Monthly Archives: December 2013

Tony in the ’Hood

It was odd to see Fort Worth’s tiny gayborhood, the area around Pennsylvania and Jennings avenues on the Near Southside, without The Gallery Art...

The Music Man Makes Another Sale

Well, here we are in River City, folks. Don’t mind those little quakes — that’s just the Earth’s way of showing how much it...
Cate Blanchett relaxes in the Hamptons with Alec Baldwin during happier times in Blue Jasmine.

Carte Blanchett

Cate Blanchett is generally regarded as one of the great actresses of our time, and yet her actual track record is curiously spotty. She...

Let’s Stryng Along

They make an interesting study in contrasts, the short-haired, clean shaven, jocular Geoff McGee and the long-haired, bearded, studious Derek Presley. Still, these Dallas...
In diverging slightly from their standard m.o., Quaker City Night Hawks produced the best song to come out of the 817 in ’13. At least according to HearSay.

Best Local Songs of ’13

By “best,” of course, I mean “my favorite.” And by “local,” I mean “Tarrant County.” For the most part. People from Dallas, Denton, and...
Kim: “The potential for ethical nightmares is huge.” Courtesy Alex Kim

Working for Judges They Work With

The March 14 primary elections for Tarrant County criminal court judges are months away, but they’re creating a buzz in courtroom hallways as two...

Trapped

I’d hate to add yet another complaint about last weekend’s freezing, unbelievably seasonal storm to the pile of weather-centric jeremiads blanketing people’s social media...

The Field Narrows

The presumption that the 2014 governor’s race is between Republican Atty. Gen. Greg Abbott and Democratic State Sen. Wendy Davis is just too tough...

Drying Up

For several years people in Granbury have been watching their beloved lake recede from its now-overgrown shoreline. Boats and jet skis that once floated...
Sera’s Moroccan stew (right) is accompanied by Calasparra rice with veggies and cheese. And a glass of wine. Lee Chastain

Sera Will Be Good

I got a sense of déjà vu walking into Sera Dining & Wine, the new tapas restaurant in the Park Hill space formerly occupied...