Archive for October, 2014
EVERYONE CALLS HER WENDY...DAVIS

State Sen. Wendy Davis Endorses Marc Veasey

Jeff Prince
As predicted in last week’s cover story, the new Congressional District 33 election features a runoff between Dallas attorney Domingo Garcia and Fort Worth’s Rep. Marc Veasey. Now, state Sen. Wendy Davis says she...


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Sen Chris Harris Gets Eye Full On Facebook

Jeff Prince
All these changes to Facebook lately are confusing — and enlightening. Timelines and other tracking features now tell everybody about what you post, or comments that you make, or videos that you watch. It’s all so r...



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New York City!?! Get A Rap

Jeff Prince
When it comes to picante sauce, Texans say “get a rope” if it’s been made in New York City. When it comes to fracking for natural gas, however, New Yorkers in the Marcellus Shale sound a lot like Texans in the...


CAN THE T PLEASE BAN THESE, TOO? YUCK.

Saggy Pants Are Just the Start

Jimmy Fowler
Are you better off now than you were one year ago? If so, you can probably credit that vague sense of well-being to the Fort Worth Transportation Authority’s ban on wearers of saggy pants, which took effect in late May of 201...



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Wanted: 21st Century Knowledge

Andrew McLemore
Throughout her spring semester of teaching English to college freshmen, a close friend of mine used a variety of online media as essay prompts. She showed her students a TED video, a multimedia presentation on MediaStorm and se...


Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom opens Friday.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Moonrise Kingdom (PG-13) Wes Anderson’s latest film stars Jared Gilman and Kara Heyward as 12-year-old kids who run off together and spark a massive manhunt on an East Coast island. Also with Bruce Willis, Edward Nor...



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Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 30 Having cooled off somewhat after an insanely hot start to the season, the Texas Rangers conclude their three-game series against the Seattle Mariners this evening. Take a good look at them; they’ll be off on a two-...


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Missing Siblings Found

Hearsay
One great band you won’t be seeing at our 48-Fort-Worth-band Music Awards Festival, Sunday, June 24, at eight venues in the West 7th corridor, is Fate Lions –– unfortunately, frontman Jason Manriquez can’t get out of wo...



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Don’t Frack With Me

The drilling industry is getting major blowback in the PR war.
PETER GORMAN
For big business, a snappy, easy-to-remember slogan or catchphrase is usually a major plus: Everything goes better with Coke. Just do it. The fabric of our lives. For gas drillers — not so much. The shale gas industry that ha...


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Wonderful World

Last Call
Whenever I’ve been asked or allowed to make up my own special at a bar I’m pouring at, I usually try to make it relevant to heavy metal or at least to the mildly satanic. When I was at the dearly departed Moon by TCU, I mad...