Archive for September, 2014

The Hendersons: Back to the Future

With a “futuristic flashback” rock sound and new CD, this Arlington duo is ready to play.
CAROLINE COLLIER
Nolan Robertson labored intensely over every sonic meter of Lotosyros, the first mini-album from his ’60s revivalist, dream-pop project The Hendersons. After the 20-year-old Arlingtonian’s former band, the uptempo Holy Moth...


Shoring Up Victories

A grassroots rally may have helped save green cement policies.
ERIC GRIFFEY
Just three years ago the Downwinders at Risk environmental activist group was celebrating a major victory after members convinced several North Texas government entities to adopt “green cement” policies — that is, pledgin...



The Ginger Man? Yep

Last Call
I admit. I’m as guilty as some of you of too often opting for some new, buzzed-about joint in deference to an old standby. There’s a name for people like us –– and it isn’t pretty.  


817’ers @ 35 Conferette

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This weekend, North Texas music lovers of a certain age (and perhaps a little older) will be obsessed with one thing: 35 Conferette, the annual four-day indie-rock festival in Denton. Arriving just a couple of days before the a...



Gallery

Rose Marine Theater
Gallery
With Rose Marine Theater hosting a bilingual version of The Vagina Monologues this weekend, that’s a perfect opportunity to drift next door before or after the play and check out the venue’s art show, which features entirel...


Palazzolo Case Moves Closer to District Court

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Last night, the Fort Worth School Board voted to uphold hearing examiner Rick Rickman’s recommendation that embattled whistle blower and former Arlington Heights High School assistant principal Joe Palazzolo be terminated for...



Cedar Rapids: Oh Ooo Oh Iowa

It’s the greatest insurance convention comedy ever.
KRISTIAN LIN
The trailer for Cedar Rapids is edited to make it look like another version of The Hangover, which makes sense because Ed Helms stars in both movies and they’re both comedies about bacchanalian hijinks at a hotel. Tempting as...


Mars Needs Moms: Empty Wells

This animated sci-fi kids’ flick goes wrong in many ways.
KRISTIAN LIN
Last week, we had the incredible burst of experimentalism that was Rango, a defiantly old-school 2-D animated film that nevertheless ventured fearlessly into territory untapped by kids’ movies. This week, Mars Needs Moms, a 3...



Let the Right Ones Out

Fort Worth folks play key roles in the work of freeing the wrongly convicted.
DAN MCGRAW
Cory Session is busy these days. The Fort Worth native is spending a lot of time in Austin, lobbying the Texas Legislature to make changes in the state’s criminal justice laws. He also speaks often to law school students, bot...


Shaw’s Burgers, Shakes, and More

This new BYOB eatery is another strong entry in Near Southside’s restaurant row.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
It’s been no secret that David Shaw and Ann Diakas-Shaw, co-owners of Shaw’s Burgers and Shakes on the Near South Side, have had a little difficulty opening their new joint (see: “Bar Fight,” May 26, 2010). Shaw’s ope...