Archive for December, 2014
Chesley Williams’ “Afro Cone”

Gallery

WoCA Projects
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African-American women’s relationship with their hair gave Chris Rock the subject for a nice documentary a few years ago, and now it’s the basis for Chesley Williams’ exhibit Art + Hair at WoCA Projects. The site-specific...


Forest Whitaker tidies up Robin Williams’ desk in the Oval Office in Lee Daniels’ The Butler.

A Place Beside the Table

Lee Daniels serves up a necessary take on history in The Butler.
KRISTIAN LIN
The issue comes up again and again, and for good reason. Recent movies like The Help, Lincoln, Django Unchained, and 42 vary widely in quality, tone, and subject matter, but they have two things in common: They all address chap...



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All About Steve

Jobs wants to be the next Social Network, but it’s a bad apple.
KRISTIAN LIN
I’ve come to appreciate the beauty, power, and accessibility of Apple products, so I’m primed for a movie detailing the creative and technical vision of Steve Jobs, the man behind those infinitely useful devices. Unfortunat...


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Records reveal cozy relationships at the Tarrant Regional Water District.
STEVE MILLER & JEFF PRINCE W/ PHOTOS BY BRIAN HUTSON
In November 2010, U.S. Rep. Kay Granger finalized a deal to sell a downtown condominium to Newby Management in Fort Worth. The Fort Worth congresswoman, her son, and her mother had also sold two other condo units to the Newby f...



The Bearded Lady’s L.U.S.T. burger is well named. Brian Hutson

Classy Dame

The Bearded Lady’s menu is a (good) work in progress.
STEVE STEWARD
Remember when bars were just bars? These days, the industry’s lean toward higher-end offerings makes that seem like a quaint idea. Long gone is the time when two tap trees with three run-of-the-mill macrobrews and an import l...


BOOKS

Laying Down Their Lives

Written in Blood tells the stories of local lawmen at the turn of a different century.
EDWARD BROWN
Plot twists, murder, and suspense aren’t the territory of fiction alone. Written in Blood: The History of Fort Worth’s Fallen Lawmen, Volume 2 is a vivid recounting of a pivotal Fort Worth era, told through the stories of 1...



MST3K takes on Starship Troopers, Thu.

Bug Zappers

BIG TICKET
The pity of Rifftrax Live: Starship Troopers is that the original 1997 movie was supposed to be funny, but it failed so miserably at that job that now comedians are encouraging us to laugh at  the movie rather than with it. De...


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Jane Austen vs. Kelly Clarkson: Celebrity Grudge Match

JIMMY FOWLER
Somebody needs to tell Burleson native Kelly Clarkson that she’s not acting like a pop star. First off, she apparently reads. Literature. For fun. It was her appreciation of British author Jane Austen that led her to purchase...



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Texas Troubadour Abroad: Barcelona

Keegan McInroe
My name is Keegan McInroe, and I am a singer-songwriter from Lubbock who’s been living in Fort Worth off and on since 2001, when I began my four years of study at Texas Christian University. Over the course of my 10 years wri...


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Final Weekend for SceneShop’s “Real Men”

JIMMY FOWLER
Tonight and tomorrow night (8pm August 9 & 10) are the final performances of SceneShop’s annual summer collection of comic and dramatic sketches and scenes at Arts Fifth Avenue (1628 5th Ave, FW). The 2013 edition of this...