November 27, 2006 |
For the last 10 years or so, a holiday tradition at our home has been a gingerbread-house decorating party. We provide bricks and mortar in the form of home-baked walls and fluffy icing, while family and friends bring edible decorations. As the building and landscaping commence, leftover scraps of spicy dough find their way into enough cookies to keep our energy levels up during the heavy construction.
March 19, 2010 |
Sometime after midnight Wednesday, the Florida band Surfer Blood took the stage on the rooftop of a club on Sixth Street in Austin, bashing out high-spirited power punk in a bid to become the breakout band of this year's South by Southwest festival. It seemed to be working: The room was so packed it looked like kids were climbing on the soundboard and trying to push right through the glass of the doors in the back. But this is South by Southwest on the weekend after the revolution, where artists claim their moments and move on beyond any familiar definition of acceleration.
January 15, 2001 |
Ballet companies may have their swan solos, but modern dance has an equally impressive bird variation--the lesser-known "Awassa Astrige/Ostrich" made by Asadata Dafora in 1932. Masterfully performed by G.D. Harris on Saturday night at the Luckman Theatre on the campus of Cal State L.A., it was one of the highlights of the first Southern California appearance by the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company.
October 29, 2004 |
If you're reading this today, they were wrong. The Boston Red Sox won the World Series and the world did not end. The apocalypse, certain to be upon us as soon as the Red Sox tampered with the time continuum and the forces of nature by sweeping the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday night for their first World Series championship since 1918, never happened. Boston did not vaporize. Buildings around Fenway Park were not reduced to rubble.