Archive for April, 2014
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“What the Butler Saw” at Stage West

Jimmy Fowler
This week’s “Stage” page features a review of Stage West’s current revival of What the Butler Saw, the anarchic sex farce by British playwright Joe Orton. Orton took London’s West End theater district by storm in the ...


Neil Young Journeys opens Friday.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Neil Young Journeys (PG) Jonathan Demme’s concert film of the rock star’s return to Toronto in May 2011. (Opens Friday in Dallas) NOW PLAYING: The Amazing Spider-Man (PG-13) The series goes back to its origins with...



Roberto Montenegro. The First Lady, 1942. Oil on cardboard.

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 18 After Mexico established itself as a free nation in 1910, culture blossomed in extraordinary fashion as the country’s artists such as Diego Rivera, David Siqueiros, and Rufino Tamayo engaged the trends sweeping the...


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Air: It’s also good for breathing

Fort Worth Weekly
Good news, everyone! Texas’ environmental protections could soon raise the bar set by the Roman Empire. That’s because a district court judge ruled last week against the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, which argu...



Dana Schultes and Jerry Russell make an odd pair in Stage West’s current farce.

West of Normal?

What the Butler Saw was a lot of sexual freedom, according to Stage West.
JIMMY FOWLER
Comic playwright Joe Orton wrote with an agenda, and he didn’t try to hide it. As a gay man who’d been marginalized by British laws and the medical profession’s attitudes toward homosexuality in the 1950s and ’60s, he s...


In the key of crushed skulls, please. The Vorvon fellas — (left to right) Sharp, Liberio, Steward, and Wells — are trained in the classic art of melting faces. Anthony Mariani

Vorvon Descends

Doom is manifest in this Fort Worth quartet’s debut EP, Bass Mountain.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Somebody smart has probably already written about the boom in doom rock in these decidedly doomy times. Yes, there has been doom since the early 1970s, specifically going back to Black Sabbath, who flipped the proverbial script...



Kristina Rosalez: “In a month we have seven earthquakes ... . And they’re causing damages that can be costly.” Krista M. Torralva

Shaken and Stirred

In North Texas, most of the quakes are in the same area as most of the injection wells.
KRISTA M. TORRALVA
A window that’s popped out of its frame allows spiders to creep into Keary and Kristina Rosalez’ Cleburne home. New cracks about six inches long are visible in the shower and along the bathroom counter. More cracks run alon...


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Saucer Takes Flight

LAST CALL
Attention, beer geeks. Your temple of brew is back. The Flying Saucer has returned, and if you weren’t able to be there last Thursday when the place opened the doors of its new space, on the corner of 3rd and Commerce streets...



Americana singer-songwriter Jacob Furr is going full-band. The Only Road will make its Fort Worth debut next Wednesday, the 25th, at The Basement Bar in the Stockyards.

Jacob Furr, Cleanup Bust Out

HEARSAY
You’d think that in a town like Fort Worth, with so many outstanding bands, there’d be a bunch of super-groups, elite bands in which at least half the members play in other groups as well. But with minor exceptions, most of...


J. Preston Trice’s “Princess of Water”

Firehouse Art Gallery

GALLERY
J. Preston Trice’s fascination with the occult led him to create a series of 78 paintings inspired by tarot cards. The paintings are now available as a tarot deck at Firehouse Art Gallery, which hosts a reception for the arti...