Monthly Archives: June 2011

Julius Caesar Reigns

In its 65-year history, the Fort Worth Opera had never performed a Baroque opera until last week, when Handel’s Julius Caesar was presented in...

Price Swerves Into Lane

That nice, friendly mayoral runoff might get frisky after all. Jim Lane is casting Betsy Price as a ’fraidy-cat who won’t debate him. She...

Hydrogen Jukebox: Hot Air

In classical music, each new work is tasked with keeping the art form alive, and each live performance of a contemporary piece of music...

Saving Money and Lungs

For the first time since the Barnett Shale started booming, state regulators are acknowledging the impact of gas drilling on the attempts to remove...

Confederacy of Dunce

Remember Saturday night? Right after dusk when the temperature was only, like, 91 degrees? I was sweating it out behind the patio bar at...

Taste the Powah

 I have nothing against right-wing wackos. In fact, some of my favorite relatives are insane. And by “nothing,” I mean “well, yeah, a few...

Weapons of Mass Exploitation

Prior to the U.S. invasion of Iraq in March 2003, there was frenzied talk about WMDs — weapons of mass destruction. When it was...

Superpowers Falter in the New X-Men

Well, crap. I had such high hopes for X-Men: First Class. The fifth entry in this loosely connected series features the return of Bryan...

The Lion of Judah: Lamb Chop

If I tell you that The Lion of Judah is an animated film set during biblical times pitched at Christian audiences, you might think...

Cool Customer

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...