An Academy Awards attendee picks the Oscars

An Academy Awards attendee picks the Oscars

guest columnists February 22, 2013

Since 1929, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has been recognizing cinematic excellence in a number of creative categories. Over the years, the films they selected have best embodied the...

Dining on a diet: San Antonio meatless and gluten-free cuisine

Sara Marchionda February 22, 2013

With barbeque, steaks and Tex-Mex galore, it may seem like a difficult task to find good places to eat that have something suitable on the menu for your dietary requirements.  After all, it would be quite...

The weirdest cocktails San Antonio has to offer

Paul Cuclis February 22, 2013

With the advent of "molecular mixology" (a term used to describe the application of science to cocktail-making), all sorts of unique combinations of unlikely ingredients have been added to the traditional...

The perfect book for every mood

Megan Hageney February 22, 2013

It is easier to deal with a hardship or understand a situation when you have somebody that can relate to your experience. That somebody does not necessarily have to be real; you can find her in your local...

A professional potato chip review

A professional potato chip review

John Mendiola February 22, 2013

The power-hungry and the just plain hungry came together to ring the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange last week. PepsiCo, the parent company of Lay's Potato Chips and Pepsi (a gold star for...

Why animation is currently dominating television

Donald Dimick February 22, 2013

"The Simpsons" is the longest-running primetime scripted series in the history of television. "South Park" received a Peabody Award, an award given for excellence in television and radio broadcasting....

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The best documentaries on the internet and around town

Megan Hageney February 15, 2013

I have been on a documentary kick lately. They are just so easily accessible on Netflix, and when I go out, documentaries are good alternatives to movies because they are usually cheaper and I actually...

Celebrity Sighting: San Antonio’s stars

Sara Marchionda February 15, 2013

Although you may not immediately think of San Antonio as a place where movie stars and celebrities are born, there is quite a list of rich and famous people from our city.  After all, this city is so...

Pilot Test: which shows are real and which ones are made up?

Donald Dimick February 15, 2013

Spring in the world of television means two things: mid-season replacements and pilot season. With the latter comes handfuls of catchy titles, casting announcements and network descriptions, or "loglines,"...

On target: checking out the San Antonio Gun Club

Paul Cuclis February 15, 2013

From the Alamo Quarry, it may be possible to discern a faint popping sound in the distance, continuous yet irregular. This sound originates from a half dozen or so people firing shotguns just a mile away....

2013’s most promising original screenplays

John Mendiola February 15, 2013

Don't listen to the jaded, nostalgic old man across the street, and spit out that Kool-Aid: original movies are not a dying breed. Stories from novels, games and comics are constantly being rehashed as...

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“House of Cards” full season review

Donald Dimick February 8, 2013

Netflix's first original series, "House of Cards," stars Kevin Spacey as Francis Underwood, a ruthless but calculated Congressman serving as the Majority Whip (meaning he is in charge of making Democrats...

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