Archive for September, 2014

Unfamiliar Strains

Big Ticket
Well-regarded in his usual job as associate conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra, guest conductor Rossen Milanov takes the podium for this weekend’s Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra concerts, and he’ll be performing a nice-...


Occupy Fort Worth Marching On Saturday

Jeff Prince
The Occupy protests in cities across the country have been messy. Critics complain the message is unclear. City officials gripe about people having to urinate. And eat. And sleep in tents. Can’t the Occupy folks just work...



“Searching” in the Fort

Jimmy Fowler
This week’s “Screen” page features an interview with writer-director and Fort Worth native Andew Disney, whose first feature Searching For Sonny had a hometown debut at last weekend’s Lone Star International Film Festiv...


If Rick Perry Becomes President Can He Secede?

Jeff Prince
Gov. Rick Perry figured he’d make a fierce run at the presidency, win the Republican nomination, and then even if he somehow lost to Barack Obama a year from now, he’d return to Texas with a higher national profile,...



Attack of the Black Friday Creep

Jimmy Fowler
The recently coined phrase “Black Friday creep” sounds like the name of a Goth metal band, but it refers to this year’s decision by Target, Best Buy, Macy’s, and other retailers to start their Christmas shopping seasons...


In-N-Out Burger Is Really, Really…

Jeff Prince
Three months after the In-N-Out Burger opened on 7th Street, I finally got around to seeing what all the fuss was about. More than a dozen people camped out overnight to be among the first in line when the hamburger joint first...



Off Asides On Dallas Cowboys vs Bills

Jeff Prince
Seventy players were drafted before the Dallas Cowboys selected DeMarco Murray with the 71st pick in the 2011 NFL draft. Doh! X 70 = Doh!Doh!Doh!Doh!Doh!Doh!Doh!Doh!Doh!Doh!Doh!Doh!Doh!Doh!Doh!Doh!Doh!Doh!Doh!Doh!Doh!Doh!Doh! D...


Apropos Oops

Jeff Prince
Gov. Rick Perry’s brain freeze during a recent debate has some Americans questioning his mental capability to lead this country. But in his defense, he did use the word “oops” correctly, according to this Slat...



Local Refugee Bicycle Benefit

Anthony Mariani
Early next month, an awesome benefit show will take place to raise money to repair several dozen bicycles and possibly purchase several more to be donated to local refugee families via Refugee Services of Texas and Catholic Cha...


Our LSIFF Blog Is Up

Kristian Lin
As we have each year, we’re putting our thoughts on the Lone Star International Film Festival on a Weekly blog devoted to the event. This year’s blog, however, is much improved. We’ve got other writers coverin...