Archive for December, 2014
Henry Cavill presents himself to the United States military in Man of Steel.

Man and Superman

Man of Steel makes the superhero’s story weird (and that’s good).
KRISTIAN LIN
The first time we get a good look at Superman in Man of Steel, he’s a bearded dude (Henry Cavill) in a rain slicker working on a commercial fishing vessel, doing his best to hide his identity until a group of oil rig workers ...


Brit Marling is geared up to live off the land in The East.

A Star in The East

Get to know Brit Marling with this tense political thriller.
KRISTIAN LIN
Arriving in local theaters this week, The East is not only as good a thriller as you’ll find right now but also the latest chapter in the incredible true story of Brit Marling. The cool, slender, sensual-lipped blonde had wal...



Evan Hughes

A Perilous Grid

Cars on public roads must be insured. Pipelines, with their history of leaks and explosions? Not so much.
PETER GORMAN
They crisscross the country in a complex maze just below ground level, carrying flammable, dangerous, and highly polluting liquids and poisonous gases. They are capable of catastrophic failures that have killed people and devas...


Steak, shrimp, and chicken fajitas are waiting at Flamingo’s. Lee Chastain

Flamingo’s Takes Flight

This newish Northside eatery transcends narrow labels to achieve unique culinary heights.
JIMMY FOWLER
The recently opened Flamingo’s, located on the North Side just south of the Stockyards, specializes in recipes from the area of Acapulco and the state of Guerrero on Mexico’s Pacific coast. The surprise isn’t that the men...



This cup-holding figurine is part of the Kimbell’s Wari: Lords of the Ancient Andes.

The Art of Wari

BIG TICKET
In 2002 the Kimbell Art Museum acquired a Wari figurine of a standing dignitary that has become a popular item in the permanent collection. This week you can learn more about the time-enshrouded culture that produced that begui...


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MAF’13 Lineup Announced

HEARSAY
Here’s the lineup for Fort Worth Weekly’s 11th Annual Music Awards Festival (MAF’13), taking place on Sunday, June 23, at eight venues in the West 7th corridor. Admission to the festival is freeeee. If you’re the kind o...



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Joe Palazzolo’s Whistle-Blower Trial: Day 1

Eric Griffey
At the Wise County Courthouse’s 271st judicial district court, the long-awaited trial of former Arlington Heights assistant principal and whistle-blower Joe Palazzolo began today. Fort Worth Weekly first reported on the a...


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Chamber Music Society Gets New Director

Kristian Lin
Non-Cliburn-related classical music news: The Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth recently announced that Gary Levinson will be their new artistic director. Levinson is a former current senior principal associate concertmaster ...



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Star-Telegram Editorial Board Doesn’t Need Onion To Make It Cry

Jeff Prince
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram editorial board, which thinks it’s so smart that it tells readers which political candidates to vote for in local and national elections, looked very, very dumb today. Editorial writers scan newsp...


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“Stranger Danger!”: Online Edition

JIMMY FOWLER
People live so much of their lives online nowadays that it’s easy to think of the internet as a virtual Mayberry –– an endearing small town full of crazy characters who go on political tirades and post videos of their cat...