Posts Tagged ‘national’
This documentary follows three kids with visions of NASCAR.
How cool is it that we’ve had so many notable documentaries showing at our multiplexes lately? There’s even better news: Racing Dreams is the best of the lot.
Texas Ballet Theater’s only slightly marred productions were rousing overall.
The Sleeping Beauty is a lot for any ballet company to chew on. It includes an enormous cast, many solos, lots of character dances, large ensembles, three changes of elaborate costumes over four acts, crowd scenes galore, and a...
Every year around this time, I launch into a spleen-o-gram about SXSW and how the annual Austin music festival is supposed to be about the discovery of new, unsigned bands but has become just one major festival featuring major ...
As grim accounts of the earthquake in Haiti came in, the accounts in U.S. news media all carried the same sentence: “Haiti is the poorest country in the Western hemisphere.”
Creative expression, the desire to master an art form, to honor one’s influences – they’re all important reasons for a performer to pick up a guitar and begin to make music. But according to Alex Johnson, the ...
First off, there are a helluva lot worse places to live than Fort Worth. Ever hear of a little ol’ ville called Youngstown, Ohio? How about Flint, Michigan? Scranton, P.A., anyone? Or any other city where even the roses a...
It was Jan. 2, 1939, and the Texas Christian University football team was behind at halftime, trailing Carnegie Tech 7-6 in the Sugar Bowl. The Horned Frogs were unbeaten that season, but now they needed some magic. And when th...
Sometimes, surely, opponents of Tasers must feel like they are in a nightmare, where they are screaming but no sound comes out. Especially in states like Texas where, despite a growing death toll, too many law enforcement agenc...
Fort Worth’s historic Como neighborhood has been a source of great stories for decades, and now it’s the subject of a short independent documentary by the local husband-and-wife team of Carl and Betsy Crum.
By the time the dust cleared last week, Fort Worth city leaders had re-injected a modicum of humanity into a municipal budget that had seemingly been sucked dry of human kindness by the demands of a big deficit and a limping ec...