Archive for April, 2014

Division Intervention

Last Call
You might say I’ve been feeling the funk a little, and not the kind that comes out of Parliament’s Mothership. More specifically, it’s a summertime blues spawned from a host of disappointments led by the dreadful weather....


Gallery

Gallery at UTA
Gallery
For its silver anniversary show, the Gallery at UTA has taken the numerically consistent step of showcasing 25 artists from its 25 years in operation.



Winding Drive

Ryan Gosling fuels this great, strange, romantic thriller.
KRISTIAN LIN
Oh, damn, Ryan Gosling is cool. He’s so cool that it hurts you deep inside. He has become famous as a romantic lead, and indeed his half-smile is enough to melt the stoniest heart. He flashes it occasionally in Drive, but tha...


How She Does It

Sarah Jessica Parker stars as a woman who has it all.
STEVE STEWARD
In our post-Oprah era, the overachieving mother who balances a high-profile job with keeping a perfect house and happy marriage should make for a fairly interesting film, one in which the compulsions to get everything 100 perce...



Blowing Smoke

Fort Worth’s air quality study makes things as clear as smog.
PETER GORMAN
What if you brought your car to a mechanic for a tune-up and he looked it over and said it was in good shape. But then he told you he hadn’t actually checked whether it needed oil, just made a guess based on a chart of cars o...


Café Hana Blooms

This South Arlington restaurant/sushi bar is coming up roses.
JIMMY FOWLER
The Japanese restaurant and sushi bar Café Hana in South Arlington occupies a strip-mall space but is still a classy, atmospheric setting for a fine-dining experience. Dimly but effectively lit, with tables, booths, partitions...



Happy Bubbles to Me

Chow, Baby
Birthdays are always a little bittersweet for Chow, Baby. On the one hand, I’m a year older, and another year has passed in which I didn’t realize my dream of becoming a movie star-astronaut-fireman-novelist-scientist-profe...


Happy Bubbles to Me

Chow, Baby
Birthdays are always a little bittersweet for Chow, Baby. On the one hand, I’m a year older, and another year has passed in which I didn’t realize my dream of becoming a movie star-astronaut-fireman-novelist-scientist-profe...



New Poussin in Town

Big Ticket
Last week, the Kimbell Art Museum announced to great fanfare its $24 million acquisition of Nicolas Poussin’s “The Sacrament of Ordination.” In gratifyingly speedy fashion, the work goes on display this week.


The Death of the EP

Hearsay
I don’t know if this is good or bad, but I’ve never (knowingly) heard a song by Kanye West. Or by Taylor Swift. Or Bon Iver. Or Ke$ha. Or Neon Indian. Or … the list goes on. I’ve tried. Pandora has introduced me to some...