Demetri Martin: Alternating Realities

Demetri Martin: Alternating Realities

on Comedy

Comedian Demetri Martin has an interesting, and funny, take on the world, as proven in his Majestic Theatre gig. by Amy Martin It’s a funny thing and what makes stand-up comedy unique. People pay money to experience not just what a person thinks but how they think—the logic, the reality, how they perceive and process the world, the entire frame …

A Brief, Endless Love: A Sketch Comedy Revue

A Brief, Endless Love: A Sketch Comedy Revue

Photo: Matt Lyle From left: Steph Garrett, Jeremy Whiteker, Jeff Swearingen and Kim Lyle Laughter Everlasting Matt Lyle and some old friends bring the hilarious theater/sketch comedy work A Brief, Endless Love to the Dallas Comedy House. by Amy Martin published Thursday, June 8, 2017 “Love is at the core of what it means to be human. Whether you feel loved …

Green Neighborhoods: North Oak Cliff corridor caters to urban greenies

Green Neighborhoods: North Oak Cliff corridor caters to urban greenies

on Nature

By Amy Martin GreenSourceDFW.org and Natural Awakenings DFW Edition are partnering in a series called Green Neighborhoods. Over the coming months, we will be exploring the eco-friendly neighborhoods in North Texas with Green Source DFW reporter Amy Martin as our guide. Amy will show readers those communities where green retail, green venues and green folks intersect. If there’s a green neighborhood …

Proscenium Circus

Proscenium Circus

on Stage

At the Music Hall at Fair Park, Circus 1903, presented by Dallas Summer Musicals, has many high points, and a few low ones. by Amy Martin Dallas — Circus is analog. No special effects. Peter Pan may fly by guy-wires in theatrical productions, visual stage projection may mimic aerial flight, but the performers in circuses simply fly. Every time a …

The Real Paula Poundstone

The Real Paula Poundstone

At the Majestic Theatre Friday night, Paula Poundstone showed the side she’s aimed to be all along. by Amy Martin published Tuesday, May 23, 2017   Dallas — There was once a wild and young Paula Poundstone, the one that honed her craft and covered her homelessness by taking buses cross country to do open mics and sleeping on the …

Amy’s Shady Canvas

Amy’s Shady Canvas

I garden. I garden obsessively. Sometimes I rest, but only so I can garden again. Just two injuries so far this year — doing good! Landscaping might be a better word for it. Our yard has no grass lawn and no direct sunlight, only that filtered through a multi-layered canopy of trees. My art is live sculpting with shade plants. …

part 2 March for Science Dallas signs: Earth Day Texas at Fair Park

part 2 March for Science Dallas signs: Earth Day Texas at Fair Park

This is a BIG file. It will take a while to load. The photos are as high-res as an iPhone can go. If you want one, just drag it to desktop. by Amy Martin  moonlady.com Though the March for Science Dallas had a wimpy ending, the sentiment continued through the day at Earth Day Dallas. Signs and t-shirts from the …

part 1 March for Science Dallas signs: From City Hall plaza to Fair Park

part 1 March for Science Dallas signs: From City Hall plaza to Fair Park

by Amy Martin moonlady.com This is a BIG file. It will take a while to load. The photos are as high-res as an iPhone can go. If you want one, just drag it to desktop. The masses gathered at City Hall plaza, about 3000 strong. People checked out each other’s signs and found connections, chatted up the reasons they felt …

North Texas Wild: Dallas rehabber says wild rabbit rescues multiply in spring

North Texas Wild: Dallas rehabber says wild rabbit rescues multiply in spring

on Nature

 In 2016, Rabbit Rescue rehabbed over a thousand cottontails. Photos courtesy of Rabbit Rescue unless otherwise noted. By Amy Martin When it rains, it pours… bunnies. Spring deluges wash young cottontails out of their nests. Often found suffering from hyperthermia or gravely battered, they must be rushed to treatment if to survive, then raised to adulthood and released. After a recent …

North Texas Wild: Rewilding the Trinity River to be explored at Dallas symposium

North Texas Wild: Rewilding the Trinity River to be explored at Dallas symposium

on Nature

D Magazine has invited experts to discuss returning the Dallas Trinity River corridor back to its natural landscape. Above, wading birds in the Great Trinity Forest. Photo courtesy of Ben Sanderson/DallasTrinityTrails.blogspot.com. By Amy Martin Feb. 27, 2017Twenty years. For 20 years the citizens of Dallas have waited for city officials to treat the Trinity River as something more than a drainage …

Full Steampunk Ahead: Kurios – Cabinet of Curiosities by Cirque du Soleil

Full Steampunk Ahead: Kurios – Cabinet of Curiosities by Cirque du Soleil

on Stage

Photo: Martin Girard/Cirque du Soleil Cirque du Soleil’s Kurios Grand Prairie — There are moments in this Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities, the latest road show from Cirque du Soleil to tour to North Texas, that if you don’t scream you should check to see if you have a pulse. A dozen flying humans called Acro Net bounce over three stories high …

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