Archive for October, 2016
Jennifer Lawrence wields her weapon of choice in The Hunger Games.

Hunger Games: Girl on Fire

Suzanne Collins’ dystopian novel becomes a bruising sci-fi thriller.
When it comes to adapting Suzanne Collins’ novel The Hunger Games to film, the big challenge is that the book is so many different things at once. It’s an action thriller, a dystopian exercise, a social commentary on pop cu...


Rainbow Lounge Documentary Screens

Notes from the Fort Worth premiere of Robert Camina’s film.
A great many things started on June 28, 2009, when Fort Worth police officers and Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission agents conducted mass arrests at the Near Southside gay bar The Rainbow Lounge. One of them came to fruition ...

Janet Morrow at FWCAC

Jimmy Fowler
This week’s “Art” page features an interview with conceptual artist Janet Morrow, whose show Ambiguous Belonging is up at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center through March 29. (There’ll be an artist’s reception 6-9pm...


Second Annual Visionary Awards

Tim Harding, David Lowery, and Devon Nowlin are tops in our annual local-arts celebration.
Anthony Mariani
Here’s a conundrum: How can Fort Worth have such an incredible array of art-related institutions and not be an “art town”? (At least not yet.) Yes, there are arty aspects of the Fort that are the envy of many other, older...

Z’s Salad Trio (center), roast beef hoagie, and chicken salad sandwich — with fresh lemon and key-lime tarts — make for an appealing invitation. Lee Chastain

B Side for Z’s

The FWCAC café makes an excellent beachhead in the Hospital District.
For more than three years now Z’s Café, located in the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, has been a purveyor of fast, friendly, high-quality lunches for the Cultural District crowd. Owner and chef Janet Z. Capua, who also op...

Ann-Marie Barker’s “The Living Room” at Casa Mañana.


Big Ticket
For whatever reason, the main attractions at this year’s Spring Gallery Night seem to lie outside the usual venues. Don’t get us wrong: The traditional spaces still have some stimulating shows opening this weekend. William ...

Long, soft polyester tubes dangle from the ceiling in Janet Morrow’s startling new exhibit.

Enlightened by the Dark

Janet Morrow’s hearing loss sparked her growth as an artist.
Anyone who’s checked out conceptual artist Janet Morrow’s current show Ambiguous Belonging at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center was probably intrigued and a little mystified by its contents. Long, soft polyester tubes da...

Curse Of Chow Baby

Jeff Prince
Last week, Chow Baby did this review on Bacon’s Bistro and Cafe in Hurst. Today, strong winds hit the restaurant and caused quite a bit of damage. Coincidence? A  note from Bacon’s accompanied these photos that wer...

Trimble Tech Tragedies

Jimmy Fowler
There’s so much tragedy in the daily news, it’s understandable that people get somewhat numb to a lot of it. But then a story appears that really gets under your skin with the force of its sadness, like the 17-year-old Tri...

Texas Women’s Health Care Dies Under Perry’s Scalpel

On Thursday, more than 130,000 Texas women faced the unthinkable. They lost access to their primary care health provider because a small cadre of Republican legislators decided that “small government” really means small eno...