Monthly Archives: October 2011

Molly Ivins Stirring It Up

As a fledgling journalist at Arlington’s Young Junior High School, I got to have lunch with Molly Ivins. The legendary writerly rabblerouser who died...

Mostly Spares

Bowling has long been a fascination of Chow, Baby’s — not actually rolling the ball and knocking down pins, but all of the stuff...

Theater Round-Up

The seasons of Tarrant County’s illustrious theatrical troupes are in full swing now, and this week you’ll get to sample some of their best...

Fort Worth Director Impresses

This week’s “Screen” page features an interview with Fort Worth filmmaker Cameron Bruce Nelson, who had three terrific short works debut this year: In...

Park Could Use Your Help On Saturday

The deterioration of a park he loved prompted Jay Johnson to get proactive. Johnson adopted the Eugene McCray Park in east Fort Worth through the...

Hank Williams Jr. Gets Dixie Chicked

Monday Night Football began in an odd, quiet way last night, with a spoken word narrative over football footage. Yawn. Missing was the pounding piano...

Off Asides On Dallas Cowboys vs Lions

I apologize to the Dallas Cowboys and fans for a remark I made during the first quarter of yesterday's game. I'm afraid it jinxed...

Stage West Playwrights Contest

Stage West just announced the winners of its fifth annual Texas Playwriting Contest. Thirty six entries were narrowed down to five finalists. Two Fort...

Notes From the Modern Cinema Festival

Christopher Kelly's Modern Cinema: Great Movies You Haven't Heard of … Yet festival just concluded, and as usual, I found some of his picks...