Arts

Loco

Kultur
Pantagleize Theatre brings a couple of parents-to-be to life at a crossroads.


Finding Walter

The partial inspiration for John Goodman’s memorable character from The Big Lebowski isn’t all guns and bowling pins.
Brian Abrams
A lot of non-mainstream comedies have their die-hard fans, but there’s something about The Big Lebowski that, as fancy journalists say, has legs. Hollywood has given us funnier movies.



Alarming Heights

As Big D designs itself into a cultural mecca, Fort Worth turns back the clock.
Art
Fact: There are more important examples of Modernist and contemporary public architecture in Fort Worth — three — than in any other Texas city, possibly the entire Southwest: the Amon Carter Museum (Philip Johnson), the Kim...


Death Becomes Them

Mozart’s Requiem isn’t all gloomy in TBT’s hands, er, feet.
Stage
In his six years with Texas Ballet Theater, artistic director Ben Stevenson has led the company back from the abyss.



Where the Wild Things Are

The Modern tests and soothes childhood in Pretty Baby.
Art
In art, theater, music, literature, film — basically, any artistic discipline — there are themes, and then there are themes.


Shoestring Budget

Though underfunded, Metropolitan Classical Ballet proves with its latest outings that it can still tackle Russian repertory, no matter how elaborate.
Leonard Eureka
Every time Metropolitan Classical Ballet goes onstage, the Arlington-based, Russian-influenced company dances a fine line between ambition and reality. Co-directors Paul Mejia and Alexander Vetrov are tops in their fields and h...



Flights of Fancy

Van Cliburn gold medalist Alexander Kobrin brought an inquisitive, authoritative touch to some semi-obscure music at the Caruth last weekend.
Stage
The Van Cliburn International Piano Competition has sifted through a lot of talent over the years, with most winners falling somewhere between the scholarly intensity of Radu Lupu and the sweeping romanticism of Olga Kern. But ...


Damn, Dirty Apes

German artist Ralf Ziervogel lets the shit fly in his one-man show at the Modern.
Art
Never mind the bollocks.



Lost in thought and balletic reverie

Kultur
To a lot of viewers and critics, the title Lost has become a bad pun on the show itself.


Big Shoes to Backfill

Ames Fender’s grandfather had a lot to do with how Fort Worth looks today — the younger might have something to say about that.
Art
Architect Ames Fender’s grandfather is Wyatt C. Hedrick, the man who’s most responsible for the way that much of Fort Worth looks — he designed the T&P Building, the Will Rogers Center, TCU Stadium, the main post off...