Archive for December, 2014

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Apollo 18 (PG-13) Gonzalo López-Gallego’s vérité horror movie is about two NASA astronauts whose moon mission in the 1970s comes to a bad end. (Opens Friday)


Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 31 Oh, this is too good to be true. Former Delaware Tea Party U.S. Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell, the first politician we can remember who felt the need to make a TV ad saying that she wasn’t a witch, appears a...



Say Neigh to Equine Suffering

Static
There was a time in Texas when horses meant the difference between life and death for people. Horses carried riders, pulled plows, and hauled wagons across rugged terrain. Horses were heroic. Nowadays they’re little more than...


FWSO’s American Celebration

No redneck rockers, thankfully. Just the holy trinity of Copland, Bernstein, and Gershwin.
LEONARD EUREKA
In a dramatic change of direction, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra turned its focus from traditional European fare to American theater and concert music for FWSO’s annual pre-season festival in Bass Performance Hall last we...



In the Drift Era

This post-rock trio crafts soundtracks for wild imaginings.
JIMMY FOWLER
The three musicians in the post-rock instrumental project Drift Era love writing, performing, and recording original music, but their fantasy is to score films for some of their favorite directors like Wes Anderson and Terry Gi...


Help for Lyme Sufferers

A new law will educate Texas doctors about a painful tick-borne disease.
JEFF PRINCE
Phillip Williamson studies ticks, especially those that carry diseases. His research at the University of North Texas Health and Science Center has helped establish the existence in Texas of Lyme disease, a painful, debilitatin...



Gobble Gobble at Finn’s

Last Call
Like Iron Maiden and Mila Kunis, there are lots of good things to say about sandwiches, but they’re not always the best fit for every situation. Maiden tends to bomb at parties with chicks, Kunis was miscast in Book of Eli, a...


Bad-assery All Around

Hearsay
There are some talented-ass mother-hunchers in this town. I don’t need to enumerate them here –– if you read me often enough, you know their names. And maybe the best part is that if you make the scene often enough, you m...



Ducking Out

Is Kay Granger hiding from tough questions?
JENNIFER BRIGGS
I was two years old when, one morning before the rest of the family was awake, I stacked a couple of stools on top of one another so I could reach the Dippity-Do my sister kept on the top shelf of the dressing room — the extr...


Gallery

Gallery 76102
Gallery
Before the craziness of Fall Gallery Night descends on us (Sat, Sept 10), now’s a good week to take in the shows that are already up, including Broken Sugar, a collection of multimedia sculptures and two-dimensional works by ...