Archive for October, 2015
Midge Hill, Suzie Humphries, and Jeff Brady relax after a recent show. Jeff Prince

Uphill Banter

Experience may or may not bring in audiences for The Texas Daily.
Banter begins as soon as Suzie Humphries, Midge Hill, and Jeff Brady walk through the studio door, still 30 minutes before cameras start rolling on The Texas Daily at 8 a.m. sharp. They chat like BFFs and barely notice when a c...

"Getcher freshly squeezed pop right here!" never said The Hendersons.

Hello Again to The Hendersons

One of the most talented yet underrated Fort Worth bands is back on the scene after a long hiatus. The last we heard from The Hendersons was in 2010, when the vehicle for singer-songwriter Nolan Robertson released Lotosyros. Th...

Wally Knight’s “purelsd”


Arts Fifth Avenue
The spirit of outsider art features heavily in Arts Fifth Avenue’s new show that opens this weekend, which includes burning cowboys depicted by Clara Jewel Moore and whimsical contraptions made by Wally Knight. The opening re...

It’s always crazy in Philadelphia: Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper in Silver Linings Playbook.

Silver Linings: Soaring Eagles

This comedy about mental illness and football cruises into the end zone.
For whatever reason, this is a banner year for movies about mental illness set in Pennsylvania. We still have the excellent Pittsburgh teen flick The Perks of Being a Wallflower playing, and now from the other end of the state ...

A Bengal tiger and Suraj Sharma must share a boat to survive in "Life of Pi."

Life of Pi: Cat Away

An improbable survival story on the ocean makes for an Ang Lee masterpiece.
Remember when I wrote about “unfilmable” novels in my review of Cloud Atlas a few weeks ago? Well, Yann Martell’s Life of Pi was supposed to be unfilmable, too — a largely plotless story filled with the philosophical po...


Creation Care

Are religious groups finally gaining momentum on climate change?
There was a moment, Melissa Ashmore is sure of it, when the officials from the Environmental Protection Agency started paying attention. It was the moment she began talking about Jesus. The Environmental Protection Agency had c...

The setting is pretty for Turkish fare. Chase Martinez

A Whole New World

The eats are delectable but not plentiful at newcomer Flying Carpet Café.
Flying Carpet Café is an extension of a Turkish rug shop, located in a small, renovated log cabin-looking house just off Magnolia Avenue on the Near Southside. Inside, beautiful Turkish rugs line the walls and, in some areas, ...

Jacob Lawrence’s Panel No. 59 will be the topic of discussion, Tue.

Tuesday Talks

A whole string of interesting lectures are being given this Tuesday, and some astute scheduling will allow you to attend more than one of them. TCU art history professor Mark Thistlethwaite continues his lecture series American...


Century Media Signs Pinkish Black

Fort Worth Goth-prog duo Pinkish Black has signed with Century Media, a 24-year-old L.A.-based label that is home to metal giants Andrew WK, Buckcherry, Napalm Death, and Lacuna Coil, plus dozens of other, smaller acts. In a pr...


Turkey Night: To Shop or Not To Shop?

I’m always leery of recommending consumer boycotts, since they so often seem to backfire: Only the foolhardy dare to stand between Americans and their bred-in-the-bone need to spend, spend, spend. However, for those intereste...