Archive for November, 2014

Cathy Hirt Endorses Jim Lane For Mayor

Jeff Prince
Cathy Hirt, who finished third in the Fort Worth mayoral race earlier this month, is endorsing Jim Lane, the candidate who came in second behind Betsy Price. Price and Lane will duke it out in a runoff election next month. Here...


Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Incendies (R) A nominee for the 2010 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, Denis Villeneuve’s adaptation of Wajdi Mouawad’s play stars Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin and Maxim Gaudette as Canadian twins who travel to ...



Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 25 Today is the 22nd Annual National Tap Dance Day, and the occasion will be celebrated heartily at Arts Fifth Avenue. The event will feature dancers from Fort Worth and beyond and include concessions, t-shirt sales, and ...


Breaking News: Lege Does Good

Static
It’s like one of those heartwarming scenes from a disaster: Firemen saving a baby from the burning building. Volunteers pulling survivors from the tornado’s wreckage. Or, in this case, a state senator getting a good bill th...



Il Trovatore: The Voice

As Fort Worth Opera’s glorious new production of the Verdi classic indicates, the singing’s the thing.
LEONARD EUREKA
In a dramatic switch from its madcap version of The Mikado two weeks ago (see: “FWO’s Contempo Mikado,” May 18), Fort Worth Opera unveiled a striking new production of Verdi’s Il Trovatore last weekend. The second entry...


A-Rumblin’ in Earthquake Country

Led by Jason Worley, this Fort Worth sextet throws back to the Dust Bowl to contemplate today.
JIMMY FOWLER
Although alt-folkies Earthquake Country played their first live show only last Friday night at The Moon, you’d think they’d been together forever by virtue of their quietly confident debut album. The 13 songs on Diaspora we...



Shale Regulation: Drilled

Pennsylvania levies big fines, but in Texas the gas industry turns frac-fluid disclosure into thin soup.
Peter Gorman
It’s not a good sign, to those who were hoping the Texas Legislature might strengthen regulation of the gas drilling industry, when the only bill that seems to have a chance of passing is now being backed vigorously by the dr...


The Blues and Blue Sake

Last Call
Several of my divorced or divorcing friends report a dramatic drop in their respective moods come Sunday afternoons. Sundays is normally child-transfer day –– if it’s “your” week with the kids, you end up meeting your...



Onto Music Awards 2011

Hearsay
Though we still haven’t chosen a charitable beneficiary for our 2011 Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards compilation CD, this year’s disc is still going to be pretty darn awesome. A few days ago, a slew of local artists –– n...


IffySwift Justice

An immodest proposal for tykes’ right to carry.
E.R. BILLS
Oh boy, here we go again. Last month, a kindergartner carried a gun into a Houston elementary school, and it fired when he was trying to pull it out and show it off at lunch. There’s no mystery regarding what happened next: T...