Oliver Twist

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2014

    Dallas Morning News Achitecture Critic Mark Lamster Isn't a Total Pinhead After All

    Mark Lamster, architecture critic for The Dallas Morning News, is still new in the job, but he's got a sharp analytical eye. Over the years I have developed my own mental gauge for how long it takes newcomers to figure out Dallas, and I have to say this guy's sort of a rocket. In a piece in the pap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2014

    Revolver's Brewer Grant Wood on Beer with Nuns and Being Beardless

    When I heard that a senior brew master from the Samuel Adams Brewery had packed up his kettle to be part of an outpost in Granbury, I was surprised and excited. Then, after tasting the results of Grant Wood's move, namely in the form of Blood and Honey, I had an epiphany: North Texas is a legitimate ... More >>

  • Culture

    August 9, 2012

    It's What's Inside

    Beneath the ugly wrapping, Noel Coward's Present Laughter is filled with comedy gifts.

  • Calendar

    October 27, 2011
  • Culture

    June 16, 2011

    On Dallas Stages, It's the Season of the Song

    Billy Elliot, Next to Normal, Oliver! and Pippin are all big musicals blooming on Dallas stages.

  • Calendar

    April 8, 2010
  • Blogs

    January 16, 2009

    Whitt's End: 1.16.09

    Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *My summation of Thursday's dramatic plane crash/rescue in New York's Hudson River: It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Superman!! *Found it funny that, although the crash happened at 2:30, Larry Kin ... More >>

  • News

    August 28, 2008

    Enter Stage Right

    With the curtain falling on its old playhouse,Dallas Theater Center gets its act together with a new leader

  • Calendar

    December 20, 2007

    Oliver? I Just Met Her

    See a Dickens of a show at Trinity Arts Theater

  • Culture

    December 20, 2007

    Holiday Leftovers

    Theaters never sicken of Dickens, so expect season's repeats

  • Home Entertainment

    January 26, 2006
  • Film

    October 13, 2005

    Exhuming McCarthy

    The Red Scare returns in Good Night, and Good Luck

  • Film

    September 29, 2005

    Artful Dodging

    Polanski's Oliver Twist misses the grit of Dickens' classic

  • News

    August 29, 2002

    The Orphan Chronicles

    Dallas' own tribe of Oliver Twists can teach us much about the places they've been, and where we're all going

  • News

    March 28, 2002

    Lost Houses

    By my count, somebody may be shorting Judge Buchmeyer 110 low-income houses in West Dallas

  • Music

    November 23, 2000

    Gave the People What They Had

    Sometimes, the best new music is the best old music

  • Film

    April 11, 1996

    Shadows and light

    Zeffirelli meticulously recycles the goof-proof romance Jane Eyre

  • Dining

    April 27, 1995

    Among friends

    Lemmon Avenue Bar and Grill can cool a tizzy

  • Music

    January 19, 1995

    Beavis' older brother

    A portrait of Megadeth's Dave Mustaine as a lonely young man

  • Culture

    December 15, 1994

    A kinder Christmas Carol

    DTC's adaptation of Dickens' classic lacks surprise but conjures up that holiday glow