Archive for April, 2014
Furman (at lecturn) defends herself at last week’s Kennedale school board meeting. Courtesy Kennedale ISD

Elementary Ethics

A daycare center run by Kennedale administrators on school property draws fire.
ANDREW MCLEMORE
A handful of pissed-off parents are shaking things up in the Kennedale school district, where a private daycare business run by two district administrators has raised questions about a conflict of interest. The after-school pro...


Jeanette Korab’s “Versailles”

Gallery

Milan Gallery
GALLERY
With so much to choose from on Gallery Night (see Night & Day sidebar), we’re giving this space to the new show at Milan Gallery, which includes mixed-media works by Jeanette Korab based on her travels in France. The gall...



Lizzy Caplan, Isla Fisher, and Kirsten Dunst tote a trash bag holding a ripped wedding dress around the streets of Manhattan in "Bachelorette."

Bachelorette: Maids of Dishonor

Horrid girls misbehave in this comedy, and you can’t look away.
KRISTIAN LIN
Remember that post-Bridesmaids wave of ill-behaved female humor that I mentioned last week? It reaches high tide this week with Bachelorette, a comedy that is also about a bunch of bridesmaids and features one of the same actor...


Zoe Saldana provides Bradley Cooper with some inspiration in The Words.

Hollywood Words

There’s nothing particularly writerly about this bland psychological thriller.
ZACK SHLACHTER
For a film about writers, The Words isn’t particularly well written. Scripted and directed by Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal, the movie features a familiar plotline: A struggling novelist stumbles on an unpublished manuscrip...



Robert Hart

Crying ‘bout the Chapel

The church that ate Arlington Heights
JEFF PRINCE
The contentious meeting was winding down; a church official and architect were wearying after listening to neighbors vent frustrations for an hour. Fort Worth’s Christ Chapel Bible Church is big and getting bigger, expanding ...


A little bit of everything goes into Muang LAO’s Veggie Delight. Vishal Malhotra

Get LAO

Muang LAO Cuisine avoids the pan-Asian muddle excellently.
JIMMY FOWLER
For many restaurants, the downside of serving pan-Asian fare is that the different ethnicities can become a mediocre blur. The family-owned strip-mall eatery known as Muang LAO Cuisine in far north Fort Worth indeed dabbles in ...



Mike Moffatt’s “Pocket Trouble” is on display at Fringe Gallery.

Street Art

BIG TICKET
If you needed a reminder that it’s September already, Fall Gallery Night lands this Saturday evening. Many shows are up through next month, but you’ll want to hurry to catch some of the more short-lived ones, such as Grackl...


softie

Barry Switzer Finally Tries To Hold Somebody Accountable

Jeff Prince
As a coach, you know you’re just a softie with sprinkles when even your players criticize you for not being tough enough. In the mid-1990s, former Dallas Cowboys head coach Barry Switzer did little to instill discipline i...



Judge Allows Trans-Canada to Take Crawford Land for Keystone Pipeline

Peter Gorman
An August 22 ruling by a county judge that will allow the Canadian TransCanada corporation to seize land by eminent domain for the controversial Keystone Pipeline sparked immediate outrage among a small group of environmentalis...