Archive for December, 2014
The Odd Life Of Timothy Green

Timothy Green: Autumn Leaves

A kid grows from a garden in this strange, uneven fable.
KRISTIAN LIN
The word “odd” is entirely appropriate in the title of The Odd Life of Timothy Green. This family-oriented movie has the bad luck to come to us just one week after Ruby Sparks, another magic-realist fable about a person who...


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Chipping Away

Fort Worth’s code of ethics is being rewritten — or gutted, depending on your point of view.
PETER GORMAN
Two years ago, members of the city’s little known and little used Ethics Review Committee found out what happened when you pissed off Mike Moncrief. The mayor tossed their board and major parts of the city’s ethical ruleboo...



Toni’s fried catfish is heaven on a plate. Tony Robles

Soul Kitchen

Hits and misses define the Southern-flavored Toni’s dining experience.
MATTHEW MCGOWAN
Some joints you just root for. You walk in whistling, thinking that either this place offers lip-licking tasties or, dang, it’s just another reminder of how cutthroat the family-owned restaurant racket can be. Here today. Gon...


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Boba Me, Baby

CHOW, BABY
I had never understood the appeal of boba tea. Now that I’ve actually tried it I’m in boba lust. (Although I still don’t get the giant globs of tapioca.) My boba quest began by complete accident. In my never-ending search...



Richard Don Simms and Libby Bogart in A Midsummer Night in Texas.

Puck Yeah!

BIG TICKET
There’s nothing particularly new about setting a Shakespeare play in some place and time other than the one that the Bard specified. We’ve all seen modern-dress versions of his plays  or versions set  in feudal Japan or c...


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Still Time To Sign Up For Tomorrow’s EPA Meeting On (cough, cough) Clean Air

BETTY BRINK
The Only Hearing in the Nation on EPA’s Proposed Weakening of Toxic Air Pollution Standards for all U.S. Cement Plants :Thursday August 16th-9 am to 7 pm –Arlington City Hall-101 W. Abram St. Downwinders’ At Risk...



Cliburn Video Contest Winner Announced

Kristian Lin
I got so caught up in the Olympics that the Van Cliburn’s Amateur Piano Video Competition slipped under my radar. Rather than make weak excuses, I’ll just note that the contest was won by Kristin Anderson, an organi...


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Live Oak Re-branding

Anthony Mariani
Hiring Kinser and Knight, Live Oak owner Bill Smith said, is part of an overall re-branding of his venue/restaurant/bar.   Blake Barker, former general manager of Scat Jazz Lounge, has been hired as the new manager of oper...



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UPDATE Blackbox Booking Live Oak

ANTHONY MARIANI
Easily the biggest deal in the local music scene since Lola’s Saloon came along in 2006 was the opening several months ago of Live Oak Music Hall & Lounge. Hailed as a sort of Kessler West, the intimate and finely appoint...


MONDAY'S TARRANT & TEXAS SECTION OF THE FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM.

Yank Wang: Star-Telegram’s Stroke Of Misfortune

Jeff Prince
Fort Worth Star-Telegram layoffs in recent years means fewer writers and copy editors doing more work, and that can mean mistakes. Take Monday’s edition — The Section B banner story is “Texas’ 2011 overt...