Arts

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.


Absolutely Fabulous

With Turandot and Lucia di Lammermoor, the Fort Worth Opera Festival continues climbing to new heights.
Stage
You couldn’t have asked for bigger contrast than the Fort Worth Opera Festival’s opening in Bass Performance Hall last weekend.



Graceful

From cast to stagehands to music, Fort Worth Opera’s production of Angels in America is nearly immaculate.
Stage
Perhaps the best way to describe Fort Worth Opera’s production of Angels in America, composer Peter Eötvös and librettist Mari Mezei’s adaptation of playwright Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer Prize- and Tony-winning...


Waxing Aimless

There’s a lot of movement but not much point to The Book of Liz at Theatre Arlington.
Stage
Just before last Saturday’s performance of The Book of Liz, a Theatre Arlington staffer gave an odd little speech to the audience.



Bits

Local curator gets personal, while public art shines over Dark streets.
Kultur
I always read with a little stack of Post-it Notes nearby.


Nuts

Texas blogger Amanda Marcotte defends the F-word, mostly from the white, Christian, mainly male crazies.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
If the phrase “West Texas feminist” causes your eyebrows to raise, It’s A Jungle Out There isn’t your kind of book.



Larger than Life

In a new biography of Willie Nelson, journalist and Fort Worth native Joe Nick Patoski unravels some of the mystique but also reveals new magic.
Books
Willie Nelson has been my hero since I was a teenager.


Fly By Night

TBT revives Dracula and longs for a new eastward lair.
Stage
Not long after he took over Texas Ballet Theater five years ago, director Ben Stevenson produced Dracula.



The Austin Biennial

Kultur
Applications for the third annual Texas Biennial are now available at www.texasbiennial.com. A group art show composed of open submissions, the biennial, if you haven’t already guessed, is grossly biased toward Austin, th...


Amon G. Carter Redux

Local portraitist Scott Gentling is working on a long-awaited — and fresh — depiction of Fort Worth’s proudest forefather.
Jeff Prince
Nobody tooted this city’s horn like Amon G. Carter, the wealthy founder and publisher of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, a guy whose political connections helped lure government contracts for the city’s defense indust...