Archive for October, 2016

Praising the Pokey

Getting thrown in the pokey isn’t on Static’s bucket list, but, if you’re pokey bound, it might as well happen right here in Tarrant County — our jail is tops among large counties in Texas. Adan Muñoz, executive direct...


No Indifference Here

John Q. Reader
To the editor: Betty Brink’s April 18 story “Death by Indifference” is appropriately titled. She’s been the consummate crusader for justice for inmates at the Carswell facility since 1999. She has written updates and tr...

Courtesy Shaw's Facebook

Shaw’s Gets Real

(After 3:30 p.m.)
Last Call
As you may have heard, the Near South Side is really blowing up. From The Boiled Owl Tavern (where I tend bar) to the eagerly awaited debut of Live Oak Lounge & Music Hall, the neighborhood around West Magnolia Avenue is qu...

The Fungi Girls jam out at Doc's. Courtesy Doc's Facebook.

Doc’s Orders: Fungi Girls

So National Record Store Day is another one of those non-holiday holidays created by The Illuminati to inspire rampant commercialism. BFD. There are a lot worse things to dedicate a day to. (Jelly beans?!) And as pretty much th...


Left Out in the Cold

Fort Worth Weekly
I ate the soup. All of it. Sorry, fellow Weekleteers, if you want to taste one of Walter Kaufmann’s creations, you’re just going to have to donate to charity. The soup in question was cold cucumber, one of my favorites and ...

Meg MacCary and Bradley Campbell star as the titular gossips in Amphibian Stage Productions’ Mr. & Mrs. Fitch.

Us, Weekly

The scene is still the same in the ’Phibs stargazing current production.
When Douglas Carter Beane’s comedy Mr. & Mrs. Fitch made its off-Broadway debut in 2010, New York critics were almost universally harsh in their condemnations of it. Beane is a much-loved playwright and screenwriter in th...

Don’t Ever Look Back Twice is Mills & Co.’s startling debut.

Killer or Filler?

New CDs from some local artists run the gamut.
Fort Worth Weekly Staff and Contributors
Singer-songwriter Taylor Craig Mills’ debut album, Don’t Ever Look Back Twice, has been a long time coming, and it’s a shiny little gem of melancholy pop rock that showcases the main man’s often- extraordinary voice. Mi...

Tanwar: In the past, intoxicated customers at his family’s store “definitely was a problem.”

Half Full, Half Empty

A 2007 ordinance didn’t end alcohol problems around homeless shelters, but many believe it has helped.
Story and photo by JAIME ADAME
In the first year after the Fort Worth City Council banned public drinking near homeless shelters and treatment centers, police issued more than 500 citations under the new ordinance. Last year, citations had fallen to about ha...

Megan Davis McConnell’s “xxx”


Arts Fifth Avenue
Arts Fifth Avenue opens a photography show this weekend that features Mary Rabalais Collins’ digitally manipulated photographs of motion, Michael Zukerman’s nature photographs, and Megan Davis McConnell’s puckishly humoro...

The Pirate Captain and Polly set sail, accompanied by (from left to right) the Pirate with Gout, the Albino Pirate, the Pirate with a Scarf, and the Surprisingly Curvaceous Pirate.

Sea The Pirates!

From the brains behind Wallace & Gromit comes a delightful swashbuckling tale.
Anthony Mariani
Like Disney-Pixar, the folks at Aardman know family-friendly comedy. The British stop-action animation company won an Oscar in 2005 for Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, a hilarious adventure yarn, and 2000’...