Monthly Archives: May 2013

Sessions with Copeland’s Haters

About a year after his last studio album, a self-titled trip through non-twangy but C&W-influenced Americana (“Copeland’s Time,” Nov. 2, 2011), Fort Worth singer-songwriter...
Holy fracking water.

Numb and Dumber

A simple reason explains why Fort Worth Weekly was among the country’s first news media to point out that fracking by natural gas drillers...

Blue Monday

Unless you hate crowds, Mondays are a rough night to go out. Maybe not happy hour so much; I’m thinking more of those last...

Hooked

Ah, the lottery. Texas House members recently voted to kill it, some posturing to curry favor with anti-gambling constituents. But everyone was surprised — including...
Tenor David Portillo’s version of the classic “Ah! Mes amis” will knock your socks off.

Glory Denied, Daughter Roll

For this year’s requisite dose of comedy, Fort Worth Opera went with Donizetti’s The Daughter of the Regiment, a mid-19th-century bel canto piece about...
We’reWolves will take some time off after their CD release show to promote their new record and write new material.

We’reWolves: Fang-tastic

For We’reWolves, the time was right for a proper recording. All that frontman Riley Knight, guitarist Rob Hine, drummer Austin Adams, and keyboardist Colin...
Kellar: “When you’re back here, you’d think you were in the Hill Country.” Jeff Prince

Home, Home on the Landfill

Westbound motorists on I-30 enjoy a lovely view near the Linkcrest Drive exit in far west Fort Worth. No, not the honkytonks, boarded-up liquor store,...
Tye Sheridan, Matthew McConaughey, and Jacob Lofland are up a tree (in a boat) in Mud.

Mud: A Clear Vision

In his previous film, Take Shelter, filmmaker Jeff Nichols relied on subtle direction and the exigencies of financial peril to ground the apocalyptic, magical...
Mark Wahlberg covets a rich man's possessions in "Pain & Gain."

Pain & Gain: Muscle Bay

Wonders never cease. Here’s Michael Bay, director of the Transformers movies and various other crimes against cinema, taking time out to helm a caper...

Answering the Call

When Randal Goodwin heard the rumble outside his home in rural Cleburne, just before 8 p.m. on April 17, he thought it was thunder. “We...