Archive for October, 2016
FWSO violist Laura Bruton and cellist Leda Larson discuss the viola that has a history with both of them in Laura and Leda: The Story of Jerome, the first installment of Erik Clapp’s series.

Symphonic Shorts

The FWSO’s players get solos in some short films online.
“As far as I know, we’re the first ones,” said Paul Unger. The 43-year-old bassist for the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra was referring to the series of short documentary films that he has made along with filmmaker Erik Cl...

Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard take in the latest speed bump on their trip to L.A. in "Hit & Run."

Hit & Run: Dax a Lot

A Shepard leads his flock in this interesting, forgettable hybrid.
Dax Shepard became famous as one of Ashton Kutcher’s crew of pranksters on the now-defunct TV show Punk’d before settling into a career of playing loudmouthed jerks in middling-to-bad comedy films. (I haven’t seen him on ...


City Life Is a Good Life, Once Again

Americans are reversing the flow to the suburbs, and Fort Worth’s a part of it.
Photos and story by ANDREW MCLEMORE
Night Riders regulars are easy to spot. They’re the ones who get to the Chat Room by 7 p.m., early enough to drink a beer or two before the group of mostly locals pedals their way down Magnolia Avenue toward the next watering...

There’s a Tex-Mex feast to be had at Mexico Real. Lee Chastain

Real Mexican

The food’s not fancy, just solid and comforting at Mexico Real.
When people think of comfort food, they often think of deep-fried or slow-roasted favorites, from donuts to pot roasts. Whether you call this cuisine “greasy spoon,” “diner fare,” or “New American,” it’s typically...

Violinist Augustin Hadelich sits in with FWSO, Sat.

Oh, Say Can You C

Round two of Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra’s American Music Festival takes place Friday through Sunday. Last summer’s inaugural series featured compositions by Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, and George Gershwin –– an...


Diana, Dear, Stay Out of the Water

Jimmy Fowler
Internet and cable news pundits have been breathless all day long with the news that 62-year-old long distance swimmer Diana Nyad had to end her fourth –– fourth! –– attempt at swimming from Cuba to Florida. It’s not ...


Facebook Fact: Cowboys Are World’s Team

Jeff Prince
A Pittsburgh Steelers fan in this office (who will remain Anthonameless) can’t stand to hear the Dallas Cowboys called America’s Team. Anthonameless grew up in Pittsburgh and watched the Steelers get lucky in a coup...


Another Example Of Dallas Sophistication

Jeff Prince
City slickers in Dallas tend to look at Fort Worth as unsophisticated country rubes infatuated with cows and ranches. But even us Cowtown hicks might think twice about wasting hundreds of thousands of pounds of tomatoes in a fo...

Tony Scott, 1944-2012

R.I.P., Tony Scott

Kristian Lin
Movie fans take a moment today to absorb the news that director and producer Tony Scott ended his own life yesterday by jumping off a bridge in San Pedro, Calif. The 68-year-old native of North Shields, Northumberland was among...


Jerry Jones Chaps Another Ass

Jeff Prince
Cleburne resident Jennelle Carrillo, who sued the Dallas Cowboys after she sat on a hot bench and burned her butt, is gambling by requesting a jury trial. Numerous versions of the story are published online, and comments are ab...