Arts

Gallery Night or TCU football?

Kultur
Things were looking good for the Frogs last Saturday afternoon — until the third quarter.


High on Art

Fall Gallery Night has something for the esthete and socialite alike.
Art
For the past three decades, the Fort Worth Art Dealers Association has been putting on Gallery Night, one evening in the spring and one in the fall when local galleries and other exhibition spaces open their doors to the unwashed.



Big Time

FWSO tackles a titan and rises to new heights.
Stage
It took a lot of courage for Fort Worth Symphony conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya to schedule a three-year Gustav Mahler cycle as part of the company’s annual summer festival.


Hullabaloo

Has Texas A&M Press become the Bush administration’s mouthpiece?
Books
If you’ve picked up a catalog from Texas A&M Press lately, you’ve no doubt noticed all of the battleships and generals and wars. If you’ve caught the university’s Wackenhut-sponsored Homeland Security radio broadca...



Bodies at Rest

Please do not touch or nitpick the Mueck.
Art
Smug.”“Literal.”“Impervious to multiple interpretations.”“Susceptible to parody.”“Self-parodic.”“The Old Guard’s new clothes.”


Maverick Comic-Book Artist

Kultur
In 2003, a little-known Arlington comic-book artist began publishing a series about a teenager who comes back from the dead to fight evil.



Black Man + White Woman = ?

Amphibian Productions tackles one of Neil LaBute’s grittiest plays.
Stage
Playwright-director Neil LaBute generally comes in one flavor — bitterly misanthropic — but his works can be divided between the nasty/grumpy variety and the exhilarating and even moral.


Bayou Self

The debut biography of Townes Van Zandt is a portrait of a sacrifice at the altar of commerce.
Books
If you read this debut biography of Fort Worth native Townes Van Zandt — and you need to — the author wants you to understand one thing up front: To Live’s to Fly: The Ballad of the Late, Great Townes Van Zandt is not an ...



Killing Fields

A local theater troupe uses the stage to spotlight a grave south-of-the-border injustice.
Stage
Touring productions of theatrical staples such as Camelot and Sweet Charity guarantee that local ticketbuyers will always be able to escape the daily grind, even if only momentarily. Nothing wrong with that. We all need happy d...


In Memoriam

Beverly Sills 1929-2007
Stage
Nearly half a century ago at Baylor University, newcomer soprano Beverly Sills gave a recital, and afterward an eager fan asked to be sent an autographed photo.