Posts Tagged ‘day’

817’ers @ 35 Conferette

Hearsay
This weekend, North Texas music lovers of a certain age (and perhaps a little older) will be obsessed with one thing: 35 Conferette, the annual four-day indie-rock festival in Denton. Arriving just a couple of days before the a...


Night & Day

Fort Worth Weekly
WED ? 9 The Super Bowl is over, but at least one museum has kept up its football-themed art show. Grit and Glory: Six Man Football is an exhibit of photographs by Laura Wilson, who spent the 1990s in small Texas towns documenti...



Blue Valentine: Heartbreak Hotel

In love or at war, Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams are magnificent.
KRISTIAN LIN
Just as falling in love is a part of life, so too is breaking up. Yet most movies leave the subject of breakups in the background, if they address it at all. A breakup often happens to the heroine at the beginning of the movie,...


The Longest War

After nine years, it’s still hard to tell what American troops are fighting for in Afghanistan — except one another.
story BY DON JONES photos by bill putnam and don jones
The steady drumbeat of the helicopter rotors was the best sound 2nd Platoon had heard all day, coming from the southwest — the three dots quickly turned into two Apache attack helicopters escorting the medevac Black Hawk. The...



BoomerJack’s Arlington Thrives

Last Call
On the afternoon of New Year’s Eve, I found an Arlington sports bar that offers the alcoholic equivalent of the lost treasure of El Dorado: happy hour … all day … every day. We went to BoomerJack’s Grill and Bar for a l...


Happy St. Stephen’s Day!

Last Call
Last year, my favorite boozy companion, Emily, led a group of women in revelry celebrating St. Stephen’s Day. Em, who has more than a bit of Irish in her, told us that in the British isles, Dec. 26 is a day of drinking at eve...



Slogan’s Run

Chow, Baby
Appointing itself ad hoc spokesperson for the 80 zillion Mexican restaurants in Tarrant (note to self: check that figure), Chow, Baby is more than a bit offended by the slogan of Red Cactus (3005 S. University Dr.): “Fresh Me...


The Beast of Old Age

By the time you realize retirement is a farce, it may be too late.
E.R. BILLS
I had a strange, unsettling thought about retirement the other day. I’ve had half an eye cast over the recent French strikes regarding an increase in the retirement age and half an ear tuned to what French citizens are saying...



Culture 2010

Fort Worth Weekly Staff
Male Actor Readers’ choice: David Coffee Critic’s choice: Todd Hart, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Theatre Arlington As executive producer of Theatre Arlington, Todd Hart has done more paperwork than stage wor...


Clean as … Coal?

Static
One of the major arguments of those who push for wide-open gas drilling rules in this state is that natural gas is the “clean” fuel of the future. As stricter emission rules reduce the role (we can only hope) of coal in gen...