Posts Tagged ‘people’

Best Of 2011

People & Politics
Fort Worth Weekly Staff
TV Journalist: Readers’ choice: Karen Borta, CBS/Channel 11 Critic’s choice: Brett Shipp, WFAA/Channel 8 This Dallas native is the son of newsman Bert Shipp, and the apple didn’t fall far from the muckraking tree. Brett S...

Ahead to the Past

Our most basic social programs are under attack.
Boy. Lately I’ve been having this eerie feeling of waking up in a strange place.

FWSO’s American Celebration

No redneck rockers, thankfully. Just the holy trinity of Copland, Bernstein, and Gershwin.
In a dramatic change of direction, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra turned its focus from traditional European fare to American theater and concert music for FWSO’s annual pre-season festival in Bass Performance Hall last we...

Gobble Gobble at Finn’s

Last Call
Like Iron Maiden and Mila Kunis, there are lots of good things to say about sandwiches, but they’re not always the best fit for every situation. Maiden tends to bomb at parties with chicks, Kunis was miscast in Book of Eli, a...

Ducking Out

Is Kay Granger hiding from tough questions?
I was two years old when, one morning before the rest of the family was awake, I stacked a couple of stools on top of one another so I could reach the Dippity-Do my sister kept on the top shelf of the dressing room — the extr...

A Lame Old Fashioned Orgy

Though occasionally funny, this sexually preoccupied comedy fails to deliver.
Aiming for the sort of hi-larious raunch that appeals to people who grew up on a diet of Porky’s, Meatballs, and the scattered, precious moments of unscrambled Playboy Channel, A Good Old Fashioned Orgy engages in some middli...

The Door Guys of Perception

Last Call
This cheapskate waiter-hating person I know gave me crap for using this space as a soapbox for the service industry, a crime to which I proudly plead guilty. But I also use it to stump for the rights of professional drunks, pot...

One Day: Same Time Next Year

The book is so much better than this bland romance.
The term “sophomore jinx” doesn’t apply to One Day, because this isn’t the second film for director Lone Scherfig. This isn’t even her second film in English, in fact. Still, it feels like the sophomore jinx has bitte...

Racism’s Echoes

It’s still influencing American politics.
A best-selling novel called The Help, set in Jackson, Miss., in 1962, is about the relationships between black maids and the white families they work for. Kathryn Stockett’s first novel has been made into a movie (see review ...

Praise The Lord And Pass The Kool-Aid

How Rick Perry turned a “nonpolitical” prayer rally into his presidential send-off.
Steve McVicker | Photos by F. Carter Smith
I like to think I’m relatively well-liked by my colleagues in the news business and that I’ve been doing this long enough to know how to come prepared to any event I might be covering.