Archive for October, 2015

SB5 Goes Down, Wendy’s Star Rises [Update: It Was Fun While It Lasted]

Eric Griffey
Just after 3 a.m. last night, Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst banged his gavel and announced that Senate Bill 5, which aimed to severely limit Texas women’s access to abortions, was dead. According to The Texas Tribune, he told...

20 Feet From Stardom opens Friday in Dallas.

Film Shorts

OPENING: 20 Feet From Stardom (PG-13) Morgan Neville’s documentary profiles five women (Merry Clayton, Judith Hill, Claudia Lennear, Lisa Fischer, and Tatá Vega) who have spent their careers as backup singers in the music in...


Witten’s Brightens Hurst

Like Arlingfun, the Mid-Cities tend to receive an unfair amount of disdain, especially from people who live in Fort Worth. People like me, for example. Contempt, however, is relative. For every one Cowtowner looking down his or...


MAF ’13: That’s a Wrap

Wow. That was fast. After months of planning, Fort Worth Weekly’s 11th Annual Music Awards Festival has come and gone. And what a day. I caught a lot of great shows, starting at 4 p.m. with The Fibs at the outdoor Capital Bar...


Making Laws and Money

The special session that Gov. Rick Perry called on redistricting and other matters got some publicity because most legislators were collecting their $150 per diem — even though they were back home in their districts, or somew...


Whine and Spirits

The folks at Portofino Italian Grill (6115 Camp Bowie Blvd.) need an exorcist, fast. When you make the decision to open yet another eatery in a location where the ghosts of several other joints are still hovering, the new place...

War of the Planets screens tonight at 10pm at The Grotto.

Night & Day

WED ▪ 26 The Wondercrust Movie Watchers Club returns with another bad movie for the comedy troupe/filmmaking collective Shut Up and Prance to make fun of. Alfonso Brescia’s 1977 science-fiction opus Cosmos: War of the Plane...

Hiroko Kubo’s “Untitled”


WoCA Projects
A Hiroshima native and TCU graduate, Hiroko Kubo is displaying her enigmatic sculptures at WoCA Projects. She shares the space with The Exchange, an exhibit of prints by members of the collective Bump It Mafia.   Epitome a...

Idol schmidol. Casey James is still a force on the pop music landscape.

2013 Hall of Famers

Casey James and Ken Shimamoto are this year’s inductees.
As part of our Music Awards every year, we induct outstanding members of Fort Worth’s scene into the Fort Worth Music Hall of Fame, a metaphoric institution peopled by the likes of Delbert McClinton, Vaden Todd Lewis, Dewey R...

Eight-foot sections of the pipeline are being removed from many properties near Winnsboro. Steven DaSilva

Pipe Work: “Shoddy”

Landowners say TransCanada is having to replace many sections of its brand-new tar sands line.
TransCanada, the giant energy company building the southern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline from Cushing, Okla., to Port Arthur, claims its pipeline will be state of the art and environmentally safe, but some Texans are questio...