Archive for August, 2014
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Beer and Tacos at The Where House

JIMMY FOWLER
In 2013, smart phones and digital tablet devices can supply virtually everything an adult needs to be happy. Except beer. And face-to-face conversation. And tacos. The 21 and up crowd needs its own playground where beer-fueled ...


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More Hairballs At LaGrave Field

Jeff Prince
Fort Worth Cats owner John Bryant has insisted the team is doing fine and the 2013 season is good to go. But things are amiss. Director of Baseball Operations Steve Maddock posted a succinct message on the team’s Facebook pag...



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Fort Worth Way Out

Vasquez says power brokers are going after Hispanic school trustees. Murrin says they’re just going after everybody.
ERIC GRIFFEY
Considering the Fort Worth school board’s penchant for melodrama, it’s no surprise that the race for the District 1 seat, representing the North Side, would ratchet up to near soap opera levels. Incumbent Carlos Vasquez cla...


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Thinking Applebee’s

LAST CALL
Do you know somebody who goes to Applebee’s on the reg to get drunk? If you do, is it your weird Uncle Mustache or sad Aunt Cathy? Or are you chagrined to admit it’s your dad? The only times I ever go there are when I get a...



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FOTG: Indie Disco

HEARSAY
I got to hear some of Paperweights, the forthcoming fifth album by Fort Worth/Dallas indie-rockers Calhoun. Dude. Wow. It’s like Nine Inch Nails meets Yoshimi-era Flaming Lips. Or maybe Burning Hotels with Funkadelic’s rhyt...


The Company You Keep opens Friday.

Filml Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: The Company You Keep (R) Robert Redford directs and stars in this thriller as a former 1960s Weather Underground terrorist who’s forced to run from the law after a young journalist (Shia LaBeouf) exposes his identity...



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Deliciously Deductible

CHOW, BABY
If the Fourth of July is Cowboy Christmas because of all the rodeos going on, then surely April 15 must be Food Writers’ Fright Night. My dining room table looks like Russell Crowe’s wall in A Beautiful Mind. Still, each on...


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Out, Damned Spot

STATIC
What do you get when you fill a 65-year-old pipeline with the most corrosive hydrocarbon possible, stuff so heavy that it has to be thinned with poisonous gases just to push it through the line? That’s not a joke, so don’t ...



(From left to right) Michael McMillan, Morgan McClure, Montgomery Sutton, Chip Wood, and Jenny King star in Circle Theatre’s current production.

Star Over Boise

Circle’s latest is a masterstroke in accessible sublimity.
JIMMY FOWLER
Idaho-born playwright Samuel D. Hunter is a hot property on the American stage right now, thanks in large part to his most recent Off-Broadway show The Whale, about a 600-pound man trying to reconnect with his daughter. Circle ...


Southern rock and old-timey country get all wrapped up in Phil Hamilton’s tuneage.

Road Renegade

For Phil Hamilton, touring somewhat constantly has its ups. And downs.
JIMMY FOWLER
A few years ago, Fort Worth singer-songwriter Phil Hamilton did what a lot of people dream of: He quit his lucrative day job as a construction contractor, sold his truck and house in Burleson, and became a full-time musicmaker....