Archive for October, 2014
puritans

Puritan Justice, Tarrant County-Style

JIMMY FOWLER
I think the Tarrant County d.a.’s office may have a thing about getting down and dirty in court. Last year a jury got to watch sex videos of a Kennedale teacher cavorting with willing 18- and 19-year-old students. This week, ...


(Flickr photo by codepinkphoenix)

Fort Worth Lags Behind In Solar

Jeff Prince
Fort Worth, whose city leaders opened their arms widely to the natural gas industry, isn’t exactly a shining example when it comes to solar energy. Environment Texas released a report yesterday that ranked major Texas cit...



Kristian

Some Movies I Overlooked Last Year

Kristian Lin
As happens every December, the crush of movie viewing at year’s end brought me into contact with some films that weren’t worthy of my Top 10 list but which I didn’t want to let slip by without putting down a few thoug...


THE TYLER ROGERS BAND ROCKED THE HOUSE LAST NIGHT AT WHITE ELEPHANT'S TEXAS MUSIC SHOWDOWN (all photos by Jeff Prince)

Tyler Rogers Wins First Round At Battle O’ Bands

Jeff Prince
Brett Dillon and KHYI-95.3 “The Range” kicked off the 8th Annual Texas Music Showdown last night at the White Elephant Saloon, and it was fun to get back out there for another year to see some fresh new bands —...



Lon

Lon Burnam’s Valentine to LGBT Community

Eric Griffey
Love is in the air in Austin. This morning, Fort Worth State Rep. Lon Burnam gave a Valentine’s Day gift to the LGBT community. He filed HB 1300, a marriage equality bill, which would allow same-sex couples to marry in Te...


St.E

The Five Most Romantic Restaurants in Fort Worth

Chow, Baby
Tomorrow is St. Valentine’s Day, when couples celebrate their love for one another by filling the coffers of Hallmark; and single people sit alone in their one-room apartments with the blinds closed, clutching a bottle of bou...



Julia

Pastrana Finally Buried in Mexico

JIMMY FOWLER
Fort Worth theatergoers who caught Amphibian Stage Productions’ play The Tragic Life & Triumphant Death of Julia Pastrana last November should find this interesting: Pastrana, a 19th century Mexican circus freak born with...


The Playroom opens Friday in Dallas.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENINGS: The Playroom (NR) This Dallas-filmed drama stars John Hawkes and Molly Parker as alcoholic parents who carry on a night of drinking in their home while their children tell stories in the attic. Also with Olivia Harris...



The Magistrate stars John Lithgow and screens Wednesday at Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 13 One of Britain’s most famous comic playwrights during his time, Arthur Wing Pinero has since been eclipsed by his contemporaries Oscar Wilde and George Bernard Shaw. National Theatre Live tries to restore his reput...


static

My Love Is Like the Sun: Cheap and Energy-Efficient

STATIC
Is there anything sexier than saving the world? Heck, no. That’s why Static plans to spend its Valentine’s Day lunch hour at Avoca Coffee getting all environmentally conscious. Environment Texas, a citizen-based group worki...