Archive for October, 2016
An F-22 in flight. COURTESY OF ROB SHENK.

Romney, Lockheed Would Build More Jets That Choke Pilots

Andrew McLemore
Remember the F-22 Raptor? You’d be forgiven if you don’t, as the stealth fighter jet built by Lockheed Martin in the 1990s was a colossal failure by almost any measure. Not only did the F-22 cost upwards of $137 mil...


Longtoothed Newsfolk Seek Baby Boomer Viewers

Jeff Prince
Former TV news reporters from the equivalent of the Palaeozaic era of  local journalism are returning to a small screen near you. Expect to see lots of jowls, dyed hair, and mortuary makeup –and maybe even a fresh and in...


Capri Pants Are Not “Normal”

Jimmy Fowler
So NBC has premiered a sitcom called The New Normal about a gay couple trying to become parents via a surrogate mother. America continues to take a ridiculous amount of time deciding what it thinks of marriage equality for gay ...


Art Lovers Tell City Council To Back Off Budget Cuts

Jeff Prince
The Scream illustrates how art enthusiasts are feeling these days in the City of Cowboys and Culture, as Fort Worth likes to brag on itself. The Fort Worth City Council is trying to balance a budget that’s been hammered i...

Stolen opens Friday.

Film Shorts

OPENING: Stolen (R) Nicolas Cage stars in this thriller as a former thief who frantically searches for his kidnapped daughter. Also with Josh Lucas, Malin Akerman, Sami Gayle, Barry Shabaka Henley, M.C. Gainey, Mark Valley, and...


Night & Day

WED ▪ 12 The end of this month is going to be brutal for your first-place Texas Rangers, who’ll be taking on the roaring A’s and Angels back to back. But until then, it’s smooth sailing, starting with a home stand again...


Molly the Longhorn Needs a Gas Mask

Do you think members of the Fort Worth City Council ever look around, sniff the air, read the stories about people getting nosebleeds and turning up with gas-drilling chemicals in their blood and moving out of town because of g...

Getcha some seventy-five-cent wells at PR's.

Great PR’s

For whatever reason, I’ve always been led to believe that PR’s is kind of rough, bordering on stabby, but after dropping by on Thursday, I kind of wonder why. I mean, I get it. PR’s is in a part of town, the Stockyards, t...

William Bryan Massey III strikes a redneck poster-boy pose.

Redneck Poetry

William Bryan Massey III doesn’t play music anymore. The former drummer for the Fort Worth punk band The Playthings hung up his sticks a long time ago. But the gray-bearded, bespectacled Fred’s Texas Café cook is a rock ...


Self-Inflicted Wounds

Keep the Texas Legislature away from redistricting.
Fraud! Shameful! There seemed to be a contest between Gov. Rick Perry and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst to see who could make the more outrageous comment after two federal courts poured out the Texas Legislature’s redistricting and...