two different approaches here. As a ...

Into the Woods Sometimes Soars — But Also Dithers

Before worrying ourselves over its qualities as an adaptation or its findings as an experiment in just how much tumpety-tump parump-pa-bump the human mind can endure, let's take a moment to marvel that Rob Marshall's Into the Woods even exists — as a PG from Disney, no les...

Annie: Quvenzhané Wallis Might Make You Care About “Tomorrow” Today

The original Broadway Annie was a kiddie musical that wasn't for kids. It was a period piece about the Great Depression — both a hooray for Warbucksian success and an elbow-jab making clear that rich folk need to share — with a detour into a Hooverville and a key cameo from Fra...

Where the Wild Reese Is

For reasons that are perhaps understandable, stories about women finding themselves — or their voices, or their inner courage, or any number of things that are apparently very easy to mislay — are big business. But even if Cheryl Strayed's hugely successful 2012 memoir Wild: From L...

Why We Need Comedy

Whatever it is Americans want out of life — and it's not even something we can precisely define ourselves — it was nowhere in evidence on December 3, when a grand jury failed to indict the police officer whose chokehold killed Eric Garner in July. We all know we live in a fractured co...

Family and History

Dear Mexican,

I'm a third-year university student, a liberal studies and Spanish major. My family, extended and immediate, always like the chisme. During a family carne asada, we were all talking when one of my tías<...>

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