Archive for April, 2014
The FP opens Friday in Dallas

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: The FP (R) Brandon and Jason Trost’s black comedy is about two rival street gangs who stage lethal turf battles with each other by playing a dance video game. Starring Jason Trost, Lee Valmassy, Art Hsu, Caker Folley...


Turner Classic Movies is bringing Casablanca to theaters for one night only.

Night & Day

Fort Worth Weekly
WED ▪ 21 Turner Classic Movies is bringing Casablanca to theaters for one night, supposedly for its 70th anniversary, though they’re really jumping the gun by a full six months, since the film didn’t premiere until Novemb...



Photo by Jason Cato

Fare Thee Wells Fargo

Fort Worth Weekly
Anti-private prison advocates have recently been calling on Wells Fargo bank to divest its holdings in both The GEO Group and Corrections Corporation of America, the two largest for-profit private prison companies in the United...


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Heart of a Night Owl Callin’

Fort Worth Weekly
I wasn’t born in a bar, but I might as well have been. I do all of my best work there. (Ask anyone who knows me. You’ll learn that being hilarious, handsome, and 10 feet tall is definitely an artform.) In my eons of bar tra...



Calhoun Conquers SXSW

Calhoun Conquers SXSW

Fort Worth Weekly
At South by Southwest this year, I was reminded of an old theory that applies to festivals: The average festivalgoer only hears broad strokes, meaning that either loud or soft sounds manage to corral his or her short attention ...


Octomom, Other Trainwrecks Want To Chat

Jeff Prince
Grab your Visa card and pick up a phone if you’ve ever felt like rapping with Lindsay Lohan’s parents, Tila Tequila, or the Octomom. D-list (is there an E-list?) celebrities who can’t land a gig on Dancing Wit...



Food Park

Park and Eat

Chow, Baby
I’m starting to think food trucks are like spiders –– you’re never more than a few feet away from one. We’re past the point of calling it craze or a trend. This is officially the food truck era. On a recent evening, e...


Foxtrot Uniform is about to release its debut album.

Bravo, Foxtrot Uniform

A dynamic duo is behind one of the stories of the year.
MATTHEW MCGOWAN
About every other week or so, Fort Worth rocker Kenny Uptain used to get fired from his first group, a country project called the Mike Mancy Band. He knows it happened on at least three occasions beginning not long after he joi...



Vapor clouds emanating from gas-drilling sites, like this one in Arlington, seem to be causing health problems for people nearby. Tim Ruggeiro

Vapors Sicken Arlington

Complaints of illnesses from fracking fall on deaf ears.
PETER GORMAN
Residents of several Arlington neighborhoods where Chesapeake Energy is drilling for natural gas claim the vapor clouds released by certain stages of the operations are making them sick — and they’re challenging the company...


Susan Harrington’s “For L.S. and E.M.,” “For L.T.,” and “Grey Elephant Head”

Gallery

The Art Corridor
Gallery
If you can’t make it to our Visionary Awards in Fort Worth on Thursday, you might want to check out the opening reception of the new show at TCC’s Southeast Campus. Susan Harrington’s drawings and paintings are on display...