Archive for October, 2016

The New Thirty Years’ War

A global energy struggle has begun that will reshape our world — and North Texas is one of the battlegrounds.
Michael T. Klare
A 30-year war for energy pre-eminence?  You wouldn’t wish it even on a desperate planet.  But that’s where we’re headed.

High Five for Pie Five

The fast/good pizza concept takes root in the Fort.
It’s not hard to find good pizza in Fort Worth, but it is hard to find it fast. Your options are basically limited to heat-lamped lunch buffets and Pizza Hut’s greasy cheese wheels. Pie Five Pizza Co., Pizza Inn’s new fas...

Bacon Burgers

Chow, Baby
Li’l Chow, Baby was inspired by the movie Footloose. Kevin Bacon’s character moves to a small town that doesn’t allow dancing, but that isn’t going to stop him from organizing a prom. Armed only with his love for dance,...

Dance Flicks

Big Ticket
The Modern Art Museum and Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth have long been partners in a summer festival of modern dance, but this year’s version has a new element. Modern Film Fest 2011 is a selection of films from Lincoln Cente...

Wooden Birds Take Flight

Jimmy Fowler
This week’s “Music” feature offers an interview with Andrew Kenny, singer-songwriter-guitarist-bassist for the Austin/Brooklyn folk pop outfit The Wooden Birds. Kenny was born in Arlington and raised in Fort Worth. Back i...

Another Win for Palazzolo

            Joe Palazzolo, the embattled whistleblower and former assistant principal at Arlington Heights High School won another round in his appeal to the Commissioner of Education to get his old job back and to o...

Mob Mentality Wants Casey Anthony Torched

Jeff Prince
You’d think the Salem witch trials might have taught us something. Instead, the comments sections on online news reports and videos are filled with people who are enraged by the not guilty verdict given to Casey Anthony. ...

Cliburn in Russia

Jimmy Fowler
Van Cliburn is such An Institution here in the Fort that he tends to get taken for granted. But this past weekend The New York Times showed Cliburn some love with an intriguing story about his recent return visit to Russia to s...

Emily Browning (front), Jena Malone and Vanessa Hudgens (second row), Abbie Cornish, Scott Glenn, and Jamie Chung (back row) in "Sucker Punch."

Defending “Sucker Punch”

Kristian Lin
This week Zack Snyder’s Sucker Punch came out on DVD, and since a) I didn’t get a chance to review it properly when it came out in theaters and b) I thought it was fundamentally misunderstood by the people who did review it...

Music Awards Festival Recap Vol. 3

Anthony Mariani
Staff photographer Anna Routh was also on the scene last Sunday for our 2011 Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards Festival — featuring 48 bands (all from Fort Worth) in eight venues in the West 7th corridor – and provid...