Arts

Classy Stuff

From the Met to mildew: An incredible collection of Fort Worth art is unearthed at a local middle school.
Jeff Prince
The private art collections into which New York City’s legendary Metropolitan Museum of Art digs for gems to borrow and exhibit usually belong to either aristocratic families or multi-national corporations. But in 1950, when ...


Posse Prose

A bunch of Fort Worth scribes collaborate on a Western that hits more often than it misses.
Books
A baker’s dozen of Texas writers have set egos — and some might say common sense — aside to write a collaborative novel (which might be better described as a novel of unexpected outcomes) about the adventures and misadven...



Shocking

Kultur
Even though he’s an independent filmmaker based in lil’ ol’ Fort Worth, Jon Keeyes is probably busier than a lot of Hollywood dudes.


Holy (Dumpster) Divers

Kultur
There’s a group of young go-getters in town, and they’re trying really hard to make Fort Worth more livable, friendly, and civilized though no less fun. (Actually, probably more fun.) They need help, and if you have a decen...



No Moz-aleum

Stage
If Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya had led an all-Mozart Festival six years ago when he first came to town, it would have been a cautious, tentative journey. His youthful forays into 18th-century mus...


Dat ‘70s Show

Art
As far as places to get an MFA in studio art go, the University of North Texas is all dat. Texas Christian University and University of Texas-Arlington have their unique, incidental charms.



Books and ’Bots

Kultur
The problem with most comic books and graphic novels is that most if not all of them are pretty poorly written. Obviously, I haven’t read every title ever published, but I have been through enough to make a sound generali...


Hell to the Chief?

Stage
It’s assumed that the majority of regular theatergoers lean a little bit to the left politically. If that’s true, then the myriad presidential misdeeds by our current clueless leader must be much on the minds of the audienc...



Universal Hope

Books
As a genre, gay fiction came into its own in the late ’80s/early 1990s, but the coming-out party felt more like a wake. The terrorizing effects of AIDS provided a generation of homosexual men with grand themes like mortality,...


Narrow Focus

Art
The title of Amon Carter Museum’s current archival exhibition is misleading. Instead of 100 Great American Photographs, it should say 100 Great Historical American Photographs. From an artistic standpoint, a lot of the pics a...