Posts Tagged ‘world’

Dust Congress

Open Your Eyes, The World is Shit (Paperstain Records)
Caroline Collier
Denton’s Dust Congress takes indie-rock back to a time long before any such genre was envisioned. On the band’s most recent release, Open Your Eyes, The World is Shit, frontman Nick Foreman leads an old-world ensemble of ba...


From the Mouths …

Static
When Fort Worth Weekly’s multitalented freelancer Caroline Collier wrote about the spike in Ecstasy use among local high school students last month (“A Kandi-Coated World,” Oct. 6, 2010) a number of local ravers and young...



Touch Me

Big Ticket
Duncan Sheik first came to prominence in the mid-1990s as a pop singer-songwriter, carving out airy, pleasing songs like “Barely Breathing” and “She Runs Away.” For all the lapidary artistry of these gems, he envisioned...


Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 15 Technology and art will be the topics when Eve Sussman speaks at SMU. Sussman, whose works include 89 seconds at Alcàzar will lecture about multimedia art and her upcoming work, whiteonwhite: algorithmicthriller, whic...



Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 11 The New York Yankees play only two games in North Texas this regular season, and the second one starts tonight. With the sale of the team done and their newly acquired players settling in, the Rangers should be in the ...


Charlie St. Cloud: Sailing Takes Me Away

Zac Efron stumbles — and we learn — in this weeper.
KRISTIAN LIN
Sometimes being a film critic means being a straight guy who spends hours pondering the meaning of Zac Efron. It’s not that bad, actually. Say what you want to about the High School Musical series, the actor who catapulted to...



Leading Ladies Lights Up

The cast of Theatre Arlington’s current production buoys shopworn material, and Ballet Concerto prevails.
JIMMY FOWLER
In the angsty, ironic world of contemporary American theater, there is perhaps no gutsier statement for a playwright to make than “My plays are successful if they give people joy, if they uplift them and change them in some p...


The Losers Is a Lost Cause

Logic goes out the window in this crappy shoot-’em-up.
STEVE STEWARD
Based on an award-winning, Vertigo-published comic, The Losers is about a top-secret Special Forces unit’s quest for revenge on a shadowy figure named Max (Jason Patric), who ordered the commandos’ death following a mission...



Dollhouse

Big Ticket
Written in 1983 by the Romanian playwright Gilles Ségal, The Puppetmaster of Lodz is less a piece of Holocaust kitsch than a spin on the old story of a puppeteer who starts to lose the distinction between fantasy and reality. ...


Isn’t This Better?

Big Ticket
Composer John Kander and lyricist Fred Ebb were introduced to each other in 1962, and their collaboration for the musical stage lasted even beyond Ebb’s death in 2004: A musical based on the Scottsboro Boys case opened Off Br...