Arts

Shtick ’Em Up

Stage
There’s a lot going on right now that we need to pay attention to, and none of it is fun: a shitty economy, a U.S. presidential campaign that’s annoying and superficial, and the final days of Dubya’s corrupt, ...


Shtick ’Em Up

JIMMY FOWLER
There’s a lot going on right now that we need to pay attention to, and none of it is fun: a shitty economy, a U.S. presidential campaign that’s annoying and superficial, and the final days of Dubya’s corrupt, ...



Ready to Wear

Kultur
“I asked my mom to buy me a seersucker suit from Cox. Instead, she got me a cocksucker suit from Sears.” – anonymous


Personal Jesus

Books
The Oscar-nominated 2006 film Jesus Camp may have been a documentary, but it played more like a horror movie to non-religious people and to liberal believers.



Illuminating

Stage
As the audience files in before the start of Amphibian Stage Production’s Gutenberg! The Musical!, the bellow of Broadway legend Ethel Merman charges out from the sound system.


Dark Ages

Local author Phil Vinson limns the depths of depression in his debut novel.
Books
Local writer and retired journalist Phil Vinson has published his first work of fiction – and it’s a good one, although I suspect it is not altogether fictional.



Plain-spoken

Local author Jarid Manos spares no detail in telling of his troubled youth and inspired adulthood.
Books
There are a lot of hard-knock stories that follow a character from the bottom of society’s barrel to a better life full of clean living.


Glove the Blood

Vampire-boxers, vampires, and non-Hollywood folk duke it out in The Butterfly Connection’s new show.
Stage
Give theatergoers a knotty plot to unravel, new ideas to understand, complex issues to mull over, and chances are they’ll enjoy the mental work involved.



High Score

Scott Kurtz has done the seemingly impossible: achieve 10 successful years in the webcomic biz.
Books
Few people make it in the world of online comics. Few people probably even know that online comics exist.


Brains and Brawn

FWO’s Of Mice and Men registers its impact in small doses that, unpredictably, add up in the end.
Stage
Last Saturday night at Bass Performance Hall, during the final scene of Fort Worth Opera’s production of Of Mice and Men, I got a little misty-eyed.