Archive for December, 2014

Stage West Open Call

Jimmy Fowler
Stage West is now accepting portfolio submissions from North Texas visual artists. A total of six to 18 artists will be exhibited at the theater during Stage West’s 33rd season, which runs October 2011 to September 2012. They...


Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: The Devil’s Double (R) Dominic Cooper stars in this drama (based on real-life events) as both Uday Hussein and an Iraqi man hired to impersonate Saddam Hussein’s son for security purposes. Also with Ludivine Sagnie...



Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 10 Based on a popular anime series that takes place in some vaguely Western setting, Trigun: Badlands Rumble observes the continuing adventures of Vash the Stampede, a buffoonish pacifist outlaw who defeats bad guys witho...


Weep No More, My Ladies

Static
Staff writer Jeff Prince’s recent Blotch post regarding a local judge (“FW Star-Telegram Is The Spin Doctor,” July 25) made the Fort Worth Weekly switchboard light up like a Christmas tree as panicked, heartbroken women c...



R.I.P. Savvy’s Rich Mauch

The guitarist was a vital part of the Fort Worth scene in the 1970s and ’80s.
JEFF PRINCE
The guy whose looks, musicianship, and demeanor made him one of the coolest guys on the local rock scene in the 1970s and 1980s died in a motorcycle accident Friday, July 22, in Aransas Pass. Richard Mauch was 59.


Free Gas — for Drillers

A little-known rule allows drillers to take minerals without paying royalties.
Peter Gorman
A group of homeowners in the University West neighborhood are fighting mad over Chesapeake Energy’s use of an old Texas Railroad Commission rule to take the natural gas beneath their properties without paying them a penny.



Wired Willy’s Keeps it Classy

Last Call
Listen, I get why people like The Pour House. If you’re looking to get a really noisy, flashy drunk on, the PH is pretty much the place to be. If pressed to describe the West 7th bar/restaurant in one word, I’d use “volum...


Kyeyote, Doug Funnie, Meathead Wop

Hearsay
In an old-school rap song battle, I’m pretty sure there’s one tune that trumps them all. But I’m not going to tell you here. Just know that if you ever challenge me, my song’s eventually going to land on your head with ...



Racism’s Echoes

It’s still influencing American politics.
DAVE MCNEELY
A best-selling novel called The Help, set in Jackson, Miss., in 1962, is about the relationships between black maids and the white families they work for. Kathryn Stockett’s first novel has been made into a movie (see review ...


30 Minutes or Less: Delivery Boom

A pizza guy turns unwilling criminal in this madcap caper.
KRISTIAN LIN
Some young thespians bag their first Academy Award nomination and morph into Serious Actors who do only prestige projects intended to win them the Oscar. So hooray to Jesse Eisenberg, who has followed up his Oscar nod from last...