Archive for October, 2016

Ron Paul Speaking In Fort Worth Today

Jeff Prince
  The guy that many alternative-leaning Republicans see as the most interesting politician on the scene, Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), speaks this afternoon at the state convention in Fort Worth. The speech will be live streamed b...

Producer Mike Garcia (far right) and the Oil Boom guys (from left to right: Steve Steward, Ryan Taylor, and Dugan Connors) pause at Fort Worth Sound, where Oil Boom recently recorded six songs.

And Boom Goes the Oil

Gritty Dallas/Fort Worth bluesmen Oil Boom haven’t been playing out much, but they’ll be coming back Thursday with a bang. Along with Austin psyche-rockers The Boxing Lesson, Oil Boom will open a show at Lola’s Saloon (27...

75th-anniversary re-mastered print of Jean Renoir’s Grand Illusion opens Friday in Dallas.

Film Shorts

Kristian Lin
OPENING: Grand Illusion (NR) A 75th-anniversary re-mastered print of Jean Renoir’s film about two French prisoners (Jean Gabin and Marcel Dalio) during World War I who plot to escape from their German camp. Also with Pierre F...

Ring of Fire now on stage at Casa Manana.

Night & Day

Kristian Lin
WED ▪ 6 Having brought Fats Waller and Bob Fosse to Broadway, Richard Maltby’s revue Ring of Fire didn’t hit the boards until after James Mangold’s Johnny Cash biopic Walk the Line had played in theaters. Which work get...

Andy Samberg Goes Hollywood

Jeff Prince
Rapper/funnyman Andy Samberg was on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night and talked about his decision to leave Saturday Night Live. Like many of his predecessors, he’s ready to make movies and become a billionaire. Still, I hate...


No … Again

Tarrant County commissioners gave another spanking to the county’s information technology (IT) program this week and then refused to award a $3.4 million contract to EMC Corp., the outfit that currently develops and supports ...



Fort Worth Weekly
At some point in life, a person quits going out during the week, whether it’s a matter of funds, kids, ankle monitors, or any of the other endlessly limiting obligations relevant to being an adult. But if you can shake free a...


Jekyll and Fried

Chow, Baby
Jekyll and Hyde have nothing on me in the morning. Before my customary nosh and multiple cups of coffee, I have all the charm of Hyde — or of Hannibal Lecter high on bath salts. Still in partial Hyde mode a few mornings ago, ...


Dying for Change

Cowtown is “ground zero” in the fight to end bullying of gay teens
Andrew Mclemore | Photos by Chase Martinez
As he choked down handfuls of aspirin in the stall of a Fort Worth high school bathroom, 16-year-old Caleb felt precisely nothing. Beaten by bullies and betrayed by close friends, persecuted by family members and disappointed w...

The guys of Turbid North take a break from the road –– but only occasionally.

Death from Above

Despite some setbacks, Alaska-born metalists Turbid North focus on the future.
Among the myriad branches of heavy metal’s family tree, none are as reductive as death metal. Overprotective parents think the moniker applies to any record with a scary album cover, and music critics lazily use it to pigeonh...