Archive for November, 2014
Frank Langella, James Marsden, Liv Tyler, Jeremy Sisto, and Susan Sarandon star in Robot & Frank now playing in Dallas.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: The Cold Light of Day (PG-13) Henry Cavill stars in this thriller as a young Wall Street trader who must save his family in Madrid after they’re kidnapped over information wanted by the CIA. Also with Bruce Willis, V...


Tomb offering stand. Tang dynasty, 8th century. Earthenware, three-color (sancai) glaze, 2 1/16 by diam. 11 ¼ inches (5.2 by 28.6 cm). Norton Museum of Art, Purchase, the R.H. Norton Trust, 62.11. © Norton Museum of Art

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 5 The infinitely refined artistry of Chinese ceramics is on display at the Crow Collection of Asian Art in Dallas. On the Silk Road and the High Seas: Chinese Ceramics, Culture, and Commerce explores the history of porc...



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The Judge Giveth, The Judge Taketh Away

Fort Worth Weekly
After working so hard last year to diminish minority-voting power, the Texas Legislature received two black eyes from Uncle Sam last week. Federal courts struck down the state’s new redistricting maps for not protecting minor...


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The Right Thing

JOHN Q. READER
To the editor: Peter Gorman’s “Ethics: Chipping Away” (Aug. 15, 2012) brought back memories. I was formerly a member of the Ethics Review Committee that heard a complaint on Aug. 19, 2010, against certain council-appointe...



Last Call

A Stockyards Party

LAST CALL
Dusk was on its way when I got to the Stockyards Music Festival on Sunday. I immediately hit the bar, a long, narrow, plastic oval under a huge tent situated between two rows of food trucks. Of course it was crowded, and of cou...


MIXED MARTIAL ARTS CHAMPION ANDERSON SILVA (right) MIGHT BE COMING TO IRVING ... ER ... DALLAS ... ER ... ARLINGTON. (photo by Shawn M. Smith)

Huge UFC Fight Might Be Coming To Dallas (aka Arlington)

Jeff Prince
Anderson Silva is a beast. No, he’s the beast. The UFC middleweight champion is a combination of Bruce Lee, Sugar Ray Leonard, and Spider-Man. Watching him measure up opponents for a round or two before delivering a light...



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F.U.: Real News

HEARSAY
Breaking news! Burning Hotels frontman Chance Morgan had a 12-inch Spicy Italian ® at Subway the other day with no onions! Hanna Barbarians frontman Blake Parish got a flat tire! Kevin Aldridge is a little sleepy! This, my fri...


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Back to Happy

Fort Worth Weekly
Happy hours don’t usually make me happy. They just make me want to crawl into bed and fall asleep to reruns of the Golden Girls. But when a new friend insisted, I proposed a compromise: We’d go to restaurant bars, where she...



Sherry Hopkins (top), Hannah McKinney, and Becca Shivers (bottom) star in Circle’s production of the 1944 British farce See How They Run.

More Funny Brits

Circle Theatre’s latest is the brightest in a string of door-slamming farces.
JIMMY FOWLER
Are Fort Worth audiences farced out? Apparently not, judging by the prolonged and hearty laughter that greeted a recent performance of Circle Theatre’s current British comedy See How They Run. Philip King’s 1944 script, set...


(From left to right) Alex Zobel, Jake Paleschic, Kris Luther, and Joey Gorman are The Longshots. Jon Phillips

That’s Kicker

The Longshots have the right attitude and sounds — and pedigree.
ANTHONY MARIANI
In many ways, The Longshots are your typical roadhouse-rocking throwback band. Just four young dudes playing dirty rock ’n’ roll, looking grungy, and drivin’ all the ladies crazy. But there’s more to these cats than jus...