Archive for July, 2014
Henry Thomas stars as Hank Williams in The Last Ride opening Friday in Dallas.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: The Last Ride (PG-13) Henry Thomas stars in this drama as country music legend Hank Williams, who in 1952 hires a local teenager (Jesse James) to drive him to his last concerts. Also with Fred Dalton Thompson, Kaley Cu...


fFormer No. 1 Jelena Jankovic will compete in the Texas Tennis Open tournament starting today thru Fri at Hilton DFW Lakes Hotel.

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 22 Defending champion Sabine Lisicki has pulled out of the Texas Tennis Open, but you can still catch some bright names in this women’s tennis tournament as its later rounds wind down. Among them are Lisicki’s fello...



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Burnt Orange You Ashamed?

STATIC
You have to credit the University of Texas at Austin for being consistent — consistently sleazy. In June 2011, the school’s website described how UT’s Energy Institute would review the natural gas industry’s fracking pr...


Bobby V’s Sports Gallery Café

From Ozzie to Bobby V’s

LAST CALL
Back in February, when I wrote a piece on the history of Fort Worth’s metal scene (“Still Riveting,” Feb. 29), I learned a ton about the late, apparently great Tattoo Bar on Lancaster Avenue. Though I never made it to the...



Legendary Fort Worth punk-rockers The Gideons are reuniting on Thursday, Oct. 25, at 1919 for the express purpose of flipping wigs.

Reality Bites

HEARSAY
For your columnist, the ’90s were a mix of dread (I was in college), drunken haziness (I was in college), joy mixed with pain (I played college football), more dread (I got a degree in English lit and was therefore laughably ...


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License to Loan

JOHN Q. READER
To the editor: The Aug. 1 Metropolis story, “High Interest in the ’Burbs,” about payday loans in the less affluent towns and suburbs, really addresses a way to eliminate (or at least minimize) the payday disease. We need ...



Chubby's challenge burger. Courtesy Chubby's Facebook

Training Table

CHOW, BABY
I love the part in the first Rocky movie, when the title character makes it to the top step of the Philadelphia Art Museum (now know as The Rocky Steps). Sylvester Stallone’s character raises his arms in triumph. Maybe that...


Music

Killer or Filler?

Hop in the way-back machine to the early ’90s — and late ’30s.
FORT WORTH WEEKLY STAFF
The Toadies’ Play.Rock.Music Let’s get this out of the way first. Play.Rock.Music, The Toadies’ fifth studio album since first forming in the late 1980s, doesn’t get off to a great start. The main problem: Leadoff track...



Bason: “... there is more than adequate proof that this is park property.” Jeff Prince

Is a Parkway a Park?

Residents disagree over a city-owned wooded slope at Oakhurst’s border.
JEFF PRINCE
The request seemed simple. A Fort Worth couple’s backyard pool had been partially built on city property years ago, long before the couple bought their house. In 2000, the couple asked the city to vacate 6,000 square feet of ...


Leigh Ann Williams “Mars Volta Vibrations”

Gallery

Casa Mañana
GALLERY
How appropriate that a music-themed art show should be up at Casa Mañana, of all the venues here. Leigh Ann Williams uses live music from various bands as inspiration for her paintings and sculpture. Musical Vibrations, thru S...