Archive for December, 2014
music

Killer or Filler?

New albums by Foxtrot Uniform and One Fingered Fist and a split by The Dangits and Perdition are coming at you.
FORT WORTH WEEKLY MUSIC STAFF
Foxtrot Uniform’s Huj! Huj! Hajrah! The alt-bluesy, country-psyching, classic-rocking Foxtrot Uniform has just released its first album, Huj! Huj! Hajrah!, after months of can-do and do-it-yourselfing in drummer Kelly Test’...


A bracelet recovered from the Titanic is among the 250 items to be exhibited in Fort Worth. Courtesy Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition

Still Bringing Up Stories

A new Titanic exhibit reminds a North Texan of his family’s tie to the tragedy.
JEFF PRINCE
An upcoming Titanic exhibit designed to showcase the human stories from the sinking of that famous ocean liner in 1912 includes a 26-gem bracelet inscribed with the name “Amy.” That’s just one of 250 artifacts recovered f...



Bill Haveron’s “Reverse Osmosis Post Pubescence”

Gallery

The Gallery at UTA
GALLERY
Ah, drawings! The basis of all the other visual arts is the focus of the current show at the Gallery at UTA. The works on display here include Bill Haveron’s typically dense and allusive “Reverse Osmosis Post Pubescence.”...


What's a Tim Burton movie without an attic? Young Victor Frankenstein curls up with a resuscitated Sparky in "Frankenweenie."

Frankenweenie: Ghost Dog

Tim Burton gives himself a jolt with this animated film.
KRISTIAN LIN
Expanded from the same 1984 short film that got Tim Burton fired as a Disney animator, Frankenweenie (which Burton has made under Disney’s auspices, ironically enough) comes on the heels of the terrific ParaNorman and the sur...



Logan Lerman, Ezra Miller, and Emma Watson celebrate a high-school triumph in The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

Wallflower: End of the Tunnel

A beloved teen novel’s author turns it into a great teen movie.
KRISTIAN LIN
Stephen Chbosky’s coming-of-age novelette The Perks of Being a Wallflower was a huge hit when it was published in 1999, and the author received numerous offers to turn the book into a film. However, Chbosky held out because h...


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Tech Revolution

Trimble Tech has climbed from gritty beginnings to academic excellence.
JEFF PRINCE
The school building, with its weathered red brick face and ornate, buttermilk-colored trim, looms like a Gothic castle amid the modern medical offices of Fort Worth’s hospital district. Its imposing facade makes Trimble Tech ...



The fare, including the Chicken Tikka Masala, is unassuming but flavorful at Spice India. Chase Martinez

India Spiced Right

This family-owned restaurant does right by traditional Indian fare.
JIMMY FOWLER
Inside its strip-mall location on South Cooper Street in Arlington, Spice India looks very much like a chain restaurant: flat-screen TVs mounted on the walls, big glossy menu posted over the counter where patrons wait in line t...


Thomas Eakins’ “Miss Amelia Van Buren” at Amon Carter. ca. 1891, oil on canvas, The Phillips Collection

Museum Madness

KRISTIAN LIN
Two of Fort Worth’s major art museums open spectacular shows this week. The Kimbell at 40: An Evolving Masterpiece celebrates the museum’s anniversary with the best pieces from the permanent collection, including Caravaggio...



1-fort worth traffic

Tarrant, Dallas Among Nation’s Top 10 Gas-Guzzling Counties

andrew.mclemore
Tarrant County ranks ninth in a list of U.S. counties that consume the most gasoline each year. Nearly half of the top 10 gas-guzzling counties are in Texas, with Harris County ranked second, Dallas ranked fourth and Bexar Coun...


CHILI PIE (photo by Jose Kevo)

Off Asides On Dallas Cowboys vs. Da Bearz

Jeff Prince
Guinness World Records was at the State Fair of Texas yesterday to witness a high-water mark in this state’s grand history of culinary exquisiteness — the largest chili pie ever. It took 1,325 pounds of Fritos, chee...