Posts Tagged ‘south’

Has Rick’s Run Become Roadkill?

The religious right may be getting ready to ditch the Rick Perry they helped create.
Steve McVicker
Texas Gov. Rick Perry started his campaign with a prayer rally in Houston last August designed to give him a boost with religious evangelicals even before his official announcement. Backers claimed 30,000 of the faithful attend...


Elevate: Rêves du Hoop

Senegalese basketballers step up to the line in this documentary.
KRISTIAN LIN
Any documentary about basketball has to contend with the long shadow cast by Hoop Dreams. The new film Elevate isn’t in that league, yet it is a smooth piece of work (as you’d expect from something produced under the ESPN F...



Best Of 2011

Culture
Fort Worth Weekly Staff
Gallery Art Show in Last 12 Months Readers’ choice: Piranha Bear, The Where House Critic’s Top Five: A Certain Shade of Aftermath by Timothy Harding, Gallery 76102 Guest-curated by Christopher Blay (past critic’s choice f...


Bravos to the Brave Ones

Static
It’s always nice to see folks get the recognition due them, and Static gets to let loose a double-barreled rendition this week.  



The Top 10 Movies of 2010

Inception headlines a dream year for films.
KRISTIAN LIN
In my list of top 10 movies last year, I took note of a resurgence in American films. That continued this year, and even the entries in my top 10 from Canada (No. 3) or Britain (No. 4) would have been impossible without America...


Playing the Food Card

Chow, Baby
Not to compare Chow, Baby’s beloved East Side of Fort Worth to the beleaguered South Side of Los Angeles, but one neighborhood similarity is striking: the dominance of fast-food chains over yummy mom & pops. Sensibly agre...



Funkytown and First Friday: Alive

Hearsay
From 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. on Friday at the Where House (2510 Hemphill St. on the South Side), the Funkytown Fall Festival will take place, featuring (in order of appearance) Goodwin, Sally Majestic, KatsüK, Spoonfed Tribe, and Pab...


Gallery

Pedro Escamilla
Gallery
Hurry and catch Pedro Escamilla’s paintings at Rose Marine Theater. Unusually for an art show, this one is closing down on Thursday instead of staying up through the weekend, so there’s only two more days to see these works...



Causes, Effects

Hearsay
This past SXSW wasn’t nearly as packed as it’s been in previous years, due no doubt to the crappy economy. But South-by’s loss was Fort Worth’s gain. This past annual Austin music festival was the best I’ve ever seen ...


More FW at SXSW

Hearsay
As first reported on Blotch (Feb. 19, 2010), Arlington pianistic singer-songwriter Jessie Frye and Fort Worth’s rowdy, skuzzy, light-hearted hard-rock act Complete join Telegraph Canyon and Best Fwends (an electronic-punk...