Archive for October, 2016

Night & Day

WED ▪ 8 The Dallas Architecture Forum takes its lecture series to Arlington this evening when widely acclaimed architect James Carpenter comes to UTA to discuss the role of glass in architecture and his work developing new ty...

He Shoots, He … Scores?

Last Call
I can pinpoint the exact moment when, as an unreasonably angsty teenager, I turned my back on pro sports. It was 1994. Deion “Prime Time” Sanders was on the 49ers, and I despised him because he made it pretty obvious he was...

The Lowdown

Chow, Baby
It’s funny how much a name matters. Would anyone have boogied to the Beach Boys if they’d stuck to the original name, The Pendletones? Would every lame cover band in the world know “Stairway to Heaven,” had Brit rockers...

Stage West’s Sports Page

The media are the messages in a first-time playwright’s take on sports reporting.
It’s been a long time coming for this weekend’s world premiere of Larry Herold’s comedy The Sports Page at Stage West. The playwright wrote the first version of his script — about a young reporter witnessing cultural an...

Killer or Filler?

Newish discs from Fort Worth jazzbos, indie rockers, punks, and rappers abound.
Like the proverbial 800-pound gorilla, bassist Paul Unger does exactly what he wants when he wants (or at least when he isn’t holding down his regular gig with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra) –– whether it’s explorin...

Breathing Down Their Necks

Police say a Bedford smoke shop sold fake pot, but owners disagree.
Employees at The Dragons Breath smoke shop and tattoo studio in Bedford were already feeling heat from a city that isn’t keen on tattoo and piercing businesses in general. Code officers have cracked down on Dragons Breath, an...

Completely SXSW

I take back mostly everything I’ve ever said about Complete, the heavy metal Fort Worth band that will be playing the upcoming annual SXSW music festival and conference for the fourth consecutive year, joining the synth-rocki...

The Gallery at UTA

The extreme versatility of paint as a medium is showcased in UTA’s current show.

Boys’ Adventures

Young men dominate fantasy worlds in three films currently out.
Whether it’s some sort of backlash, the inevitable byproduct of a male-dominated system, or just a coincidence, our multiplexes are currently being overrun by fantasy adventure films with young men at the heart. Next mont...

Stink on Pink

The Komen debacle washes up good and bad on local shores, and shows cracks in the Dallas charity.
“It’s a slippery slope, trying to pit women against women. There is no fiercer bond, no more irrevocable trust, than the common purpose we feel.” — Annabelle Massey Malloy, award-winning Fort Worth writer, regarding the...