Around Fort Worth

The Talented Miss Highsmith

Jimmy Fowler
Joan Schenkar’s “The Talented Miss Highsmith: The Secret Life and Serious Art of Patricia Highmith,” reviewed on this week’s ”Books” page, could’ve been a slog at 686 pages. But Schenkar does a marvelous job of ac...


This Just In: Trinity River Filthy

Jeff Prince
From the “Tell-Us-Something-We-Don’t-Already Know” file comes this report — the Trinity River is a toxic mess. Environment Texas, a statewide advocacy group, released a report today entitled “Wasting Our Waterways...



Mark McGwire Apology As Lame As His Lies

Jeff Prince
Steroids must shrink a dude’s brain even smaller than his nuts. That’s how it seemed while watching Mark McGwire sniveling an apology on TV last night. He lied for years — lied by omission, stonewalling, passive-aggre...


Telegraph Canyon to Play SXSW

Anthony Mariani
Telegraph Canyon is now the second band with 817 ties –– the other is Best Fwends –– to be selected to play the annual SXSW Music Festival in mid-March, 2010, in Austin. No word yet on when and where Telegraph will be p...



Free Tix to AA Bondy Show at Lola’s

Anthony Mariani
Thanks to Spune Productions, I’ve got a pair of tix to Fat Possum’s AA Bondy gig tonight (Monday) at Lola’s Saloon Sixth (3726 W. 6th St. in the W. 7th St. corridor, 817-877-0666). Austinite Amy Cook is opening. To wi...


Vegan, Pass By

Jimmy Fowler
I’d like to introduce my new love: Hanger steak. He’s cheap, juicy, and enjoys being treated like a piece of meat. As far as I know, I first met him in chicken fried form during a recent visit to Tillman’s Roadhouse for t...



Bruce Wood Film in Fest

Anthony Mariani
Longtime readers probably remember Weekly dance critic Leonard Eureka’s raves about Bruce Wood Dance Company, a Fort Worth-based Modern troupe founded in 1995 by the titular choreographer, who studied under Balanchine at New ...


Love This Story

Jeff Prince
Domingo Ramirez Jr.’s story in today’s Fort Worth Star-Telegram touched even this crusty reporter’s leathery heart. Sure, honesty should be the norm and not “big news.” But Erfan Vatanpour, 18, cou...



Kimbell in Wall Street Journal

Anthony Mariani
The Wall Street Journal has reviewed the Kimbell Art Museum’s current exhibition, From the Private Collections of Texas: European Art, Ancient to Modern. WSJ critic Willard Spiegelman calls the show a “giant Christmas stock...


Lonesome Dive: Barry Corbin Files Bankruptcy

Jeff Prince
Mitch Mitchell’s story in this morning’s Fort Worth Star-Telegram was sad and surprising. Who’d a thunk an actor with so many great roles and credits such as Fort Worth’s Barry Corbin would be so strapped for cash? ...