Xs & Os: Single, 40, Never Married

Rachel Pilcher
I am one of those strange creatures you might have heard about, but didn’t actually believe existed in North Texas: the single, never married 40 year-old woman. Yes, it’s true. We do exist, and there are more of us ...


The Top Shelf: Stump the Bartender

Brad Hensarling
Having a reputation as a great bartender creates an avenue for a lot of wonderful, interesting, and strange interactions between you and your guests. Some people belly up to the bar with a look of wonderment and simply want you...


Top 5 Shows

Steve Steward
1) The Grotto’s Friday night bill is interesting; Squanto headlines, with Shmu and Tidals playing at 11 and 10pm respectively, so you’ll be getting a heavy dose of samplers and keyboards and sonic collages, but Big Hand/Big...

OLD MAN LUEDECKE (photo courtesy Wikipedia)

Old Man Luedecke, Tim O’Brien at Live Oak On Friday

Jeff Prince
What’s the difference between a banjo and an anchor? You tie a rope around an anchor before you throw it overboard. What’s the difference between a banjo and a trampoline? You take your boots off before you jump on a trampo...

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NASCAR’s Knickknacks

Rush Olson
Breaking fashion news: Bucket hats are in this year. This comes as happy tidings for those of us who have hung to ours waiting for them to re-ascend the style ladder. My source for this apparel assessment, Alex Dean, no doubt c...


‘Ow You Say?

Laurie Barker James
The Kimbell Art Museum’s latest exhibit (quelle surprise!) is a collection of Impressionist works. But Gustave Caillebotte: The Painter’s Eye features “a core Impressionist painter whom nobody knows,” according to Georg...


Dallas Cowboys Off Asides: Philadelphia Eagles, Hollywood

Jeff Prince
OPENING SCENE: Overhead shot of downtown. Slow zoom. Sundance Square’s red-bricked sidewalks bustle with filmmakers, actors, financiers, film freaks, tourists, wheeler dealers, and slick scenesters. It’s the final day o...

Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson's "Anomalisa" wound up the festival.

LSFF 2015 Report: Day 4

Kristian Lin
The last day of the ninth Lone Star Film Festival opened with T-Rex, Zackary Canepari and Drea Cooper’s documentary about Claressa “T-Rex” Shields, the 17-year-old girl from Flint, Mich., who three years ago b...

CHAD MATHEWS AND ED BASS. (photos by Jeff Prince)

Lone Star Film Festival Calls It A Wrap

Jeff Prince
Mister Sundance Square seemed to be everywhere at the just completed four-day Fort Worth Film Festival. Downtown developer Ed Bass was particularly easy to spot on Saturday. Thin, immaculately dressed as always, and sporting a ...


The Positive And Negative Of Sir Doug Sahm

Jeff Prince
First-time filmmaker Joe Nick Patoski had a good problem at tonight’s showing of Sir Doug & The Genuine Texas Cosmic Groove — more patrons than seats. A long line had formed well before showtime. Less than half ...