Archive for September, 2014

BRIT Pig Roast

Jimmy Fowler
Young professionals who want to meet other young professionals who have an interest in native plant life, take note: The Fort Worth-based Botanical Research Institute of Texas will host its first Pig Roast 5:30-7:30pm Friday (F...


The Weekender Feb 2-beyond

Anthony Mariani
Dear Weekender subscribers (and you skinflints who don’t subscribe to our awesome weekly A&E newsletter), due to circumstances beyond our/my control, this week’s newsletter is all about Valentine’s Day. Bu...



Dating Games with Shut Up and Prance

The comedy troupe puts their ideas on film and online.
KRISTIAN LIN
Talking to some filmmaking teams is like talking to a smoothly oiled publicity machine. Talking to the comedy troupe/filmmaking collective Shut Up and Prance is more like sitting in on a rowdy collegiate bull session, with the ...


“GasLand” Director Arrested!

Kristian Lin
Quasi-local film news: Josh Fox, the director of GasLand and a former Weekly profilee, was arrested this morning for trying to film a Congressional committee meeting on fracking and drinking water contamination. Apparently, the...



Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: The Woman in Black (PG-13) Daniel Radcliffe stars in this horror film adapted from Susan Hill’s novella about a young 19th-century lawyer who’s terrorized by the ghost of a scorned woman while staying at a country ...


SXSW Adds More Fort Worth Bands

Anthony Mariani
An updated list of bands invited to play sanctioned showcases as part of SXSW came out today, and three 817 artists –– Complete, Fungi Girls, and Hudson Moore –– have been added, joining Burning Hotels and Mind Spiders,...



Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 1 After breaking up with her boyfriend, animator Nina Paley took solace in reading the Sanskrit epic poem Ramayana while listening to vintage jazz records. The result was Sita Sings the Blues, an animated film that re-t...


Big Balls in Cowtown

Last Call
Ever open up a local magazine or newspaper, glance at the society photos, and wonder, Who the hell are these people? Because I sure do. This may shock you, but black-tie events aren’t really on my radar. I mean they used to b...



Just the (Food) Facts, Ma’am

Chow, Baby
Chow, Baby eschews “hard news.” Corruption, exposés, and who-shot-John are usually the province of my more flinty-eyed colleagues. Chow, Baby gets flinty only about things like poor service and boring cheese plates. So whe...


Pantagleize’s Dead Awaken

Ibsen is at his most surreal in the Fort Worth company’s latest.
JIMMY FOWLER
It’s hard to overestimate the influence of 19th-century Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen on theater and, in particular, the modern English-speaking stage. With plays like A Doll’s House, Hedda Gabler, An Enemy of the Peopl...