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Topic: above

Life, Above All

In ‘Life, Above All,’ the impact of AIDS is rarely stated, but often heard.


Drama

Phil Bacharach

AIDS is rarely mentioned in “Life, Above All.” It’s referred to obliquely — a “bug,” “the other thing” — but its grim presence is always felt. When a character finally does call it by name, late in the movie, the effect is startling.

 
Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Above Suspicion: Set 1

It’s no mystery what makes this series great.


Television series

Rod Lott
As beloved as Lynda La Plante’s long-running crime series Prime Suspect is, her Above Suspicion deserves equal adoration. It’s another example of how the British leave viewers wanting more, rather than taking the American approach of burning them out, because the first two seasons — all seven episodes between them — come collected on Acorn Media’s two-disc Set 1. This leaves two more seasons as yet unreleased, so I pray we see a Set 2 soon down the pipe.
 
Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Expand it


OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff
“I can has high-five?” this bear seems to ask. Can he? Dunno, but the photo is part of Expanding Our Horizons, a mixed-media exhibit spotlighting the work of 10 Cotton County Art Council members. It opens with a reception Friday from 6 to 10 p.m., with artist demos from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, all at Adelante! Gallery, 3003 Paseo. Admission is free. Call 214-587-7686 or visit adelantegallery.com.

Friday-Saturday, ongoing

 
Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Play it


OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff
No, that photo is not a local adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey, but the comedy Mrs. Mannerly, about an etiquette teacher and her perfection-striving student. Running through March 16 at Carpenter Square Theatre, 800 W. Main, the play can be seen at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $16-$21. Call 232- 6500 or visit carpentersquare.com.

Thursday-Sunday, ongoing

 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Bad behavior

Why is watching bad guys so damned good?


Television series

Rod Lott
We vilify people for bad behavior in real life, yet celebrate it in our entertainment, particularly on the small screen. When the results are as strong as the current crop, all new (or new-ish) to DVD and/or Blu-ray, why question the disconnect?
 
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
 
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