Archive for December, 2014

Rainbos Over Nelson

Fort Worth filmmaker Cameron Bruce Nelson is on the verge.
JIMMY FOWLER
Fort Worth filmmaker Cameron Bruce Nelson, 29, didn’t always want to be a writer-director. In fact, he only got into filmmaking after graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with a double major (history and cultural...


Kennard the Troubadour

A new TV show gives local country-bluesman and star Guthrie Kennard reason to smile.
JEFF PRINCE
Who’d a thunk a 60-year-old acoustic bluesman with a basset-hound face, myriad health problems, and a growling, raspy voice would emerge as the most intriguing and watchable character on the new docu-reality TV series Troubad...



Speech: Hateful or Free?

A Fort Worth teacher says a student’s words were part of an anti-gay campaign.
BETTY BRINK
“Lots of us are waiting for the day when all this homo bullshit is reversed and assholes like you are either back in the closet or hanging on lamp posts.”


Bull, Bush, Bluesface

Last Call
I’m a fan of entertainment districts, especially on weekends. When it comes to weekday drinking, however, nothing beats a neighborhood pub.



Holy Moly, Ronnie Heart

Hearsay
One of the first things the casual listener may notice while listening to Grasshopper Cowpunk, Holy Moly’s fourth album in about as many years and the best, is that frontman and lyricist Joe Rose isn’t as twangy as he used ...


Wrong War

When will the middle class wake up?
E. R. BILLS
My father grew up on Gordon Avenue on the South Side of Fort Worth. After high school at Trimble Tech, he apprenticed in the construction industry and became a journeyman electrician. In the 1970s he earned an average of $40,00...



Gallery

Artspace 111
Gallery
The Big Bend area of Texas appears to be an inexhaustible source of inspiration for Texas artists. Artspace 111’s current show takes in three artists who’ve been down that way, with Dennis Blagg’s photorealist landscapes ...


Ides of March: Then Fall Caesar

Clooney and Gosling team up for this chilly political thriller.
KRISTIAN LIN
There’s a difference between coolness and coldness. As an actor, George Clooney is cool, and the even-keeled assurance he projects onscreen often informs the movies in which he stars. As a director, he’s cold, and though hi...



No Relief from Restless

This teen cancer romance will kill you with sugar shock.
KRISTIAN LIN
Hot on the heels of 50/50 comes another movie about cancer, the less funny, more irritating, and all-around inferior Restless. The unfortunate timing doesn’t flatter the newer movie, but then again, even had Gus Van Sant’s ...


Good Samaritan

Home is where the help is at this local AIDS nonprofit.
Sarah Angle Photos by Robert Hart
It’s noon on a weekday, and the cafeteria is loud and lively. Silverware clatters against plates filled with fried tilapia, peas, cornbread, and coleslaw. Large chocolate cupcakes donated by Central Market wait at the end of ...