Archive for August, 2016
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...
Maybe Perry’s school didn’t have money to teach math.
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.
Brand 10 Artspace
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.
Get a dose of this brainy science-fiction flick.
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...
Though filled with stereotypes and clichés, this road-trip buddy comedy still scores some laughs.
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...
How a Fort Worth boy turned a newspaper clipping into a major motion picture — and lived to tell about it.
“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...
This nigh-historic Southside diner has been slinging succulent CFS, barbecue, and Tex-Mex since 1970.
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...
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 ...
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 ...
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...