Posts Tagged ‘year’

Hidden Gold

And the Oscar goes to ... that guy. An analysis of the awards’ not-so-major categories.
Kristian Lin
The Oscar nominations came out this week, and for once the talk about who got the nods might actually be overshadowed by speculation about whether the writers’ strike will derail the show.


Class from the Past

Fort Worthian Betty Buckley enjoys a resurgence of sorts, much to one writer’s glee.
Tom Geddie
A gift from 40 years ago arrived in the mail just before Christmas, a CD called Betty Buckley 1967, with the semi-iconic Fort Worth entertainer smiling playfully on the cover.



Big Art, Little Art

Big Ticket
It’s too early in the year for the local museums to be launching major exhibits, but some of them are giving us new stuff to look at all the same.


What “Free” Parking?

Downtown developers are parking millions of tax dollars in their garages.
Dan McGraw
When downtown Fort Worth was in the doldrums back in the late ’80s, the Sundance Square real estate development group – led by billionaire Ed Bass – knew what the problem was. Parking, pure and simple.



The Top 10

... and a lot of great performances coming in pairs.
Kristian Lin
Usually when I assemble the picks for my year-end list of the best movies, there’s a lot of flux among the choices as I get closer to deadline.


Wars of Words

A great, neglected story from black history is turned into a square film.
Kristian Lin
While watching The Great Debaters, I wound up focusing on the supporting actors.



Yuletide Greetings

Mission’s Christmas message to tenants: Move
Peter Gorman
Cards that arrive in the mail this time of year are generally filled with good cheer.


Oh, the Horror!

Why Fort Worth filmmakers are focused on vampires and zombies instead of neurotic urban singles.
Kristian Lin
The footage we see is in grainy black and white. A heavy-set man in a shirt and tie is getting a lapdance from a stripper when she’s murdered in mid-gyration.



Year-End Games

Big Ticket
The new year is a great time to resolve to lose weight by playing more sports, but often that resolution quickly becomes “get out and watch more sports” and before long degenerates into “try to duplicate the r...


Santa Got a Gun — and a Rope

When a West Texas town recalls “Santa,” visions of murder dance in their heads.
CARLTON STOWERS
CISCO – For most who now call this quiet West Texas community home, the changes happened so gently and so long ago that they have gone all but unnoticed.