Posts Tagged ‘car’

Haywire: Kane Mutiny

Steven Soderbergh delivers action in this thriller.
KRISTIAN LIN
I’m not sure why this film is called Haywire. The title implies a berserk quality, when in fact this movie is a tightly controlled and emotionally subdued piece of work. This is the closest thing to a pure action-thriller tha...


On Foot for Food

Chow, Baby
Chow, Baby is not good at maintaining automobiles. I often wish I had a grown-up around to nag me about things like getting my oil changed and my tires rotated. So it wasn’t that big of a surprise when my car broke down the o...



Aggressive Realignment

Static
Plop, plop. That’s the sound of heads being lopped. Fizz, fizz. That’s the sound of newly laid off journalists pouring cold beers into mugs to wash away their sorrows. Newspapers continue to cut costs — and lower the qual...


Becky’s New Car Stalls

Despite impeccable acting and an exhilarating start, Circle’s latest comes up short in the end.
JIMMY FOWLER
There’s a revealing bit of wisdom expressed by the title character of the bittersweet marital comedy Becky’s New Car, set to begin its final weekend of performances at Circle Theatre. Becky (Lisa Fairchild), a charming and ...



Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 10 Based on a popular anime series that takes place in some vaguely Western setting, Trigun: Badlands Rumble observes the continuing adventures of Vash the Stampede, a buffoonish pacifist outlaw who defeats bad guys witho...


The Sizzle on 7th

Fort Worth’s booming “urban village” has some not-so-hot zones.
DAN MCGRAW
A walk down Crockett Street in the West 7th development on a recent Saturday afternoon felt like a stroll through a ghost town. The area — full of apartments, bars, restaurants, and trendy shops — is designed for pedestrian...



Women on Boards

Big Ticket
Written as a 60th birthday present for a member of the board of directors at Seattle’s ACT Theatre, Becky’s New Car has had a successful life among regional theater companies since its premiere in 2008. Inspired by a ground...


Hey, Sailor, Want to Share Some Cow Brains?

Chow, Baby
I am a taco slut, always have been. I’m not talking about the kind of tacos you get at gringo-friendly margarita-sopapilla-raise-the-flag Tex-Mex places (though I adore them too). I mean the real deal: tacos filled with assor...



Car-Buying Caveat

John Q. Reader
To the editor: Regarding the Metropolis article (“Treading on Trouble,” Jan. 26, 2011), I have a similar story: I bought a new 2005 Altima from a large local Nissan dealer. I didn’t want the after-market wheels/tires on i...


Treading on Trouble

Older tires on a new car raised a local man’s ire — eventually.
JEFF PRINCE
A long career managing liquor stores led to a comfortable retirement for Henry Elkouri and his wife, Gertrude. They live in a lovely neighborhood in south Fort Worth, and they still travel and stay busy despite the typical heal...