Posts Tagged ‘book’

Who Framed The Duke?

The Tea Party is either the beneficiary of Conspiracy in the Heartland – or the joke.
JIMMY FOWLER
Political conspiracy theories in America have been around since the colonists fought loony old King George III for independence. Although both the conservative and liberal fringes of the United States have historically been cap...


Certified Copy: Love Among the Ruins

An Iranian master does his thing in Italy.
KRISTIAN LIN
In a small Tuscan village, we see an elderly Frenchman apparently yelling abuse at his wife in the middle of the piazza. But then they shift positions slightly, and we can see that the target of his ire isn’t his wife but rat...



Sarah Palin Book Chilling? You Betcha!

Jeff Prince
Former Alaska governor, current pop culture celebrity, future presidential hopeful, and ultimate insignificant blip on the political radar Sarah Palin will be exposed in a “chilling” tell-all book. Former aide Frank...


To Hollywood And Back

How a Fort Worth boy turned a newspaper clipping into a major motion picture — and lived to tell about it.
STEVE MCVICKER
“The movie business is uglier than most things. It is normally perceived as some kind of cruel and shallow money trench through the heart of the journalism industry, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free and...



Mars Needs Moms: Empty Wells

This animated sci-fi kids’ flick goes wrong in many ways.
KRISTIAN LIN
Last week, we had the incredible burst of experimentalism that was Rango, a defiantly old-school 2-D animated film that nevertheless ventured fearlessly into territory untapped by kids’ movies. This week, Mars Needs Moms, a 3...


Feed a Cabin Fever

Chow, Baby
Last week’s icy roads and rolling blackouts (no TV for several minutes at a time!) meant that homebound Chow, Baby actually had to turn to books for entertainment while (the whiny tone spikes here) it cooked for itself using ...



Making a Killing

A Fort Worth author turns a mythical, bloodsucking Texas town into big-time success.
JIMMY FOWLER photos by robert hart
A former literary agent of Fort  Worth novelist Roxanne Longstreet Conrad’s once told her: “You’re the kind of writer who pokes along doing OK until something you write hits big, and then you go right up there.”  


Don’t Go to Hell House

A creative post-Rapture premise goes to waste in a new locally written graphic novel.
COLE WILLIAMS
Discussing religion in an entertaining way is a difficult enterprise, and doing so memorably is next to impossible. Local writers Chad Feehan and Ryan Dixon have come up with a cool concept in their new graphic novel, Hell Hous...



Mean Green Christmas

Big Ticket
The colleges are offering a smorgasbord of events before the crush of finals and the winter break, but UNT has a particularly intriguing slate of things going on this week. The week is bookended by lectures about war zone exper...


Vampires in Ghost Town

Fort Worth novelist Rachel Caine offers the latest installment in her Morganville Vampires series.
CAROLINE COLLIER
The undead, especially vampires, have become superstars in the fiction sections of bookstores in recent years. Anne Rice may have ushered in the era, but the Twilight saga has snared teens, tweens, and many of their parents. Th...