Archive for December, 2014

Mike Resurrected

Jeff Prince
Mike lives! On Friday I blogged about the death of Mike the Duck, who hung out in my cubicle for years before a series of accidents left him with a broken neck and big chunk of his breast missing. I unceremoniously dropped him ...


La Familia’s Lawyer Responds to Lawsuit

Anthony Mariani
Al and Lanette Cavazos, father-and-daughter co-owners of the popular West 7th corridor Tex-Mex restaurant La Familia, still aren’t talking. But while they have formally denied the allegations in a lawsuit filed by three forme...



‘Phibs Do “Two Rooms”

Jimmy Fowler
Amphibian Productions presents a staged reading of Lee Blessing’s play Two Rooms 7pm tonight (Mon Jan 30) at The Modern. Tix are $15. Blessing’s multifaceted drama, about a teacher taken hostage in Beirut and the vigil his ...


The Token Meryl Streep Oscar Nomination

Kristian Lin
Had enough of all the wailing and gnashing of teeth that accompanied last Tuesday’s Oscar nominations? Don’t worry, I’m not going to join them, even if the omission of Albert Brooks for Drive left me wanting to stick a fo...



Jerry Jones Meets Mozart

Jimmy Fowler
As an arts writer and default arts advocate, I’m supposed to smile and applaud the announcement that, on April 28, the Dallas Opera will simulcast a free performance of The Magic Flute on a 72 foot, high def screen in Cowboys...


Crooner Collects Key To City

Jeff Prince
OK, settle down, the photo caption above is just a joke, people. It’s inspired by the antagonism directed toward JT Hodges by local musicians. In some folks’ opinion, Fort Worth native and Nashville songwriter Hodge...



Goodbye To A Duck

Jeff Prince
This taxidermied creature flew into my life years ago, and by “flew” I mean a co-worker found him curbside in the neighborhood, destined for the landfill. Instead, the duck became the pride of my cubicle. I never na...


Critical Mass Bike Ride

Jimmy Fowler
The temperatures are supposed to be unusually pleasant for a January night when Fort Worth Critical Mass, the last-Friday-of-the-month community bike ride, begins 7pm tomorrow (Fri Jan 27) at Burnett Park (W 7 th St & Lamar...



Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: The Grey (R) Liam Neeson stars in this thriller as a member of an Alaskan oil drilling team stranded in the wilderness after their plane crashes. Also with Dermot Mulroney, Dallas Roberts, Frank Grillo, Nonso Anonzie, ...


Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 25 You can flash back to Van Cliburn Piano Competitions past when 2009 medalist Yeol Eum Son plays a recital at Dallas Museum of Art this evening. She’ll perform works commissioned by living composers for previous com...