Archive for August, 2014

League Of Women Voters Taking Fools Gold?

Jeff Prince
Accepting money from Fort Worth-based natural gas driller Quicksilver Resources earned the local League of Women Voters a raspberry from a local environmentalist. On April 5, the League is hosting Fools Rule, an event to raise ...


T Bone Stakes Claim On Elton John

Jeff Prince
Fort Worth’s own T Bone Burnett produced a new album with Elton John that, based on the buzz, sounds like a killer. Rolling Stone reports today that Burnett suggested a stripped down backing band of piano, bass, and drum,...



Fort Worth Weekly March 14, 2010

What Ever Happened to Mandy Lane?

It’s still in limbo, but the Fort Worth filmmaker behind it forges on.
KRISTIAN LIN
In October 2006, Fort Worth Weekly reported the story of how Fort Worth’s Chad Feehan had scored a huge hit. His slasher flick All the Boys Love Mandy Lane, filmed in Texas, had played to an ecstatic crowd of about 1,400 peop...


Young Frankenstein runs thru Thu at McDavid Studio.

Night & Day

Anthony Mariani
WED ▪ 14 Tonight and tomorrow night only, Performing Arts Fort Worth will present the stage adaptation of Mel Brooks’ 1974 classic monster-movie spoof Young Frankenstein. Winner of the 2008 Outer Critics Circle Award and th...



Delicacy opens Friday in Dallas.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Delicacy (NR) Audrey Tautou stars in this drama as a French widow hesitating about the romantic interest of a Swedish co-worker (François Damiens). Also with Bruno Todeschini, Mélanie Bernier, Joséphine de Meaux, Pi...


North Texas Americana rockers Exit 380 headline St. Patrick's Day Madness at Poag Mahone's, Fri.

A Touch Of The Irish

Last Call
Welp, it’s that time of the year again, when all of your friends go down to Austin and have the most amazing time watching every new band that’s better and cooler than any band you’ve ever seen and partying with the most ...



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Wanted: Poets …

… to tell the world about itself.
E. R. BILLS
Writer Don DeLillo once wrote that reading poetry makes us conscious of breathing. I can’t imagine a better way to put it. The first time I fell in love, really fell in love, it was not with a girl or a woman. It was with a s...


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A Flat Tire, A Loaf of Bread, and Wow

Chow, Baby
As my high-dollar hot rod (read: Hyundai Sonata) falls to pieces — due in large part to my neglect — I’m finding myself calling AAA all too often these days. Fortunately, thus far my strandings have led to little foodie a...



Claudia Acosta stars in Artes de la Rosa’s theatrical production of Electricidad.

Electricidad: Still Scary

Artes de la Rosa tackles a Latinized version of Sophocles’ Electra.
JIMMY FOWLER
Yvonne Duque first encountered playwright Luis Alfaro’s Electricidad –– a contemporary version of Sophocles’ Greek tragedy Electra set in an urban gang milieu –– in an issue of the magazine American Theatre back in ...


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SXFW

Headed to Austin this week? See some Fort Worth music. Or else.
Hearsay
Since the late 1990s, when I first started attending South by Southwest, I’ve complained so much about the annual music festival and conference that you’d think I was talking about some family reunion I’d been forced to g...