Archive for December, 2014
A HUGE CROWD IN FORT WORTH RALLIES BEHIND JFK ON THE MORNING OF NOV. 22, 1963 (Public domain photo courtesy Wikipedia).

Remembering The 50th Anniversary Of JFK’s Life

Jeff Prince
Today people mourn the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination in Dallas. I mourn even though I was just a 4-year-old kid living on Stanley Keller Road in Fort Worth on the day it happened, too young...


PRINCE FIELDER (courtesy Wikipedia)

Prince Fielder More Like A Frog

Jeff Prince
The local news media is pretty hyped up about the Texas Rangers trade that brought first basemen Prince Fielder to the team. He’s a guy who hits the ball hard and stays healthy, the sentiment goes. But this FOX Sports sto...



michaelolson

Is the New Fort Worth Bishop a Secret Godless Liberal?

JIMMY FOWLER
Conservative Catholics worldwide have been throwing hissy fits over Pope Francis. After a few months in office, the unpredictable Argentinian Jesuit has declared that atheists can be good people, too; Muslim women deserve cerem...


chow

Present Imperfect

CHOW, BABY
There I was eating my chicken club salad ($13) at Charleston’s (3020 S. Hulen St.) when my teenage server asked a question that ruined the whole experience: “Is everything perfect?” “Well, no,” I thought. “A generic...



Opens Friday in Dallas.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: The Armstrong Lie (R) The latest documentary from the prolific Alex Gibney (Client 9, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room) details Lance Armstrong’s rise to fame and fall from grace. (Opens Friday in Dallas) The Boo...


Chef Yutaka Yamato helps create the 100-Yard Sushi Roll at AT&T Stadium.

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 20 How does a sushi roll of Kobe beef brisket, asparagus, serrano peppers, ginger, and soy sauce sound? Hope your answer is “appetizing,” because that’s what will fill the length of AT&T Stadium’s field when...



Dallas 1963 By Bill Minutaglio and Steven L. Davis Twelve: Hatchett Brook Group, 2013. $28, 372 pps.

Dark Dallas

Back in 1963, Kennedy was a wanted man by the de facto white supremacists who ran the city.
MARGARET ALLYSON
This is not a book about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. In fact that event and its aftermath are detailed only in the epilogue. Instead, Dallas 1963 is a fascinating study of the political climate in the city i...


static

This Promise Unbroken

STATIC
Last month, Static told you about how the long-running play The Promise was in danger of being shut down after 25 years. Somervell County was considering closing its Texas Amphitheatre in Glen Rose due to budget constraints and...



Last Call

An Odyssey to Twin Peaks

LAST CALL
Back in July, I crushed the dreams of some poor TCU sorority gal trying to sell ad space in some Greek-centric student paper to the bar where I work. The issue of The Odyssey (because being in a Greek social organization is app...


danaandjerry

Cooking With Stage West

JIMMY FOWLER
Experienced and aspiring foodies, take note: If you’re looking for a Fort Worth-centric holiday gift that keeps on giving deliciousness, you need to check out Dana’s Soup Book. This cookbook features original, traditional, ...