Archive for April, 2014

Gingrich Returns: Pee-yew!

Jimmy Fowler
Is there a creepier politician around right now than Newt Gingrich? Even his face is offputting – the weird giant baby head, the soulless beady eyes, the bratty sneer of entitlement. He’s still big in right-wing think tank ...


Clumsy&Shy Music Blog Does SXSW

Anthony Mariani
Former Fort Worth Weekly intern and freelance writer Marjorie Owens has been running an ultra-hip, ultra-sleek blog, Clumsy&Shy, specializing in avant-garde pop/rock and associated with Pour le Corps, a newish record label ...



Solo Bassist Travis Vance Returns to Fort Worth

Anthony Mariani
In the spirit of minimalists Steve Reich and Philip Glass, solo bassist Travis Vance, who’s from Fort Worth but earned his undergraduate degree from Berklee College of Music in Boston and lives in Nashville, crafts dappled, g...


American Idol Sends Tim Halperin Packing

Jeff Prince
Fort Worth’s last prayer was squashed during last night’s American Idol competition, but Tim Halperin properly represented his hometown and deserves a local nod. He sang almost perfectly at every opportunity, stayed...



Dove Hunter’s Holloway in Run That!

Anthony Mariani
From the legendary dub outfit Sub Oslo to the indie-rocking Gospel Swingers and alt-Americana Dove Hunter, Fort Worth drummer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/frontman Quincy Holloway has never failed to be anything less than c...


The Church vs. Ashley Madison

Jimmy Fowler
What’s more pointless than debating the existence of God? A debate between a right-wing “family values” preacher and the millionaire founder of an adultery website, that’s what. Tonight (Thu Mar 3) at 8pm, Pastor Ed You...



Blotch: Making A Difference Since 2009

Jeff Prince
Something jumped out at me as I was driving down Jacksboro Highway this morning — Jim Lane’s backyard billboard looks different than it did when I blogged about it last week. Here’s how it looked last week: An...


Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Marwencol (R) The opening night selection at last year’s Lone Star International Film Festival, Jeff Malmberg’s documentary profiles Mark Hogancamp, a brain-damaged man who becomes famous as an artist by building a...



“Boeing-Boeing” Takes Flight

Circle Theatre director Robin Armstrong has high hopes for this period farce.
Jimmy Fowler
Who says the life of a theater artist isn’t glamorous? During a recent phone interview, director Robin Armstrong was also busily dyeing several pairs of women’s panties. They’re for one of the actresses in Cir...


Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 2 It’s a great week if you’re a John Adams fan. The composer’s delightful The Chairman Dances is being played by Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra, and the opera that inspired that piece, Nixon in China, will be shown ...