Archive for October, 2016

Ryan’s Hope

Local filmmaker Ryan Bijan looks to do more literate horror films.
Ryan Bijan’s Erik: Portrait of a Living Corpse is a horror film made in Fort Worth, but it looks much different from other such movies. It’s a period piece based on Gaston Leroux’s The Phantom of the Opera, replete with 1...

Dirty Air through Rose-Colored Glasses

Environmentalists and TCEQ see different things in North Texas air pollution.
North Texas has been struggling for years with dirty air. Last year, it moved up in the Environmental Protection Agency’s classification of smog-troubled cities from the “moderate” to “serious” category, and in many o...

Pho for You

At Pho Noodle & Grill, skip the entrées and go straight for the pho.
A little over a year ago, a franchise of the regional chain Pho Noodle & Grill arrived in the Chapel Hill shopping complex next to Central Market on the West Side. Everyone rejoiced. There aren’t many Vietnamese options o...

Barking Mad for Hot Dogs

Chow, Baby
Chow, Baby has fond memories of being taken by Chow, Daddy to Rangers’ games as a kid. Looking back, my father should have won some kind of parenting award for the patience he showed at those games. He would ply me with Dr Pe...

Worthy KAWS

Big Ticket
Straddling the line between street art and high commerce is Brian Donnelly, a.k.a. KAWS. The 37-year-old New Jersey native started as a street artist who balanced that job with working on a freelance basis for Disney, painting ...

Reyna Removes Her Name from FW Super Contest

Sylvia Reyna, chief of administration for the Fort Worth school district who has been promoted by a group of LULAC members to be considered for the next superintendent of the district, officially took her name out of considerat...

Best Worst Christmas Cards With Captions

Jeff Prince
The internet offers tons of bad family Christmas photos, so I downloaded a handful and sent them to the North Pole and asked special guest columnist Santa Claus to describe his thoughts on them.

Theatre Arlington Spring Classes

Jimmy Fowler
Here’s a nontraditional holiday gift idea for children and teenagers who want to explore stage acting and musical theater: Enroll the little ham in one of Theatre Arlington’s spring performance classes. The TA spring semest...

Zio Carlo Happy Hour Scheduled

Anthony Mariani
He could have done the respectable thing and gone on Letterman and recited a Top 10 list, but the controversial Carlo “Il Patriota” Galotto, owner of Zio Carlo Magnolia Brew Pub on the Near South Side, is doing something al...

O Come All Ye Faithful Arlington Music Hall Fans

Jeff Prince
This is December, so you know what that means. Diet — out the window.  Money — out the window. Sobriety — out the window. Before holiday stress makes you throw somebody out the window, head on over and catch ...