Archive for November, 2014
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Cruzifying Keystone Facts

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Bless his heart, Ted Cruz didn’t get the memo. Again. That would be the memo — the extensive reporting, in fact — shooting holes in industry predictions that if the Keystone Pipeline is allowed to be built from Alberta, C...


Composer Curtis Heath, a.k.a. "Uncle Curtis," is recovering from cancer, and some of his insanely talented friends are throwing a benefit concert for him, Sun, at Lola's.

Curtis Heath Benefit Sunday

HEARSAY
In the annals of Fort Worth music, The Theater Fire looms large. Smart, dusty, and melancholy, the quintet managed to bridge all kinds of gaps: between worldly and provincial, modern and ancient, young and old, rustic and sophi...



Sarah Williams’ “Sherman”

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Gallery at UTA
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Deserted landscapes that bear the imprint of humanity but aren’t exactly urban provide Sarah Williams with her inspiration. The painter shares the exhibit at the Gallery at UTA with photographer Amy Blakemore, whose works fre...


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No Bluffing

Fort Worth’s David Benefield is living his dream: playing at the final table of the World Series of Poker.
SEAN CHAFFIN
The winner of the World Series of Poker’s Main Event leaves with a huge, diamond-encrusted gold bracelet worth probably half a million dollars. David Benefield doesn’t care about that. If he were to win next week, he said, ...



Aston, in character as Chainsaw Jack: “We’re building the last memories that we’re going to have of this place.”

Their Final Screams

Chainsaw Jack and the friendly fiends at Hangman’s House hang up their fangs.
STORY AND PHOTOS BY CHRISTIAN MCPHATE
The screams alert her to his presence, but it’s hard to make out his towering form in the darkness. She sees the skins on the wall, from the creatures that were chasing Red Riding Hood. She’s just been to Grandma’s house ...


Yes. Now, what to do?

Prop 6 …

… would waste billions on a flawed water plan.
GREG HARMAN
For a plan that purports to thoughtfully guide Texas through a crowded, thirsty future, the 2012 State Water Plan reads unsettlingly like a playbook from the last century: dams to divert already limp river flows, big pipes pump...



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Eat, Pray, Watch

CHOW, BABY
It was a bad idea to go see the movie Gravity at the Coyote Drive-In (223 NE 4th St.). The drive-in is great, but a movie like that needs a more cinematic setting — and one that can’t be ruined by some jerks blaring Tejano ...


Students at T.A. Sims Elementary School tend their garden. Lee Chastain

Farm to (Fancy) Table

REAL School Gardens isn’t just about helping students eat well.
LAURIE JAMES
Say the words “school garden,” and the image conjured up is likely that of untended greens growing behind a chain link fence in a dilapidated corner of a schoolyard. But for kids whose schools participate in REAL School Gar...



Don’t fall asleep on Calhoun. Artwork by Jordan Roberts

Crisco Redux

Synth-rockers Calhoun return with a startling new EP, Paperweights.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Calhoun has always been a little, well, different. When Tim Locke launched what was at the time his solo project, lo, these 10-plus years ago, hard-charging Americana was the most popular indie genre onstage and on the airwaves...


Adonis Rose Jazz Orchestra performs at the reopening of Sundance Square, Sat.

Sundance Rises Again

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So, all that construction that’s been plugging up downtown Fort Worth for the past year and a half? It’s finally finished, and you’re invited to see the results at the Sundance Square Plaza Opening Celebration going on th...