Archive for December, 2014
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Post-Election Wrap

Kristian Lin
It’s been hard trying to digest the press coverage of the presidential election while covering the film festival. I’ve read many insightful things from all across the political spectrum, but in the end it boiled down to two...


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Scam Alert: Dumbass Edition

JIMMY FOWLER
As the holiday shopping season arrives, criminal masterminds are hatching brilliant schemes to separate the good citizens of North Texas from their hard-earned cash. One ingenious ploy that was apparently popular last year in G...



Billy Bob Thornton and Kevin Bacon in "Jayne Mansfield's Car".

LSIFF Report (Days 1-2)

Kristian Lin
Since I’m the only film writer covering this year’s Lone Star International Film Festival for the Weekly this year, I’m posting my coverage of the festival to this site instead of to our usual LSIFF blog. Perhaps this wil...


Romney didn't score too big among teens, either.

Fort Worth High School Students Not Big Fans of Mitt Romney

Andrew McLemore
This election dragged on so long that everyone and their dog knows that Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney didn’t won because he couldn’t get the support of women. Or blacks. Or Hispanics. Or young people. ...



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Clueless: Pegasus News, TCU 360 Assess Fort Worth’s Indie Scene

ANTHONY MARIANI
The Fort Worth music scene is highly amused. And maybe overreacting a bit. Earlier today, Pegasus News, a Dallas-centric online news outlet, reprinted a story that originally appeared in a recent edition of TCU 360, a student m...


The Texas Capitol, where Republicans will soon have to fight a little harder to force women to undergo transvaginal ultrasounds. COURTESY OF RYAN MATTSON.

Texas GOP Loses House Super- majority, Ensures Nasty 2013 Session

Andrew McLemore
Just a year and a half ago, Texas Republicans enjoyed almost total control of the state government. Their 102-48 supermajority in the House — and a large majority in the Senate — meant they could pass virtually any ...



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Obama Beats Romney: Now Can We All Just Get A Long … Club?

Jeff Prince
A Republican and a Democrat attack each other for months on end and spend millions of dollars to demean each other in TV ads. The Democrat wins and vows to work closely and inclusively with Republicans and forge a new spirit of...


This Must Be the Place opens Friday in Dallas.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: This Must Be the Place (NR) Sean Penn stars in this dramedy by Paolo Sorrentino (Il Divo) about a retired rock star who returns to his native America to track down the Nazi officer who humiliated his late father decade...



Oh Whitney is back.

Oh Whitney Volvemos

HEARSAY
Prodigal sons Oh Whitney have returned. But only for a couple of weeks. Fronted by Fort Worth native Peter More, the alt-Americana quartet has roots in North Carolina –– Duke University, specifically –– but also has spe...


L’Elisir d’Amore

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 7 If you missed the start of this season of the Metropolitan Opera’s movie-theater broadcasts, you can catch up with the first one, as Maurizio Benini conducts Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore, with Anna Netrebko, M...