Monthly Archives: January 2013

Nice Major: “I’m a fan of Lady Gaga, Queen, Kanye. That’s also what I want ... everybody to see.”

Major Niceness

Fort Worth isn’t short on rappers, that’s for sure. But most of them are gangsta. Their beats are simple and intentionally chintzy sounding, and...
Power: “... one thing everyone agrees on is to not let the lights go out.” Courtesy Public Citizen

Short on Electricity

The old adage is that you should never watch laws or sausages getting made. But this spring the question may be who is watching...
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Johnny Knoxville handle a big-ass gun in The Last Stand.

Last Stand: Defending the Border

With the release of The Last Stand this week, a Korean wave finally reaches our shores. Much the way a trio of talented and...
The artist's "Ophelia" on display in "Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters."

Gregory Crewdson: Motionless Pictures

For whatever reason, 2012 has yielded a bumper crop of documentary films about prominent artists: Marina Abramovic, Ai Weiwei, and Gerhard Richter have all...

Turning Off the Spigot

In 1995, during his State of the State address, then-Texas Gov. George W. Bush told the 74th Legislature, “We must adopt one policy for...
Sophistication and comfort combine to make Red Door Bistro a destination. Adrien P. Maroney

Swinging High

Donna Albanese is betting that Fort Worth’s general lack of Mediterranean food and lack of family-owned eats on South Hulen Street will combine to...
George X. Rodriguez and Mary Jane Greer in The Devil’s Disciple.

High Dudgeon

As a socialist, George Bernard Shaw tended to take a dim view of Americans, but as an Irishman, he had an even dimmer view...

The Greatest Movies of All Time*

*as decided by me and 64 other film critics Three months ago, British film blogger Iain Stott asked me and other movie critics from around...

Flying Rats Live Another Day

Dear Lord. We’ve got to see Ray Lewis do that stupid dance at least one more time. My thoughts on the head flying rat are...

Cool Photos Coming Up At The Amon Carter

A couple of contrasting photography exhibits are on the spring schedule at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. Big Pictures features works that are...