Archive for August, 2014
stupid-pet-tricks

Letterman’s Stupid Pet Trick Auditions in Fort Worth

Eric Griffey
Are you willing to exploit your pet for cash and some face time on television? If so, you have until March 30 to teach your pet a stupid trick, if you want to be on The Late Show with Dave Letterman. For those unfamiliar with L...


THE AWARD (photo courtesy of Friends of Tandy Hills Natural Area).

Friends Of Tandy Hills Group Gets Some Dallas Love

Jeff Prince
The little nonprofit group that works to preserve one of Fort Worth’s most coveted natural areas won a Green Source DFW Sustainable Leadership Award this week. Friends of Tandy Hills Natural Area was nominated in the category...



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Jacques Marquis Is Cliburn’s New CEO, Prez

Kristian Lin
Breaking news from the Van Cliburn Foundation: Jacques Marquis has had the “interim” tag removed from his position there and been named the president and CEO of that organization. When I interviewed Marquis for the ...


On the Road opens Friday in Dallas.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: On the Road (R) Walter Salles (The Motorcycle Diaries) adapts Jack Kerouac’s novel about a young writer (Sam Riley) who takes a road trip across America with his best friend (Garrett Hedlund) and his new girlfriend (...



Students from Arlington High School and Bowie High School exhibit at the AMA.

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 20 Arlington Museum of Art has spent this past month focusing on AISD Youth Art shows, devoting 10 days or so at a time to works by students from different local high schools. Today marks the beginning of the last of th...


Fort Worth post-rockers Constant Seas play Lola's on Saturday.

Swirling Constant Seas

Fort Worth Weekly
The good thing about Saturday’s show at Lola’s Saloon (2736 W. 6th St., 817-877-0666) is that it will be wonky but not masturbatory. The four bands slated to play –– Fort Worth’s KatsüK Fou (featuring members of Madr...



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Conservative Conservation

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Environmental groups wasted water — from their tear ducts — after the Texas Water Development Board appeared to give short shrift to conservation efforts when it released a list of spending priorities to the Associated Pres...


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The Winged Serpent

LAST CALL
Maybe I’m getting old. I forget the name of the place, but according to Yelp, the bar I should have gone to was a mere four miles away from my gal’s apartment. The two reviews attached to the listing suggested the place is ...



The Monte Cristo dawg is deep-fried with ham and Swiss cheese and topped with a raspberry horseradish sauce.

Solo Trucker

CHOW, BABY
Chow, Baby used to get bummed out at the prospect of eating alone. “Table for one?” the hostess would ask, and Chow, Baby would nod and give a deep sigh. These days I usually enjoy dining solo, but there are still a few res...


Too high for North Congress: Fort Worth Southern punks The Longshots stopped pedestrians in their tracks. Matt Mabe

South By Recap

A Fort Worth muso brings back a report from the frontlines.
MATT MABE
The traffic. The lines. The overpriced food-truck fare. The nonstop day-drinking. The huge crowds. The anxiety I feel every year before South By Southwest often unsettles me to the point of nausea. It really is a lot to take in...