Monthly Archives: May 2013

Chesser (rear) and Bentley couldn’t save the big elm tree, which is now a pile of sawdust. Jeff Prince

Nightmare on Elm’s Street

Nobody knows how old the American elm at the corner of Murphy Street and Cleckler Avenue was, but it was mammoth and regal. The...
Fabrice Luchini critiques Emmanuelle Seigner and Ernst Umhauer’s kiss in In the House.

Ozon Layers

For the last 15 years, François Ozon has been one of the world’s most fascinating filmmakers. On one hand, he makes airy, farcical, Almodóvar-on-a-sugar-high...

No Hangover Cure

Have you ever woken up with a hangover so monumental you swore never to drink again? I’m talking 80-proof sweats, a skull full of...

Dog Days

Fort Worth’s Chuck Silcox Animal Care and Control shelter is a drab white cinder-block building in an industrial part of southeast Fort Worth. You...
The steaks are cut on-site — and then cooked to order, like this bone-in rib-eye. Lee Chastain

Chop House Delights

Chef Kenny Mills made himself at home in Arlington with Chop House Burgers, which started as a hole-in-the-wall near University of Texas at Arlington...
Casa goes plaid thru Sun.

Harmonious Casa

It’s hard to believe that Forever Plaid, the beloved musical revue that celebrates clean-cut 1950s guy groups and their pristine four-part harmonies, turns 23...

Blogging the Cliburn (Day 5)

My fellow music critics reported feeling tired as early as the second day of the competition, but now it's all we can do to...

Fort Worth-centric Art Exhibit Opens In Dallas

An interesting art exhibit soaked in Fort Worth history opened today ... in Dallas. The Dallas Museum of Art's newest exhibit, Hotel Texas: An Art...

Blogging the Cliburn (Day 4)

On Memorial Day, we pause to remember the men and women who died defending our nation. I also pause to reflect that cultural discussion...

Blogging the Cliburn (Day 3)

This whole competition has lately reminded me of an exchange from Zero Dark Thirty, when the head of the CIA (James Gandolfini) talks to...