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Ick by the Barrel

Static
This latest news makes Static feel all icky and worried. A past owner of the former foundry site on the edge of Fort Worth’s Botanic Garden has reached a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). McWane ...


Something Intangible Shines

Circle Theatre’s current production looks back on Walt Disney’s Fantasia.
JIMMY FOWLER
The story of the brilliant artist as raging egomaniac is an appealing one, probably because it allows us to see our worst character traits as somehow contributing to something creative in the world. Playwright Bruce Graham appa...



Not for the Faint of Heart

Lock up the whiskey: Redistricting is upon us.
DAVE McNEELY
If redistricting weren’t so serious, it would be funny. As Forrest Gump’s momma says about life in the 1994 movie, “It’s like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.”


Finger-lickin’ Texas Style Chicken and Seafood

New Southside joint gives pleasant meaning to the term “greasy spoon.”
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
In the shadow of the Hospital District, Rosedale Street just east of I-35 offers a veritable coop of fried chicken places. Clearly the hospitals didn’t spring up around the eateries, so it must be that restaurants that dish o...



Keeping the Light On

Static
 Static is glad to see that Attorney General Greg Abbott is back in court defending the Texas Open Meetings Act. The law, which essentially ensures that the public’s business be done in the light of day and not in back r...


Guns, Government, and Elvis

They’re as Texan as chicken-fried steak.
DAVE McNEELY
Until a few weeks ago, you could usually tell when Elvis was in the building by the number of brown-uniformed Department of Public Safety officers there. Elvis, of course, is Gov. Rick Perry. And the building is the Texas capitol.



MCB is Back

Big Ticket
After a six-month absence, Metropolitan Classical Ballet is back with a four-ballet program Saturday at Texas Hall on the campus of University of Texas at Arlington. Guest dancers and returning principals from previous years wi...


Hazel’s Dance with Death

Static
At this very minute, a rogue army of tiny worms dressed in camouflage and smoking unfiltered Pall Malls is no doubt planning a midnight raid on the cute little heart of Hazel, the pet pooch of one of Static’s colleagues. Like...



A Lone Star at Piano Texas

Cheng Zhang stood out in the always-pleasing annual TCU festival.
LEONARD EUREKA
A classical music star was born last week at the final concert of the Piano Texas Festival in TCU’s Ed Landreth Auditorium. If one performance of one concerto is a reliable yardstick, 20-year-old Cheng Zhang’s journey throu...


Man in the Middle

Straus is walking that white line.
DAVE McNEELY
In an increasingly partisan state, it’s increasingly hard to be the man in the middle. That’s the tightrope that Texas House Speaker Joe Straus of San Antonio is walking.