Archive for August, 2014
Another truck raises another cloud of dust on East First Street. Mike Phipps

A Problem with Permits

Troublesome trucks on the East Side are connected to a familiar name.
JEFF PRINCE
The diesel truck traffic along Oakland Boulevard and Old Randol Mill Road on Fort Worth’s East Side increased dramatically after Chesapeake Energy Corp. established its massive gas-drilling compressor station about five years...


Animal Spirit is the Fort Worth scene manifest. Photo by Parker Lunsford

Animal Spirit Rises

HEARSAY
Animal Spirit is not only one of the most talented new rock bands around but also a kind of testament to the power of the Fort Worth scene. In other words, if not for the F-Dub, there probably wouldn’t be an Animal Spirit. Th...



James Wan loves him some creepy dolls in The Conjuring.

Conjuring Frights

It’s not perfect, but James Wan’s new horror film will turn your hair white.
STEVE STEWARD
Having apparently wrung every last drop of blood and cash from the Rube Goldberg-ian torture porn of the Saw franchise, director James Wan has turned his attention to scaring the bejesus out of nice families, first with the 201...


Sam Rockwell and Liam James ponder the next stage of life at an oceanside water park in The Way, Way Back.

Duncan in Water

Rookie directors make The Way, Way Back into a solid comedy.
KRISTIAN LIN
Expanding into Tarrant County this week, the agreeable summer comedy The Way, Way Back begins with Duncan (Liam James), a 14-year-old from Albany, in the last place he wants to be: in the back seat of a station wagon driven by ...



Vidhya Nagarajan

Back to Court

A failed settlement of Joe Palazzolo’s lawsuit may shine more light on school district problems.
Eric Griffey | Photos By Lee Chastain
A look of excited relief washed over Joe Palazzolo’s face as he stood in the hallway of the Wise County courthouse. His attorney had just informed him that Fort Worth school district lawyers had tentatively agreed to a settle...


Chef Nelson serves up some salmon at his new joint. Brian Hutson

Deluxe: Pub Grub

In the canyons of Montgomery Plaza is a diamond in the rough.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Deluxe Bar & Grille has somewhat of an uphill climb. The new venture is located in a seemingly cursed spot in Montgomery Plaza –– this corner space previously housed two equally ambitious eateries, Mac’s on Seventh an...



Ronald Watson’s sculptures might make your head explode.

Abstraction Engagement

BIG TICKET
Though Artspace 111 is one of the most progressive and respected galleries in North Texas, its walls don’t see much nonrepresentational work. As a result, the near-downtown institution’s current exhibit, the imaginatively t...


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Ann Sutherland Posts School District Raises

Eric Griffey
On her blog, school board trustee Ann Sutherland posted a link to a spreadsheet listing 111 raises given to Fort Worth school district central office employees. She did not list any employees’ names, but did include their...



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Screw Twinkies, Where’s My Ding Dong?

JIMMY FOWLER
The national media is dutifully giving today’s Return of the Twinkie a warm hug of celebratory headlines. People say they love Twinkies, but I’m not really convinced. There’s a certain social pressure to claim the golden ...


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Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards Video

Eric Griffey
In case you missed the event, here is a video of the entire Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards, recorded by John Rody of the Southside Pirate Radio Station. More than 125,000 people voted over the course of about a month, and the n...