Monthly Archives: December 2013

The Best Lead Performances of 2013

You may be surprised that I’ve relegated a number of Oscar-contending performances to the honorable mentions here. That’s because I ran into the same...

Wendy Davis Named a 2013 “Gawker” Hero

Well, this should confirm the worst fears of the rather large right-wing nutball bloc in Texas: Wendy Davis was named one of the Heroes of...

The Best Supporting Performances of 2013

Continuing my recap of the year in movies, here are the best supporting performances I saw in 2013. Usually the men get the better...

Off Asides On Dallas Cowboys vs Philadelphia Eagles

The Cowboys playoff destiny rested on the rusty arm of backup quarterback Kyle Orton, who Orton to have thrown that last pass. The offense had...
"Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones" opens Friday.

Film Shorts

OPENING: Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (R) Andrew Jacobs stars in the fifth installment of the found-footage horror series. Also with Molly Ephraim, Richard Cabral,...

A Year in the ’Sphere

Another year of stuffing my face has passed, and I’m psyched about what 2014 has in store for my picky palate.  (I’m less enthusiastic...
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Piano Magic

This is a weird thing to say, but I never realized how boring my life was until I went to a dueling-piano bar. It’s...
Songwriter Ronnie Heart is planning to record and release his debut full-length before summer.

What’s Up, 2014?!

The past couple of weeks have been for looking back, and there was a lot of good to refer to, even beyond quality albums...

A Little Sanity from the IG…

As reported in last week’s cover story (“Range Wars,” Dec. 25, 2013), the Environmental Protection Agency in 2010 issued an emergency order to Range...
Cindee Mayfield (right), Brandi Andrade, and Elias Taylorson caused quite a stir in Theatre Arlington’s fantastic The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife.

Best Plays of ’13

In the Fort Worth theater scene, 2013 will be remembered, of course, as the year that Stage West founder and North Texas theater éminence...