Monthly Archives: May 2012

Film Shorts

OPENING: Bernie (PG-13) Based on a real-life murder case, Richard Linklater’s film stars Jack Black as a small-town Texas mortician who kills a wealthy widow...

Night & Day

WED ▪ 2 For you folks who remember Catholic grade school, Performing Arts Fort Worth has the show for you. In Late Night Catechism, the...

Crucifixion, Indeed

Surprise and disappointment were tempered with hope this week from local environmentalists lamenting the recent resignation of Al Armendariz. The administrator for the Environmental...

Shadows in Granite

Say, how many war memorials are there in the world? Must be thousands, right?  And how many do you suppose are engraved with the...

Quaker City Live

I’ve been chatting with a lot of local musicians recently, because I am boundlessly fascinated by people who (unlike me) have talent and fun-ass...

Dueling ’Cue: Ribs at 30 Paces

I ran across something of a barbecue conundrum while driving around the Mid-Cities the other day. There are two barbecue “barns” right down the...

Rotten Roots Jam

Angsty, punk-rocking Texas teenagers with caches of bluesy Lone Star country records are bound to mellow out with age, and Rotten Roots, somewhat of...

Pesky Facts

Residency questions continue to swirl around Marshall Hobbs, one of three candidates vying for the District 8 Fort Worth City Council seat in a...

Avengers: Hammer and SHIELD

Joss Whedon looks poised to become the king of American pop culture, and I don’t mind it one bit. Having already established himself as...

Five Years Too Long?

A few years ago, the films associated with Judd Apatow –– a handful he wrote and directed himself and several others he produced ––...