Archive for December, 2014

Richie Budd: But Is It Art?

Jimmy Fowler
This week’s “Art” page answers that age old question: “But is it art?” Yes, it is – it’s Fort Worth “performative sculptor” Richie Budd’s art. Budd, a UNT graduate and member of the now defunct but still-dis...


Hoist a Bud to Richie Budd

There’s more to this Fort Worth artist than frat-holes getting wasted inside a glass case.
JIMMY FOWLER
Fort Worth artist Richie Budd is accustomed to all kinds of unusual reactions to his sculptural installations and so-called “performative sculptures.” But his favorite response so far may be from a New York blogger who took...



Are You a Hipster or Scenester?

Anthony Mariani
Via Harper’s, a.k.a. the best magazine in the world, ever, below is a tasty sampling of multiple interviews conducted with young people as part of research for a paper published in The Journal of Consumer Research. The study ...


Hip Tips: I’ll Make You a Hipster Yet, Damnit!

Anthony Mariani
OK, dudes, while I strongly advise against togging skinny jeans –– only works if you’re female, cuz! and hot! –– and/or wearing guyliner, I whole-heartedly encourage the expansion of musical palates to include awesome...



NY Times Echoes FW Weekly

Jeff Prince
See, we at the Fort Worth Weekly aren’t the only ones worrying about the natural gas industry and the environmental shortcuts they take and the pollution and problems they cause. The New Y0rk Times, a major news voice of ...


“Making the Boys” at Q

Jimmy Fowler
Anyone interested in the American theater, gay culture, and the assimilation of gay people into the mainstream (or not) should check out director Crayton Robey’s 2009 documentary Making the Boys. Q Cinema will screen it 8pm ...



One-Hit Wonders Win Again

Jeff Prince
The Dallas Observer‘s March 31 cover featured a deer with crosshairs on its skull, and the headline “One-Hit Wonders.” The cover mocked Texas Rangers fans and their antler gestures, and predicted doom for the ...


Jubilee’s “Monday Night Series”

Jimmy Fowler
Tonight (Mon Apr 11) at 7pm, Jubilee Theatre will present the second installment of its 2011 “Monday Night Series” with a staged reading of playwright Katori Hall’s comic drama Saturday Night/Sunday Morning, about the pol...



R.I.P., Sidney Lumet

Kristian Lin
“Good style, to me, is unseen style.” The film director Sidney Lumet was quoted as saying so in the New York Times obituary notice that ran for him over the weekend. The 86-year-old Lumet passed away on Saturday, af...


Kelly Clarkson On Idol This Week

Jeff Prince
American Idol is teetering toward inanity this season after a promising start. The new judges who were so strong in the early episodes have evolved into boring cheerleaders with nothing to say. The guest performers, including D...