Archive for April, 2014
Soprano Carter Scott reprised her 2005 role as Floria Tosca in Fort Worth Opera’s spellbinding new production of the Puccini classic.

Loving Tosca

Fort Worth Opera begins its annual festival with a cannon shot.
Anthony Mariani
Fort Worth Opera kicked off its 2012 festival on Saturday at Bass Performance Hall with a performance of Puccini’s Tosca, a three-act work that epitomizes grand opera: lots of romance, politics, art, violence, and death. And ...


Pinkish Black’s debut album has been a long time coming and is well worth the wait.

Killer or Filler?

The 817 welcomes auspicious debuts from local doom giants, veteran Americana songwriters, and poppy newbies.
Fort Worth Weekly Staff and Contributors
By the time you reach the end of Pinkish Black’s self-titled LP, your brain feels like it’s been forced to take a journey perilously close to the event horizon of a black hole, as if skirting its edge is the only way to mak...



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About 40 animal lovers and activists attended an April 28 rally against dog fighting. Brian Hutson

Bait for Cruelty

Activists ask for more investigation of dog fights.
ANDREW MCLEMORE
The pit bull’s wounds were so ghastly that his rescuer was instantly moved to tears. His snout had been torn to ribbons, his bottom lip ripped off the bone, and his tongue lacerated in multiple places. The infection was so se...



Sacha Baron Cohen does a victory dance with his nation’s flag in The Dictator.

The Not-So-Great Dictator

Sacha Baron Cohen is such a dic in this constraining comedy.
KRISTIAN LIN
I jumped the gun on calling this once before, but now it truly appears that Sacha Baron Cohen has become too famous to keep making guerrilla-style comedies by going undercover and portraying buffoons for the benefit of unsuspec...


Elizabeth Banks and Brooklyn Decker bump baby bumps in "What to Expect When You're Expecting."

What to Expect: Friends with Kids

Savor the comedians and ignore the rest of this pregnancy comedy.
KRISTIAN LIN
Ah, the advice-book movie! The last 10 years have seen a trend of Hollywood piggybacking off the popularity of self-help books through similarly titled movies inspired by the problems that they address. How to Lose a Guy in 10 ...



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Madness in Muenster

For a few years in the ‘60s, one North Texas town hosted a fairy tale stranger than The Beverly Hillbillies.
Steve McVicker
Margaret Medders’ final departure from the tiny North Texas town of Muenster on an unseasonably warm day last January was a far cry from her ostentatious arrival 50 years earlier. As the wind blew through the cemetery just ea...


Stop by India Café for the masala wraps. Vishal Malhotra

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Except for India Café’s outstanding masala wraps, there’s not much here.
ZACK SHLACHTER
Recently, on one of my customary library crawls, I passed an Indian restaurant on the corner of a strip mall in Watauga. Alternately intrigued and suspicious, I looked up India Café online from the safety of the nearest bookca...



David Jeremiah, Jerrold Trice, and Amis Ali in Broke-ology.

Sons and Big Girls

Big Ticket
The continuing vitality of African-American theater will be demonstrated in Fort Worth this week when two new plays open. Jubilee Theatre brings us Broke-ology, a play by Nathan Louis Jackson that had its debut in New York only...


We Saw Krys Boyd First

Jeff Prince
Tumblr.com placed local NPR talk radio host Krys Boyd on its list of “Hotties on the Radio,” prompting the D Magazine news blog, FrontBurner, to post the following headline: “Krys Boyd Is Officially A Babe....