Archive for December, 2014
Elephant

Help The Zoo Name Its Baby Elephant

Eric Griffey
The folks at the Fort Worth Zoo are beaming like proud parents. The zoo is now home to a baby girl elephant, or as they call it, a female Asian elephant calf. Like many parents, the zoo staff is having a tough time picking a na...


WHO'S THE CROWD THERE TO SEE? EVERYONE KNOWS IT'S WENDY. (all photos by Jeff Prince)

Wendy Davis, Stand With Texas Women Bus Tour Hits Fort Worth

Jeff Prince
The tour bus was parked a mere 25 feet from the stage, and the crowd pressed close to the guardrails, dozens deep, waiting in torrid heat and humidity, sweat patterns soaked through their orange T-shirts as they waved makeshift...



Fort Worthians Daniel Payne (left) and the author entertain the Euro masses.

Texas Troubadour Abroad: Leaving Riga

KEEGAN MCINROE
My name is Keegan McInroe, and I am a singer-songwriter from Lubbock who’s been living in Fort Worth off and on since 2001, when I began my four years of study at Texas Christian University. Over the course of my 10 years wri...


Pacific Rim opens Friday.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Pacific Rim (PG-13) Guillermo Del Toro (Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth) directs this science-fiction thriller about a group of humans who build giant robots to battle alien invaders. Starring Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Ch...



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Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 10 Gee, what are the odds that a lecture called The Most Exciting Downtown in Texas Is Getting Even Better would be given by Sundance Square CEO Johnny Campbell? Still, this Design Talk figures to give us a taste of wha...


Music

Music Awards

Band names may change, but the spirit is still the same.
ANTHONY MARIANI
We’ve come a long way. When I took over as associate editor in 2002, a job that also included helming the music section and writing HearSay, at least 90 percent of our Music Awards ballot consisted of Dallas and Denton bands....



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Niles City: Ever Heard of It?

LAST CALL
I got this from a bar’s website, a cyber-place festooned not only with a Getty Image of people drinking martinis, which I later discovered has absolutely nothing to do with said bar’s actual interior, but also with clip art...


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Outside-the-Pub Grub

CHOW, BABY
There I was sitting at Malone’s Pub, a cozy little bar on the outskirts of downtown that Chow, Baby discovered in its quest for non-smoking taverns, when a man wearing an apron walked up to my table and asked me and my pal if...



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Out With A Lout

STATIC
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram is the biggest backscratcher and apologist in town when it comes to the Tarrant Regional Water District, the governmental agency that works under a veil, discourages the release of public informatio...


Director Bosquez: “I’d always considered one [of the characters] to be an angel with clipped wings and another one to be undead like Nosferatu.”

Godot Awaits

Rob Bosquez helms Drag Strip Courage’s production of the classic oddity at Arts Fifth Avenue.
JIMMY FOWLER
Samuell Beckett’s 1953 tragicomedy Waiting for Godot is one of those avant-garde plays that everyone’s heard of but most people haven’t actually seen. It has a reputation for being remote, intellectual, and difficult to u...