Arts

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...



Garage Art

The Fort Worth Convention Center’s new parking facility isn’t groundbreaking but still great.
Art
Designer garages are nothing new. At Princeton University, TEN Arquitectos’ Enrique Norten uses an elegant stainless-steel scrim to hide the parked vehicles.


Top Registers

With Crowns, Jubilee traces the history of African-American headwear wonderfully, if a little hastily.
Stage
For Jubilee Theatre’s current gospel musical, Crowns, set designer Judd Vermillion has turned the back wall of the stage into what looks like a lady’s hat store in the 1930s Deep South.



By Foote

A Texas playwright’s 1953 odyssey gets a spirited reading by Fort Worth Theatre.
Stage
The program for Fort Worth Theatre’s current revival of The Trip to Bountiful mentions at least three times that the city’s 53-year-old stage institution is “a community theater.”


For God! For Country! For Foam!

A local battle-gaming group dukes it out south of Mexia.
Cole Williams
Is there anything better than wailing on someone with a foam stick?