Archive for September, 2014

Charge Him by the Word

Static
Fort Worth City Council member Danny Scarth was downright chatty during this week’s council meeting, proudly describing the 11 months of deliberation that went into establishing Fort Worth’s $1.4 billion budget for fiscal 2...


Pimpadelic … Seriously

Though these guys have been around forever, they can still hurl a hook.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Like last night’s Whataburger, they’re back. Rocking their Confederate flags, boasting about amounts of rot-gut consumed and numbers of women bedded, avoiding showers, the boys from Pimpadelic never really went away, though...



Bringing School Bullies to Account

BETTY BRINK
Judy Luttrell, associate director of the United Educators Association, said last week that she has been stunned at the extent of the workplace bullying reported to her group in recent years by Fort Worth school district employe...


Randi’s 2 to 2: A Redux

Last Call
So back in June, I happened upon a bar on Hwy. 377 called Last Call, adjoining a defunct bar called J-Z’s R&B.



Hearsay

Shot JR’s Pulse
Hearsay
For a span of a couple of years not long ago, the North Texas music blog We Shot JR was effectively the daily paper of Hipsterville. With some exceptions, the writers, all operating anonymously, regularly pissed on objectivity ...


Moneyball: A’s for Effort

This baseball movie for brainiacs is unflashy and productive.
KRISTIAN LIN
The Oakland A’s are currently a distant third in the American League West behind Anaheim and our own Texas Rangers. Though they made the playoffs several times in the early ’00s, the team never won a World Series and has be...



Among the Killer Elite

Survival is all that matters in Jason Statham’s latest and cruelest.
KRISTIAN LIN
Seeing the poster for yet another Jason Statham movie, you’re probably thinking that Killer Elite is exactly like all the others. You’re right, too, except that it’s actually quite good. That’s the thing about Jason Sta...


Musical Transition

Turnover at the top raises questions about the Cliburn Foundation’s future.
KRISTIAN LIN
The 2009 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition ended with a flourish — the crowning of a co-champion with a compelling life story, the filming of a documentary that would find distribution in movie theaters nationwide, ...



Next Stop? Shinjuku Station

Everything’s classy, colorful, and tasty at this new Near Southside sushi joint.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
The original Shinjuku Station in Japan is one of the largest train stations leading in and out of bustling Tokyo. The similarly named new restaurant on the Near South Side features photos of subways and subway memorabilia scatt...


Chow Baby

Let’s Have a Show of Paws for Arlington
Chow, Baby
When Chow, Ma left the country, she charged me with the task of keeping her Chow, Puppy full of Puppy Chow. I am a dog person, but this is a lot more dog than I’m accustomed to. The 80-pound Doberman doesn’t understand that...