Archive for October, 2016

Film Shorts

OPENING: House of Pleasures (NR) Bertrand Bonello’s film set at a Parisian brothel in decline at the beginning of the 20th century. Starring Hafsia Herzi, Céline Sallette, Jasmine Trinca, Adele Haenel, Alice Barnole, Iliana ...

Night & Day

WED ▪ 4 The cavernous Metropolitan Opera was long assumed to be a bad place to stage Baroque operas, with their smaller ensembles and intimate dramas. Yet the New York venue’s staging of Handel’s Rodelinda, about a royal ...

Dunbar Drumbeat

The news came Monday that the pinching principal of Dunbar High School, Doug Williams, won’t be finishing out the year at the school he’s led for the past four years. “We are going to reassign Mr. Williams to another posi...

Blonde Ambition

With Nashvegas behind her, Texas Music chanteuse Charla Corn is just hitting her stride.
When Texas Music singer-songwriter Charla Corn turned 19, the Panhandle native moved to Nashville to make it big. The young, fit, attractive blonde achieved some success, landing a gig as a part-time on-air personality for CMT,...

As Long as the Grass Should Grow

Don Young took on city hall over the height of his front yard and won.
Fort Worth’s Code Compliance Department will present the city council with a new tall-grass policy in a few weeks and suggest some tweaks to the grass ordinance, which regulates things like plant placement and height. As resi...

Upward to The Cellar

Last Call
One night, probably two or three years ago, I was leaning into the railing around The Moon’s porch, about four whiskeys deep into a soapbox speech about what kind of bar I’d run if I ever had the capital to open one, when I...

States of Grace

Americana singer-songwriter Christian Lynette Williams is a new mom, but she says all the chores involved in caring for a newborn have only added to her inspiration. “Grace loves to be sung to, so often I’ll write while hol...

Fearful Wonders

“May you live in interesting times” is no longer a curse, just reality.
Gwynne Dyer
Every year brings change, but some years really are turning points: 1492, 1789, 1914, and 1989, for example. Was 2011 one of those Really Important Years? Probably not, but it definitely qualifies for membership in the second t...


Artspace 111
Abstract artists rule the roost at Artspace 111 this holiday season. Paul Booker’s paintings and sculpture reside here with Tudor Mitroi’s sculptural panels and Charlotte Smith’s installations composed of stacks of paint ...

Sex, Shame, and Tears

Michael Fassbender makes this addiction drama potent stuff.
Other actors were onscreen a lot in 2011 — Jessica Chastain, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Rutger Hauer (five movies, look it up!) — but none of them had as fruitful a year as Michael Fassbender. Just three years ago, the hands...