Archive for October, 2014
Singer-songwriter Jason Eady's new album throws back to the past for inspiration -- but just how far?

Jason Eady: Daylight and Dark

HEARSAY
The first song is about whiskey, specifically about drinking it in Oklahoma, and is one of two tracks with “whiskey” in the title. The next song is set in Abilene and is about possibly leaving a lover. Driving along a highw...


One cattle egret is a pretty bird, but hundreds can be a real nuisance.

Birds Sit

And residents worry about the fallout.
EDWARD BROWN
Dot Kent has learned a lot about migratory birds the past two years. As neighborhood education director for Fort Worth, she coordinates the efforts of several neighborhood associations and the city to discourage egrets, an inte...



Chris Pine and Keira Knightley prepare for a night on the town with the bad guys in Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit.

Ryan’s Hope

The Jack Ryan reboot Shadow Recruit goes better than the last one.
KRISTIAN LIN
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit is the fifth big-screen adventure of the all-American superspy invented by Tom Clancy, the second one that imagines Jack as a young man, and the first whose story isn’t taken directly from one of Cla...


Vanessa Hudgens searches for a purpose in her life in Gimme Shelter.

Apple and Tree

Gimme Shelter: Vanessa Hudgens as a ghetto kid? It works as well as you’d expect.
KRISTIAN LIN
For the first two minutes of Gimme Shelter, I thought this modestly budgeted drama was on to something. Crazier, I thought its star, Vanessa Hudgens, was on to something. We see her determinedly hacking off her hair in some cra...



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Late to Class? Off to Court!

Texas’ law on truancy and tardiness is the harshest in the country.
PETER GORMAN
When high school sophomore Brandon Jefferson’s parents split up and his mother’s rheumatoid arthritis worsened to the point that she couldn’t get out of bed, Brandon took on the job of getting his two younger brothers to ...


Campisi’s Fort Worth location is in the heart of the West Side. Brian Hutson

Campisi’s: Hits and Misses

The legendary Dallas chain comes to the Fort, serving up some scrumptious a-pizza pie.
LAURIE JAMES
The Campisi family’s restaurants have been a tradition in Dallas since 1946. Over six decades, the enterprise has grown from the flagship eatery on Mockingbird Lane to seven storefronts in the Dallas area. Last year, fourth-g...



Daniel Binelli is one of the featured musicians at the Latin American Music Festival.

Latin American Musical Celebration

BIG TICKET
Two major musical events start Thursday: TCU’s ninth annual Latin American Music Festival and the official inauguration of the 298-seat performance hall in the Renzo Piano Pavilion of the Kimbell Art Museum. Pianist Olga Kern...


Though unavailable anywhere in Fort Worth, Semigloss can be purchased at several Dallas locations.

Semigloss: Sparkling Prose

A locally produced art magazine? Bradly Brown and Sally Glass have got you covered.
JIMMY FOWLER
Fort Worth new media artist Bradly Brown has had the kind of “urban artsy” college-and-career trajectory that the twentysomething characters on an HBO show often enjoy. The El Paso native studied photography as an undergrad...



Kern really opened up after intermission. Rodger Mallison/The Cliburn

The Piano in the Piano

Olga Kern inaugurates a new classical music venue at the Kimbell.
LEONARD EUREKA
The Van Cliburn Foundation took first dibs at inaugurating the handsome recital auditorium in the Kimbell Art Museum’s new Renzo Piano Pavilion last week, and most of it was memorable listening. Russian pianist Olga Kern, co-...


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Fort Worth School Fights Facebook Page

Eric Griffey
A Facebook page called “Fort Worth Fights” has posted about two dozen cell phone videoed fights involving teens at various schools throughout the Fort Worth school district, including South Hills High School, O.D. W...