Archive for November, 2015
It’s a haypatch hustle for Walker and company.

Dangerous Hoedown

At one point during the tune “Haypatch Hustler” from Walker & The Texas Dangers’ 2011 debut album Pay the Fiddler, Brett Walker shouts, “Balin’ hay, hey, it’s my job!” The lead singer and upright bass player f...

Black Friday Holiday Shopping

Black Friday Boycotts Abound

I like money. Indeed, I’m a born-and-bred consumerbot like a lot of Americans –– buying something I want, even if it’s just a movie or an album, gives me a little rush of adrenaline every time. And generally speaking, I...

Ross Fischer will help the Tarrant Regional Water District with open-records requests and ethics consultations. Courtesy Ross Fischer

More Open or More Obstructive?

Kelleher has questions about an ethics official hired by the water board.
Accusations of being secretive and working behind closed doors have dogged the Tarrant Regional Water District and its board of directors ever since they began overseeing the controversial Trinity River Vision project 10 years ...


Holy Moly: Brothers’ Keepers

Fort Worth Weekly
The last time Holy Moly played Billy Bob’s Texas, a mosh pit broke out, a first for the World’s Largest Honky-tonk®. You’ve got to wonder what was going through the regulars’ heads. These good folks had simply shown up...

Wally Knight’s “Angel”


Arts Fifth Avenue
Darrin Kobetich, Ginny Mac, and Katie Holmes (no, not that one) will provide live music as Arts Fifth Avenue opens John Carlisle Moore’s fourth annual holiday show this Friday at 7pm. The works on display include Wally Knight...


Bright Black Screens

African-Americans dominate this holiday weekend: Oldboy and Black Nativity.
Black filmmakers have grabbed center stage this year, and the heartening thing is, they’ve mostly been new blood. Steve McQueen reached a broad American audience with his third feature 12 Years a Slave, Ryan Coogler made a br...


An Opus in Pianissimo

The Kimbell’s new pavilion is a subtle homage to the Kahn original.
The Kimbell Art Museum building, designed by legendary architect Louis I. Kahn and opened in 1972, is one of the finest examples of Modern architecture in the world. Quietly confident and commanding, the Kahn building, as it’...

The ’cue isn’t the only game in town at Old Texas — but it sure is tasty. Lee Chastain

Good Eats in Old Texas

This Burleson grill and bar serves up semi-fancy comfort food for big eaters.
Old Texas Brewing Co. Grill aims to be the first craft brewery in Johnson County. Unfortunately, Rick and Dena Hazen, the married couple that co-own the place, do not have their license to brew just yet. The Hazens have been wa...

The Kimbell’s Renzo Piano Pavilion opens Wed.

Grand Piano

Until now, the Kimbell Art Museum has been forced to put most of its permanent collection in storage whenever the museum hosts a major exhibition. This week, however, the grand opening of the Renzo Piano Pavilion means those da...


Off Asides On Dallas Cowboys vs New York Giants

Jeff Prince
With Thanksgiving approaching, I’ll begin Off Asides this week by expressing gratitude and sincere homage to something very dear to my heart — the high-def, big-screen TV. Your colorful palette and non-glare visage ...