Archive for November, 2015

Donate Denim And Help Local Kids

Jeff Prince
Got some jeans you need rid of? Got a kid that needs a new pair? Want to help a charitable cause? Tired of being asked questions? Then screw down your high hat and wind your watch: Belk stores are hosting a denim donation for U...

Catch Rhett Miller at Shipping & Receiving this weekend.

Top 5 Shows

Editor’s note: The following are recommended in addition to The Dangits’ album release show at Lola’s Saloon Saturday and Collin Herring’s CD release at The Aardvark Friday. 1.) Rhett Miller, naturally, is the biggest r...

Child of God opens Friday.

Film Shorts

Kristian Lin
OPENING: Child of God (R) James Franco directs, writes, and co-stars in this adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s novel about a man (Scott Haze) who tries to exist outside the social order. Also with Tim Blake Nelson, Jim Parrack,...

Patricia Arquette reads one of the Harry Potter books to Ellar Coltrane early in Boyhood.

12 Years a Child

Richard Linklater plays the long game in the remarkable Boyhood.
Kristian Lin
Bless him, Richard Linklater has never been afraid to experiment with the medium of cinema. The revolving protagonists of Slacker, the deliberate formlessness of Dazed and Confused, the episodic quasi-monologues of Waking Life,...

(Clockwise from top) Groot, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Rocket, and Chris Pratt are an unlikely bunch of Guardians of the Galaxy.

All You Need Is Quill

Guardians of the Galaxy is the funniest Marvel Comics movie yet.
On the surface of a barren, hostile, alien planet, an Earthman named Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) boogies leisurely across the rocky terrain in his spacesuit, singing along to Redbone’s “Come and Get Your Love.” When a small...


Little Remains

I was devastated when Chef Jesus Garcia left Little Lilly Sushi (6100 Camp Bowie Blvd., Ste. 12) a few months ago and moved out of state. He wasn’t just a creative force in the kitchen. He was like an ambassador for the place...

Jenny Tucker portrays the famous ecdysiast in Stolen Shakespeare Guild’s Gypsy. See Friday.

Night & Day

WED ▪ 30 Alan Ayckbourn’s farce A Small Family Business was written in 1987, and there’s some disagreement over whether its satire of Margaret Thatcher’s economic vision (family values and individual greed are both good...


That Silverleaf Chill

I can’t say I’ve ever been a big fan of cigars, but it’s not because there is something inherently bothersome about them to me. I’ve never minded the smell, and the care and consideration with which cigar aficionados sm...


Hip Pocket Change

Hip Pocket Theatre owners and operators Johnny and Diane Simons lived for years at a log cabin near Weatherford, making weekend commutes to West Fort Worth to oversee theater productions. Johnny cracked often that he rarely cro...


It’s Not Rocket Science

Being a higher education leader under Perry is tougher than that.
Which is more challenging: performing a liver transplant on a small child or navigating the political rapids of public higher education during the reign of Gov. Rick Perry? Dr. Francisco Cigarroa, who will leave his job as chan...