For God! For Country! For Foam!

A local battle-gaming group dukes it out south of Mexia.
Cole Williams
Is there anything better than wailing on someone with a foam stick?

This Old House

Even a stellar Stage West cast can’t redeem a hackneyed critical fave.
There’s not a bad seat in the house at the “Old Vic,” Stage West’s new, old digs at the industrial end of West Vickery Boulevard.

Manhattan Express

The FWSO makes an impressive Carnegie Hall debut.

Losing, Lost Gems

In these angsty times, sometimes you have to scour the art scene for life.
As mannered Britons dump garbage all over gallery floors under the auspices of creating “art,” and brash young Americans simply Xerox their favorite photos of celebrities onto canvases in a seemingly endless, relent...

The Big Picture(s)

A touring photo exhibit perplexes, while the 817′s two major dance companies generate some ka-ching.

Open Ears and Minds

Seattle transplant Herb Levy settled in Fort Worth eight years ago so that his wife, painter Carol Ivey, could be closer to her family.

New Visions

Based on the debut last weekend of the Lone Star International Film Festival, good cinematic things are in store for the Fort.
One of the best things about the Lone Star International Film Festival, presented by the Lone Star Film Society, is that the festival’s inaugural outing last week was true to the “Lone Star” and “International” portio...


Stage West gets ready to move into new digs and rediscover some lost energy.
In its 28 seasons, Stage West has offered a little bit of pretty much everything: regional premieres, regional and national debuts, sentimental favorites, you name it.


The battle lines on the turf of racial equality are clearly drawn in Jubilee Theatre’s Permanent Collection.
With recent controversies surrounding the so-called Jena Six and the Duke lacrosse team rape fiasco, it’s hard to think of a more timely play than Jubilee Theatre’s current, rough-rattling production of Thomas Gibbons’ Pe...

TBT Comes to Life

Texas Ballet Theater’s performances of Coppelia last weekend in Bass Performance Hall fulfilled a promise made several years ago.