Archive for September, 2014
HOW CAN ANYONE LOVE THIS UGLY ARTISTIC MONSTROSITY?

Howdy, Skinflints! Big Tex Donations Small

Jeff Prince
The $95,000 in donations made to the Big Tex rebuilding fund seems mighty piddly considering the huge outpouring of grief, sentiment, and nostalgia after the iconic figure went up in flames last October. The replacement cost is...


Modern

Modern Cinema Festival Returns

Kristian Lin
I learned something interesting while attending last night’s screening of Ain’t Them Bodies Saints at the Modern. I already knew that Christopher Kelly’s Modern Cinema Festival would be returning this October ...



(flickr photo by eselmann)

Dig This 411 On The 811

Jeff Prince
So, you’re digging holes in your back yard to erect posts for a new deck … or to plant some new trees … or to bury gold bullion? You might consider making a phone call first. This Sunday, Aug. 11, is 811 Day. ...


WATERCOLOR BY FORT WORTH ARTIST JOSEPHINE MAHAFFEY.

Early Texas Art Show This Weekend At Community Arts Center

Jeff Prince
Finding quality art by early Texas artists at affordable prices isn’t always easy, although one of the best places over the years has been the art show held each summer at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center. That show b...



Frieda Austin, Jozy Camp, and Michael Joe Goggans cut striking figures on a deserted island in Hip Pocket Theatre’s A Tempest.

Night & Day

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Former Fort Worth Weekly Visionary Award winner David Lowery brings his movie Ain’t Them Bodies Saints to the Modern tonight. Set in Texas (though filmed in Louisiana), this romantic crime thriller stars Rooney Mara and Casey...


Pine: “You can’t be a diva.” Courtesy MYphotographyNYC

An Opera Star in Cowtown

Ava Pine is building a national career, but she keeps coming back to Fort Worth.
EDWARD BROWN
The juxtaposition is striking: Ava Pine is building her career largely on 19th-century music, but she’s doing it with 21st-century tools. Two years after Marc’ Antonio e Cleopatra, on which she sang the female lead, was nom...



Finally Some News

Finally Some, Um, News

STATIC
Static is on record as saying that bullying is bad. Very, very bad. Except when it’s not. Regular readers know Static isn’t above slapping around the Fort Worth Star-Telegram when the city’s only major daily forgets it’...


Graves, at Hard Scrabble in 1992. Robert Hart

Goodbye to a Giant

BY ROBERT HART
Editor’s note: Beloved Texas author John Graves, a native of Fort Worth, died July 31 at his home near Glen Rose. His books on the Brazos River, particularly “Goodbye to a River,” established him, as The New York Times sa...



Fogg: They’re aiming for Mount Doom.

Heavy, Heavy Fogg

The band and its members may be young, but the local doomsters are already getting in deep.
STEVE STEWARD
Consider Black Sabbath for a moment. While the band is widely known for laying the foundations of heavy metal with the ominous, tritonic riffage found on their landmark debut album Black Sabbath, people tend to forget that the ...


Lovelace

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
Opening Blood (NR) Paul Bettany and Stephen Graham star in this British cop thriller as brothers and police officers trying to cover up a murder they’ve committed. Also with Mark Strong, Zoë Tapper, Ben Crompton, Adrian Edmo...