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Saturday, February 16, 2019 — Houston, TX 67°

Jake Reinhart


A&E 10/16/18 11:51pm

Worldbuilding: ‘She Kills Monsters’ brings fantasy to its cast and audience

What can fantasy tell us about reality? We are often told that fantasy is the opposite of reality, an imagined, idealized world existing solely in one’s dreams. What is often lost in that analysis is the opportunity for us to uncover the circumstances of one’s reality that inform and create their fantasies. What battles are we losing that we can win only in our imaginations?



A&E 1/31/18 1:12am

​Musical ‘The Greatest Showman’ prioritizes audience happiness

“The Greatest Showman” follows P.T. Barnum (played by Hugh Jackman) as he chases his ambition of creating the greatest show on Earth. Along the way, Barnum incorporates some of New York’s “human oddities” into his act, partners with upper-class businessman Phillip Carlyle (Zac Efron), and struggles to create the first instance of the modern circus.