Archive for August, 2014
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HEB Schools Mean Business

Eric Griffey
Looking for signs of progress? Look no further than the Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District. The suddenly forward-thinking District introduced Hindi, the official language of India, into its curriculum. In a press ...


Zero Dark Thirty opens Friday in Dallas.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Zero Dark Thirty (R) Kathryn Bigelow’s thriller about the manhunt for Osama bin Laden. Starring Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, Jennifer Ehle, Kyle Chandler, Mark Strong, Édgar Ramírez, Joel Edgerton, Chris Pratt, ...



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Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
THU ▪ 3 Unfamiliar theatergoers will find the stage musical version of Footloose to be a different animal from either the original 1983 film or the 2011 remake, with well-known songs from the soundtrack sung by characters ons...


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Brink Blossoms

STATIC
Longtime Fort Worth Weekly writer Betty Brink’s name and spirit will live on in an urban garden — and in apple pies and plum jam as well. The Fort Worth branch of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference will plant frui...



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Drive-Thru Resolutions

LAST CALL
Even though we’re only a few days into the new year, I imagine more than a few people have already given up on their resolutions. I’m not cynical, but let’s be honest — even if you’re taking them day to day, many of y...


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They Also Serve Who Say They’re Sorry

CHOW, BABY
Either service is getting to be a lost art, or I’m way too picky. Having spent the better part of a decade in the restaurant business, I think I’m more than sympathetic to the plight of servers, cooks, bartenders, etc., so ...



Siberian Traps keep on gigging and recording.

Not Trap’d

From Nashville to the Fort, this alt-country foursome has range.
ERIC GRIFFEY
Seth Reeves does a near-flawless impersonation of former President George W. Bush. The secret to the imitation, said the frontman to Fort Worth alt-country stylists Siberian Traps, is to state some platitude as if you’ve just...


Ashford: “... Putting them behind closed doors would have been disastrous.” Jeff Prince

Trusting City Hall

Opponents of the new ethics ordinance say citizens dodged one bullet, got hurt by others.
PETER GORMAN
When the Fort Worth City Council approved major changes in the city’s ethics ordinance recently, it put the city in a different camp than most other major American cities outside Texas on how to handle complaints — and in a...



Fungi Girls, The Longshots, War Party, SpiderFriends, and Siberian Traps are just some of the local underground bands to contribute to the inaugural compilation album by Lo-Life Recordings and Dreamy Soundz Records, Group Therapy Vol. 1.

So Dreamy

HEARSAY
One Sunday in November, The Where House on the Near Southside opened its doors to some of the best bands in North Texas’ underground scene. War Party, Doom Ghost, Mailman, SpiderFriends, Siberian Traps, and several other punk...


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HIV Infection as Aggravated Assault? It’s Complicated

JIMMY FOWLER
Tarrant County courts aren’t earning a stellar reputation when it comes to handling complex consensual sex cases. Last year there was the Kennedale High School teacher who got a five-year prison sentence for sex with 18- and...