Archive for October, 2014
Last Call

No Tappa Kegga Brew

LAST CALL
A while back, some off-duty bartenders and I were comparing notes about the ups and downs of making drinks for a living. We all held similar views about jerks, pukers, cheapskates, creepers, drama queens, pretentious a-holes, b...


(photo by KM Photography)

Town Of Cow Works Like Dog

Jeff Prince
The DFW Metroplex labor force (me in particular) works its ass off. Real estate blog Movoto analyzed cities across America to see who worked hardest, and North Texans represented themselves well. Arlington came in second, Fort ...



The Will Callers' debut has been a long time coming but is worth the wait.

The Will Callers: A Lot Left

HEARSAY
The Will Callers, led by co-founders Jake Murphy (guitar, vocals) and drummer Daniel Slatton (drums, vocals), are one of the best respected, most progressive alt-country rock bands in North Texas. And they’re definitely one o...


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Damming Up Public Records

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The Tarrant Regional Water District’s newest board member is learning what Fort Worth Weekly and many others have learned over the years: Getting information from this secretive bunch isn’t easy. Mary Kelleher was sworn in ...



Frontwoman Moore: “We figured out that if it looked like we were having fun [onstage], the audience was more likely to have fun, too.”

Morning Stars

Glitzy popsters The Breakfast Machine look to the future.
JIMMY FOWLER
One thing that distinguishes The Breakfast Machine from other local pop-rockers is the voice of lead singer Meghann Moore. While many young vocalists bend, slur, and generally improvise their notes and phrasings, the 20-year-ol...


Cannell (third from right) got her swim team involved in water safety education. Left to right: Terry Woods, Elaina Rowe, Coach Chuck Burr, Sarah Mountjoy, Roger Yates, Cannell, Julie Jackson and Michelle Brannan. Brian Hutson

Awash in an Epidemic

A new group seeks to prevent drownings through education.
EDWARD BROWN
Last summer Pamela Cannell read about two local drownings of children in one day. Not long after that, a 4-year-old boy jumped into the water in North Fort Worth to try to save a 3-year-old girl. His young friend survived, but ...



Michael B. Jordan gives Ariana Neal a piggyback ride in Fruitvale Station.

Death on a Platform

Fruitvale Station turns a police shooting into powerful drama.
KRISTIAN LIN
The Weinstein Company didn’t intend to release Fruitvale Station in the aftermath of the Trayvon Martin verdict. Things just worked out that way. Truthfully, any time would be good to see this drama that expands this week to ...


Aubrey Plaza sucks on a push pop while preparing to go through the items on "The To Do List."

Sex and Brandy

Aubrey Plaza gets freaky, filthy, and funny in The To Do List.
KRISTIAN LIN
Aubrey Plaza gets herself a whole new act in The To Do List, ditching the jaded, sarcastic persona she assumes on TV’s Parks and Recreation to portray a girl who’s wide-eyed and earnest as she takes a self-administered cras...



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From the Land of the Lost

UNT Health Science Center helps families learn the fate of missing loved ones.
SARAH ANGLE | PHOTOS BY LEE CHASTAIN
The sisters were hungry. They had been doing housework and were ready for a break. So they got in the car and drove to Godfather’s Pizza — one of their favorite restaurants in their hometown of Kansas City, Mo. They sat dow...


Brickhouse’s hot wings and grilled pork chops might make you shake shake shake your booty. Adrien P Maroney

Mighty Mightay

Arlington’s Brickhouse Lounge is more than just quality soul food.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Walk into Brickhouse Lounge, and that riff and verse from the 1970s song by The Commodores will float into your head. You know the one: “She’s mighty-mightay, just lettin’ it all hang out.” Actually, there’s a good ch...