Archive for April, 2014

Fort Worth Golden Gloves

Jimmy Fowler
The sport of boxing isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but there’s an undeniable fascination even for those who find it a little barbaric. “Really? A sport whose basic goal is to give a person a head concussion bad enough to ...


Cops Harsh TCU’s Mellow While Booze Flows

Jeff Prince
TCU360, the online publication Texas Christian University, published an interesting story in today’s edition, seeing as how it comes in the midst of a highly overblown drug bust. “Study Says Alcohol No. 1 Substance ...



Kill “The Simpsons”

Jimmy Fowler
Slip Bart and Lisa a cyanide pill. Push Marge down a flight of stairs. Stand Homer in front of a firing squad. Do whatever you have to, but for the love of God, please put The Simpsons out of its misery. (The show is about to r...


Charles M. Russell Shows

Jimmy Fowler
I’m not a big fan of cowboy artist Charles M. Russell, whose Old West landscapes and bronze sculptures are a little too clean, poised, and heroic. But that’s precisely why so many people love them. Two Fort Worth institutio...



Know A Good Kid Who Deserves A Scholarship?

Jeff Prince
A friend of mine has a teenaged kid — word up, Luke Rodriguez! — who did something nice recently. He raised a bunch of money for a monument to honor war veterans, and convinced the city of Azle to let him install it...


Andre Ramiro in "Elite Squad: The Enemy Within"

DVD Review: “Elite Squad: The Enemy Within”

Kristian Lin
The other particularly notable film coming out on DVD this week is Elite Squad: The Enemy Within, a Brazilian cop thriller that made my list of last year’s 10 best movies. Hardly anyone else picked it for end-of-year awar...



Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Deep in the Heart (PG-13) Jon Gries (Napoleon Dynamite) stars in this drama as a recovering alcoholic determined to put his kids through college. Also with Elaine Hendrix, Rheagan Wallace, James Haven, Donny Boaz, Kath...


SXSWith D-Snacks, Big Cliff

Hearsay
As recently as a couple of weeks ago, the annual SXSW music festival and conference was looking pretty bad for Fort Worth artists. South-by booking agents asked for my input on only three names: Complete, Mind Spiders, and Huds...



In Defense of Zim?

Last Call
The big news this week is the fate of The Moon and the evolution of the Ridglea Theater. When FortLive.com published a scathing editorial about city councilman W.B. “Zim” Zimmerman’s machinations in blocking the zoning ch...


Beyond Lederhosen

Chow, Baby
My introduction to all things German was at Edelweiss German Restaurant (3801 Southwest Blvd.) when I was a kid. My memory of the place was that of a German theme park, with an oompah band decked out in lederhosen and dirndls a...