Monthly Archives: October 2012

Lo-Life's Cameron Smith (center), who also fronts War Party, thinks Fort Worth is on the verge of something special.

High Hopes for Lo-Life

Lo-Life Recordings is thinking big. The DIY Fort Worth collective/label has already begun doing what any good collective does: concentrate bands’ energy (and anxiety)...

1962: The Scariest Halloween

This month is the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, so we may hear a great deal about the weeks when the world...
Fort Worth Circle artist Josephine Mahaffey interpreted the Colonial in watercolor. Courtesy Juliet George

Grand and Gone

“Grand Hotel … always the same. People come, people go. Nothing ever happens.” — Dr. Otternschlag in the film Grand Hotel (1932).   With West 7th...

Tortillas Flat

I started my Flat Tire Columns last year when my Korean hot-rod broke down in Arlington (On Foot for Food, Dec. 13, 2011), and...
Trentham (foreground) and Camp have created quite the little stand-up scene.

Standing Up for Laughs

Fort Worth actor Kyle Trentham has a resume that includes theater, film, and TV, most notably shows like Barney, Wishbone, and Walker Texas Ranger....
Cosmic Trigger frontman Tyrel Choat: “It’s all about having balls. Hell, if we screw up and no one’s there, at least we tried.”

New Cosmic Order

The Sword broke the barrier. The Austin quartet was one of the first heavy-metal bands to be embraced by the indie-rock community, not only...
Elmer Taylor’s “Untitled”

Gallery

UNT’s retrospective of longtime professor and ceramics artist Elmer Taylor isn’t merely a show of his work. It’s also a look back at his...
Victoria Justice (dressed as Dorothy from "The Wizard of Oz") and Jane Levy (dressed as a sexy cat) search for a little boy on Halloween in "Fun Size."

Fun Size: Late-Night Justice

This sounds like a canny piece of counterprogramming. Every year, the movie studios pollute October with another grim batch of horror sequels about ghosts,...
James D’Arcy and Ben Whishaw amid a shower of crockery in Cloud Atlas.

Cloud Atlas: Only Connect

Call a novel “unfilmable,” and you’re only waving a red flag in the face of certain filmmakers. David Mitchell’s novel Cloud Atlas has been...
Momos’ signature items are like potstickers — hearty and simple — but with a little kick. Chase Martinez

Mo’ Momos

If owner Damodar Dahal has anything to do with it, momos will be the new hangover cure for students at the nearby University of...