Arts
Fantasy and color combine in painterly ways in Patrick Nagatani and Andree Tracey’s “Alamogordo Blues.”

In Living Color!

Amon Carter’s new exhibit isn’t comprehensive but still says a lot.
CHRISTOPHER BLAY
The new exhibit at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art contains all of its color in a black box. The entrance and exit to the galleries are darkened, resembling a camera obscura or dark chamber. These contraptions were used ...


Dallas 1963 By Bill Minutaglio and Steven L. Davis Twelve: Hatchett Brook Group, 2013. $28, 372 pps.

Dark Dallas

Back in 1963, Kennedy was a wanted man by the de facto white supremacists who ran the city.
MARGARET ALLYSON
This is not a book about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. In fact that event and its aftermath are detailed only in the epilogue. Instead, Dallas 1963 is a fascinating study of the political climate in the city i...



Janet Morrow’s “Going, Going, Gone”

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Gallery 76102
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Chefs know that you can make marvelous (if ephemeral) sculptures out of spun sugar. Janet Morrow has taken that idea and created Sweetie Pie, her Gallery Night show at Gallery 76102. This holiday season, there’s still time fo...


Ken Dixon “Order & Disorder: Common Denominator”

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William Campbell Contemporary Art
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Ken Dixon’s show at William Campbell, 3 Short Stories & 12 Options, takes its inspiration from Texas’ Hill Country, but the artist renders his landscapes in paint, paper, and carved wood. The show remains up through Sat...



The hero of Buzzkill, an anonymous übermensch, derives his superpowers from drugs and alcohol.

Buzzkill: Up, Up, and Away

A new comic tackles addiction and power.
COLE WILLIAMS
There have been as many takes on the superhero genre as there are members of the X-Men. The artform has been deconstructed, reconstructed, and outright parodied. But there’s never been a superhero who gains his powers from do...


HOMECOMING! Committee’s MacGuffin

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The literature accompanying MacGuffin, a new multimedia exhibit by the Fort Worth/Dallas collective HOMECOMING! Committee, is intentionally vague: lots of talk about desire, sight, sound, multiple dimensions, and “a snapshot ...



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“Death Tax” at Amphibian Stage Productions

JIMMY FOWLER
“Nobody does something for nothing,” declares Maxine (Georgia Clinton), a bitter, delusional old woman nearing the end of her life in a respectable if impersonal eldercare facility. While she may not be as close to death as...


The composer takes in Bass Hall before his performance of Dracula.

Philip Glass’ Dracula: Bloody Good

EDWARD BROWN
The classical music scene in Fort Worth is all too often one of weak attendance figures and stale, centuries-old programming. Last Tuesday’s performance of Dracula: The Music and Film by Philip Glass and his namesake ensemble...



Ebony Marshall-Oliver stars in Neat, a companion piece of sorts to playwright Charlayne Woodard’s Pretty Fire.

Not so Neat

Racism is messy business in Jubilee’s new one-woman show.
JIMMY FOWLER
Actor Ebony Marshall-Oliver was born and raised in a small south Louisiana town called Donaldsonville, although her family had moved to Atlanta by the time she was in high school. At 35, Marshall-Oliver is too young to have wit...


Sarah Williams’ “Sherman”

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Gallery at UTA
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Deserted landscapes that bear the imprint of humanity but aren’t exactly urban provide Sarah Williams with her inspiration. The painter shares the exhibit at the Gallery at UTA with photographer Amy Blakemore, whose works fre...