Archive for October, 2015

Nine Lives for the Trans-Texas Corridor?

As predicted months ago by Static, the Trans-Texas Corridor has more lives than a cat and simply refuses to go away. Governor Slick Rick Perry’s wet-dream to cut our state into huge pieces that would divide cities, towns, far...

Jubilee’s Tre Garrett

From the stages of New York City, L.A., and D.C. comes Jubilee Theatre’s new artistic director.
Tre Garrett, Jubilee Theatre’s artistic director since January, recalls the moment when, as a teenager, he found his place in the theater. He’d wanted to be a performer pretty much the whole time he was growing up in Housto...

Saint Marie Records Arrives

From his North Fort Worth home, Wyatt Parkins is introducing the world to new sounds.
Fort Worth may turn into a music town after all.

TRV’s Up a Creek

As the Trinity River Vision moves right along, local communities still aren’t safe from floods.
Layla Caraway wasn’t very political prior to the summer of 2007. The Haltom City resident and her husband had purchased a home in the inner-ring suburb four years before that summer, moving back into the city where she was ra...

TT&Q, Calhoun, JATSDFM

One of the most popular, progressive, and critically acclaimed 817 indie-rock bands of the past decade, Tame … Tame and Quiet never really broke up, according to frontman/guitarist Aaron Bartz. Rather, the band went into “h...


The Art Corridor, TCC Southeast
The odd title of Ryder Richards’ installation Pow[d]er comes from the artist’s exploration of guns, their place in the culture, and the kind of power that they have over our imaginations. His large drawings are made by igni...

Hanna and the Company

This teenager and her action thriller confuse me.
Our action thrillers right now seem to be awash in young girls who are stone cold killers. The odd British entry Hanna is the latest of the bunch, coming after the flawed but unfairly maligned Sucker Punch and last year’s Kic...

Win Win Loses Half the Battle

I hate to take down this wrestling movie, but here goes…
By all rights I should like Tom McCarthy’s movies much better than I do. The writer-director of low-budget dramedies The Station Agent and The Visitor has a delightful, low-key sense of humor and handles actors exceptionally ...

Dangerous Dis-Connects

A faulty computer program is making Fort Worth school district nurses’ jobs next to impossible.
Pertussis, the deadly whooping cough that killed thousands of children in the early part of the 20th century, is making a comeback in Tarrant County and across the nation, and no one is quite sure why. But the disease is preven...

Café Brazil: Trad Diner Goodness

Dozens of coffees and a 200-plus-item menu make this new TCU-area diner a hot spot.
Café Brazil is not one of those churrascarias, where sultry, gaucho-clad waiters serve meat from large sticks. The distinction is important. This Fort Worth diner on West Berry Street in the spot formerly occupied by Los Vaque...