Archive for October, 2014

Nobel Peace Prize Winning Obama A Warmonger?

Jeff Prince
Sunday was the first day of spring, and Libertarian Party Chair Mark Hinkle sprung into action. First he probably trimmed his mustache. Then he emailed a statement accusing President Barack Obama of ignoring history by becoming...


Rainbow Lounge Raid Leads To City Coffer Raid

Jeff Prince
Weekly staff writer Dan McGraw recently wrote about the Innocence Project and two wrongly convicted men who served long prison sentences because they wouldn’t accept plea bargains. Neither could force themselves to confes...



“Pioneer” Wins at SXSW

Jimmy Fowler
Pioneer, the short film produced by Fort Worth’s James M. Johnston and directed by Texas filmmaker David Patrick Lowery, has won the jury prize for Best Narrative Short at this year’s South by Southwest in Austin. Congrats ...


Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: The Lincoln Lawyer (R) Matthew McConaughey stars in this adaptation of Michael Connelly’s novel as a defense attorney who tries to save a scion of wealth (Ryan Phillippe) from a murder charge. Also with Marisa Tomei,...



Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 16 The Texas Brahmas are back in the CHL playoffs and looking to round into postseason form. Tonight their penultimate game of the regular season is against the Tulsa Oilers, another playoff team that’s right behind our...


Direct from Frac to Fish

Static
Unnoticed by most local news media, on March 9 a tanker carrying toxic wastewater from a gas field overturned just north of the intersection of I-30 and University Drive—between Trinity Park and the Fort Worth Botanic Garden....



Ballet Frontier: Mixed Response

Some lows tempered the highs at the Fort Worth company’s mixed repertory program.
LEONARD EUREKA
It isn’t easy for a small school to put on a first-rate dance program. The logistics of corralling dancers, costumes, lighting, music, choreography, and rehearsing on a suitable stage are daunting, not to mention costly. Ball...


Beauxregard’s Gryphoemia

A nostalgia for Westerns and turn-of-the-20th-century chic inform this Fort Worth quartet’s “future Western” sound.
JIMMY FOWLER
J. Quincy Romine, lead singer and co-songwriter for the baroque Americana band Beauxregard, has an intriguingly diverse set of influences. He loves movies –– especially Westerns –– at least as much as music, and he draw...



Radioactive

That’s how scrapyard owners describe drilling industry leftovers brought to their businesses.
Peter Gorman
On Fort Worth’s North Side, tons of copper, aluminum, old cars, sheet metal, and steel pipe arrive each day at huge scrapyards. According to several owners of such yards, those deliveries now routinely include truckloads of p...


Nights in a Hayes

Last Call
When I found out that up-and-coming Americana singer-songwriter Hayes Carll was going to kick off his national tour right here in North Texas — and not in his hometown of Austin — I squealed (a little) and marked my calenda...