Archive for August, 2014
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Little Attention Given To Tarrant Technician Who Ignored Rape Kits

Andrew McLemore
Imagine you’re a kid again. Let’s say you were a happy child (this is hypothetical, so why not) who knocked over the vase of grandma’s ashes while skipping joyfully through the living room. Now let’s say...


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Drones Bring US Pilots Closer To Enemies’ Lives

Andrew McLemore
Thought drone warfare was making warfare into a video game? Not so, according to a front-page New York Times story that flips the conventional understanding of drone attacks. The story suggests that drone warfare, in which mili...



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UPDATED Comptroller Storms Lola’s

Anthony Mariani
For the second time in about a month last Saturday, agents from the state comptroller’s office stormed Lola’s Saloon (2736 W. 6th St., 817-877-0666) and performed a limited seizure, taking available cash to put toward outst...


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Notes on the Summer Olympics

Kristian Lin
I don’t get geeked up for the Olympics the way I do for the big international soccer tournaments, but I always get sucked in by the action anyway once the Games start. So I’ll be posting notes from time to time duri...



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Would You Pay To Read The Startlegram Online?

Jeff Prince
McClatchy, the corporation that owns the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, is on its way to implementing paywalls at its papers. Don’t be surprised to log on to the Star-Telegram website before the year is done and discover you n...


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DVD Review: “Jiro Dreams of Sushi”

Kristian Lin
I’m a sucker for documentaries about food, so even if I hadn’t started eating sushi on a regular basis recently, I’d still be fascinated by Jiro Dreams of Sushi, Peter Gelb’s documentary that has just come out on DVD th...



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StewPat: 6 Days That Shook the World

JIMMY FOWLER
Everything you thought was important right now –– the presidential campaign, the violence in Syria, ongoing weather-related catastrophes –– pales in comparison to the recently exploded StewPat scandal. Because of the su...


Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill, and Richard Ayoade star in "The Watch" opening Friday.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: The Watch (R) Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill, and Richard Ayoade star in this comedy as overzealous neighborhood watchmen who are forced to deal with an invasion of space aliens. Also with Rosemarie DeWitt, Will...



The Ridglea branch of Fort Worth Library holds a community meeting this evening to discuss future improvements to the branch.

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 25 We should take advantage of every opportunity to improve our cherished public institutions, and you have one such opportunity when the Ridglea branch of Fort Worth Library holds a community meeting this evening to di...


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Tempest or Tea Kettle

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The natural gas leak at an XTO drilling site last Friday was (1) scary as hell or (2) ain’t no thang, depending on whom you ask. Residents of the Meadows West neighborhood in southwest Fort Worth most likely choose No. 1. A s...