Posts Tagged ‘it’s’

127 Hours: Trapped in the Crevice

This survival tale will make you a serious Francophile.
KRISTIAN LIN
James Franco spent his early 20s taking lead or secondary lead roles in gritty urban thrillers like Deuces Wild, Sonny, and City by the Sea, not to mention the sympathetic villain in the Spider-Man films. With his smoldering go...


Find La Media Naranja

This taqueria/dessert shop specializes in scrumptious tortas, fresh-squeezed juices, and breakfast.
JIMMY FOWLER
The Spanish phrase “la media naranja” has a couple of different meanings. It’s a slangy term of endearment for a romantic partner, as in “my better half.” But it also translates literally as “half of the orange,” ...



Tangled: Split Ends

Separating the good hair from the bad in Disney’s animated Rapunzel story.
KRISTIAN LIN
Disney’s latest animated musical is a fractured take on the Rapunzel story. Presumably it’s called Tangled because there’s already a musical entitled Hair.


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...



Hellfire and Eagle Rock

Hearsay
If you’re a regular reader, you’re probably well aware of Indian Casino Records, a Seattle label run by Haltom City ex-pat John Frum. Though times have been hard, the label continues churning out product, including a new ba...


We’ve Been Plucked!

The 2010 Turkey Awards
Fort Worth Weekly Staff
Hi, doc. Thanks for seeing me this week — it’s that time of year, you know, when I start feeling so exposed, so vulnerable. Like I’m out there in the cold. Like someone’s drawing a bead on me, sizing me up with a carvin...



The Grotto’s Got it Going On

Last Call
If you haven’t been to see a show at The Grotto yet, you should do your best to change that situation. Seriously, The Grotto is becoming one of my favorite venues in town. Under owner Cody Admire’s direction, the little-lou...


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...



Gallery

Gallery 414
Gallery
A heavy dose of feminist theory is what you’ll be getting at Gallery 414’s current show.


Inside Job: Forever Blowing Bubbles

Our financial system sucks. This documentary explains why.
KRISTIAN LIN
 “It is impossible to get a man to understand something when his paycheck depends on him not understanding it.” — Upton Sinclair