Archive for September, 2014
A raven is enlisted as a suicide bomber in "Four Lions."

“Four Lions” and the Boston Marathon Attack

Kristian Lin
In the wake of the terrorist attack on the Boston Marathon yesterday, officials at the London Marathon (which is the next major event on the world marathon calendar) have stated that they will run the race as planned, and that ...


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America’s Drone Strikes In Pakistan Compared To Boston Bombs

Jeff Prince
As Americans continue to grieve for victims of the Boston bombings, worldwide bloggers are debating whether America’s military leaders are any less cowardly than those who struck in Beantown. French blogger Barry Lando no...



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Bike Sharing Will Roll Out Monday

Eric Griffey
Next Monday is Earth Day, and Fort Worth will celebrate by launching the Fort Worth B-Cycle, the first bike sharing system in North Texas. The program boasts a fleet of 300 rent-a-bikes at 30 different docking stations scattere...


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Hello? Is There Anybody Out There?

Jeff Prince
Looking over the agenda at this morning’s Fort Worth City Council meeting, I expected some drama. Several agenda items would prompt a few residents to raise hell, I figured. Public hearings were scheduled to discuss off-s...



(Tanstaafl Pub Facebook photo)

There Is Such A Thing As A Free Libertarians Meeting

Jeff Prince
My favorite old haunt –Tanstaafl Pub — is getting media attention for hosting this week’s Tarrant County Libertarians Meetup. Examiner.com political writer Garry Reed tried to connect the pub’s acronym f...


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NRA, NASCAR, Fox: The Redneck Gods Are Smiling

JIMMY FOWLER
File this one under “Good Luck, Pal”: A U.S. senator from Connecticut has asked the Fox Network’s famously right-wing chief exec Rupert Murdoch to cancel his channel’s broadcast of tomorrow night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup ...



David Lowery has projects moving forward in Tinseltown.

Local Filmmaker Updates

Kristian Lin
Things are happening for two filmmakers we’ve profiled before in these pages. For Fort Worth’s Chad Feehan, the horror movie he produced, All the Boys Love Mandy Lane, has been bought up by RadiUs-TWC, a subsidiary ...


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Atlantic Records Signs The Unlikely Candidates

ANTHONY MARIANI
Fort Worth indie-rockers The Unlikely Candidates have signed a recording contract with Atlantic Records. “It’s pretty exciting,” said frontman Kyle Morris. The quintet got noticed this past March at South By Southwest, pl...



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Hanging With Barry Smitherman

Eric Griffey
In this week’s episode of Modern Political Discourse… Twitter has often been described as a rope by which pubic figures routinely hang themselves. Barry Smitherman, chairman of the Texas Railroad Commission, took th...


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No Strings Attached

Eric Griffey
A crew of local artists have come together to help promote local businesses…and they brought singing puppets. Neatovision is a guerrilla marketing group that uses puppets, songs, and professional video know-how to make fr...