Archive for September, 2014

Broken Connects-ion

School officials are ready to jettison a flawed software system.
BETTY BRINK
Connects, the multimillion-dollar “student information system” software program sold to the Fort Worth school district in 2008, may be headed for the trash bin.


Off Asides On Dallas Cowboys vs The Deadskins

Jeff Prince
Hall of Fame quarterback Troy Aikman got Tony Romo to open up in an interview that aired on FOX 4 prior to yesterday’s thrilling overtime victory against the Washington Redskins. Toward the end of the conversation, Aikman...



Homecoming Committee Joins Space Race

Anthony Mariani
Several Fort Worth artists have banded together to prepare our eventual relocation to our new homes –– in outer space. Planet Earth –– according to the ad hoc, mysterious Fort Worth agency known only as the Homecoming C...


“Art” at QLive!

Jimmy Fowler
I’ve seen three productions of Yasmina Reza’s scathing 1995 comedy Art over the last thirteen years or so. The dialogue kicks up sparks in this play about three longtime friends who argue over a picture composed entirely of...



More Ron? Yes And No

Jeff Prince
The “comedy” of Daybreak talking head Ron Corning has got to stop. In the name of all that is sane and right, please make it stop. The whole “He’s Taking Over The Morning” campaign began earlier th...


Hip Tips: Slight Return

Anthony Mariani
Great stuff from The Will Callers is on the way. While getting ready for the legendary Ray Wylie Hubbard to produce their forthcoming album, the guys have managed to release an amazing five-song EP for free download here. “We...



Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: The Descendants (R) George Clooney stars in Alexander Payne’s adaptation of Kaui Hart Hemmings’ novel about a wealthy Hawaii lawyer trying to raise his daughters in the aftermath of a boating accident that left his...


Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 16 “I believe they talked of me, for they laughed consumedly.” During a golden age of English comedy, George Farquhar’s farce The Beaux’ Stratagem was one of its greatest lights. Sadly, the Irish playwright was ...



What Part of Yes Do You Not Understand?

Static
A Fort Worth-sponsored survey showed that most residents want the number of council member districts expanded from eight to 10 to provide better representation. Increasing the number of districts is expected to reduce the avera...


Disney Finds Sonny

For his first feature, Fort Worth’s Andrew Disney conjures up “slacker noir.”
JIMMY FOWLER
There are a lot of ways you could describe Searching for Sonny, the debut feature from writer-director and Fort Worth native Andrew Disney. The movie concerns a chronic underachiever who gets pulled into a series of bizarre eve...