Monthly Archives: December 2012

Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Nose

North Texas residents hoping for better regulation of the oil and gas industry will get their chance to yell at (that is, talk respectfully...
A shot from the Whiskey Girl stage courtesy Facebook.

Whiskey Girl: All Ears

If you caught last week’s Last Call, all you need to know is that I kept my sobriety train rolling all the way to...

Storm Tossed

The images of Hurricane Sandy are burned in my mind now, joining those of Katrina and, of course, Ally Collins. People who have never been...

I’m Having a Smashback

As I stood at the local fast-food counter, my mind wandered back to Dublin, Ireland, and … a Burger King. Yes, after traveling thousands...
Around $8,500 in musical equipment was lost when this Near Southside garage apartment was set ablaze recently.

Benefits of Fire and Flood

From the looks of things, an old mattress had been set on fire. The flames rose to engulf the garage apartment above, the practice...
They’re wild. They’re wacky. They’re Lindby. Melissa Claire

Lindby: Nerd Out

It’s a safe bet that not many bands around here take the stage and perform the theme to Doctor Who, the video game soundtracks...
A total of 43 employees of Haltom High School left their jobs after the new principal took over. Sarah Angle

Harassment at Haltom?

Last March, Faith Ayala, a teacher of 32 years, stood up at a Birdville school district board meeting and said something so radical that...
Aaron Hutchinson’s “Untitled”

Gallery

A show with a grammatically curious title, Dear John, Is Stat an Island? features painting, sculpture, drawing, and photography, curated by Paul Leicht. It’s...
Gerard Butler prepares to hit the practice field in "Playing for Keeps."

Playing for Keeps: Blown Dryer

I’m not sure what convinced Gerard Butler and decision-makers in Hollywood that his best move was to start portraying brash Americans. Whatever it was,...
Anthony Hopkins holds his next project in his hands in Hitchcock

Hitchcock: American Psycho

Nothing in Hitchcock tops its opening sequence. After serial killer Ed Gein (Michael Wincott) murders his brother with a shovel, the camera pans to...