Posts Tagged ‘100’

Backsliding

Fort Worth schools just lost a lot of ground.
Eddie Griffin
For a while there, things were looking good for education in this country — and even in Fort Worth.


Lone Star State of Mind

Last Call
The recent glum weather put quite a damper on my social life and gave me a severe case of cabin fever. So I decided to come out of hibernation (heels and all) a couple of weekends ago and brave the cold to check out one of the ...



Drug Mountain

Ken Shimamoto
One wonders if Lester Bangs was foreseeing this when he wrote that rock ‘n’ roll is a “raw wail from the bottom of the guts.” Recorded by redoubtable noise maven Steve Albini in his Chicago lair last sum...


Bienvenue de Belleville

Big Ticket
The influence of Django Reinhardt continues to pop up in the most unusual places, like the 2007 video game BioShock, which contained several Reinhardt songs on its soundtrack.



The Hype

Listen Up
It’s hard to be objective about rap-rock. While it’s more or less an amusingly tasteless footnote to the mid-to-late ’90s, it got a lot of mainstream attention — until everyone realized that turntables were not as cool ...


Goin’ Long

Static
Mayor Mike Moncrief never talks to Static’s colleagues here at the Weekly, so when he opens up to our broadcast media sistren, we gather ’round the electronic devices like oracle-seekers at Delphi.



Texas Landscapes

Gallery
If you prefer your art comfortable and soothing and 100 percent Texas, there’s a show for you that’s still up on the South Side. David Gibson’s picturesque landscape paintings remain at Heliotrope through Labor Day, befor...


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...



10 x 10

Big Ticket
If the Amon Carter Museum really wanted to draw a crowd to its latest exhibit, 100 Great American Photographs, the word “great” in the title would have been “greatest.” Nothing stirs debate like a list of things called ...