Around Fort Worth

Season of the Witch

Jimmy Fowler
As this week’s ”Stage” review indicates, Mark Medoff’s internet-era Christmas fable “Kringle’s Window” — given a local revival by Theatre Arlington — didn’t quite work for me. Though its heart is in ...


AwkQuarius Filthifies Fat Albert

Anthony Mariani
In addition to knockin’ old-school, R&B-inflected rap out the box daily, two young North Texas rhyme-makers, Dallas’ Pikahsso and Arlington’s Tahiti –– together known as AwkQuarius –– have been hearkening back...



Holiday on West 7th

Jimmy Fowler
This upcoming Saturday (Dec 12), stop in for the West 7th Holiday Showcase on Crockett St between Norwood and Currie in the new West 7th development. From noon-5pm, kids can take photos with Santa and his elves. (All proceeds f...


Jay Leno Mocks Bullheaded Mayor Mike Moncrief

Jeff Prince
A Fort Worth Star-Telegram blooper photo of Mayor Mike Moncrief, appearing as if he had longhorns sprouting from his head,  was mocked by Jay Leno last night. Truth in journalism should have required the Star-Telegram and Leno...



Poag Mahone’s Grand Re-Opening

Anthony Mariani
Poag Mahone’s will celebrate its grand re-opening on Thursday. The Irish pub has relocated from a building on West 7th Street to a building about 10 feet away at the intersection of West 7th and Carroll Street. The impetus be...


Off Asides On Dallas Cowboys

Jeff Prince
The December curse on the Dallas Cowboys is the big topic of conversation today on news sites, radio talk shows, and in the blogosphere. Everybody’s ready to bury this team alive. But I see a glass half full. The Cowboys trav...



FW Indie Comedy Needs Extras

Jimmy Fowler
Hold It Now Films and director Patrick Johnson are shooting an indie feature around Fort Worth called “The High Schooler’s Guide to College Parties.” As the title suggests, it’s a comedy – the story concerns a high sc...


Who Decides What’s (Thrift) Art?

Anthony Mariani
The simple answer, according to Duchamp, is … an artist. Fine, but who decides who’s an artist? Easy: Larry Gagosian, Sotheby’s, and, here in town, Modern curator Michael Auping. If you’re an artist and you’ve either ...



unleash heART Classes to Begin

Anthony Mariani
A new visual art-related nonprofit educational organization is taking reservations for upcoming classes. unleash heART is for children and teens between the ages of 7 and 15, and first of nine scheduled 90-minute classes is on ...


Weekender 4 Fri., Dec. 4, 2009

Anthony Mariani
I remember the first time I saw Dale Bozzio on MTV. Way back in the day. The “Words” video. The one where she’s wearing black stiletto ankle boots, black pantyhose, a black micro-mini made out of two plastic squares, each...