Archive for April, 2014

Gallery

Fort Worth Community Arts Center
Gallery
A whole bevy of art shows continues this week at Fort Worth Community Arts Center. Cynthia Lewis’ sculptural forms remain on hand, as do Elaine Pawlowicz’ stylized renditions of homes. The most fascinating exhibit, though, ...


Young Adult: Gary Unmarried

A bitter hot mess gives this comedy its zip.
KRISTIAN LIN
Everyone connected with Young Adult seems to have something to prove. Director Jason Reitman, typecast as a purveyor of crowd-pleasing entertainment that’s mature and intelligent enough to win awards, wants to show that he ca...



Going Holmes Again

The great detective’s further adventures are too light on brains.
KRISTIAN LIN
I proudly count myself as a Sherlockian, but I try not to be pigheaded about it. I don’t insist that the current Sherlock Holmes movies be rigidly faithful to the Arthur Conan Doyle stories that spawned the characters, nor do...


In the Lane

For handicapped residents, independence is wheels on the street.
SARAH ANGLE Photos by Anna Routh Barzin
Larry is hard to miss. The 68-year-old is a big guy who gets around the streets of Fort Worth mainly in his motorized wheelchair. But on Dec. 10, a Fort Worth bus turning onto University Drive from White Settlement Road didn’...



Holiday Pantry Helps

Raising money for the Tarrant Area Food Bank is a sweet proposition.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
The Tarrant Area Food Bank’s Cooking Matters program, a partnership with the national anti-hunger organization Share Our Strength, is a six-week class in food preparation, budgeting, and nutrition for low-income families. Mom...


On Foot for Food

Chow, Baby
Chow, Baby is not good at maintaining automobiles. I often wish I had a grown-up around to nag me about things like getting my oil changed and my tires rotated. So it wasn’t that big of a surprise when my car broke down the o...



The Twenty-Nine Bombs

Though laudable in concept, J.M. Richardson’s debut novel sags in execution.
STEVE STEWARD
Assailing the evils wrought by corporate greed and government cowardice is a noble — if not original — intent. But just as the protester who looks like she’s been at a rave all weekend makes it hard for conservatives to t...


Port of Entry

Big Ticket
Maybe Galveston Island would be as famous as Ellis Island if some foreign government had thought to put a landmark like the Statue of Liberty over there. Nevertheless, the Texas port has a proud history of welcoming immigrants ...



Lamar Odom: Beverly Hills Or Hillbillies?

Jeff Prince
L.A. Laker turned Dallas Maverick  Lamar Odom is comparing Dallas to one of California’s swankiest cities. “Dallas is a great city,” he told US Weekly. “It reminds me a lot of Beverly Hills [or] Orange ...


7th Haven Building for Sale

Anthony Mariani
There’s a for-sale sign on the building that houses the lovable 7th Haven (2700 W 7th St). The price tag is $1,750,000. Haven owner Jimmy Moore said his lease goes through October, 2013. “The new owner would have to...