Archive for October, 2016

Mercy on Tap

A church that meets in a Fort Worth bar gets support from some unexpected quarters.
At first glance, the Sunday night event at Mambo’s Tapas Cantina in downtown Fort Worth didn’t seem to have much to do with a church service. People of varying ages filled the tables, where Shiner Bock bottles and cocktails...


UNT Art Gallery
Heavyweight names will be on display at UNT Art Gallery’s show to start the spring semester. The fifth annual Collections, Cultures, and Collaborations features works by Judy Chicago, Willem de Kooning, Robert Motherwell, and...

The Artist: Quiet on the Set

This French silent film is unique, crowd-pleasing, and powerful.
After premiering at last summer’s Cannes Film Festival to rave reviews and a Best Actor prize, The Artist has played to rapturous reception at festivals (including the Lone Star International Film Festival) and art houses, pi...

Haywire: Kane Mutiny

Steven Soderbergh delivers action in this thriller.
I’m not sure why this film is called Haywire. The title implies a berserk quality, when in fact this movie is a tightly controlled and emotionally subdued piece of work. This is the closest thing to a pure action-thriller tha...

Widen Your Horizons, Cowboy

Chow, Baby
Every time my grandmother bites into a good piece of beef, she uses the same line: “This cow must have been in love.” Everybody laughs except my grandfather, who’s heard it way too many times, and me, because it makes me ...

Joe’s back in town

Two decades at Jubilee have made Joe Rogers’ return to jazz even sweeter.
JIMMY FOWLER Photos by Vishal Malhotra
On a cool Saturday night last November, pianist and composer Joe Rogers played an intimate, sold-out set at the Southside arts center Arts Fifth Avenue. At 58, the bearded, curly-headed Rogers still looked impishly youthful. At...

Little Germany: Big Flavors

This hole-in-the-wall just north of downtown is much more than just sausage.
There’s this Tim Allen bit from the early ’90s where he disparages German food thusly: “If you can’t shove it into an animal casing, you don’t eat it.” And then he makes pig noises. In Germany, obviously, saying an ...

Where Is My John Wayne?

Big Ticket
The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History is holding an unusual sort of film retrospective while the Stock Show is going on. The Lone Star Western Film Series is showing John Wayne movies on Sundays, but rather than focus on...

JT Hodges Up For ACM New Artist Award

Jeff Prince
The Academy of Country Music nominated Fort Worth native and Texas Christian University graduate JT Hodges as a semi-finalist for the Annual ACM Awards new artist of the year. Go here to vote for Hodges and help put him and dea...

“New Jerusalem” at Stage West

Jimmy Fowler
This week’s “Stage” page offers an interview with Garret Storms, the actor who landed the meaty role of 17th century Jewish philosopher Baruch Spinoza in Stage West’s current Southwest premiere of David Ives’s New Jer...