Archive for April, 2014
"The Place Beyond the Pines" opens Friday in Dallas.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: The Place Beyond the Pines (R) This drama written and directed by Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine) stars Ryan Gosling as a bank robber on a collision course with an ambitious young police officer (Bradley Cooper). Als...


British comedy, "People" will be broadcast at 2pm and 7pm at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 3 Alan Bennett’s play People is about a peculiarly British concern — an aristocratic but financially needy woman must open her manor to public tours to stay afloat — but we can still relate to its themes about how...



Land

Don’t Eat The Brown Stuff

STATIC
Julia Crawford and her family are not going down before the Keystone XL pipeline without a fight. Crawford (“Your Land Is My Land,” April 11, 2012) appealed a ruling by Lamar County Court Judge Bill Harris last August that ...


CB

Knocking on the Red Door

CHOW, BABY
As a youngster, Chow, Baby roamed the wilds of the Cityview area with a Lewis-and-Clark-like ardor, watching that part of town grow from an ill-advised development in the middle of a flood plain to a beacon for lame chain resta...



The Bearded Lady is a bar that will serve food until 2 a.m., a first for Magnolia.

Up Next, The Bearded Lady!

LAST CALL
Last summer, after being informed by some self-important neighborhood denizen that The Boiled Owl, where I tend bar, needed to serve food, I griped in print how American eating has evolved from a matter of biologically fueling ...


Calhoun will release its fifth studio album, Paperweights, in late May.

Calhoun Coming

HEARSAY
Calhoun is back. The dream-pop quartet fronted by co-songwriter Tim Locke expects to release its fifth studio album in May or early June. Recorded with producer Will Hunt (Burning Hotels, The Hanna Barbarians, Holy Moly) at his...



Seen in this rendering, the Piano Pavilion Performance Hall is part of the Kimbell’s $135 million expansion.

A Sound Structure

The Kimbell gives the Cultural District a new amenity.
EDWARD BROWN
The Cultural District has long been a source of great pride for Fort Worth, offering everything from Renoirs and Warhols to the annual Stock Show and Rodeo. But one thing has always been missing from the Westside area: a music ...


Guitarist McGlathery: “I can see in people’s faces before we start playing — they think we’re gonna play something they don’t want to hear. And then they’re up stomping and clapping their hands.”

Strung Up

Big City Folk pump out bluegrass that’s pure of heart but rock ’n’ roll in spirit.
JIMMY FOWLER
For a lot of people, the twangy sound of bluegrass conjures cozy images of family, old-time religion, and downhome celebrations. But for Luke McGlathery, lead guitarist and singer-songwriter for the Fort Worth quartet Big City ...



Water activist Layla Caraway is among those wanting new leadership on the Tarrant Regional Water District board. Jeff Prince

Liquid Power

In the water district election, there are three seats at stake, four challengers, and murky rules.
JEFF PRINCE
On May 11, three of the five directors’ positions are up for election on the board of the Tarrant Regional Water District, one of the most powerful public agencies in North Texas. How powerful? Water district officials in rec...


Benjamin Terry’s “The Crane”

Gallery

TCC Southeast Campus
GALLERY
Benjamin Terry’s new show at TCC Southeast Campus is made up of paintings and drawings on wood panels. The artist seems to have moved away from figurative works, but he clearly hopes that viewers can still discern a story at ...