Archive for October, 2015
Captain America: The Winter Soldier opens Friday.

Film Shorts

OPENING: Captain America: The Winter Soldier (PG-13) Chris Evans stars in his superhero’s latest adventure, as he further adjusts to the modern world and battles an old Soviet nemesis (Sebastian Stan). Also with Scarlett Joha...

The Bay Area’s Burnt Ones concert at the Where House iincludes two outstanding, progressive Fort Worth bands: Vacations (featuring members of Fungi Girls) and The Fibs.

Night & Day

WED ▪ 2 There’s no telling when The Where House will close. All that we know for sure is that it will. And probably sooner rather than later, so tonight’s show has special significance. Headlined by the Bay Area’s Burnt...


Chow, Lion in the Chow Line

If Chow, Baby had its way, it would dine out almost every night of the week, instead of mostly for lunch and on weekends. Nothing against cooking at home, it’s just that there’s so much to sample in Fort Foodie these days. ...


Final Four? Let’s Make it Nine

Let’s say you’re one of those folks who follow March Madness from the swirling nebula of the round of 64 all the way to its victorious conclusion — and you go see the championship game in person. This year, then, you will...


Above the Pipeline

In Dallas this week, North Texans can get a peek at Above All Else, a documentary that deals with the construction of the southern leg of the Keystone Pipeline and the fight of the people of Winnsboro to stop it. Produced in pa...

Dallasites packed The Foundry last week for some casual performances by Fort Worth Opera singers.

Wild, Wild West Opera goes downtown, a multimedia experience blooms, and Rahr is this much closer to a new Visionary Brew label.

As the Fort Worth Opera preaches to the unwashed, former Arlington actor/director Frank Mosley and Fort Worth singer-songwriter/composer Clint Niosi reach for glory via a multimedia extravaganza, and we announce the winners in ...

Among Friday's shows, Fort Worth light-rockers The Oregon Trailers will celebrate the release of their self-titled debut EP.

Friday Fun in the Fort

Somehow basketball and independent music just seem to go together. The cultural anthropologists among us might point to the fact that more so than the three other major sports, basketball is decidedly minority-centric, and, wel...


Drug War Victims: Taxpayers

A rare political collision is occurring in Texas: The left and the right have backed into each other, both deciding that long sentences for most drug offenders are inhumane, ineffective, and expensive. Progressives think such s...


Training Them Wrong

A local ROTC instructor has been charged with having sex with a student. And that’s not all the story.
ERIC GRIFFEY photos by Lee Chastain
On Jan. 14, Andres Javier Vianes, an ROTC instructor at Diamond Hill-Jarvis High School, turned in his letter of resignation to the Fort Worth school district. His reasons for resigning, he wrote, were “personal health issues...

Texas Ballet Theater dived into modern territory recently with spectacular results.

Voices, Arms Raised

Modern choreography finds Texas Ballet Theater in fine form.
For a small regional company with a modest budget, Texas Ballet Theater rarely ceases to amaze, producing performances that are grand and memorable. Since artistic director Ben Stevenson took over 10 years ago, bringing with hi...