Archive for July, 2014
Lo-Life's Cameron Smith (center), who also fronts War Party, thinks Fort Worth is on the verge of something special.

High Hopes for Lo-Life

HEARSAY
Lo-Life Recordings is thinking big. The DIY Fort Worth collective/label has already begun doing what any good collective does: concentrate bands’ energy (and anxiety) on projects, including shows, events, and, of course, reco...


CubanMissileCrisis

1962: The Scariest Halloween

GWYNNE DYER
This month is the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, so we may hear a great deal about the weeks when the world almost died. But the past is a foreign country, a place where everything was in black-and-white and men ...



Fort Worth Circle artist Josephine Mahaffey interpreted the Colonial in watercolor. Courtesy Juliet George

Grand and Gone

The last guest checked out long ago, but stories linger from the vanished hotel on Camp Bowie.
JULIET GEORGE
“Grand Hotel … always the same. People come, people go. Nothing ever happens.” — Dr. Otternschlag in the film Grand Hotel (1932).   With West 7th Street canyonlands booming and Fort Worth’s museums growing in stature...


ChowBaby

Tortillas Flat

Fort Worth Weekly
I started my Flat Tire Columns last year when my Korean hot-rod broke down in Arlington (On Foot for Food, Dec. 13, 2011), and I was forced to go find a decent lunch on foot. Poor me, right? Wrong. Since then, I’ve come to en...



Trentham (foreground) and Camp have created quite the little stand-up scene.

Standing Up for Laughs

Part of the Q Cinema family, It Only Makes Me Laugh is a riot.
JIMMY FOWLER
Fort Worth actor Kyle Trentham has a resume that includes theater, film, and TV, most notably shows like Barney, Wishbone, and Walker Texas Ranger. Onstage he recently appeared in the drama The Fifth Sun at Rose Marine Theatre....


Cosmic Trigger frontman Tyrel Choat: “It’s all about having balls. Hell, if we screw up and no one’s there, at least we tried.”

New Cosmic Order

With twin guitar leads and a double-bass attack, The Cosmic Trigger might pull off a crossover.
ANTHONY MARIANI
The Sword broke the barrier. The Austin quartet was one of the first heavy-metal bands to be embraced by the indie-rock community, not only receiving airplay on college radio stations nationwide but getting press, often good pr...



Elmer Taylor’s “Untitled”

Gallery

UNT Art Gallery
GALLERY
UNT’s retrospective of longtime professor and ceramics artist Elmer Taylor isn’t merely a show of his work. It’s also a look back at his life, replete with photographs, works by his students and mentors, and even some of ...


Victoria Justice (dressed as Dorothy from "The Wizard of Oz") and Jane Levy (dressed as a sexy cat) search for a little boy on Halloween in "Fun Size."

Fun Size: Late-Night Justice

This Halloween comedy sends you home with less candy than expected.
KRISTIAN LIN
This sounds like a canny piece of counterprogramming. Every year, the movie studios pollute October with another grim batch of horror sequels about ghosts, demons, and slashers. So why not go the other way and put out a Hallowe...



James D’Arcy and Ben Whishaw amid a shower of crockery in Cloud Atlas.

Cloud Atlas: Only Connect

Six stories, three directors, and a hell of a lot of other stuff is in here.
KRISTIAN LIN
Call a novel “unfilmable,” and you’re only waving a red flag in the face of certain filmmakers. David Mitchell’s novel Cloud Atlas has been called that for good reason — it’s an exercise in literary derring-do, cont...


Momos’ signature items are like potstickers — hearty and simple — but with a little kick. Chase Martinez

Mo’ Momos

This little UTA-area eatery has got your hangover cure ­— and more.
JIMMY FOWLER
If owner Damodar Dahal has anything to do with it, momos will be the new hangover cure for students at the nearby University of Texas at Arlington. Dahal, a UTA grad, opened his small eatery, Momos & More, south of campus a...