Archive for September, 2014
Schaumburg: “There are very few places in Fort Worth where you can actually live on the water. It has to be high end to support the cost.” Jeff Prince

High-Rise = High Traffic?

Oakhurst neighbors are wary of more development along the Trinity.
JEFF PRINCE
The Near East Side’s Oakhurst neighborhood sprang up in the 1920s as an early Fort Worth suburb — I-35 hadn’t been built yet, and the Trinity River served as a natural buffer from bustling downtown. Residents still enjoy ...


Rooney Mara tries to keep it together at a ritzy party with Channing Tatum in Side Effects.

Side Effects: Magic Pill

Steven Soderbergh’s medical thriller defies your early diagnosis.
KRISTIAN LIN
Warning: This review gives away a major plot twist in the film. Do not read after the spoiler alert if you wish to be surprised.   An early front-runner for the best movie of 2013, Side Effects is a bit of a throwback. It ...



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Mark Hulme’s Way

A Fort Worth media mogul crashes Hollywood as a producer.
KRISTIAN LIN
A Fort Worth native now based in Dallas, Mark Hulme has spent much of his first 50 or so years building a publishing business. He’s a newcomer to movies, but his maiden effort as a producer has made a big splash: an Ashton Ku...


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Locking Up Water Rights

In Texas and around the world, corporations are increasingly competing for rights to our most precious liquid asset.
JEFF PRINCE AND ERIC GRIFFEY
When corn crops in Texas played out in the mid-20th century, farmers started planting newer strains. When oil wells went dry, wildcatters learned new techniques and drilled new wells. But what are we going to do in Texas when w...



“A high-quality mess”: Orchid City’s Downtown Burger. Lee Chastain

Viet-La.

Craving Asian-Cajun fare? Orchid City’s got you covered.
JIMMY FOWLER
The concept of an “Asian-Cajun” fusion restaurant may sound unusual to some people, but it really shouldn’t: Louisiana has a huge population of Asian-American citizens, especially from southeast countries like Vietnam. Bu...


Emad Burnat examines 5 Broken Cameras at Thin Line Film Fest.

What’s Up? Docs!

KRISTIAN LIN
Absorbing documentary films never seem to be in short supply, and this year’s Thin Line Film Fest offers an exciting new crop, starting this weekend in Denton. The centerpiece figures to be Emad Burnat’s 5 Broken Cameras, n...



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See the Play, Then Try the Cupcake

JIMMY FOWLER
I’ve been covering live theater in North Texas for –– gulp –– about two decades now. But I recently encountered a first: A cupcake based on a play. The Original Cupcakery on Fourth Street in Sundance Square has create...


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Double Gratuity: An Ethical Dilemma

Chow, Baby
Over the weekend I attended a birthday party at a restaurant that shall remain nameless. There were about 20 of us, and the checks were all split – which I’m sure was a nightmare for our server. Most people know that on lar...



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Okay, Beyonce, We Get It — You’re Singing Live

Jeff Prince
Beyonce took so much (well-deserved) heat after lip-syncing the national anthem at President Obama’s inauguration that she vowed to sing live at last night’s Super Bowl halftime show. Then she went overboard during ...


Gloria Steinem: “Reproductive freedom is at least as fundamental as freedom of speech.”

Gloria Steinem Comes to Fort Worth

And sits down for a Q&A with the Fort Worth Weekly
SARAH ANGLE
Fort Worth Weekly got the opportunity on Thursday to talk with longtime feminist leader Gloria Steinem about gender issues, equality, and women’s healthcare in Texas. Steinem, in her late 70s, is the guest speaker this week a...