Archive for August, 2014
Chow

Pork Ribs Smoking o’er an Enclosed Fire

CHOW, BABY
Chow, Baby recently broke a proud tradition of avoiding malls during the holidays. Until last week, it had been five years since I’d set foot in one. And after 30 seconds in Ridgmar Mall, I remembered why. In those moments, I...


There’s only one way to settle this issue: dance-fight!

Mistletoes

Texas Ballet Theater’s new Nutcracker rocks.
LEONARD EUREKA
The holidays took on a warm, fuzzy glow with the opening of Texas Ballet Theater’s glorious new production of The Nutcracker in Bass Performance Hall last weekend. A gift from the now-defunct Ballet Florida of West Palm Beach...



The first in a series of planned Hanna Barbarians EPs has a winner.

Songs of the Year

Another year, another batch of solid local tuneage.
ANTHONY MARIANI
True, recording technology has become cheaper over the past decade, and even the most antisocial or horrible local singer-songwriter can put out a record. But that ease of access just explains the numbers of records coming out ...


Kris Pierce’s “A Challenger Appears”

Gallery

The Art Corridor
GALLERY
In lighting terms, falloff is the rate of how much dimmer a light appears the farther away one is from the source. This is the title of Kris Pierce and Timothy Harding’s group show at TCC’s Southeast Campus. The exhibit rem...



Laura Linney and Bill Murray star in Hyde Park on Hudson.

Hyde Park: FDR & HRH

This tepid comedy longs for a bygone, less intrusive time.
KRISTIAN LIN
Unadventurous and ultimately forgettable, Hyde Park on Hudson played at the Lone Star Film Festival last month to an appreciative reception, and it begins a regular theatrical run in North Texas this weekend. Based on a stage p...


Martin Freeman leads a company of dwarves in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

Hobbit Forming

Looks are the only thing going for this epic, but just look at it!
KRISTIAN LIN
You’ve seen the giant JumboTron at Cowboys Stadium, right? Well, watching The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is like having that JumboTron installed in your local movie theater. And projecting in 3D, on top of that. As you may...



Los Paisanos’ chicken enchiladas are simple and tasty. Chase Martinez

Northside High

Los Paisanos does things the old-fashioned Mexican way.
JIMMY FOWLER
There are (at least) two businesses in Fort Worth with the name “Los Paisanos.” One rents charter buses at I-35 and East Seminary Drive. The other is a restaurant and taqueria in the old Los Alamos space near the Rose Marin...


Arnon Goldfinger and his mother Hannah in The Flat.

Family History

BIG TICKET
Arnon Goldfinger was a TV director and documentarian in Israel when his grandmother, Gerda Tuchler, passed away. Gerda had fled Nazi Germany and retained as much of her German culture as possible, though she spoke English with ...



Cover by Jacob Thomas

Betty Brink

Fighting for justice to the end.
JEFF PRINCE AND GAYLE REAVES; PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE BRINK FAMILY
You couldn’t call Betty Brink the face of Fort Worth Weekly because reporters seldom get their mugs in the paper. Most readers had no idea that the byline attached to her hard-hitting investigative stories belonged to a short...


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The Best Movies of 2002

Kristian Lin
Right, so I haven’t blogged in a while. I’ve been busy running back and forth to Dallas and seeing stuff like Zero Dark Thirty and Django Unchained. You’ll get my opinions on those movies in good time, dear readers, but r...