Archive for August, 2014
David Grinnell’s “Rash Guard”

Gallery

GALLERY
As you can tell from its name, Grizlybexar Collective has its roots in San Antonio, even though it’s based here in Fort Worth. The six artists will display their work at FWCAC in media ranging from watercolor to vinyl to digi...


Paul Dano and Zoe Kazan sit poolside in the movie of the year, Ruby Sparks.

Top 10 Movies

They’re not the ones you’re expecting.
KRISTIAN LIN
I don’t have enough slots! That’s always a nice problem to have when making a list of the year’s best movies. Even taking into account a number of heavyweight contenders that didn’t make my list (because I think they’...



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Pedal Power

A night among the pedicabbers at Cowboys Stadium
BY ANDREW MCLEMORE, PHOTOS BY LEE CHASTAIN
4:45 p.m. “Hey, you guys ready to roll?” The middle-aged couple who are walking down the sidewalk on Legends Way turn around to match a face to the voice and see a frizzy-haired, blond twentysomething with a toothy smile. H...


Frankie’s All-Star sampler is a great way to dive into the diverse menu. Tony Robles

Yo, Frankie’s

Mostly homemade items separate this sports bar from its competitors.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Frankie’s Sports Bar and Grill tries hard to meet the needs of every single sports fan in the 817. You can eat, drink, and watch any kind of sport you can think of –– Frankie’s has too many large-screen televisions to c...



Deborah Voigt and Dwayne Croft in Les Troyens.

Classical Saturday

BIG TICKET
The wacky, largely self-taught genius who single-handedly dragged French music into the modern age, Hector Berlioz never lived to hear his opera Les Troyens performed in its entirety. Based on Virgil’s The Aeneid, the work ab...


In the spirit of spectrometry, the title piece to Smith’s solo show is an essential color field of sorts.

Color Fields Forever

Inspired by science and technology, Fort Worth painter John Holt Smith dazzles the eye.
JIMMY FOWLER
Painter John Holt Smith, 44, grew up in Fort Worth surrounded not only by art but also by arty types. His stepfather was a dentist and contemporary art collector who visited New York galleries in the 1960s and ’70s and began ...



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Houston, We’ve Got A License Plate

Jeff Prince
Somebody with a fancy sports car and a lot of money holds the record for spending the most money in Texas for a specialty license plate. The record auction price is $15,000, spent in 2011 by somebody who really, really wanted p...


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Frack Me Elmo

ERIC GRIFFEY
CBS Sunday Morning recently filed this piece on fracking, and it’s about as hard-hitting as a segment on Sesame Street. As you read or watch it, try and imagine the whole thing as Big Bird explaining fracking to Oscar the Gro...



IF EVERYONE IS PISSED OFF, IT MUST BE FAIR. (flickr photo by Niklas Hellerstedt)

Good Legislation Fends Off Fiscal Cliff

Jeff Prince
The headline’s description isn’t a joke. The newly passed fiscal cliff bill must be good because everybody thinks it sucks. The talking heads, financial columnists, politicians, your neighbors, cubicle mates, and on...