Archive for August, 2014

“Diez y Seis” at Rose Marine

Jimmy Fowler
Okay, kids, once and for all – Cinco de Mayo, the annual May 5 holiday celebrated by Mexican Americans and non-Mexican Americans alike, is not Mexican Independence Day. That holiday falls today, September 16, and although som...


An Activist’s Look At Gas Drilling 2004-11

Jeff Prince
Fort Worth resident Don Young has been entrenched on the battlefront ever since urban gas drilling came to Fort Worth, and he has compiled a comprehensive and organized look at the local industry from his personal perspective. ...



Arlington Micromanaging Texting Drivers?

Jeff Prince
Earlier this summer, Gov. Rick Perry vetoed legislation to ban texting while driving, calling it a “government effort to micromanage the behavior of adults.” Does that mean Arlington is micromanaging its citizenry? ...


Purple Rain’ll Do

Jeff Prince
We’ve got gray skies and a 30 percent chance of rain on the heels of the hottest, most brutal summer on record. To help summon the rains we desperately need, I’m channeling the artist formerly known as my last name ...



DVD Review: “Meek’s Cutoff”

Kristian Lin
About halfway through Meek’s Cutoff, 19th-century Oregon settler Emily Tetherow (Michelle Williams) is gathering firewood. One of a small party traveling on the Oregon Trail to live in the new territory, she’s off some dist...


Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Straw Dogs (R) Rod Lurie’s remake of Sam Peckinpah’s 1971 thriller stars James Marsden and Kate Bosworth as a married couple who come into deadly conflict with the locals when they move back to her hometown in the ...



Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 14 If you’ve never ridden in a zeppelin before and have loads of spare cash to throw around, the Farmers Airship is in Fort Worth all week. The vehicle is the only zeppelin in the Western Hemisphere and bills itself as ...


Rabblerouser Roundup

A: Roads and Property
Static
      Terri Hall, whose Texans United for Reform and Freedom helped lead the fight against the Trans-Texas Corridor a few years back, has never been a fan of Gov. Rick Perry, godfather to Texas toll roads. Not surprisingly, ...



Killer or Filler?

Indie-rock suits Fungi Girls and St. Vincent just fine.
ZACK SHLACHTER
In a few short years, Fungi Girls have released two 7-inch singles, a demo EP (Psilo), and a 12-inch LP (2009’s Seafaring Pyramids), and they’ve toured the country. Much has been made of the fact that the band is composed o...


Path of Cheapest Resistance

An I-35 project may move closer to a neighborhood rather than moving gas wells.
JEFF PRINCE
Residents in the Oakhurst neighborhood feel like they’re living a scene out of Cool Hand Luke — “What we’ve got here is a failure to communicate.” They say a disconnect between city officials, the Texas Department of ...