More than 1,100 people piled into Fort Worth for a convention in July. You didn’t hear?!
“I’d like to thank the Academy.” One hand nervously in his pocket, the other gripping the podium, Danny Peña looked down at a room full of his fans, his peers, and over a thousand people who, when they finished feting hi...
Fort Worth for Bernie Sanders is about more than just one U.S. presidential candidate.
Thanks to Citizens United and lax rules governing political action committees, we all might as well get comfy and enjoy another seven-times-70 years of wealthy donors’ inserting themselves into U.S. politics. But Sky Allred a...
They’re loud, primal, and now on tape.
A rock ’n’ roll scream is a beautiful thing, and Jack Thunder & The Road Soda can shriek with the best of them. Their throats are probably still raw after recording JT&RS, their blistering debut recording. All seven...
Is it naïve of Static to expect more honesty and forthrightness from universities that call themselves Christian? Baylor University wears its cross on its sleeve, touting itself as a Baptist institution that helps students gro...
With complete sincerity, I would like to apologize to the people of 1919 Hemphill for getting some facts wrong in my column last week about going to a show at the bar across the street. (Stick with me.) I said that 1919’s mot...
What are you doing Labor Day weekend? Me? I’m so glad you asked! I’m going to my in-laws in Sun City, Texas, where we’re going to grill out and (try to) watch preseason football and referee the kids and maybe squeeze in a...
The apocalypse gets Simpsonized in Stage West’s Mr. Burns.
The Simpsons was hardly the first cartoon to make humorous references to both highbrow and lowbrow culture, but the breakneck pace of its in-jokes and its willingness to get esoteric helped make it into the postmodern comedy in...
For old-school Tex-Mex, this new arrival is at the head of the class.
There was a time (and it wasn’t that long ago) when family-run Tex-Mex restaurants were the backbone of Fort Worth’s casual dining scene. These neighborhood eateries were institutions in their own right, handing recipes dow...
The first time I ever walked into Bella Italia West (5139 Camp Bowie Blvd., 817-738-1700), the year was 1990-something, and I was a senior in high school. Even then, it was like eating in God’s waiting room. The crowd was as ...
The Diary of a Teenage Girl: “I had sex today. Holy shit!”
Theater actress Marielle Heller became obsessed when she read The Diary of a Teenage Girl, a 2002 illustrated novel by Phoebe Gloeckner that drew heavily from the author’s own troubled adolescence. Heller took it upon herself...
Opening Z for Zachariah (PG-13) Craig Zobel (Compliance) adapts Robert C. O’Brien’s novel about three people (Chiwetel Ejiofor, Margot Robbie, and Chris Pine) who may be the last survivors of an apocalyptic event. (Opens Fr...
Inspired by Austin’s arts and crafts culture, local Darren Houk has been hosting monthly mini-festivals.
While walking through rows of paintings at an Austin art show with his wife three years ago, Darren Houk was struck with inspiration. Soaking in the color, vibrancy, and creative energy, he knew that he wanted to bring that exp...