Monthly Archives: May 2013

Welcome to the Jungle, Ron

If you want to be beaten down for about 40 minutes, try to visit a business along Highway 121. It’s not like that stretch...

Woe-bama

When Barack Obama writes his memoir, May of 2013 probably won’t rate as his favorite month. Even though the Texas Legislature was nearing the...
Patrick Barnett is not connected.

P.A.T.: Urban Noir

For reasons that are either all too obvious or completely indiscernible, hip-hop is geared less toward performance and more toward recording. I mean, a...

The Old (Grill) Is New Again

The young are so helpful. Chow, Baby’s teenage nieces, for example, are always willing to point out how uncool and out of touch I...
The cast of In the Heights expands to encompass 26 dancers/singers/actors.

In the Heights: Community Theater

Artes de la Rosa, the performance and visual arts group housed at Rose Marine Theater, had originally planned to produce Andrew Lloyd Webber and...
Ice Eater wants to be bigger than Fort Worth.

Ice Eater: Cold Comfort

Ice Eater is not a very Fort Worth-ish band. The guys can party with the best of ’em, but their music sounds like it...
Byrne: “The first thing that stuck out in my mind was Spiral Diner.” Lee Chastain

Steel on Magnolia

On a recent gusty but sunny Saturday afternoon, Magnolia Avenue was teeming with pedestrians. Parents were pushing strollers, dogs were pulling owners along on...
Yep, that’s Tyrese Gibson leaping onto a speeding car to avoid being crushed by a tank in Fast & Furious 6.

The Crash U.K.

’Round about the end of 2011, I started hearing some serious film writers cop to enjoying Fast Five, the fifth chapter in the Fast...
A shrunken M.K. comes eyeball to eyeball with a talking slug in "Epic."

Epic: Falling Leaves

Chris Wedge first made a splash directing Ice Age 11 years ago, and while he has kept busy since then voicing Scrat the Squirrel...

Shining a Light

The Fort Worth City Council settled a lawsuit in April for $99,000 plus $1,125 in mediation costs. The decision served as a six-figure reminder...