Archive for 2014

Party Like It’s 1999 Plus 12

Jeff Prince
Here’s to hoping your New Year’s Eve blowout is every bit as insane as this dude’s party from last year in west Fort Worth. Those West Siders know how to boogie — and Mike Ray Hartman, you’re an an...


Needham Opens FWISD New Year With Name Calling “Fireworks”

betty.brink
From: Needham, Judy (Board Member) <JUDY.NEEDHAM@fwisd.org> Sent: Wednesday, December 29, 2010 2:23 PM To: Sutherland, Ann (Board Member) <Ann.Sutherland@fwisd.org>; (With copies to the other Fort Worth school board...



The Best Documentary Films of 2010

Kristian Lin
Just as I did last year, I start off my cinematic blog posts with a list of the year’s best documentaries. Back in August, Cinematical mused that this year might be special for nonfiction films, and indeed it seems as this ye...


Mad Men Cocktails at Eight-O

Anthony Mariani
There’s no denying the influence of Mad Men on popular culture. The AMC drama set in Madison Avenue in the early ’60s is abundantly stylized. But in addition to the sleek Modernist furniture and clothing, Mad Men also offer...



Kodachrome Gave Nice Bright Colors, Dreams Of Summer

Jeff Prince
The most recognized cover of National Geographic depicts a haunted Afghan refugee with piercing eyes as she flees a Soviet invasion in 1984. Photographer Steve McCurry captured that shot on a Nikon camera using Kodochrome, the ...


Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Casino Jack (R) Taking up the same subject as the documentary Casino Jack and the United States of Money earlier this year, this fictionalized version of real events stars Kevin Spacey as crooked lobbyist Jack Abramoff...



Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 29 The swirling, psychedelic, nightmarish visions of Erik Parker are on display at the Modern in their show entitled Focus: Erik Parker. The Stuttgart-born, San Antonio-raised artist’s paintings have been called “zany...


Aggie Christmas Present

Static
Well, the Texas A&M University System top dogs got a little something extra in their stocking on Christmas Eve — a letter from 15 national journalism organizations, representing everybody from columnists to environmental ...



Merkin Tools Along

Though the guys in the mod-rock trio rarely rehearse, they’re still super-tight and highly capable.
CAROLINE COLLIER
The guys in the mod-rock trio Merkin get a lot of flak for naming their band after a pubic wig. Calling their first full-length album in an eight-year existence Scatology (the study of excrement) probably doesn’t help encoura...


Blotch Wins; Judge Rules In Favor Of Rahr

Jeff Prince
Blotch‘s mighty influence is evident in the revised press release just sent out by Tarrant County. Blotch bitched this morning after Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley and his Wisconsin counterpart bet a case of beer on th...