Arts

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...



A Lonesome Dove and a Yalid

Kultur
Filmmaker David H. Hickey is an oddity in these parts — he generally avoids making movies about dead teenagers.


Capturing Katrina

A local filmmaker’s forthcoming documentary on the storm’s aftermath is apolitical in a political way.
Brian Abrams
David Redmon might be the most earnest documentary filmmaker around. His subject matter is always edgy, he finances all of his projects himself (to avoid any implied or explicit biases and to have complete artistic control), an...



Rooting for Roots

In a new book about Americana, the vitriol tries to dilute the poignant insights.
Books
What an odd book — fascinating at times yet frustrating in its lack of organization and purpose.


Women’s Lib-ido

Theatre Arlington revives a spicy, classic Steve Martin adaptation whose early 19th-century theme still proves relevant.
Stage
With their fervent and cunning production of Steve Martin’s adaptation The Underpants, Theatre Arlington and director B.J. Cleveland have done something unexpected — reminded ticketbuyers of the original Martin, a hyper-sil...



A Dream Not Deferred

One of Ed Smith’s earliest professional aspirations was to run an African-American theater — now he’s at one of the best.
Stage
Ed Smith, the man who has replaced the late Rudy Eastman as artistic director of Jubilee Theatre, has taught graduate level theater courses in prestigious universities as well as directed productions at regional stages across t...


Show Offs II

Gallery
They just don’t stop making art in Texas, which is why you can’t go wrong with a show devoted to up-and-coming new talent.



To the Stars

For new talents, Metroplex opera is quite the launching pad, as Stephen Costello has proved.
Stage
In his major American debut more than 40 years ago, tenor Plácido Domingo sang Edgardo in Fort Worth Opera’s production of Lucia di Lammermoor. (He had previously sung the walk-on role of Normano in the same piece for the Da...


Dash It, ‘Jeeves’!

Stage West’s adaptation of an old piece of ‘light writing’ reveals its subversive, prescient edge.
Stage
In 1957, the prolific author and playwright P.G. Wodehouse said, “I go in for what is known in the trade as ‘light writing,’ and those who do so are looked down upon by the intelligentsia and sneered at.” Indeed, certif...