Archive for September, 2014

Chuck E. Cheese, Before and After

Jimmy Fowler
File this under “It’s about time”: The North Texas-based company that owns the Chuck E. Cheese children’s pizza franchise has given its giant rat mascot a radical image makeover. No longer does he resemble your fat, t-s...


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Explanation For Fort Worth ‘Fireballs’ Unchanged

Andrew McLemore
Raising the specter of aliens, UFOs and who knows what else, the SyFy Channel recently ran a video of pulsing, colored lights emanating from the middle of Fort Worth in May of last year. The name of the show,  “Fact or F...



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Not Everyone Has Fireworks Fubar

Jeff Prince
San Diego planned a huge fireworks show last night but a computer glitch accidentally set off all the fireworks at once — five minutes before the show was even set to begin. Reminds me of my last date. Around these parts,...


Don’t You Forget About Mimir

Kristian Lin
Due to an oversight, I neglected to mention the Mimir Chamber Music Festival in this week’s print edition, so I’m here on Blotch to redress that. The festival starts on Thursday and runs through the 13th at TCU̵...



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Texas lesbian couple shot in possible hate crime

Andrew McLemore
Two teenage lesbians in the small town of Portland, Texas were shot, one of them fatally, on the same weekend as gays and lesbians across the country marched in Gay Pride parades. Though police in Portland, which neighbors Corp...


The winner of the Grand Jury Prize at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and multiple prizes at Cannes, Beasts of the Southern Wild opens Thursday.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Beasts of the Southern Wild (PG-13) The winner of the Grand Jury Prize at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and multiple prizes at Cannes, Benh Zeitlin’s fantasy stars Quvenzhané Wallis as a six-year-old girl in ...



HOME SWEET HOME -- TCU ECONOMICS PROF SAYS TEXAS GOP PLATFORM WOULD MAKE UNITED STATES RESEMBLE THIRD WORLD COUNTRY.

TCU Prof Sees Texas Republican Platform And Is Afraid, Very Afraid

Jeff Prince
  John T. Harvey is a longtime economics guru at Texas Christian University and a blogger at Forbes. His blog Pragmatic Economics tries to explain complicated financial principals to average dunderheads. He aim to be a-pol...


Independence Day

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 4 As you might expect on Independence Day, there are all manner of 4th of July celebrations going on this evening. We note that Fort Worth’s official celebration, Fort Worth Fourth, has moved to Panther Island Pavilio...



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And the Winners are…

HEARSAY
Artist of the Year: Quaker City Night Hawks. Rock Album of the Year: ¡Torquila Torquila! by Quaker City Night Hawks. Indie-Rock Album of the Year: Burning Hotels, Burning Hotels. Album of the Year: Grasshopper Cowpunk, Holy Mo...


Best drummer Matt Mabe throws up the horns as Nick Choate catches a ride with Michael “Big Mike” Richardson, whose Box of Rock won best cover/tribute band. Vishal Malhotra

2012 Panthys

Quaker City Night Hawks, Holy Moly come up big in our 15th Annual Music Awards.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Quaker City Night Hawks rule the roost. In our 15th Annual Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards, celebrated on Sunday at Piper Hall in the West 7th Street corridor, the gritty rock quartet won all four categories in which it was nomi...