Archive for September, 2014

The Fest in Flower

Static
A unique Fort Worth festival was in danger of going belly up just a few months ago when Fort Worth Weekly published “Prairie Fest In Peril” (Nov. 23, 2010). An increasing workload and an exodus of volunteers had Prairie Fes...


Killer or Filler?

Our critics take a listen to some new North Texas offerings.
Fort Worth Weekly Music Staff
The number of CDs being produced by local artists on small labels or in home studios is both blessing and curse. It’s interesting to hear what seven gazillion different artists do with the same finite number of musical notes ...



Dry Holes

Attempts to improve gas drilling regulation are mostly going nowhere in Austin.
Peter Gorman
Gas drilling activists knew it would be an uphill fight this year to win any concessions from a conservative-dominated, business-oriented Texas Legislature, especially given the power of the gas industry lobby.


Watch Those Wells

John Q. Reader
To the editor: Regarding the March 23 cover story “Dark and Scary Wells”: A growing body of credible evidence suggests that all prudent state-of-the-art techniques currently available should be incorporated in a “best pra...



2500 to 4/20

Last Call
The marquee outside of the bar dubbed it the best biker bar in Texas. I have no clue as to whether that’s even close to the truth. I don’t even really like motorcycles, so why would I go to a biker bar?


Keys, JJ, Music Awards

Hearsay
Keys Lounge (5677 Westcreek Dr., 817-292-8627) has a lot of interesting stuff going on this weekend. In addition to a Friday show by veteran Dallas bluesmen Anson Funderburgh & The Rockets, the Keys will host a benefit conc...



Certified Copy: Love Among the Ruins

An Iranian master does his thing in Italy.
KRISTIAN LIN
In a small Tuscan village, we see an elderly Frenchman apparently yelling abuse at his wife in the middle of the piazza. But then they shift positions slightly, and we can see that the target of his ire isn’t his wife but rat...


Tek Doko vs. the Mob

The local filmmaker’s real target is bigotry.
KRISTIAN LIN
“People think because I run an Italian restaurant, I must be mobbed up,” said Tek Doko, whose family has owned and operated Roma Pasta & Pizza in Haltom City since 1994. “I can’t tell you how many times people have ...



Leading Molly

For the first time in years, the Fort Worth Mayor’s Race is wide open.
STORY and PHOTOS by jeff prince
Aw, look at the five mayoral candidates. Aren’t they sweet? The play together so nicely! They vowed a clean, friendly race at their first forum in March, and so far they’ve stuck to the game plan. They even praise one anoth...


Bite into Hammerhead Sushi

Though sushi is the thing at this sleek TCU-area establishment, pan-Asian offerings abound.
JIMMY FOWLER
Nestled somewhat discreetly across from The Aardvark on West Berry Street near TCU, the recently opened Hammerhead Sushi is laid-back but also aiming to be something a little more than just a college joint. Tan walls with black...