Archive for December, 2014
If you want to be beaten down for about 40 minutes, try to visit a business along Highway 121. It’s not like that stretch of slotcar track has ever been fun to drive, but these days, with the never-ending road construction wo...
If it weren’t for bad news, there’d have been no news at all for the White House.
When Barack Obama writes his memoir, May of 2013 probably won’t rate as his favorite month. Even though the Texas Legislature was nearing the end of its tangled session when he visited, he may wish he’d spent a couple more ...
For reasons that are either all too obvious or completely indiscernible, hip-hop is geared less toward performance and more toward recording. I mean, a guy standing onstage with a microphone and a laptop? There’s not much the...
The young are so helpful. Chow, Baby’s teenage nieces, for example, are always willing to point out how uncool and out of touch I am. Sadly, instead of sending me to the latest chic dive, their comments only drove me deeper i...
Artes de la Rosa stages its biggest show yet.
Artes de la Rosa, the performance and visual arts group housed at Rose Marine Theater, had originally planned to produce Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Evita for its spring 2013 musical. But artistic director Adam Adolfo ...
Though the band has been around for a while, it’s only now surging.
Ice Eater is not a very Fort Worth-ish band. The guys can party with the best of ’em, but their music sounds like it came from outer space in the future. Though it’s definitely rock, it features elements of early disco, pun...
Women own more than half the new businesses on the Near Southside.
On a recent gusty but sunny Saturday afternoon, Magnolia Avenue was teeming with pedestrians. Parents were pushing strollers, dogs were pulling owners along on leashes, and buskers provided the outdoor soundtrack to the biannua...
The Fast & Furious series gets less real, and that’s a good thing.
’Round about the end of 2011, I started hearing some serious film writers cop to enjoying Fast Five, the fifth chapter in the Fast and Furious series that stretches all the way back to 2001. It made me start wondering whether...
An animated movie needs more than good looks, as this one proves.
Chris Wedge first made a splash directing Ice Age 11 years ago, and while he has kept busy since then voicing Scrat the Squirrel through that movie’s numerous sequels, he has largely stayed out of the director’s chair. Epic...
An ex-city offical’s lawsuit shows how closed Mike Moncrief’s city hall was.
The Fort Worth City Council settled a lawsuit in April for $99,000 plus $1,125 in mediation costs. The decision served as a six-figure reminder of the not-so-distant reign of former Mayor Mike Moncrief, who ignored the city cha...