Posts Tagged ‘black’

Oscar’s Hidden Gold

And the Oscar goes to … that guy. An analysis of the awards’ not-so-major categories.
KRISTIAN LIN
Welcome to my fourth annual look at the mid-major categories of the annual Academy Awards (to be televised Sunday) It’s my way of pointing out who did the best work last year in these aspects of filmmaking that immeasurably a...


Black Swan: Danse Macabre

This ain’t The Nutcracker. Natalie Portman pirouettes into madness.
KRISTIAN LIN
Black Swan closely observes the world of high culture, and yet its thrills are distinctly, trashily lowbrow. That’s a difficult balancing act to pull off, but this movie does it with all kinds of skill and emerges as both one...



Bigots’ Last Stand

Racists are going the way of Joe McCarthy, but it won't be a pretty exit.
E.R. BILLS
So, a couple of weeks back, I’m sitting at the Lowdon Track and Field Complex at Texas Christian University watching my daughter and her teammates prepare for the upcoming Texas Amateur Athletic Federation’s State Track and...


Sharing a Constructive Spirit

Amon Carter shines a light on abstract art in North and South America in the early 20th century.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Modernism is sexy. And not just because Mad Men is set during the period of the style’s apex, the early 1960s, though there’s no denying the show’s appeal. No, Modernism conjures up an era, one in which father still knew ...



Amphibian Goes to School

The Fort Worth troupe’s latest production is nothing new but still worth it.
JIMMY FOWLER
In Amphibian Stage Productions’ slick, antic production of Billy Aronson’s contemporary sex farce The First Day of School, one character frets that it takes too much mental energy to maintain an extramarital affair. His wif...


Patrizio Takes Flight

A few mishaps aside, the experience at the new West 7th eatery is winning.
LEONARD EUREKA
Patrizio Pizza Pasta and Vino has been a fixture in Dallas’ Highland Park Village for decades. It has a welcoming ambiance, thanks mainly to the walled patio shaded by oak trees and equipped with umbrella-covered tables and o...



2010 Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards

Photos by Vishal Malhotra
In terms of sheer productivity, the past 12 months will be remembered as a pivotal moment in Fort Worth music. Everybody and their dog put out an album, EP, or song –– and 99 percent of them were bona fide, full-fledged, no...


Gem of the Ocean Glitters

Mystery and transcendence color Jubilee’s latest production of an August Wilson classic.
JIMMY FOWLER
With the current production of Gem of the Ocean, Jubilee Theatre has given the late August Wilson’s lyrical 2002 drama its Southwest premiere. As directed by Akin Babatunde, the play is a big gift box full of historical, spir...



Gallery

James Blake
Gallery
William Campbell Contemporary Art changes things up with its show of James Blake’s delicately beautiful black-and-white drawings of trees and flowers.


Looks Cute, Mi Chula

Despite its chain-y look, Southlake’s Mi Chula is a doll.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Mi Chula’s looks like a chain restaurant. It’s not. But the Southlake restaurant has a familiar feel to it, even if you’ve never been there before –– chalk it up to slick avocado-green and brown paint and brightly col...