Archive for August, 2014

Get Ready for SXFW

Hearsay
I don’t know if SXSW has added more bands or what, but as I’ve noted before (perhaps ad nauseum), the number of 817 artists scheduled to play sanctioned showcases this year –– “sanctioned” means “hand-picked by SX...


The Emperor’s New Budget

Maybe Perry’s school didn’t have money to teach math.
DAVE McNEELY
It’s time for the state to tighten its belt, wrote Talmadge Heflin, former chair of the Appropriations Committee of the Texas House of Representatives, back in February.



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Brand 10 Artspace
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There’s nothing like a new art venue to liven up the local scene. Brand 10 Artspace is located in the Cultural District, and its first show went up last month.


Limitless: One Pill Makes You Smarter

Get a dose of this brainy science-fiction flick.
KRISTIAN LIN
The diabolically clever science-fiction film Limitless begins with Eddie Morra (Bradley Cooper), a wannabe New York writer who’s been creatively blocked for several years. After his girlfriend Lindy (Abbie Cornish) finally cu...



Paul: Ancient Alien

Though filled with stereotypes and clichés, this road-trip buddy comedy still scores some laughs.
COLE WILLIAMS
Simon Pegg and Nick Frost go on a road trip with an alien: comedy gold, right? Well, close. Paul has a lot going for it, but it doesn’t quite reach the pinnacle of genre-comedy that the talent involved would lead you to expec...


To Hollywood And Back

How a Fort Worth boy turned a newspaper clipping into a major motion picture — and lived to tell about it.
STEVE MCVICKER
“The movie business is uglier than most things. It is normally perceived as some kind of cruel and shallow money trench through the heart of the journalism industry, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free and...



Jesus BBQ: Bless You

This nigh-historic Southside diner has been slinging succulent CFS, barbecue, and Tex-Mex since 1970.
ERIC GRIFFEY
Jesus BBQ is a perfect metaphor for what’s going on in the area around South Main Street and Rosedale Avenue. The little diner is nestled between a giant factory and what appears to be a halfway house but is also about a bloc...


The Lasagna Cure

Chow, Baby
You know what’s a drag? Waking up with a headache, queasy stomach, and overpowering thirst — even when you didn’t have a single drink the night before. What a waste of general malaise. But whatever the cause — hangover ...



It’s St. Paddy’s Day, Y’all

Big Ticket
With the sheer number of St. Patrick’s Day events going on in town, you’d be forgiven for thinking that everyone who lives here is from Ireland. What’s more likely is that the people in this town will take just about any ...


Fort Worth Circle Artist Kelly Fearing Dead At 92

Jeff Prince
One of the last members of the revered Fort Worth Circle of artists died Sunday in Austin. Kelly Fearing, 92, died of congestive heart failure. Fearing was part of a somewhat eccentric art circle that introduced modernism, surr...