Archive for December, 2014
Dark Circles Contemporary Dance makes its American debut this weekend in Fort Worth.

Dark Circles’ American Debut

BIG TICKET
Dark Circles Contemporary Dance will make its American debut this weekend in Fort Worth. DCCD’s parent company was created three years ago by Joshua Peugh in South Korea, where he performed with the Universal Ballet of Seoul,...


MAYOR BETSY PRICE AND SOME YOUNG CONSTITUENTS AT BLUEBONNET CIRCLE PARK (photo by Edward Brown).

Better Block Brings Attention To Bluebonnet Circle Park

Edward Brown
Bluebonnet Circle Park is usually pretty quiet on a Saturday afternoon, but not last Saturday. There were food trucks, tents, fake trees, music, temporary changes to the street lane lines – and two mayors. There were also rep...



Pompeii at the British Museum screens at at 7:30pm at various movie theaters Wed, Sept 25.

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 25 It has been almost 2,000 years since a volcano buried the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum in molten ash, preserving buildings and artifacts in almost pristine shape. You can see the results in Pompeii at the ...


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“USA Today” Confirms Hugeness of Speedway Screen

JIMMY FOWLER
You may have heard that Texas Motor Speedway is bragging about its proposed new HD screen. The thing about this particular video board is that it’s really big –– so huge, in fact, officials have nicknamed it “Big Hoss...



Gasland

Special Screening Of Gasland 2 At Ridglea Theater On Saturday

Jeff Prince
Fort Worth was a pioneer in urban gas drilling, much to the dismay of residents who feared (and soon experienced) environmental and quality of life problems. And now the movie director who introduced the scary side of fracking ...


Chris Hemsworth hangs out with Formula One groupies while Daniel Brühl looks on in Rush.

Need for Speed

Drugs! Sex! Death! Cars! Rush grips the track and glues you to your seat.
KRISTIAN LIN
Many A-list Hollywood-trained directors from the 1980s and ’90s have fallen by the wayside; for every Steven Spielberg or Kathryn Bigelow, there’s a Rob Reiner or Penny Marshall. For a while, Ron Howard looked like he was g...



Winning cover art by Art Institute student Jonathan Ayala.

Keep a Firm Grip on Your Gimme Cap

GAYLE REAVES
Pink tennis shoes or combat boots? It’s been that kind of in-the-trenches year in our fair burg and, really, the rest of the state. Still coming out of the recession, still growing. The Lovers of Air-Breathers contingent, tho...


THE DILLOW HOUSE AS IT APPEARED EARLIER THIS YEAR BEFORE A FIRE DESTROYED IT THIS MORNING (photo by Jeff Prince).

Fire Destroys Dillow House

Jeff Prince
The historic Dillow House is no more (“Classy House,” March 13, 2013). A fire destroyed the house shortly after midnight. The century-old house became embroiled in controversy after Texas Wesleyan University leaders...



(Flickr photo by epsos.de)

Off Asides On Dallas Cowboys vs St. Loser Rams

Jeff Prince
I’ve become an adrenaline junkie. The Cowboys lassoed, hogtied, and gelded the Rams yesterday in a 31-7 near masterpiece. So why am I so unfulfilled? Sundays during football season have become my weekly trip to the amusem...


Who's on the sofa behind Rose Byrne in Insidious: Chapter 2?

Less Insidious, More Enjoyable

James Wan and Leigh Whannell whiff on scares but still make an entertaining fright flick.
STEVE STEWARD
Here’s what you need to know about Insidious: Chapter 2, the sequel to 2011’s critically appreciated haunted house/demonic possession thriller helmed by Saw-franchise mastermind James Wan: It’s barely scarier than an ’8...