Around Fort Worth

Off Asides On Dallas Cowboys

Jeff Prince
Coverage of yesterday’s Dallas Cowboys-Seattle Seahawks game opened with a shot of Wade Phillips standing on the sideline, staring blankly ahead with glazed eyes, looks of both confusion and constipation on his face. The ...


Weekender for Fri., Oct. 30, 2009

Anthony Mariani
Pianist/singer/bon vivant Paul Slavens –– whose live jazz-tinged improvisational pop, which includes hilarious made-up-on-the-spot lyrics, can be heard every Tuesday night at Lola’s Saloon-Sixth (2736 W. 6th St., in the W...



The Usual to Open on Nov. 9

eric.griffey
Chat Room owner Brad Henslaring’s new bar, The Usual, will be opening up across the street from his current hipster haven on Mad-Nolia ave. in 10 days,  in the same spot that once housed MacHenry’s and the second c...


Coen Brothers Hold True Grit Auditions at Billy Bob’s

Anthony Mariani
Paramount Pictures and the Academy Award-winning Coen brothers (No Country for Old Men; Fargo; O Brother, Where Art Thou?; The Big Lebowski) are remaking the John Wayne classic True Grit and will be holding auditions for the le...



D/FW A Top 5 Metro In U.S.

Jeff Prince
Who knew that big ol’ Texas was such an economic powerhouse these days? BusinessWeek presented its Top 40 strongest U.S. metropolitan areas based on a study by the Brookings Institution considering employment, gross metropoli...


Line, Please!

Jimmy Fowler
This week’s ”Stage” review of Jubilee Theatre’s “The Dance on Widow’s Row” rhapsodizes about the four gorgeous and supremely funny female leads. Although the script lets them down all too soon, they’re in top pr...



The Times Remembers Don Ivan Punchatz

Anthony Mariani
In today’s New York Times is a kind obit of Don Ivan Punchatz, the TCU prof and Arlington resident whose illustrations for sci-fi and horror paperbacks, consumer magazines (including National Lampoon in its halcyon days, Roll...


The “Boo!”s are Their Business

Jimmy Fowler
The Texas Ghost Hunters, a group of amateur but knowledgeable chasers of paranormal activity, keep a long list of alleged hauntings statewide, including some interesting FW cases. I like the one about a cackling spirit that har...



Local Burlesque Revue Audition

Anthony Mariani
The Velvet Kittens, North Texas’ most popular burlesque revue, is seeking one young woman who can dance suggestively or has been classically trained for a weekly Thursday show that will begin in December at an undisclosed loc...


Drive-Ins of the Dead

Jimmy Fowler
Every Halloween season, this boy’s fancy turns to… the memory of drive-in movie theaters around North Texas. I spent quite a few 1970s childhood hours with my family there. Most of those lost hours were dedicated to wat...