Monthly Archives: December 2011

Night & Day

WED ▪ 21 The last of Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra’s holiday-themed concerts is this evening when the von Trapp Children, the great-grandchildren of the real-life...

Gas And Beer

Fort Worth residents might have looked warily at the newsletter included with their November water bills. Water rates are increasing in January, and the...

Young Santa Claus

The problem with Santa Claus is that he’s so ubiquitous during the holidays, he’s become a bit of a bore. People think of him...

Breaking Badcreek

Tell Badcreek’s five members they’re in a Southern rock band, and they won’t grouse much about it. It’s when you classify these Fort Worthians’...

Seeking Shelter

The old house and the woman inside it have shared a downward spiral for years. Sharon Baker is a recluse, breathing air through a...

“Midnight in Paris” and DFW’s Film Critics

Last week the DFW Film Critics Association (of which I am a voting member) published its annual list of the best movies of 2011....

Tommy’s: Nobody’s Fool

Last week I wrote about a failed attempt to drink in Grand Prairie, in which I pulled a buzz from the jaws of defeat...

Top Local Albums, EPs of ’11

For some unknown reason –– increased access to recording technology, YouTube music lessons, whatever –– 2011 was full of pretty-damn-good-to-great albums....

Suicide Pact

The Durban climate summit that ended earlier this month was proclaimed a great success. The chairwoman told delegates: “We have concluded this meeting with...

Robert McAn’s “Blazing”

Robert McAn is hardly the first to discover art by going through the trash, but his current show at William Campbell sets out to...