Archive for September, 2014
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Van Cliburn Screening Recital Notes (Day 1)

Kristian Lin
Right, so the Fort Worth round of screening recitals kicked off today, and I was there for the duration. The crowds have been sparse, which is hardly surprising given that this is the middle of the week and half the performance...


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Video Boom at 1919 Hemphill

JIMMY FOWLER
Can we expect a revival of interest in movies on VHS the way music on vinyl has enjoyed such a wave in the digital era? Eh, probably not. The VHS format is clunky to store and smeary to watch. But such obsolescence and obscurit...



MARK AND CINDY BOLING'S PET DOG LILY WAS SHOT BY A POLICE OFFICER IN 2012. (Facebook photo from Cindy Boling)

Update On Lily The Slain Border Collie

Jeff Prince
This week’s Static discusses the police shooting of Lily the border collie, and the training program and potential legislation that were prompted by that tragedy. Mark and Cindy Boling weren’t available for comment ...


Dark Skies opens Friday.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Dark Skies (PG-13) This horror film by Scott Stewart (Priest, Legion) is about a suburban family who suspect they’re being targeted by alien abductors. Starring Keri Russell, Josh Hamilton, Dakota Goyo, Kadan Rockett...



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Lily Still Barking

STATIC
Somewhere in doggie heaven, Lily the border collie is looking down with a beatific smile and saying, “Ruff ruff ruff,” which translates to either, “My death was not in vain” or “Jesus, can you spare a biscuit?” A Fo...


Beyond Pollution screens Wednesday at 7pm at Fort Worth Botanic Garden.

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 20 The Sierra Club’s regular meeting gets cinematic this month with a screening of Beyond Pollution. Barker White’s documentary about the BP oil spill and the damage it caused to the environment and the people livin...



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Dia De Los Toadies

HEARSAY
Two Thursdays ago during happy hour at Lola’s Saloon, Toadies frontman Vaden Todd Lewis and drummer Mike Reznicek said they’re bringin’ it on home. Their 6th Annual Dia De Los Toadies will take place Sept. 13-14 in Fort W...


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Beyond the Burger Basics

CHOW, BABY
First let me say that I worship at the counters of cafés like Fred’s and Kincaid’s. Fort Worth has great burger joints, most of which seem to have been here since the Eisenhower administration. Basic burgers are great, and...



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Terminal Daze

LAST CALL
I won’t get into why I missed my flight to Los Angeles on Saturday, but getting put on the standby list for the next one afforded me about three hours to get a bunch of writing done. I figured that since I was stuck in the te...


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Drones Don’t Kill Kids

Presidents — and the people who want more guns — do.
GRAYSON HARPER
Two months later, and I’m still thinking about those teachers and children killed at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn.  I guess a lot of other people are thinking about them too. People in the gun industry, for instanc...