Posts Tagged ‘dallas’

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: The Lincoln Lawyer (R) Matthew McConaughey stars in this adaptation of Michael Connelly’s novel as a defense attorney who tries to save a scion of wealth (Ryan Phillippe) from a murder charge. Also with Marisa Tomei,...


Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Battle: Los Angeles (PG-13) Aaron Eckhart and Bridget Moynahan star in this apocalyptic sci-fi thriller about a U.S. Marine battalion trying to survive in the face of a global invasion by an alien race. Also with Miche...



Let the Right Ones Out

Fort Worth folks play key roles in the work of freeing the wrongly convicted.
DAN MCGRAW
Cory Session is busy these days. The Fort Worth native is spending a lot of time in Austin, lobbying the Texas Legislature to make changes in the state’s criminal justice laws. He also speaks often to law school students, bot...


Texas Ballet Theater Mixes It Up

All dourness aside, TBT’s mixed repertoire programs had Bass Hall rocking.
LEONARD EUREKA
Mixed repertoire programs can be a tough nut to crack. Without the unifying music and storyline of a full-length work, success depends on lining up shorter ballets that make a satisfying evening together. Texas Ballet Theater, ...



Tell a Joke for Sam

Longtime Texas newsman and Fort Worth native Sam Kinch Jr. wanted no flowers, just his own frank obit.
DAVE McNEELY
Sam Kinch Jr., among the finest Texas political reporters ever, died Feb. 1. On Feb. 18, he would have been 71. Sam earned a reputation during his 40-year career for tenacious journalism, working on behind-the-scenes stories th...


Michael Vick Fetches Catcalls For Key To Dallas

Jeff Prince
People are  peeeyissed off after Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Dwain Carraway gave a key to the city to Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick while the convicted dog murderer was visiting that city during Super Bowl festivities....



FW Proudly Ugly

Jeff Prince
On the face of it, Fort Worth didn’t fare too well in this recent national ranking on the amount of time and money that people spend to stay fit and attractive. Those vegan bicyclists eating sprout burgers on the way ...


Fort Worth, Pa.

As black and gold descend upon Fort Worth, a native Pittsburgher assesses the pluses — and minuses.
ANTHONY MARIANI
For the big Super Bowl matchup between the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers, the AFC representatives, the Steelers, will be staying in Fort Worth, at the Omni Hotel-Fort Worth specifically, which means that we will be ...



Your Guide to 817 Nightlife

Drink specials and local music round out Super Bowl week in “Cowtown.”
ANTHONY MARIANI
You’ve got to laugh. Now that North Texas is veritably the center of the sports universe, Fort Worth has never seemed so, well, small compared to Big D. Just go online and check out some of the national headlines. The stories...


Your Guide to 817 Arts

Fort Worth’s got a little bit of everything — museums, galleries, theaters, institutions — but no attitude.
ANTHONY MARIANI
On the surface, an out-of-towner who spends more than a couple of minutes among some of us Fort Worthians might think we’ve got a little case of Dallas envy. But our envy isn’t for Dallas itself, though even the most hardco...