Monthly Archives: August 2013

Howdy, Skinflints! Big Tex Donations Small

The $95,000 in donations made to the Big Tex rebuilding fund seems mighty piddly considering the huge outpouring of grief, sentiment, and nostalgia after...

Modern Cinema Festival Returns

I learned something interesting while attending last night's screening of Ain't Them Bodies Saints at the Modern. I already knew that Christopher Kelly's Modern...

Dig This 411 On The 811

So, you're digging holes in your back yard to erect posts for a new deck ... or to plant some new trees ... or...

Early Texas Art Show This Weekend At Community Arts Center

Finding quality art by early Texas artists at affordable prices isn't always easy, although one of the best places over the years has been...
Frieda Austin, Jozy Camp, and Michael Joe Goggans cut striking figures on a deserted island in Hip Pocket Theatre’s A Tempest.

Night & Day

Former Fort Worth Weekly Visionary Award winner David Lowery brings his movie Ain’t Them Bodies Saints to the Modern tonight. Set in Texas (though...
Pine: “You can’t be a diva.” Courtesy MYphotographyNYC

An Opera Star in Cowtown

The juxtaposition is striking: Ava Pine is building her career largely on 19th-century music, but she’s doing it with 21st-century tools. Two years after...

Finally Some, Um, News

Static is on record as saying that bullying is bad. Very, very bad. Except when it’s not. Regular readers know Static isn’t above slapping...
Graves, at Hard Scrabble in 1992. Robert Hart

Goodbye to a Giant

Editor’s note: Beloved Texas author John Graves, a native of Fort Worth, died July 31 at his home near Glen Rose. His books on...
Fogg: They’re aiming for Mount Doom.

Heavy, Heavy Fogg

Consider Black Sabbath for a moment. While the band is widely known for laying the foundations of heavy metal with the ominous, tritonic riffage...
Lovelace

Film Shorts

Opening Blood (NR) Paul Bettany and Stephen Graham star in this British cop thriller as brothers and police officers trying to cover up a murder...