Archive for April, 2014
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Platform Diving

Read what the parties say they stand for.
DAVE McNEELY
Political party platforms are documents primarily written by true believers, embodying the beliefs of activists who actually like to go to meetings. But politicians who run for office under party banners are known for frequentl...


Christian Bale ponders the end of Batman in The Dark Knight Rises.

Dark Knight Rises: Bane Capital

Batman hangs up his cowl in Christopher Nolan’s final chapter.
KRISTIAN LIN
If The Dark Knight Rises is truly Christopher Nolan’s last Batman film, this is a hell of a way for the series to go out. While this third chapter isn’t as cogent a political statement as The Dark Knight and doesn’t offer...



Jon Keeyes on the set of Phobia.

Catching Up with Keeyes

The Fort Worth filmmaker goes global after a busy year.
KRISTIAN LIN
Jon Keeyes featured regularly in the pages of Fort Worth Weekly in the mid-2000s as a filmmaker whose locally made slasher flicks such as American Nightmare and Suburban Nightmare found national distribution. Since this paper l...


The Tower is elegant, its fare full of flair. Lee Chastain

Down to The Tower

In the heart of Sundance Square comes a haute comfort-food “gastropub.”
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
The Tower Restaurant and Speakeasy occupies the same location on the corner of 4th and Taylor streets downtown where The Vault Mediterranean Restaurant flamed out a couple of years ago. The new eatery is owned by the same folks...



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Words to Live By

Fort Worth Weekly
Writing about restaurants that set up shop at cursed addresses — sinkholes where cafés before them have gone to die — is always bittersweet: Who knows how much longer those dishes and servers will be around? I’ve reviewe...


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Robber Barons at the Pump

PETE KOTZ
Click here to read “Robber Barons at the Pump” as it first appeared in the SF Weekly.  



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Mission Accomplished: Bush Makes Bozo Of Himself Again

Jeff Prince
Big D resident George W. Bush has kept a relatively low profile during retirement after mucking things up for eight years. He’s back. Quick question: If you were writing a historical novel that included an ex-president as...


Ben Stidham and Elizabeth Dewhirst in Anything Goes.

Easy to Love

BIG TICKET
Anything Goes was revived on Broadway last year to great acclaim, but the musical has never really been in eclipse. Since it debuted in 1934, the show has endured as a vehicle for some of Cole Porter’s greatest songs. The sto...



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Dez Bryant A Broken Record

Jeff Prince
Hey, Dez, we wanted you to break records, not become a broken record. Character questions have long dogged Dez Bryant, but the Dallas Cowboys couldn’t resist the wide receiver’s incredible size and physical skills w...


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DVD Review: “Margaret”

Kristian Lin
I missed Kenneth Lonergan’s Margaret during the one week it played at the Angelika in Dallas last fall, and I never received one of the awards screeners at the end of the year, so I didn’t get to see this drama unti...