Posts Tagged ‘texas’

Lost in the Ozone

Betty Brink
It didn’t come as a big surprise to physician and asthma specialist John Fling that the American Lung Association’s 2006 State of the Air report card for Fort Worth gave the city an F; it’s the same grade the ...


Randy Rogers Band

Listen Up
Every decade or so, a new regional renegade comes along to symbolize Texas Music’s swaggering side, a la Jerry Jeff Walker in the 1970s, Robert Earl Keen in the ’80s, and Pat Green in the ’90s. Who will we look back on an...



Red Dirt Roundup

The Show
Sundays can be mighty painful after some hardcore bingeing on Friday and Saturday, but Texas Music fans are a strong-livered bunch. It takes more than a lethal hangover to slow down these party dogs, and so Labor Day weekend is...


Dat ‘70s Show

Art
As far as places to get an MFA in studio art go, the University of North Texas is all dat. Texas Christian University and University of Texas-Arlington have their unique, incidental charms.



Texas Landscapes

Gallery
If you prefer your art comfortable and soothing and 100 percent Texas, there’s a show for you that’s still up on the South Side. David Gibson’s picturesque landscape paintings remain at Heliotrope through Labor Day, befor...


Micky and the Motorcars

Listen Up
Micky and the Motorcars are an able bunch with an invigorating live show. They’ve killed at the White Elephant Saloon and Central Market outdoor stage this summer. The Austin-based band writes catchy melodies and lyrics and i...



Books and ’Bots

Kultur
The problem with most comic books and graphic novels is that most if not all of them are pretty poorly written. Obviously, I haven’t read every title ever published, but I have been through enough to make a sound generali...


Back from the Celluloid Grave

Kristian Lin
The Fort Worth Film Festival began with such promise. The first movie it screened, on Oct. 23, 1998, was Rushmore, a Texas-made film that would go on to be one of the best-reviewed releases of that year and make the reputations...



Early Texas Art

Kultur
Ain’t it sad how art becomes more beautiful over time, even with crackling and soiling, while humans just get … old. Bald heads and middle-aged spreads are a common sight at early Texas art shows and auctions. So wh...


Middle East Texas

Big Ticket
Most Weekly readers surely know that Texas art is no longer confined to cowboys and bucolic landscapes. Still, most art in local galleries is derived from either European or Mexican traditions. North Texans who want to see art ...