Archive for October, 2014

Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris

The iconic filmmaker’s latest is a valentine to the City of Light.
COLE WILLIAMS
So I’ve now seen two Woody Allen movies, the first being 1973’s Sleeper. I saw that when I was in high school, when the film was already nearly two decades old. The second is his latest, Midnight in Paris, and I can tell I...


Potiche Power

Even the mighty Catherine Deneuve can’t charm her way out of this French farce.
COLIN BOYD
Between them, Catherine Deneuve and Gérard Depardieu, the stars of Potiche, have a whopping four wins and 27 nominations for the César Awards, France’s version of the Oscars. In fact, Deneuve’s 11th nomination was for her...



The Power of Alienation

In Texas, pissing off a grandparent can cost you custody of your kids.
JEFF PRINCE
A Burleson mother discovered something in 2006 about Texas law that shocked her, dragged her into a sinkhole of misery, and pushed her family to financial ruin. She found out how easy it is to lose custody of a child even when ...


Jack’s Porch Swings

Though billed as a sports bar, Jack’s Porch is more of a bistro, offering semi-upscale fare.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Jack’s Porch advertises itself as an “American Sports Grill.” Yes, the menu is full of traditional “American” stand-bys (burgers, fries, wings), and the walls are covered in flat-screen TVs. But Jack’s is in Southla...



A Disturbance in the (Foodie) Force?

Chow, Baby
Call me naïve, but I expected a little more ceremony when I took on the Chow, Baby challenge — maybe a walk under an arch of Wusthof knives held by chefs? A scepter? At least a cardboard crown. Instead I got Chinese food, wh...


Trinity Shakes Rosalind

The TCU festival recruits a top-notch talent to tackle one of The Bard’s greatest characters.
JIMMY FOWLER
If any Shakespearean character deserves to be rediscovered by contemporary audiences, it’s Rosalind from As You Like It (probably written in the year 1600). Literary critics and amateur bardolators alike have long been infatu...



FOX Says TCU Mascot Is Weird

Jeff Prince
Texas Christian University’s Horned Frog is the coolest mascot in college football. And yet FOX Sports lists our beloved horny toad among its Weirdest Mascots In College Sports.  Something about the tiny critters spittin...


Plenty o’ Bard

Jimmy Fowler
This week’s “Stage” page features an interview with actress Trisha Miller, former Dallasite and current Portland, OR resident who’s been performing with TCU’s Trinity Shakespeare Festival since its inception in 2009. ...



Saggy Journalism

Jeff Prince
Online news source Newsoxy wrote about The T’s decision to ban baggy pants from its buses, but it botched one tiny letter in its headline: “Saggy Pants Now Allowed On Buses In Fort Worth.” Methinks the “...


Black and Brown Coalition to Support Dansby for School Super

betty.brink
A group of 20 faith-based, civil rights and grassroots leaders within the black and brown community have called a 5:00 p.m. press conference at the Fort Worth ISD Board Room to endorse longtime Fort Worth schools administrat...