Posts Tagged ‘year’
Politics make a pretty part of North Texas a hell for bad kids, poor people, and anyone caught up in the criminal justice system.
In early August, 2006, Desiree Jamison, a 40-year-old former hard drug user in the early stages of a trial for leaving the scene of an accident earlier in the year, was sent to the Johnson County jail on a bond revocation.
Buoyed by a major arts grant, a local puppeteer takes his burlesque puppet show on the road.
Ricki Vincent is a large, bald, 47-year-old man covered in colorful tattoos who makes puppets do bad things. Not gossip or siphon gas from neighbors’ cars, or murder people like that creepy dummy from Magic. The Fort Worthian...
The story of last year’s Oscar-winner is told again, to lesser effect.
Infamous tells the story of author Truman Capote and his career-defining decision to write In Cold Blood, his novel about a mass murder in Kansas. Sound familiar? That’s because the film was in production at the same time as ...
TCU’s Patterson is gunnin’ for respect — and a national tv audience.
Gary Patterson wants to play the guitar, you can tell. The Texas Christian University head football coach has been sitting in his living room answering questions for more than an hour, but that acoustic guitar propped in the co...
Man of the Year suffers from dull satire, and then it really goes bad.
There are many things wrong with Man of the Year, but the basic premise isn’t one of them.
The hose might not reach far enough in North Texas.
The worst drought on record in these parts lasted for much of the 1950s. While city folks were discovering tv and cars with fins, North Texas farmers and ranchers suffered. Stock tanks dried up in the blistering heat, grass gre...
Take 25 North Texas musicians, wake ’em up early, throw their names into a hat, mix ’em up, pick ’em out, then divide them into five groups of five. In addition to a band name, give each group 12 hours to come up with thr...
Jim Lauderdale has been one of Nashville’s most respected songwriters for a long time, but the corporate brass never considered him much of a singer. Oh, sure, he’s performed for years and recorded for Warner Bros., Atlanti...
There are basically two kinds of retro bands — ones that hew closely to the old school, and ones that occasionally flip the script.
In The Believer, Ryan Gosling’s portrayal of a self-loathing Jewish neo-Nazi who plots to bomb his community’s synagogue, enchanted audiences at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival. Five years later, and the lanky Canadian did ...