Film

Pretend Prison

When Jenji Kohan's Orange is the New Black popped up on my Netflix menu, it just screamed A + N. Based on Piper Kerman's best selling book of the same name, the show chronicles the life of Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling), while she completes a 14-month prison sentence for a decade old crime....

Open Season

Some people say ideas are a dime a dozen. The Idea Fund says they are $3,500 each and, with help from a special initiative of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, it is putting that money directly into the hands of Texas artists. As a result, some of the state's most provocative or otherwise unexpected imaginings are being made real....

Summer Screens

French Toons The French animator Jean-François Laguionie stocks his latest animated film with characters who know they’re living inside a painting, in Le Tableau (The Painting). In this wryly inventive parable, a kingdom within a painting is divided into three castes: the impeccably colored Alldunns, the incomplete Halfies, and the barely [...]...

Texas Indies

Documentary Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer opens the Oak Cliff Film Festival in June. For the second year lights, camera, and action is coming to south Dallas as t...

June for Jazz

JAZZ ON A SUMMER’S DAY(1959, Dir.. Bert Stern and Aram Avakian, 35mm, 85 min.) Peter Lucas on his Summer Series at the MFAH This June, the MFAH presents Jazz o...

Kon-Tiki

Norwegian adventurer Thor Heyerdahl’s 8,000-kilometer voyage across the Pacific Ocean on the balsa raft Kon-Tiki in 1947 stands as one of the greatest post-World War II feats of exploration, and cemented his standing as a legendary adventurer. Heyerdahl’s book about his experience became a bestseller. It was published in 1948 [...]...