Archive for September, 2014

Traffic Trauma

Residents say they’re getting threats over tickets they settled years ago.
JEFF PRINCE
The request for payment took Terri by surprise. After all, the City of Fort Worth was demanding payment for a parking ticket that the former city employee swears she’d already paid. Even more startling, the ticket was almost ...


Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Shame (NC-17) Michael Fassbender stars in Steve McQueen’s drama about a New Yorker whose struggles with sex addiction come to a head when his sister (Carey Mulligan) visits him. Also with James Badge Dale and Nicole ...



Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 7 The sudden death of Argentinian director Fabián Bielinsky in 2006 meant that he only left behind two completed feature films. They are both masterpieces, and tonight KinoMonda shows his earlier one, the 2001 crime th...


TBT’s Nutcracker Arrives

Time for mistletoe-shoes for Texas Ballet Theater’s annual tradition.
LEONARD EUREKA
December is Nutcracker time, and Texas Ballet Theater brings its big, plush production to Bass Performance Hall on Friday for a two-week run. Ballet Frontier presented a less ambitious but satisfying account of the popular holi...



Killer or Filler?

Our critics take a crack at some new local-ish (and partytastic) CDs.
JEFF PRINCE AND ZACK SHLACHTER
Texas Music artists who celebrate redneckness via cliché-ridden novelty songs typically represent the worst of the genre. Fake cowboys glorifying the mundane make me want to listen to something else –– Paraguayan polka, in...


Bloody Monday

John Q. Reader
To the editor: The Metropolis story “Bloody Monday at JPS” (Oct. 26, 2011) by Peter Gorman is another testament to the economy gone sour. And the middle class and lower class are the sacrificial lambs at the altar of avaric...



Stand by Zio Carlo?

Last Call
As I write this, Zio Carlo Brew Pub is still trying to recover from some bad press. By now you know about owner Carlo Galotto’s drunken Facebook fusillade against people he referred to as “spoiled Obama kids,” as well as ...


Exit 380 to Bugs’ Benefit

Hearsay
If you’re like me, you spend your nights before bed wringing your hands over all of the stupid things said/done to and by you throughout the day. On occasion, though, you might be able to look back and think, “Well, that wa...



Gallery

UNT Art Gallery
Gallery
This UNT art exhibit focuses on work by current and former communication design students. The juried selection includes 123 works of graphic design, advertising, illustration, photography, and copywriting, including the New Yor...


Counting Down New Year’s Eve

Famous actors squeeze into this flat comedy.
KRISTIAN LIN
The financial success of last year’s Valentine’s Day inspired director Garry Marshall and screenwriter Katherine Fugate to team up for yet another star-packed omnibus comedy themed around a holiday. New Year’s Eve takes p...