Archive for September, 2014

Stop Digging

Static
When staffers proposed three years ago that the city build a $30 million, 1,100-space parking garage near the Will Rogers Memorial Center, they emphasized that the area was in dire need of parking, especially on Saturdays when ...


Becky’s New Car Stalls

Despite impeccable acting and an exhilarating start, Circle’s latest comes up short in the end.
JIMMY FOWLER
There’s a revealing bit of wisdom expressed by the title character of the bittersweet marital comedy Becky’s New Car, set to begin its final weekend of performances at Circle Theatre. Becky (Lisa Fairchild), a charming and ...



Readying for Live Oak

A lot is riding on the success of the forthcoming Live Oak Music Hall.
ZACK SHLACHTER
Opening a large live-music venue is a natural career transition for Bill Smith, the developer behind the forthcoming Live Oak Music Hall & Lounge on the Near South Side in the Fairmount District. He’s done construction si...


Be Gentle With Them

Silicone smoothes the way for a “romance shop” near the Cultural District.
SARAH ANGLE
Amid the trendy eateries, stylish shops, and upscale apartments of West 7th Street is a new business that at first looks like just another boutique. But the Velvet Box is also the place to go for what the proprietor says are so...



Outlaw Tasers

John Q. Reader
To the editor: The Aug. 3 Metropolis story, “Taser Gets Zapped,” is testament to the need for a moratorium on the use of this “cop’s choice” fashion accessory, a lethal weapon that has developed into a trigger-happy d...


The Door Guys of Perception

Last Call
This cheapskate waiter-hating person I know gave me crap for using this space as a soapbox for the service industry, a crime to which I proudly plead guilty. But I also use it to stump for the rights of professional drunks, pot...



Burning Hotels, EPIC RUINS

Hearsay
Though you may have caught them at Lola’s (2736 W 6th St, 817-877-0666) during the 2011 Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards Festival in July, you still should go out of your way to hear Burning Hotels at Lola’s on Friday. North ...


Gallery

UNT Art Gallery
Gallery
The Autonomous University of the State of Mexico (UAEM) is located in Toluca and has been participating in an artistic exchange program with UNT. UAEM has sent lithographic prints by five of its top students in return for a cer...



When Fairy Met Sally: Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark

Even with Guillermo del Toro, this horror remake falls flat.
KRISTIAN LIN
When Guillermo del Toro pronounces an old movie as the scariest thing he’s ever seen and announces plans to remake it, you sit up and take notice. You do it even if, like me, you can’t find the original 1973 TV movie that h...


Is The Caller There?

No, but she leaves an odd message before going off the rails.
KRISTIAN LIN
Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark isn’t the only film this week dealing with paranormal entities in an enclosed space. The unheralded thriller The Caller stars Rachelle Lefevre as Mary, a woman who has moved into an apartment in ...