Archive for October, 2014
Former owners Michael and Annette Daniel. Lee Chastain

Show Me the House Fax

Static
A house in Parker County that’s been written about twice in Fort Worth Weekly — once (“Paradise Lost,” June 18, 2008)  for having gas-drilling muck kill all the plants along the backyard fence and more recently for hav...


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A Virtual Economy?

Deborah Rogers
The demise of Chesapeake Energy continues to unfold. After news of $1.1 billion in unreported loans, Reuters exposed a $200 million hedge fund that CEO Aubrey McClendon ran from company headquarters. This fund invested in the s...



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Shooting Themselves in the Foot

Chow, Baby
It’s a funny age we live in, when anyone with an internet connection and the price of a meal can play restaurant critic. In my former life as a restaurant manager, cook, server, and bartender, I resented that Joe Diner could ...


Ava Pine (center) presides while Ashley Kerr and Alissa Anderson proclaim their celibacy pledge in Fort Worth Opera’s production of Lysistrata.

Lysistrata: Make War Not Love

Fort Worth Opera puts on local theater’s best (non)sex comedy.
KRISTIAN LIN
For most of the second act of Mark Adamo’s Lysistrata, or The Nude Goddess, most of the men on stage have gigantic, visibly bulging erections. That’s the first thing you need to know about this opera version of Aristophanes...



Josh Weathers and Brad Hines take a short break after a long interview on the set of The Texas Music Hour. Jeff Prince

Texas Music Hour

Local music and musicians might be headed for the small screen.
JEFF PRINCE
The first season of Troubadour, TX is wrapping up, and what began as a promising idea for a TV show about the lives of musicians ended up as a narration-heavy documentary that seemed almost clinical. Fort Worth musician Guthrie...


Fakhoury: “The Fourth Amendment applies here.” Courtesy Electronic Frontier Foundation

KingFish-ing for Info

A new police tracking device puts Fort Worth in the middle of a constitutional debate.
ZACK SHLACHTER
In February, when the Fort Worth City Council considered the police department’s request to spend $184,000 on technology for tracking cell phone locations, approval was unanimous, without debate, and with only a few curious d...



Mohamed Fellag (standing) takes over this group of kids in Monsieur Lazhar.

Monsieur Lazhar: Bonjour, Classe

This Canadian school drama is smart but too well-behaved.
KRISTIAN LIN
The French-Canadian drama Monsieur Lazhar was nominated for the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film this past year, and there were observers who tipped the movie to take home the statuette. It wound up losing to A Separation, ...


CHERNOBYL DIARIES

Reactor Reanimation

Chernobyl Diaries has a lot going for it ­— except the movie itself.
MATTHEW MCGOWAN
Chernobyl Diaries has all the makings of a great horror movie: a wholly original and sinister setting, engaging historical backstory, creepy Eastern European dudes everywhere, zombie-like beings lurking in the shadows, cleavage...



Green chile lasagna (front), Venezuelan paella (left), Caribbean shrimp salad — and a Leenero — beckon you to Mijo’s Fusion. Tony Robles

Fusion by Mijo’s

This new joint brightens up the Near South Side.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
To the ultra-trendy Near South Side and the space formerly occupied by Junsuree Thai House comes Mijo’s Fusion, the youngest, prettiest sister in the Mijo’s family of Tex-Mex restaurants. For 15 years, the original location...


It’s still a gay film festival: Jean Harris and Matthew Wilkas in Gayby at Q Cinema.

That’s Our Q

Big Ticket
The Q Cinema festival has been going since 1998, and it’s a measure of just how much has changed since then that this year’s festival has an entire program of short films dedicated to the subject of gay marriage. Our nation...