Archive for July, 2014

A Message to Readers: FWW Does Not Censor

betty.brink
There has been a growing concern from readers that a couple of comments from a writer identified only as “frustrated” regarding the latest on the Fort Worth school district and its handling of the Joe Palazzolo whi...


Stephen Hawking vs. Heaven Boy

Jimmy Fowler
This is pretty funny: Last night’s World News With Diane Sawyer closed with a story pitting the physicist Stephen Hawking against a 12 year old boy from Nebraska. Hawking has recently given interviews declaring that “heaven...



Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (PG-13) Johnny Depp and Geoffrey Rush return for this fourth adventure as two pirates searching for the fountain of youth. Also with Penélope Cruz, Ian McShane, Kevin McNall...


A Camp Called Home

Tents in the woods are home to a few hundred folks but a headache to others.
SARAH ANGLE AND PETER GORMAN PHOTOS BY BYRD WILLIAMS IV
Awell-worn footpath leading through a patch of weeds into a large stand of trees is the only sign that you’re approaching a homeless camp on Fort Worth’s East Side. Low-hanging branches and bushes have been left untouched t...



Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 18 While the golf world mourns the death of Seve Ballesteros and buzzes about the latest injury to Tiger Woods, the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial begins in earnest this week. Zach Johnson will be on hand to defend...


There Was an Election?

Static
Fort Worth is apparently in tip-top shape, hunky-dory, no problema. Only one in 10 voters bothered to cast a ballot in last week’s mayoral election, and the large majority of them preferred either Betsy Price or Jim Lane, the...



FWO’s Contempo Mikado

Fort Worth Opera’s production of the Gilbert and Sullivan classic offers a new take.
LEONARD EUREKA
If you’ve never seen Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado, you may be a little shocked by Fort Worth Opera’s version, which premiered Sat., May 14, in Bass Performance Hall and will be reprised this Sunday and also on Fri., ...


The Boobles: Beatles and Breasts

A local Beatles tribute act pays homage to women and hopes to raise money for a good cause at the same time.
KATIE RUPPEL
A new band is on the run. A specific kind of Beatles parody outfit, The Boobles recently released their debut album, a 35-minute jaunt that has been more than two years in the making. With 11 tracks, versions of The Fab Four’...



Caught with a Bass Bill

Geren drops a bill to help build a secretive new arena with tax dollars – after local hoteliers howl.
DAN MCGRAW
There has been talk of Fort Worth getting a new rodeo arena for decades now, to take over those duties from the beloved but outmoded Will Roger Coliseum that hosts the main events of the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo and othe...


His Blood Boils — In a Good Way

John Q. Reader
To the editor: Just wanted to drop a note in praise of an article that music columnist (and associate editor) Anthony Mariani wrote a few weeks back.