Archive for August, 2014
HOffman

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 11 Based on the short stories of E.T.A. Hoffmann, Offenbach’s opera The Tales of Hoffmann is an episodic work in which a drunken Hoffmann tells various tales of his romantic misadventures to students in a tavern. In a...


surgery

Aren’t Bruce Jenner, Kenny Rogers, Wayne Newton Proof Enough?

Jeff Prince
A University of North Texas study looked into the motivations behind seeking plastic surgery. Guess what? Gender doesn’t really matter. At least that’s what the edumacated researchers in Denton say. I’m not sure I buy...



Everman teachers say religion is a tool of harassment at their high school.

God and the Principal

Everman teachers say religion is a tool of harassment at their high school.
ANDREW McLEMORE
Everman High School teachers are divided over what happened in an April faculty meeting with Principal Nita Page. No one disputes that the principal, as usual, invoked her Christian faith. The question is: Did she use it to int...


Ridglea Theater might become AEG Live's Fort Worth outpost.

AEG to Book Ridglea?

HEARSAY
Tickets go on sale Friday for the first show in the historic Ridglea Theater since 2010. New Orleans hard-rockers Down’s show on Tuesday, Sept. 18, comes courtesy of AEG Live, the international production company that books s...



ChowBaby

The Price of Friendship

Fort Worth Weekly
Am I wrong in thinking it’s a little inconsiderate to invite people you barely know to a birthday party at a fancy-in-the-pantsy, high-priced steakhouse? It would be one thing if the hosts were footing the bill, but they were...


As part of their documentary on Como, Fort Worth filmmakers Betsy and Carl Crum film Brother Barry.

More than One Square Mile

A Fort Worth filmmaking team graduates to the big leagues.
ZACK SHLACHTER
Growing up in small-town East Texas, Betsy Crum watched a lot of television. And like many who were glued to the tube at an impressionable age, she was confused by the discrepancy between the lives she saw portrayed onscreen an...



Pop-punk quartet Perdition’s debut full-length, Hispaniola, is an ode to twentysomething life on the ledge.

Killer or Filler?

New discs of pop-punk, gypsy rock, and Dirty South rap are comin’ atcha.
FORT WORTH WEEKLY STAFF AND CONTRIBUTORS
Perdition’s Hispaniola Will punk ever die? Not as long as bands like Perdition keep cranking out hooky records. The Fort Worth quartet’s debut full-length –– the 10-track Hispaniola (Dang!Records) –– carries the pop...


James Blake’s “Coastal Oaks at Montecito”

Gallery

Brand 10 Artspace
GALLERY
Limited or artificial light is the theme of Brand 10 Artspace’s new show, whether it’s James Blake’s nighttime woodland drawings or Janaki Lennie and Soledad Salame’s nocturnal cityscapes. You can catch the opening of t...



Alec Baldwin looks on (or does he?) as Ellen Page and Jesse Eisenberg make out in To Rome With Love.

Woody Goes To Rome

And takes lots of famous actors with him in this scattered comedy.
KRISTIAN LIN
Set in the Eternal City, Woody Allen’s latest comedy, To Rome With Love, is a ragged but not unenjoyable piece that feels like something the filmmaker tossed off on his vacation. Given how prolific Woody Allen is, it’s mira...


Ice Age: Continental Drift

A Fourth Ice Age

The series remorselessly drags on with no end in sight.
KRISTIAN LIN
If you buy a ticket to see Ice Age: Continental Drift, you will see a lovely, clever, surprisingly moving animated film that ends in deeply satisfying fashion. Unfortunately, that movie isn’t the fourth installment of the Ice...