ALT’s lusty teen musical is uncoordinated yet awesome—kinda like your first time
By Leigh Hile
Take a late-19th century German play about school children. Adapt it as a rock musical with a score by a ’90s folk-rock one-hit wonder. Mix generously with explicit themes of adolescent sexuality, and the result is going to to be highly unorthodox.
Peter Heller navigates a grim future in The Dog Stars
Review by John Bear
The Dog Stars
The future is miserable in the pages of post-apocalyptic fiction. The Dog Stars, authorPeter Heller's scenario of what nightmares may come,is no exception. Heller's vision is utterly terrible; that grinding-monotony-of-loneliness-punctuated-with-violence kind of terrible.
A one-day art fair showcasing the cultural heritage and ecological significance of the Rio Grande Valley with local artists, tours of the refuge, city nature challenge events, live music, food trucks and kids' activities.