Monthly Archives: July 2012

3rd Base Pumping?

I’ve gotta be honest. The only reason I set out for Arlington’s 3rd Base Sports Bar & Grill was for the purpose of making...

Ode to Lola’s, Fort Live

Here’s one thing that can be said for Progress: Sometimes new stuff is better. Case in point: Lola’s Saloon. Many of us fondly recall...
Courtesy Cowtown Chow Down Facebook

Hot Fried Foodies

Last week I braved the July sun and checked out the Go Texan food truck competition at the Cowtown Chow Down food truck park...
Chuck Huber (left) and Carman Lacivita star in Amphibian Productions’ crisp production of The Understudy.

Amphibian Metamorphosis

The adjective “Kafkaesque” gets tossed around a lot, but rarely has it applied more literally than in The Understudy, Theresa Rebeck’s sly show business...
The Frisky Disco is about to release an album and an EP and start work on another album.

Boogie Nights

Until recently, Fort Worth’s noisy blues-rock trio The Frisky Disco was having a rough go at it. They had been floundering, really, for the...
Amendola: “Every last dime I have has gone into this.” Lisa Maria Garza

Dammed

Mary Kelleher and her neighbors on Randol Mill Road in East Fort Worth thought they had discovered the causes behind the severe flooding problems...
Emily Blunt and Rosemarie DeWitt have a heart-to-heart in Your Sister’s Sister.

Your Sister’s Sister: Cabin in the Woods

I’d like to take a minute to introduce you to one of the more significant emerging talents in independent film right now. Lynn Shelton...
Ryan Guzman (front) and company use an office tower lobby as a dance venue in "Step Up Revolution."

Step Up: Flash Dance

For all the talk about how 3D has changed action thrillers and inflated box-office totals, one thing we haven’t seen yet is musicals putting...

(Almost) No Room at the Inn

For six years the Dallas woman suffered physical abuse at the hands of her partner. Now he was threatening to kill her or her...
Expect a lot of Midwestern charm at Maid-Rite in Arlington. Tony Robles

Aeee, Maid-Rite

The Maid-Rite Diner chain originated in 1926, when an Iowa butcher invented a super-secret spice recipe and applied it to ground beef to create...