Archive for April, 2014
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Energy Company Reveals Revealing Video

Jeff Prince
The natural gas industry likes to brag about how it’s never polluted water sources during drilling. Fort Worth Weekly has written numerous stories about water wells and other water sources being harmed after gas drilling ...


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Arts Council Stumps for Cash

Jimmy Fowler
Every few years, the city’s performing and visual arts organizations have to sing for their supper. Currently, it’s the Arts Council of Fort Worth and Tarrant County that’s explaining why it deserves public support to con...



N&D

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 15 Is there some reason why the Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus is only in Fort Worth for five days when it just spent a full two weeks in Dallas? Regardless, the circus is in town this week, so now’s a good...


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Snarls In Cat Land?

STATIC
Fort Worth Cats fans raised a collective eyebrow after General Manager Chris Hart resigned last week. Hart was considered a sales wunderkind and effective leader when he was recruited from the Texas Rangers earlier this year. H...



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Punk Drunk

1919-loving punks Special Guest and Not Half Bad split a CD. Genre results.
STEVE STEWARD
Perhaps one of the most tired arguments that can arise between two humans is the one that tries to define punk rock. People who obsess about this stuff often cite a sorta-famous quote by the Minutemen’s D. Boon, who affirmed ...


Shaw: The number of teachers leaving Heights is only “a little more than usual.” Jeff Prince

Leaving Heights

About a fourth of the troubled high school’s faculty is heading out the door.
BETTY BRINK
The first to go was Tommy Elliott, the winning head baseball coach at Arlington Heights High School for the last 30 years. This year he put both his glove and his grading pencil (he also taught English) on the shelf, retiring a...



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8 a.m. Eight Ball

LAST CALL
Is there a good reason for drinking at 9 in the morning on a weekday? I’m sure there are several (some hospital folk don’t get off work until daybreak), but the only one that matters to me is because you can. I thought abou...


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Live Oak Grows Cooler

HEARSAY
The Near Southside’s Live Oak Music Hall & Lounge (1311 Lipscomb St., 817-926-0986) just got a much-needed infusion of youngblood in the form of Jamie Kinser and Aaron Knight, co-founders of the upstart Fort Worth booking...



The Awakening opens Friday.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: The Awakening (R) This period horror flick begins promisingly before collapsing into a pile of nonsense. Rebecca Hall stars as a scientific debunker of supernatural hoaxes in 1921 England. When a schoolmaster (Dominic ...


School bully Alvin cowers behind Norman as he tries to read the incantation that’ll stave off the walking dead in ParaNorman.

ParaNorman’s Activity

This animated comedy for kids will scare you silly.
KRISTIAN LIN
All right! This is how I like my animated kids’ movies — intelligent, funny, and scary enough to keep you up at night. ParaNorman comes to us from Laika Entertainment, the same stop-motion animation studio that brought us t...