Archive for April, 2014

Ahead to the Past

Our most basic social programs are under attack.
GRAYSON HARPER
Boy. Lately I’ve been having this eerie feeling of waking up in a strange place.


Gallery

UNT on the Square
Gallery
Frank Reaugh lived from 1860 to 1945 and spent most of his years sketching the landscapes of the American Southwest in pastels. UNT on the Square features works by the “Dean of Texas Painters” through the end of this month.



They Call Me Warrior

This effective generic drama uses MMA as a hook.
KRISTIAN LIN
The powers that be are marketing Warrior as a mixed-martial arts movie, but it’s not really about MMA any more than The Social Network was about Facebook. It’s really a story of two brothers from working-class Pennsylvania ...


Apollo 18: Stuck in Orbit

This “found-footage” fright about a secret NASA mission comes close to frightening but doesn’t land.
COLE WILLIAMS
The “found-footage” subgenre of horror movies is pretty hit and miss. For every The Last Exorcism, there’s a Diary of the Dead (sorry, Romero fans). Still, the conceit can provide an interesting setup for a well-made movi...



9/11 Blind

We’re 10 years past the Twin Towers attack and still fighting wars in its name. Can we open our eyes in time?
TOM HAYDEN
After witnessing the first jetliner crash into the Twin Towers on that Sept. 11 morning, a friend’s wife and 7-year-old daughter fled to their nearby Manhattan loft and ran to the roof to look around. From there, they saw the...


Good Day, Sleepyhead

This café proves that breakfast ain’t just for breakfast anymore.
JIMMY FOWLER
I love all the old breakfast favorites: eggs, sausage, pancakes, French toast, bacon. I just never eat them for breakfast. Who wants to start the day weighed down by gravy and grease? Breakfast for lunch is much saner. The Sout...



First Church of Maple

Chow, Baby
What did we do on Sundays before brunch? Yes, football and church (for non-heathens), but Chow, Baby (a dyed-in-the-wool heathen) once considered it mostly as a day for getting stuff done: running errands, cleaning house, etc. ...


Debating Texas Identity

Author Glen Sample Ely exposes some ugly truths beneath the state’s ruggedly handsome veneer.
ZACK SHLACHTER
With Rick Perry making his bid for the U.S. presidency, you can expect to hear in his rhetoric many familiar tropes of Texas identity, especially as the governor attempts to set himself apart from the competition. Most likely, ...



9/11/11

Big Ticket
As the calendar would have it, the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks falls on a Sunday. Not that there would have been a shortage of commemorative events regardless of what day of the week it fell on, but the coinc...


Historic Fort Worth Art Show

Jimmy Fowler
Historic Fort Worth presents its ninth annual art show and sale called Preservation is the Art of the City at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center (1300 Gendy St & Lancaster Ave) Sept 8-24. The show features a head-spinning...