Archive for August, 2014
Perry’s roundhouse swings are getting wilder.
In trying to pull his presidential campaign out of a nosedive, Gov. Rick Perry is escalating his attack on all things Washington. His latest proposals include making serving in Congress a part-time job, for half the current $17...
Arts Fifth Avenue
Fort Worth guitarist Darrin Kobetich, noted purveyor of bluegrazz (that’s “bluegrass” and “jazz”), will supply the music at Friday’s opening reception of Arts Fifth Avenue’s holiday show.
Oh, Kermie! Our favorite showbiz puppets are back in fine form.
I feel like I’m nine years old again. The newest adventure of Jim Henson’s creations, simply titled The Muppets, may not always work, but any movie that can take me back to my childhood has accomplished something, and I dar...
Alexander Payne’s Hawaiian dramedy just misses greatness.
When Alexander Payne made Sideways seven years ago, George Clooney lobbied hard for the role that was eventually played by Thomas Haden Church. Payne passed on Clooney, figuring that the star was too famous and good-looking to ...
Joseph Schott’s take on J. Edgar Hoover still might make it to the screen.
The theater wasn’t crowded when Clint Eastwood’s latest biopic J. Edgar played recently at Movie Tavern. Mid-morning on a weekday isn’t exactly prime time for a theater or a tavern, but it’s a fine time for Joseph L. Sc...
Market/restaurant Oliver’s Fine Foods is all good.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Part mini-mart, part fine winery, part butcher and bakery, and part short-order restaurant, Oliver’s Fine Foods’ downtown location occupies valuable corner real estate between Throckmorton and 4th streets. The new place fea...
It seems like, lately, this space has been turning into a restaurant obituary column. Over the past year, Fort Worth has lost some of its most cherished, long-standing eateries, including Sardines Ristorante Italiano, Bistro Lo...
In celebration of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month (November), some upstanding young citizens have banded together to throw a party at The Where House to raise awareness of men’s health issues in general and raise funds for re...
Two buddies of mine — George from Arlington and Big Jim from Mount Vernon — text me during Dallas Cowboys games. George tends to rant about owner Jerry Jones’ “play calling.” George thinks Jones pu...
Jubilee Theatre just announced it has received its first ever National Endowment for the Arts grant. The cash will go toward commissioning and developing a musical about cowboys of color that is scheduled to receive a mainstage...