Frank Erwin Center
"...It’s a spectacular thing to behold, hypnotic in its poise and beauty. The enormously heartfelt documentary Dark Horse translates this equine grandeur into something even more breathtaking, recounting how the residents of an economically depressed Welsh mining village with no prior equestrian experience pool their financial resources to breed a racehorse fittingly named Dream Alliance..."
"...After so many movies set against the backdrop of World War II, Steven Spielberg now turns to the First World War for his latest fulmination on the mad brutality of war. But the madness is only conveyed successfully in a couple of sequences in this overlong film that tracks the war through one horse’s experience of it..."
"...According to White, while 50% of their customers are women, only 5% of their customers are women who experience the machines. The majority buy gifts like the One-Hour Experience, which puts a driver behind the wheel of one of six cars – a Dodge Viper SRT-10, a Ferrari F430, a Chevrolet Corvette Z06, a Shelby Mustang GT500, an Ariel Atom, or the Lamborghini – or the Dream Drive, an all-day Hill Country trek that allows drivers the chance to try four sports cars out of the fleet...."
"...The birth of this fear is steeped in mystery. There has never been the obvious "bad experience." Indeed, as horse exposure goes, mine has been very limited: I had never rid one, and had only seldom stroked one..."
"...The cattle industry, especially, would rather see Texas closed to horse quarantines than face the risk of fees for government services in the future. Even Bill Barnes, who took advantage of industry-friendly rules to aid his clients, says that in this respect the state of Texas is out of step with reality: "To be honest, I've never had an experience in which someone is not charging [for quarantine services] on a fee-for-service basis..."
"...He had gone lame due to a degenerative bone disease and could no longer be ridden. Losing him not only broke my heart, but also soured me on the stable experience as a whole..."
"...10) IN THE NEXT ROOM, OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY (Zach Theatre) Sarah Ruhl's, um, stimulating comedy was beautifully realized in Moria Sine Clinton's lavish costumes and set, and an exceptional ensemble of female actors, with director Sarah Rasmussen artfully creating space and time for us to experience the depth of their characters' feelings...."
"...Who walked away from South by Southwest with the experience of their lives? I'm betting William Peeler did. That's William Peeler, age 11, from Palestine, Texas, as he introduced himself at the South Austin Popular Culture Center's booth at the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar last December..."
"...If the trappings of the urban sprawl phenomenon have you bothered, bewitched, and bewildered, know that you can always retreat to a place in the Hill Country that specializes in "slowing things down." Loma de Blanca takes a particularly zen approach to the ranch experience. There are no hand-held tourist tours, no thrill-a-minute sports gauntlets, and no cowboy-themed hootenannies..."
"...While not officially part of the band, the Cheerleaders remain integral to the lascivious, unholy, decidedly un-Christian nature of the Flametrick Subs Experience. "The band stands on its own, really," asserts Wallis..."