Posts Tagged ‘books’

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.”  


Hey There, Scott Pilgrim

Your comic book is awesome. Your movie, sometimes.
KRISTIAN LIN
On paper, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World looks like a dream pairing. Edgar Wright is the British filmmaker who proved his comic genius with Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, demented mash-ups of disparate genres. Now he’s adapting...



I Can See Cleary Now: Ramona and Beezus

A brave pest finally gets her movie, and it does some good things.
KRISTIAN LIN
The shadow of America’s recession hangs heavily over Ramona and Beezus. Wow, that’s a portentous opening sentence. It’s true, though — the very first film adaptation of Beverly Cleary’s beloved kids’ books shows the...


Thank God and Greyhound, is she gone yet?

Static
Fourteen minutes and one second … 14 minutes and two seconds … 14 minutes and three seconds … . Sarah Palin‘s 15 minutes of fame are just about up, but she’s going to sprint to the finish line. Her...



Best Of 2009 Getting & Spending

Fort Worth Weekly Staff
Click here to read more and see who won best Hair Salon, Spa, Customer Service, and more.


Fort Worth Author in the ‘Times’

Anthony Mariani
‘The New York Times’ now weighs in on a book by a Fort Worthian author that ‘Weekly’ staff writer Jimmy Fowler recently reviewed: Jeff Guinn’s ‘Go Down Together: The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde.’ The ...



Spreading it Around

Static
Static’s old Stock Show-loving granny used to say, “When life hands you cow poop, make cow poop-ade.” Why life would be handling cow manure was never clear, but Static vowed to make poop-ade nonetheless. And s...


I’m Not There

The fairies and teleporters in this week’s movies encourage you to disbelieve your eyes.
Kristian Lin
The best bets this Valentine’s Day are two special-effects-laden fantasy films from Hollywood, both blessedly free of any pretensions to be the next Lord of the Rings.



Hullabaloo

Has Texas A&M Press become the Bush administration’s mouthpiece?
Books
If you’ve picked up a catalog from Texas A&M Press lately, you’ve no doubt noticed all of the battleships and generals and wars. If you’ve caught the university’s Wackenhut-sponsored Homeland Security radio broadca...


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...