Archive for April, 2014
W.D. Smithers’ “Hotel, Study Butte”

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The Austin-based collective Lakes Were Rivers launches a show pairing an original work with a work from Austin’s Harry Ransom Archive. This Saturday, an opening reception will feature an auction to benefit the art publication...


This is my idea of fun, playing video games. Wreck-It Ralph (center) pours out his troubles to his fellow video-game villains.

Wreck-It Ralph: Pixel Sticks

A video-game bad guy’s crisis brings this charming Disney comedy to life.
KRISTIAN LIN
We’ve seen much of Disney’s new animated film, Wreck-It Ralph, before. Movies like Despicable Me and Megamind have already spun traditional stories by adopting the bad guys’ point of view. The Toy Story series mined the s...



Flight: Get High

Denzel owns Zemeckis’ powerful return to live-action filmmaking.
COLE WILLIAMS
Some people make getting back in the swing of things look all too easy. Take Robert Zemeckis, who makes his return to live-action movies with Flight. After more than 10 years of making computer-animated movies like The Polar Ex...


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Who Watches the Pollwatchers?

Fraud, suppression, intimidation — The politics of fear return to the voting booth
ANDREW MCLEMORE
During last year’s June 18 mayoral runoff, a teenage boy walked into the gym of Fort Worth’s Sunrise- McMillan Elementary School, pulled out a voter registration card, and confidently asked to vote. Mark James came in with ...



Whoa! Whiskey XII’s version of the bacon cheeseburger is a heart-stopping marvel. Vishal Malhotra

Brown and Purple

Though focused on TCU and quality hooch, Whiskey XII also does pub fare.
STEVE STEWARD
Ever notice how Texas Christian University seems to go through athletic conferences the way linebackers go through socks? Now, as TCU’s teams proudly (and perhaps bravely) scratch out a niche in the Big 12, Frog fans hope the...


Joseph Keith Wilson and Jerry Russell in She Loves Me at Stage West.

Local Theater Roundup

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Even though we’re well into fall, we’re seeing lots of productions of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Stolen Shakespeare Guild is putting the show on, and now UNT mounts a jazz dance version called A Jazz Dream...



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Fort Worth Teen Suspended For Anti-Gay Comments Makes Video

Andrew McLemore
Remember Dakota Ary? He was the teenager disciplined by Western Hills High School last year after a teacher overheard him telling another student that “homosexuality is wrong.” He and his mom filed a lawsuit against...


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Ghost Wolves at The Where House

Jimmy Fowler
A lot of people did their official Halloween partying this past weekend. But it seems a shame to let the holiday itself –– which inconveniently falls this year on a Wednesday –– pass without one more celebration. One of...



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Off Asides On Dallas Cowboys vs NY Giants

Jeff Prince
This David and Goliath story ended badly. First off, David forgot his slingshot. Secondly, his movements were encumbered by a huge goiter on his neck. He did bring a six-shooter — but shot all six rounds into his own foot...


Right-wingers think Lena Dunham is a slut for Obama.

Lena Dunham Gives Right-Wingers Female Trouble

Kristian Lin
When writing a post like this, I become very much aware that there are no women writing regularly on this blog, now that Betty Brink is indisposed. That’s really too bad; this subject cries out for a female point of view....