Posts Tagged ‘work’

TBT’s Giselle: New Heights

Texas Ballet Theater puts on ethereal but visceral production of theRomantic ballet.
LEONARD EUREKA
Giselle, a Romantic ballet from the 1840s, travels from happiness to tragedy to a redemptive finale, leaving you moved and glowing rather than exhilarated by the end. Girl doesn’t get boy, as in many storybook ballets; rather...


Wrong War

When will the middle class wake up?
E. R. BILLS
My father grew up on Gordon Avenue on the South Side of Fort Worth. After high school at Trimble Tech, he apprenticed in the construction industry and became a journeyman electrician. In the 1970s he earned an average of $40,00...



Hot, Young Fort Worth Artists?

There aren’t many — at least based on the art up on the walls now.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Where my hot, young Fort Worth artists at?! Getcher hands in the air! Getcher hands in the air!


New Poussin in Town

Big Ticket
Last week, the Kimbell Art Museum announced to great fanfare its $24 million acquisition of Nicolas Poussin’s “The Sacrament of Ordination.” In gratifyingly speedy fashion, the work goes on display this week.



Revolving Door

Static
 Weekly staff writer Jeff Prince recently blogged about the Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s head-in-sand reporting style on Tarrant County courtroom issues, specifically pointing out puff pieces about a local judge, written b...


School Bullies

The Fort Worth district’s culture of intimidation goes far beyond the classroom.
BETTY BRINK
Last month, Fort Worth schools trustees voted to broaden the district’s antidiscrimination policy to include “gender identity and expression” for students. The change is designed to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, and tra...



The Bard in Tweetland

Lauren and Jason Morgan honor Shakespeare with irreverence and year-round work.
JIMMY FOWLER
On the 447th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth in April, an arts blogger for a West Virginia newspaper wrote that the Elizabethan playwright had aimed his work at the masses, not the elite: “If he were alive today, he’d ...


Harding’s Installment Plan

In ways très elegant, the young Fort Worth artist rages against the machine.
JIMMY FOWLER
There’s a lot going on beneath the surface of Fort Worth artist Timothy Harding’s work, although it’s not always apparent at first. He earned a master’s in painting at TCU and currently specializes in stark, somewhat de...



Backsliding

Fort Worth schools just lost a lot of ground.
Eddie Griffin
For a while there, things were looking good for education in this country — and even in Fort Worth.


Cool Customer

Laid-back filmmaker James Johnston is making big things happen.
KRISTIAN LIN
If you’ve been around Fort Worth’s film festivals or screenings of local filmmakers’ work, you’ve probably seen James Johnston. The barrel-chested 38-year-old with a shaven head, scraggly beard, and tattoos running the ...