Arts

Fear and Loathing of Big D

JIMMY FOWLER
Fort Worthians who’ve followed the longtime rivalry between Cowtown and Dallas will get a shot of schadenfreude from The Dallas Myth: The Making and Unmaking of an American City. Author Harvey J. Graff lived in Big D for ...


El Día de los Muertos

Gallery
El Día de los Muertos may be over and gone, but the holiday’s spirit will keep going at Arts Fifth Avenue. Lynn Hart’s paintings inspired by the tribute to the dead will remain on display through the month of Novem...



Going Once …

JEFF PRINCE
Several watercolor paintings recently donated to the Juneteenth Museum on Rosedale Street obviously weren’t rendered by a master, but they were painted with love and skill by one Fort Worth’s most influential Africa...


Fort Worth ‘Boo!’s

JIMMY FOWLER
As Halloween is the season, Fort dwellers might want to ponder the spectral entities in their own backyard. Mitchel Whitington’s Ghosts of North Texas from Republic of Texas Press contains at least as much local history a...



Revolutionary Ballet

Leonard Eureka
It takes guts for a small company like Metropolitan Classical Ballet to try to mount a convincing production of a Soviet-era blockbuster like Spartacus, but the group met the challenge earlier this week in Bass Performance Hall.


Halloween Art Exhibition

Gallery
    There’s Halloween-related activities going on everywhere this weekend, but if you’re artistically inclined and in the Arlington area, you might want to drop in on F6 Gallery, 2008 critic’s choice for bes...



Still Stormy?

Leonard Eureka
Texas Ballet Theater may be down financially, but it isn’t out artistically. Last weekend’s performances of Mozart’s Requiem and Stormy Weather at Bass Performance Hall showed the group to be in better shape t...


Back Again, At Last

JEFF PRINCE
Bror Utter, Cynthia Brants, and Kelly Fearing are among the Fort Worth artists usually mentioned first when discussing the city’s early ventures into Modernism. Their reputations and accolades continued throughout their c...



The Enemy Within

ANTHONY MARIANI
Standing – quaking, actually – in front of Kara Walker’s stark silhouettes of exaggerated racial stereotypes and loaded racist imagery from the antebellum South is like being trapped in a nightmare. Scrawny Ma...


Trapped in the ’Net

Jimmy Fowler
Most theater artists think that audiences for serious live drama are graying, dwindling, and not being replenished with young ticket-buyers. The latter’s attention span, the old saw goes, has been impaired by the non-dema...