Archive for December, 2014
daviddow

Voluminous

In his new book, Houston law professor David Dow bites off more than he can chew.
JIMMY FOWLER
University of Houston law professor and anti-death penalty crusader David Dow made a big noise in 2010 with his first book, The Autobiography of an Execution. In it, Dow took a highly personal look at the stressful, morally com...


The Kimbell’s Japanese art is a backdrop for suits in Samurai.

A Shogun’s Armor

BIG TICKET
When the makers of Star Wars were inventing the design of Darth Vader’s helmet, they borrowed liberally from the kabuto, the helmet that samurai wore, often adorned with ornaments to identify the warrior’s place of origin a...



JOEL BURNS (city of Fort Worth)

City Councilman Joel Burns Resigns

Jeff Prince
City Council member Joel Burns, who made national news in 2010 with an anti-bullying speech, announced his resignation at tonight’s meeting. Burns is Fort Worth’s first openly gay city council member. He’s served for...


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Louisianians Don’t Know Scary-Ugly

Jeff Prince
Some fans of the National Basketball Association’s New Orleans Pelicans think the team mascot is ugly and rather sinister looking. USA Today called Pierre the Pelican “terrifying” when the mascot debuted in Oc...



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Way to Go, Michael Sam

Anthony Mariani
I played college ball. Small-time but still. Some of our coaches and several teammates had coached and played on the D-I level, and they said that we D-II student-athletes worked just as hard as they did in the big leagues. We ...


Eddie

Local Civil Rights Activist Eddie Griffin Featured at Sixth Floor Museum

Eric Griffey
Fort Worth civil rights activist and former Black Panther Eddie Griffin will be the featured speaker at The Sixth Floor Museum’s Living History program Saturday Feb. 8 at 2 p.m. The program features a series of speakers who w...



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Denise Lee Does Cabaret at Stage West

JIMMY FOWLER
Music fans in the 21st century have all but forgotten the art of cabaret singing. But that performance style –– in which a vocalist with minimal accompaniment interpets a collection of personally significant songs for a sma...


The Attorney opens Friday in Grapevine.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: The Attorney (NR) Kind of like a Korean Erin Brockovich. Song Kang-ho stars in this courtroom drama about a real-life tax lawyer who stumbles onto evidence of corruption, police brutality, and torture by South Korea’...



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Like Sands Through the Hourglass

Fort Worth Weekly
Like any good soap opera, the Joe Palazzolo saga has had its moments of high drama. Two weeks ago a Decatur judge set a March 18 date for the former vice principal turned whistleblower’s second shot at a courtroom showdown wi...


Retiring trumpet professor Keith Johnson gives his farewell performance with UNT Symphony Orchestra at Winspear Hall Wednesday.

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 5 There will be many misty eyes at Winspear Hall when retiring trumpet professor Keith Johnson gives his farewell performance with UNT Symphony Orchestra. He’ll be playing as part of Shostakovich’s First Piano Conce...