Posts Tagged ‘writing’

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 19 REAL School Gardens is a local movement encouraging North Texas elementary-school students to learn about our world through tending community gardens. You can learn about this organization (and get some free food) at...


The Help: Maid in Mississippi

A best-selling novel becomes this charming, flawed movie.
KRISTIAN LIN
When Kathryn Stockett’s debut novel The Help became a huge popular success in 2009, Hollywood studios immediately rushed in with offers to have A-list filmmakers adapt the book for the big screen. The author held out, though,...



Making a Killing

A Fort Worth author turns a mythical, bloodsucking Texas town into big-time success.
JIMMY FOWLER photos by robert hart
A former literary agent of Fort  Worth novelist Roxanne Longstreet Conrad’s once told her: “You’re the kind of writer who pokes along doing OK until something you write hits big, and then you go right up there.”  


Navigating Through Fort Worth

Local non-famous authors contribute to an online flash fiction collection inspired by the Modern’s recent Vernon Fisher exhibit.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Though it recently came down at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, K-Mart Conceptualism by Fort Worth multimedia artist Vernon Fisher lives on through a community writing project initiated by the museum. Navigating By the Sta...



The Expendables: One Country for Old Men

Stallone and his middle-aged crew blow stuff up.
KRISTIAN LIN
All you need to know about The Expendables is that it delivers exactly what you would expect, no less and no more: terrible dialogue, macho posturing and male bonding, flying bullets and explosions, and enough testosterone flyi...


Mother and Child: Missing Girls

Oh, mama! This fragmented adoption drama is reheated stuff.
KRISTIAN LIN
Rodrigo García makes his living as a director of episodes of TV shows such as In Treatment and Six Feet Under. However, the son of the famed Colombian novelist Gabriel García Márquez spends his spare time making quiet, low-k...



Shea Seger Redux

After a 10-year hiatus, the former major-label artist from Fort Worth is back.
ANTHONY MARIANI
In 1998, Shea Seger was 18 and living in Virginia when she was approached by a British music producer who invited her to England to hang out for a few weeks and maybe, just maybe, write some pop music –– though the native F...


Butterscotch Isn’t Sweet

North Texas teachers turn a dark story into a funny movie.
KRISTIAN LIN
Bart van Bemmel talks quickly, and I’m not sure whether that’s how he usually rolls or whether it’s because he’s eager to tell me about his film project during his 50-minute free period. (It’s prob...



Dream Weaver

Arlington singer-songwriter Beth Wood’s nighttime visions have led her to success and a new album.
JIMMY FOWLER
More than a dozen years ago, musician Beth Wood was your typical student struggling to earn a degree in literature from the University of Texas.


Gonna Fly Now

With her new album, Fort Worth singer-songwriter Elizabeth Wills intends to inspire listeners rather than bum them out.
JIMMY FOWLER
Singer-songwriter Elizabeth Wills recently relocated to her hometown of Fort Worth after a few years working a non-musical gig in the gorgeous mountain city of Aspen, Colo.