Archive for August, 2014
Republican Vice Presidential Nominee Paul Ryan PHOTO COURTESEY OF GAGE SKIDMORE

NY Times: Politicians May Not Care About Facts… Whoa, What?!

Andrew McLemore
Two days after Paul Ryan’s acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention, it’s abundantly clear that most everything he said was bunk. And this, we are led to believe by an A-section New York Times article...


River Phoenix stars in his last movie, Dark Blood, featuring music from Fort Worthian James Michael Taylor.

Local Artist Scores River Phoenix’s Last Movie

ANTHONY MARIANI
James Michael Taylor is not “going Hollywood,” as the old saying goes –– he’s much too cantankerous and outspoken for anyplace other than Fort Worth –– but his music might be.   A movie for which the blue-col...



The Modern is one of more than 40 recipients of the arts council's largesse.

Arts Are Big Business in Fort Worth

ANTHONY MARIANI
On Tuesday, Sept. 18, Fort Worth City Council will vote on a new budget, one that includes a 25 percent cut in funding for the Arts Council of Fort Worth and Tarrant County. A nonprofit agency that disperses taxpayer money to m...


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FWISD State of Education On Verge of “Greatness” — Walter Dansby

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Like President Barack Obama, Fort Worth schools superintendent Walter Dansby could be forgiven if he said he inherited a failed system when he took over the helm of the district last year from former superintendent Melody Johns...



Not actually the fried cinnamon roll, but last year's fried moon pie. A real contender. PHOTO COURTESY OF DAVID BERKOWITZ

State Fair’s Heart Attack Delights: Fried Bacon Cinnamon Roll

Andrew McLemore
The Texas State Fair has released its eight finalists for best fried food and this year’s junk food engineers have once again done their best to concoct more examples of the ridiculously unhealthy, cardiac-arresting cuisi...


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Guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd Ready To Rock On Saturday

Jeff Prince
The bluesy teen-aged guitarist who stormed out of Shreveport two decades ago, got dubbed “the next Stevie Ray Vaughan,” scored a big hit with “Blue On Black” in 1997, and managed to stay relevant all the...



Cosmopolis opens Friday.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Cosmopolis (R) David Cronenberg’s adaptation of Don DeLillo’s novel stars Robert Pattinson as a young financier whose world comes apart as he rides in a stretch limo across Manhattan for a haircut. Also with Juliet...


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Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 29 Those of us who wish to write for a Catholic audience for a living should drop by the Catholic Writers’ Conference at Arlington Convention Center. The event includes a blogging summit in addition to the usual pitch...



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More Ship-Jumping

STATIC
Anyone with business savvy can compare the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and The Dallas Morning News and spot the differences. The Star-T is owned by a struggling corporation in faraway California that is hip-deep in debt and slashi...


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Go for the Gold

LAST CALL
Well, have you been to The Gold Standard yet? If you’re the type who’s up on Clubland’s latest happenings, you’ve probably been keeping, uh, tabs on the spiritual successor to the dearly departed 7th Haven. Maybe you ev...