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Students to serve up menu with Blythe Beck

Mon, Oct 17, 2016 - 7:51am

Chef Blythe Beck is no shrinking violet.

The executive chef and co-owner of Pink Magnolia in Oak Cliff in Dallas specializes in Southern food with great big flavor profiles, and the chef will make the trek back to Denton to for the Guest Chef Day at the University of North Texas’ Club at Gateway Center.

Beck, a UNT alumna, will cook with UNT hospitality students for lunch April 5 at UNT’s Gateway Center, 801 North Texas Blvd. Diners will be seated between 11 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.

Hospitality students invite a culinary master to work alongside them on campus each semester, and this spring’s pick is Beck, known...

The Minor Regional Novelist

Fri, Jul 1, 2016

By Skip Hollandsworth

When Larry McMurtry is not in Archer City, the one-stoplight town in North Texas where he was raised, he can often be found in Tucson, Arizona, in a single-story, flat-roofed home in the immaculate neighborhood of Oracle Foothills Estates. He was there one morning this spring, standing at the glass-plated front door, dressed in a white collared shirt, black athletic pants, and blue New Balance athletic shoes. A red sweater he’d pulled over his shirt sported a couple of holes. His hair, once tousled and black, was now tousled and completely white. His handshake was soft. “Well, here you are,” he said...

Add sizzle to your grill game

Thu, Jun 30, 2016 - 8:09am

Charcoal briquettes or fresh tank of propane? Check. Platter of pretty cuts of meat? Check. Ice cold beer, lemonade and citronella candles? Check, check and check.

We’re headed for the Fourth of July weekend, and it’s time to fire up the grill. While you wait for it to heat up, here’s some food for thought about what’s on your grill this weekend.

It’s what’s for dinner

In the rush of internet memes about modern American patriotism, bacon hogs the spotlight.

You’ve seen them. A toddler nuzzles a happy pig through a fence, with the words “I love you, future bacon” stamped across it. An image of bacon...

Kevin Smith to talk about his love of comic books in September

Thu, Jun 30, 2016 - 8:08am

Silent Bob is coming to Denton.

Who is Silent Bob? The backward-ballcap-wearing character who originated in the 1990s movies Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy and Dogma. The character was never without his foul-mouthed bestie, Jay.

Silent Bob is the creation of actor, director and comic book geek Kevin Smith. He’s the guest of honor for the Greater Denton Arts Council’s upcoming exhibit, “Heroes in the Making: The Art of Comic Production.”

The exhibit kicks off with a free reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 16 at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center. Costumes are strongly...

Tags: comic, UNT
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