Posts Tagged ‘texas’

Things fall apart

Gallery
The title of John Frost’s show at Gallery 414 doesn’t appear to have anything to do with Yeats’ “The Second Coming” (“Things fall apart; the center cannot hold; / Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world”).


Detours on a Super-Highway

The only thing bigger than the Trans-Texas Corridor may be the rebellion against it.
Peter Gorman
Four thousand miles of smooth blacktop. Six open lanes of road with never a traffic jam.



Eli Young Band

The Show
For several years now, I’ve been bitching about the way Texas Music evolved into a bunch of one-trick pony posers.


Taking Lumps over Coal

Plans for 17 new coal-fired plants are drawing howls from all over the map.
ERIC GRIFFEY
Environmentalists protesting the pollution potential of industrial plants — electric generating stations, cement kilns, whatever — aren’t that unusual these days.



Another Chest-Nut on the Open Fire

Big Ticket
Metropolitan Classical Ballet’s Russian version of The Nutcracker is the second major production of the holiday classic to come our way. The other is Texas Ballet Theater’s, a Royal Ballet-inspired affair at Bass Performanc...


Salva-Tex

North Texas restaurateur Gloria Fuentes finally reaches the Fort.
Jimmy Fowler
A decade ago, people in the Dallas neighborhood of Oak Cliff could say, “Ooh, I’m really craving a pupusa right now” and not get slapped.



The 2006 Turkey Awards

Cowtown coins a new military term: Situation Normal — All Flocked Up.
FW Weekly Staff
They thought it couldn’t happen to them.


Portrait of an Artist

The Fort Worth School gained a masterpiece when Olive Pemberton chose brushstrokes over Broadway.
Jeff Prince
Hitting the gym three days a week puts a snap in Olive Pemberton’s step. She knows about staying fit, having danced on Broadway and made Look magazine’s “Beautiful Girls From Texas” list in 1939. The ens...



Fuming Over the Frogs

TCU’s Patterson is gunnin’ for respect — and a national tv audience.
Dan McGraw
Gary Patterson wants to play the guitar, you can tell. The Texas Christian University head football coach has been sitting in his living room answering questions for more than an hour, but that acoustic guitar propped in the co...


Posse Prose

A bunch of Fort Worth scribes collaborate on a Western that hits more often than it misses.
Books
A baker’s dozen of Texas writers have set egos — and some might say common sense — aside to write a collaborative novel (which might be better described as a novel of unexpected outcomes) about the adventures and misadven...