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Rick Perry Goes Donor-, Er, Job-Poaching

JIMMY FOWLER
With today’s announcement that Rick Perry will return to New York to woo business owners down to Texas, I trust that the governor will try very hard to represent himself well. No yammering about states’ rights, no mention o...


Moviegoers take in some filmic Soviet propaganda at ArthouseFW at the Piano Pavilion. Courtesy: LSFS.

Strike Takes ArthouseFW to Surreality

EDWARD BROWN
Fort Worth is still waiting for its first indie film theater, but that hasn’t stopped groups like the Lone Star Film Society from programming cinematic experiences that present film as art, not just a divertissement. Last Sun...



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Lone Star Film Screens Eisenstein’s “Strike”

JIMMY FOWLER
If you have no set Easter plans this Sunday, spend your holiday with the Lone Star Film Society, local musician and Theater Fire member James Talambas, and the pioneering Russian filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein. LSFS screens Eisens...


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Tarrant County Live Theatre Awards

JIMMY FOWLER
You always hear about people sacrificing their lives for their art, but what does that mean? “Sacrifice” might be a strong word, but the actors, directors, designers, tech people, administrators, and volunteers who work reg...



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Super Chix: Make the Gayest Sandwich Ever

JIMMY FOWLER
This week Arlington will serve as the frontline in a new fast food war: The company that owns KFC will open a new chain eatery called Super Chix that, industry analysts note, is designed to go head-to-head with Chik-fil-A for t...


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Acting 101 with Chuck Huber at Stage West

JIMMY FOWLER
The way some people are captivated by the feats of pro basketball and baseball players, others of us are thrilled by great performances from stage, movie, and TV actors. In both arenas –– sports and acting –– the precis...



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Coyote Drive-In, FW Opera Do Musical Ad

JIMMY FOWLER
A couple of years ago I wrote a “Weekly” blog item sniping about the Dallas Opera broadcasting a performance on the big screen inside Cowboys Stadium. (The item prompted DO honcho Jonathan Pell to compare me to The Marx Bro...


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Algebra II? But the Toilet’s Running!

JIMMY FOWLER
The headlines from yesterday’s state House hearing on Texas’ new high school curriculum were so deliciously snicker-worthy: “Texas lawmakers debate new curriculum that’s too complicated for them.” Texas, like the U.S....



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Downtown Fort Worth SketchCrawl

JIMMY FOWLER
You can do a lot of things with a group of people –– eat, watch a movie, play with your dog at a dog park –– but sketching (as in quick, superficial drawing) feels more intimate than a lot of those activities. Why? Beca...


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Visionary Awards Moved to Thu, April 17

ANTHONY MARIANI
Congratulations again to the winners of our Fourth Annual Visionary Awards: director Adam Adolfo, conceptual artist Bradly Brown, and the art collective HOMECOMING! Committee. Due to a scheduling conflict, the date of our celeb...