In Fort Worth recently, expert John Buxton appraised, among other things, a pair of slippers from the South Pacific.

Antiques Roadshowing

Our fearless critic tackles the PBS hit.
Singer sewing tables, oil lamps, and china patterned with feminine chintz were once the staples of antique collectors in the 1990s. Thanks to the popularization of “picking” –– the hipper way to say “antique shopping...

The cast of Artes de la Rosa’s "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown" sings of the glories of Madrid.

Madrileños Locos

Adam Adolfo says goodbye to Artes de la Rosa with this airy musical.
Kristian Lin
A little more than a month ago, the news dropped that Adam Adolfo was leaving his job as artistic director of Artes de la Rosa after seven years. It was saddening to hear, especially for those of us who remember the troupe befo...

Kelsey Milbourn and Justin Lemieux (right) are separated by bureaucracy in the form of Matthew Minor in Amphibian Stage Productions’ Crossing the Line.

Park Bench Plays

This is not a play about Donald Trump’s wall, Brexit, or any government office involving a row of disgruntled, time-pressed people. But it could be. In Crossing the Line, playwright Kieran Lynn roasts bureaucracy on a big sti...

Author Steve Watkins took this photo in June on a Calumet with Ilford film. Photo by Steve Watkins

Analog Imagery

At least one North Texas photo shop is capitalizing on the resurgent popularity of film.
Not too long ago, a professional wedding photographer walked into Don’s Used Photo Equipment, a hole-in-the-wall camera store in Dallas’ Design District, after having driven 40 miles from the other side of North Texas to bu...


Gray Area

Marshall Harris’ rigorous style pits content against craft.
Marshall Harris is as big and tall as you’d expect a former NFL player to be. At 6’7” and 280 pounds, he defies the stereotypes of a one-dimensional athlete. He is also the 2013 winner of the $50,000 Hunting Art Prize for...

Marilyn Waligore’s “Aluminum RG#1” won the top prize: $1,000 and an opportunity to participate in a solo or group exhibition in Artspace’s 2016-17 season.

Artspace 111 Hits

At the gallery’s Third Annual Regional Juried Exhibit, explore a range of work. And tastes.
Artspace 111 is currently hosting its Third Annual Regional Juried Exhibition, a six week-long show featuring 83 artists. The juror was Eric M. Lee, director of the Kimbell Art Museum, who also awarded various prizes. Marilyn W...

Dan Lam uses a cake frosting squirter to apply the tiny horns to her sculptures. Photo by Jeff Prince.

Miley’s Muse

Artist Dan Lam’s colorful drip art to be exhibited in Fort Worth.
Jeff Prince
Dan Lam didn’t break Instagram after she began posting photos of her colorful and unique drip sculptures last summer. Fewer than 1,000 people followed her back then. But the 28-year-old artist kept posting pictures, and her b...

Curtis Raymond Shideler, Bob Hess, Ben Phillips, and Jerry Downey hammer out artistic differences in Circle Theatre’s Don’t Talk to the Actors.

I’ve Been Played

Real talent is wasted on fake wit in Circle Theatre’s backstage comedy Don’t Talk to the Actors.
Kristian Lin
Oh, goody. Another play satirizing the world of the theatuh and the pretensions of the brilliant egomaniacs and thin-skinned artisans who inhabit it. If you’re going to tread this well-worn ground, you’d better bring someth...

Straight Razor Steve’s ‘65 Chevy C10 will be on display Saturday. Photo by ROWAN LEHR.

Hot Rods and Java

Texas Motor Speedway is the new home for Cowtown Cars & Coffee.
The distinctive monthly gathering in which hot rods and caffeine are combined has gotten so popular that it has –– yet again –– moved to bigger environs. The new home for Cowtown Cars & Coffee is Texas Motor Speedwa...

Maier captured a time and place (Chicago) that revealed universal truths.

Vivian Maier: Street Photography

Now up at the Arlington Museum of Art is a career retrospective of a lost legend.
Street photography is like time travel. Instead of a portrait or landscape, these fragments of everyday life manifest the emotion and atmosphere of a specific point in time in a specific place, often artfully. The more distant ...