Archive for April, 2014
Bear with me: Mark Wahlberg and his best friend prepare to do shots in Ted.

Ted Talks

Seth MacFarlane knocks the stuffing out of his first movie.
KRISTIAN LIN
I have never been a fan of Seth MacFarlane or Family Guy, but when I saw the trailer for his debut film Ted, I thought, “This will either be brilliant or really stupid.” Now I’ve seen the movie, and it’s pretty much bri...


Elizabeth Banks and Chris Pine meet in the parking lot outside an AA meeting in "People Like Us."

People Like Us: Your Sister. Sister?

Great acting redeems this domestic drama.
KRISTIAN LIN
You’d expect the co-writer of the Transformers movies, Mission: Impossible 3, and Star Trek to take up a sci-fi action thriller in that same vein for his directing debut. You’d be wrong. People Like Us is a domestic drama w...



Lucian Freud’s “Girl in Bed” at the Modern.

Subjects Laid Bare

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The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth often has artists visit when their works are exhibited there, but that won’t be an option for Lucian Freud: Portraits. The painter (and grandson of Sigmund Freud) died last year at the age ...


Your School Tax Dollars at Work

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Fort Worth Weekly has reported in previous posts that the outside legal costs to fight Fort Worth ISD whistleblower Joe Palazzolo has reached more than $400,000 and is still climbing as Palazzolo will soon take his case to a s...



Nearly half of Fort Worth elementary students report bullying.

FW Student Survey: Nearly half report bullying

Andrew McLemore
Of the roughly 12,000 Fort Worth elementary students who filled out the district’s 2012 survey, nearly half, or 44 percent, said they knew another student who had been bullied. A majority of the district’s students ...


team

‘No I In Team’ Rumor Dispelled

Jeff Prince
Saw this while passing through the Fort Worth Weekly production department a second ago. Which reminds me of what the great maharishi once said (or was it Reader’s Digest?): “There is no I in team, but there are fo...



“Wonderful Wizard” at Where House

Jimmy Fowler
L. Frank Baum’s 1900 children’s story The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is great because it can be used for so many things: Commentary on the monetary policies of Teddy Roosevelt; a Judy Garland movie vehicle; a metaphor for the L...



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Music Awards Festival Photos, Vol. 1 of 2

Anthony Mariani
Exact numbers are hard to pin down, but all eight venues were nearly packed to capacity throughout the day yesterday for our 10th Annual Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards Festival. We hope you were able to join us to catch awesome...


Corruption

Best Government Money Can Buy

Jeff Prince
The Supreme Court protects the rights of corporations to buy and sell lawmakers and continue leading the United States into the crapper. So, in honor of jail inmates singing “Hey, teacher, leave those kids alone” (f...