Posts Tagged ‘love’

Class from the Past

Fort Worthian Betty Buckley enjoys a resurgence of sorts, much to one writer’s glee.
Tom Geddie
A gift from 40 years ago arrived in the mail just before Christmas, a CD called Betty Buckley 1967, with the semi-iconic Fort Worth entertainer smiling playfully on the cover.


The Red Herrings

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As fans of both The White Stripes and progressive classic rock, The Red Herrings – guitarist-singer Joe Hill and drummer-backup vocalist Matt Lombard, plus some contributors – are smart songwriters, paying close att...



Betty Harris

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Betty Harris is back.


Baby, It’s Fate

A double dose of Javier Bardem, in English-language films of varying quality
KRISTIAN LIN
Javier Bardem made his American debut and snagged an Oscar nomination all in one bang when he portrayed the gay Cuban poet Reinaldo Arenas in the 2001 biopic Before Night Falls.



The Derailers

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My philosophy on tribute albums: When covering popular songs, a band should make its own artistic statement rather than mimicking the original.


Love/Hate

Fort Worth Star-Telegram film critic’s debut novel, A Push and a Shove, pulls a neat trick by not being purely gay fiction but also wholeheartedly of it.
Books
Classic novels of homoerotic obsession — titles like Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited, Thomas Mann’s Death in Venice, and, if you want to give it a queer-theory spin, John Knowles’ A Separate Peace — have tradition...



Alan Jackson

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Alan Jackson may be one of a few current country music stars whose careers will last longer than a frozen margarita or one of those fruity drinks with umbrellas.


Love Bug

The craziness is contagious in this claustrophobic, unsatisfying thriller.
Kristian Lin
Purely from an intellectual standpoint, the existence of Bug tickles me. I love how it starts out as a kitchen-sink indie drama and then turns into something weirder and more menacing halfway through.



Heart-y

Burgers and bock have never looked as cozy as they do at The Love Shack.
Jimmy Fowler
Given his list of accomplishments and commitments — cowboy cuisine pioneer, Food Network reality star, Home Shopping Network shill for bottled sauces and cookware — does Fort Worth chef Tim Love really have time to flip bur...


Where the Wild Things Are

The Modern tests and soothes childhood in Pretty Baby.
Art
In art, theater, music, literature, film — basically, any artistic discipline — there are themes, and then there are themes.