Archive for April, 2014

Mike Murdoch Regains Creepy Guy Title

Jeff Prince
Former Fort Worth Mayor Mike Moncrief creeped me out for years with his plastic smile, his bullying, his incessant babbling about “the Fort Worth Way,” and his inherent lack of ethics when it came to urban drilling ...


Method Acting at Panta

Jimmy Fowler
Naturalism and emotional realism in acting have reigned for so many decades in the American theater and the movies, we almost forget how utterly different it is from the florid style that reigned before the 1950s. (Imagine a mi...



FW Star-Telegram Is The Spin Doctor

Jeff Prince
Maybe it’s coincidence, or something more sinister. Or maybe I’m just full of myself. You be the judge. In May 2010, I wrote a story criticizing Guardianship Services in Tarrant County and the probate court run by J...


Jazz by the Boulevard Now Fort Worth Music Festival

Anthony Mariani
The title Jazz by the Boulevard is no more. Instead, the annual multi-genre music and art festival at the Will Rogers Memorial Center, in the Cultural District, is now the Fort Worth Music Festival (not to be confused with our ...



Maxim Hometown Hottie from Fort Worth

Anthony Mariani
I admit. While I’m as red-blooded as the next heterosexual American male, I stopped reading Maxim in college, and I was in college before Al Gore invented the internet. Evidently, though, the magazine is still around or at le...


Palazzolo is Back on the Payroll

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 Joe Palazzolo, former Arlington Heights High School assistant principal turned whistle blower, is back on the payroll of the Fort Worth school district  — plus he will be given a check for the back pay and benefits th...



More “Texas Women” on CMT

Jimmy Fowler
The second episode of CMT’s Fort Worth reality show Texas Women should’ve been called “Career Day,” since it explored the day jobs of barrel racer Brooke, singer Ali, stock contractor Anna, and party girl Hannah. I felt...


Gambling With Taxpayers’ Money

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 On the advice of its attorneys from the Houston law firm of Walsh Anderson, Fort Worth school trustees on Tuesday night voted 6-2 to appeal in district court the orders of the Commissioner of Education to reinstate former Ar...



Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Captain America: The First Avenger (PG-13) Chris Evans stars in this superhero flick as a U.S. Army reject during World War II who submits to a medical experiment to turn him into a supersoldier. Also with Hayley Atwel...


Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 20 Forget the canvases! The Amon Carter Museum’s current exhibit, The Allure of Paper: Watercolors and Drawings from the Collection, showcases the museum’s works on paper, which range from Edward Everett’s stately s...