A Q&A with The Book of Life director and Dallas dad Jorge Gutierrez
We sat down with Dallas dad and director Jorge Gutierrez to hear about his new 20th Century Fox movie The Book of Life, starring Channing Tatum and Zoe Saldana, and how his role as a parent has influenced his work. Check out why we admire this Mexico City native and his heartfelt family film — in theaters now.
What happens to the kids when a parent has depression?
Octobers are hard for Allison Miller. As the weather cools and the leaves turn, the 24-year-old North Texas teacher resists the urge to hide away and lose herself in memories of her father and his animated stories told with bright eyes and wild hands. She tries not to think about the day after his 51st birthday, October 7, 2008, the day before she turned 18, three days before her senior homecoming.
Take your family pumpkin-picking to find the best gourd for your next baking project. While you’re at it, grab a few pumpkins for carving, too. We’ve done the easy part and rounded up the area’s premier patches, all brimming with fall activities and photo ops. Now it’s up to you to choose, carve and bake an orange masterpiece – or three.
Opens Saturday, October 11 at the Fort Worth Museum of Science & History
Television shows like Discovery Channel’s “MythBusters” always start with a clear warning– Don’t try this at home. Well, it’s your lucky day because MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition is making its way to the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History October 11–January 4 and will offer a variety of experiments right at your fingertips.
How children win friends and influence their classmates
“We never got in a lot of fights. Only a little bit.” Allyson (aka Ally) remembers her Watauga kindergarten classroom as mostly peaceful. But her mom Vicki Nguyen summons a few dinner-table conversations that 6-year-old Ally (now a first-grader) seems to have conveniently forgotten. “There was a lot of drama!” Nguyen asserts. “She would tell me what was going on: Somebody isolated her, because they wanted to play with somebody else. But by the next couple of days, they’re all friends again.”