Archive for April, 2014
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Sheran Keyton is “Simply Etta”

Jimmy Fowler
Even by rock ‘n’ roll standards, the great Etta James, who died early this year at age 73, lived a life of meteoric highs and sewer crawling lows. Her terrific autobiography Rage To Survive overflows with tales of wealth ea...


YEP, THERE'S A LITTLE OF EVERYTHING AMONG THE ARTIFACTS (all photos by jeff prince)

Titanic Artifact Exhibit Opens Saturday

Jeff Prince
Titanic: The Artifact Exhibit debuts Saturday at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, and Blotch got a sneak peek today. The admission is pricey ($26 for adults, $18 for kids over 3), but devotees of the Titanic’...



A gas well photographed by Brian Cohen, one of the project's six photogs.

Documentary Photogs Reveal Human Costs Of Fracking

Andrew McLemore
Invisible gas isn’t the easiest thing to photograph. Yet the photographers of the Marcellus Shale Documentary Project have managed to capture the human and environmental toll of fracking on a heretofore unseen scale. The ...


Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth) and Rep. Mark Shelton (R-Fort Worth). COURTESY OF TEXAS TRIBUNE

VIDEO: Race For Wendy Davis Senate Seat Getting Uglier

Andrew McLemore
Texas Republicans, who already have a super-majority in the House, are salivating over the possibility of winning back the state Senate seat that Democrat Wendy Davis won in a surprise 2008 victory. Though it’s hard to co...



Zac Efron, Matthew McConaughey, Nicole Kidman and David Oyelowo star in The Paperboy opening Friday in Dallas.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: The Paperboy (R) Lee Daniels (Precious) adapts Pete Dexter’s novel about an investigative reporter (Matthew McConaughey) returning to his Florida hometown to find the truth about a decades-old murder. Also with Nicol...


The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time screens Wednesday at 2pm and 7pm at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 10 If you were one of the many readers beguiled by Mark Haddon’s novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, you’ll want to make your way to the Modern today. That’s because Simon Stephen’s stage ad...



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TCEQ Goes Fishin’ For Pollution

STATIC
Four new air pollution monitors are coming to the Barnett Shale soon, courtesy of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, and drilling critics can’t wait to hear how the air is actually fine and there’s nothing to wo...


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Kvetching in Kennedale

JOHN Q. READER
Note: Kennedale Schools Supt. Gary Dugger wrote to Fort Worth Weekly asking for a retraction of our Sept. 5 story “Elementary Ethics.” With minor clarifications as noted in our response below, the Weekly stands by its story...



Pan seared trout with avocado-poblano salsa from Hacienda San Miguel. Photo courtesy Facebook

But Do They Serve Cookies?

Fort Worth Weekly
Chow, Baby has had way too much family time lately. Yes, I’m lucky to still have grandparents, but listening to them bemoan the ruinous state of the world is getting, um, old. Yes, Nana, I will double-check that my doors and ...


MUSIC

Killer or Filler?

Yacht rock and super-blues are coming at you from the Fort.
FORT WORTH WEEKLY MUSIC STAFF
Madràs’ Things Can Change Since its June release, the debut album from twentysomething singer-songwriter Jeevan Antony, his bass-playing younger brother Mathew, and drummer/producer Ben Hance (Secret Ghost Champion) has atta...