Archive for November, 2014
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Walmart Opens Friday In Overlooked Southeast Fort Worth

Jeff Prince
A section of town that is often ignored by retailers and developers is gearing up for a bonanza of a grand opening. “Walmart is opening in southeast Fort Worth on Friday and I would like to see you all there,” Fort ...


LastCall

San Fran Steve

LAST CALL
The last time I gave a shit about who won the Super Bowl was right before kickoff of Super Bowl XXXV, when I shook hands with this dude at a house party and put 20 bucks on the Ravens, for no real reason other than that the guy...



Euphio

Way to Go, Euphio

HEARSAY
An artist-run label formed to take advantage of power in numbers, Euphio Records is another little something that wouldn’t have been conceivable as few as two or three years ago. But thanks to the simplicity afforded by digit...


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Spin Those Plates

CHOW, BABY
Speaking as someone who was pretty much raised by television, I enjoy a good spinoff as much as any other over-stimulated, glassy-eyed child of the ’80s. Some shows were prolific in their spinoffs — Happy Days is rivaled on...



Lisa Fairchild and Mark Fickert (left) face off against Leah Layman and Brad Stephens in Circle’s latest.

Undercooked Carnage

A faulty script full of obviousness undermines a valiant effort by Circle Theatre.
JIMMY FOWLER
Civilization, basically, is a set of rules to which people frequently don’t adhere. That short, rather obvious statement sums up the plot, themes, and performances of Circle Theatre’s lively but insubstantial staging of the...


Banging beats and instrumental melodies complement some wicked rhymes on this new collaboration.

The Truth on Tape?

A sparkling new collaboration manifests everything right — and wrong — in hip-hop.
ANTHONY MARIANI
How refreshing it was to see Dru B Shinin’ come onto the scene a few years ago. Here was this young, hungry rapper with an interesting backstory and a TCU diploma, pumping out songs and albums seemingly nonstop and also –...



A grant will finance a study of whether payday loan burdens eat up money for healthcare. Sarah Angle

Financial/Health

A faith-based coalition is studying the link between bad loans and poor health.
SARAH ANGLE
Rachel was talking to her Sunday school class in Haltom City a few weeks before Christmas. Her voice broke, and she started crying. “We have to take our son’s gifts back to Wal-Mart,” she said. Rachel, 29, works part time...


Devon Nowlin’s “Nature Deficit Disorder”

Gallery

Artspace 111
GALLERY
The women own the show at Artspace 111 for the next six weeks. The venue’s new exhibit, Go Figure, features paintings of human subjects by female artists Sarah Green, Nancy Lamb, and two previous Visionary Awards winners, Mic...



Nicholas Hoult ponders his place in Darwinian theory in Warm Bodies.

Warm Bodies: My Heart Skips a Beat

This zombie comedy has a lot of talent, but it’s the wrong kind.
KRISTIAN LIN
The field is unexpectedly crowded when it comes to zombie movies that are funny. If Jonathan Levine’s Warm Bodies falls short of the magnificent standard set by Edgar Wright’s Shaun of the Dead and Ruben Fleischer’s Zombi...


Christopher Walken and Al Pacino re-enact old times in "Stand Up Guys."

Stand Up Guys: Last Valentine

Pacino and Walken form a disappointing partnership in this mob drama.
KRISTIAN LIN
To be clear, Stand Up Guys is not about comedians telling jokes in nightclubs. Instead, it’s a shaggy drama about two retired New Jersey mobsters facing their mortality. More to the point, it’s a vehicle for two brilliant l...