Monthly Archives: November 2012

Clifton: “They’re going to throw my dust in the wind in Texas.” Patrick Cavan Brown

Welcome Home

The sound coming from the dressing room at the Los Angeles Forum that night in 1986 was instantly recognizable to Fort Worth guitarist Chris...

No Use Crying over Old Grits

Why I volunteered to cook this Thanksgiving is beyond me. Maybe it was the tacos. Last month, a friend from Boston was in town, and...
Brewed’s main focus is a big selection of beer and coffee — but the food is also pretty fine. Willex Tindell

Newly Brewed

Brewed opened last month on the Near Southside on a stretch of West Magnolia Avenue between Hot Damn, Tamales! and Yucatan Taco Stand, and...
“Hubble Oculus #1” is emblematic of Smith’s fascination with geometric shapes.

Smith’s Infinite Bloom

If  God is in the details, then John Holt Smith’s geometric paintings are truly cosmic. Working from photographs of landscapes, flowers, or human eyes, the...
John Carlisle Moore’s “Rabbit Full House Divided” is on display now as part of a group show at A5A.

Cottontail Fire

The term “outsider artist” is often used to describe self-taught artists who proudly and defiantly work outside of any movement, commercial trend, or academic...
Brad Pitt is an efficient problem solver in "Killing Them Softly."

Killing Them Softly: Cogan’s Bluff

Andrew Dominik is at home among thieves and killers. The New Zealander has made three films, and they’ve all been crime thrillers: the terrifying...
Keira Knightley gives up everything for love in Anna Karenina.

Anna Karenina Under the Lights

Wow, this is spooky. When I was in college, I wrote a paper on Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina. It was about the novel’s relationship...
Leigh Guldig

What Runs Beneath

On Monday, June 7, 2010, workers installing a utility pole outside of Cleburne, in Johnson County, struck a buried natural gas line. The explosion...

Powerball Fever: Epidemic of Losers

Look, I’d like to win $500 million as much as the next working-class shlub, but I seem to be immune from the “Powerball Fever”...

Tarrant County Prosecutor: Picking Jurors Is A Lot Like Taming Horses

Katie Woods hasn't always been an assistant district attorney for Tarrant County. As Texas Lawyer magazine pointed out in a recent profile of Woods, who...