Archive for July, 2014

Top Local Shows of ’11

Hearsay
To finish off the list-giving so I can go back to doing whatever it is I do, I’ve come to humbly offer you HearSay’s (Very Loosely Ordered) Top Five Local Shows of 2011 (and by “local,” of course, I mean “performed by...


Not Optional

Telling your boss isn’t enough: Suspected child abuse must be reported to the state.
LINDA LABEAU
As the Fort Worth school district struggles with its latest scandal — this one involving Dunbar High School — it’s apparent that some officials in the district are unclear on the concept of what they are required to do wh...



Top 10 Movies of 2011

Foreigners trump Americans at the theaters this year.
KRISTIAN LIN
Do better next year, Hollywood. That’s how I feel as I look back on the movies of 2011. American films dominated my Top 10 lists the last two years, but this year both Hollywood and the indies consistently fell short, their b...


From His Brain to Your Ear

John Zaskoda’s “Stranger Advice” puts UFOs, conspiracy, and love on the air.
Anthony Mariani
OK, so maybe he digs some guy’s “translations” of ancient texts, specifically the parts about aliens traveling to our planet before time began to mine for gold, quickly realizing the lack of ease with which Mother Earth s...



Cool Old School Pizza

Even non-Mavericks will find something to love about this newish joint.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Most colleges have at least one pizza-’n’-subs joint nearby. TCU has Buffalo Bros. and the original location of Mama’s. UNT has Crooked Crust, which, coincidentally, has a sister location in Norman, Okla., thus proving my...


Toast Points: Eat Early, Healthy, and Away

Chow, Baby
Every year around this time, I convince myself that this is going to be the year when I get in shape, finish that novel I never started, and do a few other things that I’ll likely put on the back-burner again. Following up on...



McAn’s Implied Landscapes

Fort Worth artist Robert McAn celebrates the disposable at William Campbell.
JIMMY FOWLER
Photographer, sculptor, and mixed-media canvas artist Robert McAn says that if you look hard enough at some of his work, you can probably find the influence of Duchamp, Magritte, and other art school gods. But McAn insists he...


New Year’s Roundup

Big Ticket
With New Year’s Eve falling on a Saturday this year, this weekend is a prime opportunity to let it rip as you ring in 2012. If it suits your musical tastes, you can pick the swing and big-band music offered by Fort Worth Symp...



Robert Earl Keen Chats Up Cowtown

Jeff Prince
When Robert Earl Keen sang about catching a five-pound bass in the 1980s, who coulda thunk he’d ever be singing it in a place as fancy as Bass Hall? This Friday marks Keen’s seventh annual visit for an “Eve of New Yea...


Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: The Artist (PG-13) Michel Hazanavicius’ silent film stars Jean Dujardin as a 1920s silent-movie star who resists the change to sound films. Also with Bérénice Bejo, James Cromwell, Penelope Ann Miller, Missi Pyle, ...