Archive for April, 2014
Head to North East Mall and check out the can art at CANstruction.

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 17 This midweek is a good time to head to North East Mall and check out the can art at CANstruction. The ephemeral sculptures made out of canned goods are a yearly tradition designed to benefit Tarrant Area Food Bank. T...


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No-Go for GEO

STATIC
Static is ec-static. The Texas Department of State Health Services has turned thumbs down on the proposal by GEO Care, the mental health arm of the GEO Group, the private prison giant with an atrocious history of prisoner abuse...



Fort Worth psycho-surf punks Fungi Girls will rock Lolaspalooza III on Friday night.

Lola’s, 1919 Fests

HEARSAY
This weekend, not one but two –– count ’em, two –– underground festivals are happening, and while they mostly draw from different demographics, Lolaspalooza III and 1919 Hemphill’s 10th anniversary bash will be comp...


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Ode to PBR

LAST CALL
“I just realized my life revolves around PBR.” That’s a Facebook update, referring to Pabst Blue Ribbon, not Professional Bull Riders, Inc., recently posted by my friend Matt. He bartends at The Boiled Owl with me and at ...



ChowBaby

Curried Favor

CHOW, BABY
By the time you read this, I’ll be across the pond in jolly ol’ London, stuffing my face with shepherd’s pie and washing it down with a right good cuppa. The English get a bad rap for food — some of their traditional di...


Lois Sonnier Hart and John S. Davies star alongside Emily Scott Banks (seated) in Circle Theatre’s creepy new production.

Hand from the Grave

Circle Theatre’s Ghost-Writer is a tense, taut, and perfectly seasonal treat.
JIMMY FOWLER
About midway through Circle Theatre’s tense psychological drama Ghost-Writer, Myra Babbage (Emily Scott Banks), secretary to a renowned novelist, describes her boss’ methods: “Only by changing the facts could he make some...



We The Sea Lions’ frontman Jon Badillo (center) needs to get out more.

About to Roar

Fort Worth indie-rockers We The Sea Lions won’t bite.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Get to know We The Sea Lions. Super-tight and prolific, the dark indie-rock quintet has been around for two-plus years but still seems to run under the radar. Most of the major press the band has received has come from one publ...


Griffin: “This is a toxic ... environment.”

Morning in Morningside

An innovative partnership seeks to help kids with a cradle-to-college approach.
ANNABELLE MASSEY MALLOY
Bleak doesn’t begin to describe Fort Worth’s Morningside neighborhood, a beleaguered little slice of the city’s near southeast side. Regardless of which data set you choose, Morningside is trending down — way down — f...



Loli Kantor’s “Mariusz as Bruno”

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Artspace 111
GALLERY
Though we featured Artspace 111 here last week, we haven’t talked about any of its openings in a while. On Friday at 6pm, celebrate Loli Kantor’s new show, consisting of photographs depicting the lasting damage from Soviet ...


Ethan Hawke! Ethan Hawke! Playing a true-crime novelist in a haunted house leaves little time for flicking on lightswitches.

Sinister: Hum-Bughuul

Though not a bad fright, this new horror-thriller has lots of holes.
STEVE STEWARD
If cinema has taught us anything, it’s that whenever a writer moves to a new town/house/hotel, he or she is inevitably going to scare up something terrifying, start to go crazy, and possibly attempt to turn the spouse into cu...