Arts + Life

The Dilemma of Award Show Activism

//PICTURED ABOVE:  While some celebrities receive criticism for political award show acceptance speeches because of their lack of concrete action, Angelina Jolie has started a humanitarian foundation and donated millions of dollars to charity....

Sisters March Through Time: A Little Women Movie Review

*This Review Contains Heavy Spoilers*  When my family was deciding on what movie to watch one night, we ran through “Jumanji 2,” “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” and “Spies in Disguise,” before finally,...

Popcorn Out: “Knives Out” puts the fun in ‘whodunit’ films

Seated shoulder to shoulder, viewers gathered in Angelika Theater to watch the premiere of “Knives Out.” I was unbothered by the continual crunching of popcorn from the large crowd because the attention-grabbing movie kept...

Gift Shop ‘Til You Drop: Stores offer unique selections for everyone on your list

The holiday season is right around the corner. Need a one-of-a-kind gift for a special someone? This December, try visiting these unique Dallas shops. For your artsy family member, check out Jade & Clover,...

Almost Payne-ful: Liam Payne album lackluster at best

Picture this: it’s the year 2013. “The Story of My Life” plays lazily in the background as you hum along, taping up posters of One Direction on your wall to venerate the five members...

Podcast Pioneer: Fourcast alum shares evolution of entrepreneurial program

//PICTURED ABOVE: Chelsea Watanabe and Catherine Jiang collaborate on the entrepreneurial podcast “Founder’s Couch,” which Jiang created at Stanford. A pioneer in machine-readable duct tape that can store information, the CEO of a biotech company...

Farm Means Community

//PICTURED ABOVE: Bonton offers food so fresh, you can see it growing in the on-site garden. After a 20-minute drive, I pulled into the Bonton neighborhood in South Dallas, with its uniform housing units and...

Behind the Scenes: Creator of Sage Spa Water describes her creative process

Sage staff member Yolanda has been creating the intricate designs for the dining hall spa water for the past year. Every day, when students walk into the lunch line, they see containers with beautiful...

Charlie’s Angels Can Save Anything, but Not This Movie

//PICTURED ABOVE: “Charlie’s Angels” is a good and entertaining movie, but it fails to live up to its considerable hype. “Charlie’s Angels” is a movie remake of a popular 70s show about three crime-fighter...

The Ultimate HoliDAY in Dallas

//PICTURED ABOVE: Sprinkles Cupcakes offers holiday-edition cupcakes, including in Christmas Cookie flavor, pictured above. Photo by Laine Betanzos. With Holiday Break quickly approaching, each of us will soon have seemingly endless time on our...