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Dallas Summer Musicals does it again with deadly dull production

The microphones don't cut out during Bullets Over Broadway, but you might leave hoping they had. Soon after the touring production of Ragtime disappointed during its Dallas stop, here comes another non-equity … [Read More...]

Versatile Dallas actress is stoked to throw punches in her latest show

Kitchen Dog Theater is making its first attempt at repertory theater, with Steve Yockey's plays Blackberry Winter and The Thrush & The Woodpecker. Not only that, but the company is doing it in the temporary … [Read More...]

Dallas art galleries blossom with outdoor shows and exhibitions

Feeling the impetus to get outside and bask in the not-yet-unbearable heat? Now you can, while scratching that artistic itch at the same time. Garden parties and slideshows on the lawn join female-positive … [Read More...]

1950s musical fails to shake, rattle, or roll at Dallas’ Theatre Three

A poor but plucky white kid in the segregated 1950s South struggles to integrate the hometown music scene. Kid's white mom disapproves. Black father figure of loud-sangin' friend disapproves too. But all too … [Read More...]

Dallas Opera spares no expense with history-making Show Boat

Though not technically an opera, Show Boat is a natural fit for such a company to perform. Dallas Opera, using Francesca Zambello's Lyric Opera of Chicago production, has breathed new life into the American … [Read More...]

Dallas art galleries bloom this month with intriguing mix of works

Birds, bunnies, and blooms of all sorts make for some very seasonally appropriate Dallas art gallery shows this month. Add in an alternate universe created by a singular talent, and you've got one of the more … [Read More...]

The next AT&T Broadway series in Dallas feels a little, well, familiar

The next Broadway Series season for AT&T Performing Arts Center has been announced, and many of the titles might sound familiar to regular Dallas-Fort Worth theatergoers. That's because three of the eight shows … [Read More...]

Dallas-Fort Worth galleries spring forth new crop of indispensable art

Spring has sprung, and along with it comes a collective of young talent, an essential stop in Fort Worth's gallery night, a homage to environmentalism, an explosion of color, and -- finally -- a brand new venue … [Read More...]

Wired For Extremes

Chris McNamara stood at the overhang of what would be his final wingsuit BASE jump (parachuting or wingsuit flying from a fixed structure: building, antenna, span and Earth). A 1,500-foot drop was a … [Read More...]

U.S. Jails Lone Vaccine Researcher, While Fraud Remains Epidemic: “Perhaps Half May Simply Be Untrue”

NIAID, Wikimedia Commons. With many states on the move to make vaccinations mandatory, perhaps people should reconsider how sound that vaccine safety really is – and how much we trust the system to keep it in … [Read More...]

The Dangers of Symbolic Events or Holidays in the United States

Any gathering of people can be a potential target for someone or some group. This is nothing new however. Attacks at gatherings have happened for centuries, and they will continue to happen. Mass casualties … [Read More...]

Surviving Out Of Your Vehicle in Hot Weather

Some people do live out of their vehicles for various reasons, but there is a difference when it comes to living out of one as part of daily survival, and surviving out of one for short periods due to an … [Read More...]

10 Tips For Bugging Out to the Country

When many urban or suburban people think about Prepping or Survivalism, they think about bugging out to a more rural location.  This has to be one of the most frequently-expressed fantasies in the Prepping … [Read More...]

Shelter and Fire: First Priority When Surviving in The Wilderness

Fire is an important ritual in the wilds, an important lifesaving ritual that must be mastered for survival. First, however you need shelter, particularly when it’s raining and cold, because fire comes … [Read More...]

Just in time shipping and your family’s survival

Back in the day when I clothed my kids in Gymboree from head to toe, the sales clerks could almost always manage to find the size I needed by, “checking in the back.”  Every store has a stockroom in … [Read More...]

21 Ways to Use a DeLorme Atlas to Plan Emergency Evacuations

Over the river and through the woods to Grandmother’s  house is not a bad evacuation plan at all as long as you have a working vehicle and enough gas to reach your destination. However, not all evacuation … [Read More...]

Stealth Hunting: Practicing Noise Discipline

If they can hear you they can find you. In some cases, you will have to minimize your noise signature so as not to comprise your location, or mission if you will. In a grid down scenario or in certain other … [Read More...]

In Case The Zombies Get You…Death Preparedness

Death is not a pleasant eventuality to prepare for and many of us try not to think about it. Still it is one of the most important possibilities to prepare for. Not preparing leaves other people to decide what … [Read More...]

“The System is Broken”: Americans No Longer Believe In Its Institutions

It’s not difficult to see that the foundation is crumbling… A new Gallup poll has found that already low “confidence” in our system of government, our economy, the media, banking, big … [Read More...]

Military Veteran Taken To Court By City Over ‘Off-Grid’ Lifestyle

27-year-old Tyler Truitt and his girlfriend have become totally independent of reliance on city utilities, hooking up solar panels and rainwater collectors on their two acre property, but the city of … [Read More...]