Archive for July, 2014
The Great Gatsby opens Friday.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: The Great Gatsby (PG-13) Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge!) adapts F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel about a 1920s writer (Tobey Maguire) who witnesses the tragically doomed romance between his cousin (Carey Mulligan) and a weal...


Pink Flamingos & Painted Trees is 7-8pm Wed, May 8 at the Center for Architecture.

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 8 For this month’s Design Talk, landscape designer Ange Harvey and co-hosts Joe and Tracy Self will discuss colorful yard art as a reflection of personal passions and a shared culture. Pink Flamingos & Painted Tre...



Chow

All Glitter, No Gold

CHOW, BABY
Chow, Baby has the attention span of a … what was I saying?  That’s why I almost never go to places that specialize in sensory overload. My food tends to get cold while I stare, mouth agape, at all the blinking lights. But...


Cats

A Lucchesi In Da House

STATIC
The Fort Worth Cats have struggled recently with an ownership change, diminished attendance, vendors grumbling about not being paid, management types walking off the job, and a stadium that needs sprucing up. Even the team’s ...



Frisky

Killer or Filler?

Rock ’n’ blues, C&W, and a lost gem are coming at you from the Fort.
FORT WORTH WEEKLY MUSIC STAFF
The Frisky Disco’s The Frisky Disco One of the pleasures of being a longtime music fan is hearing young musicians rediscover a particular genre or style as if no one had ever heard it before. The self-titled debut album from ...


Obama won’t get the Republican majority in the U.S. House to go along with closing Guantanamo.

Drones or Gitmo?

It’s a false choice.
GWYNNE DYER
John Bellinger is the last person you’d expect to criticize President Barack Obama for making too many drone strikes. It was he who drafted the (rather unconvincing) legal justification for targeted drone killings when he was...



Last Call

Ridglea Redux

LAST CALL
Of all the peculiarities and hassles surrounding the Ridglea Theater’s renovation, the oddest one in my mind was how the Ridglea Bar, now rechristened as the Ridglea Lounge, opened for all of 11 days last March. It didn’t h...


Hearsay

New Lola’s Co-Owners

HEARSAY
Lola’s Saloon may not be the biggest house on the block, but it’s definitely the coolest, offering a mix of marquee local bands and touring acts on the way up. Plus, the West 7th joint is just a comfy spot for hanging out: ...



The sets of Fort Worth Opera’s Ariadne auf Naxos are some of the most amazing ever seen in Bass Hall.

Big Tops

Fort Worth Opera’s Ariadne auf Naxos is a glorious treat.
LEONARD EUREKA
Operas by Richard Strauss aren’t staged that often, not because they’re unpopular but because they’re expensive: enormous casts, huge orchestras, lavish scenery and costumes, and some of the most treacherous vocal writing...


Hogan said Fort Worth officials should have testified against the pipeline bill. Willex Tindell

Watching the Door

Two bills to limit cities’ power over the gas industry aren’t moving now — but they might.
PETER GORMAN
It’s a truism of the Texas Legislature that killing “bad” legislation is as important as passing the “good” kind. Under that theory, it would seem that critics of the shale gas industry would be celebrating the fact t...