Archive for September, 2014
Willis questions whether water quality concerns were addressed before folks were encouraged to jump in the Trinity. Naomi Vaughan

Does Untested = Clean?

Tubing events were cancelled when the river might have made people sick.
JEFF PRINCE
Did the Trinity River Vision Authority cancel tubing events this year and last year because of high levels of dangerous bacteria in the river? It depends on your definition of “because.” A TRVA spokesman says E. coli played...


Sabbath Assembly, the duo of New York founder Dave Nuss and Fort Worth's Jamie Myers, plays The Grotto on Friday, Nov. 1.

Sabbath Assembly: Black Hosannas

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Until Pinkish Black/The Great Tyrant came along, circa 2008, did anyone else notice a distinct lack of black metal in the Fort? There’s been metal, sure, and a lot of angry punk and hardcore. But black metal, the kind of heav...



Tom Hanks tries to keep his cool during a hijacking at sea in Captain Phillips.

Hostage at Sea

Tom Hanks is an island of humanity in the impersonal Captain Phillips.
KRISTIAN LIN
Most Americans, if they know Somalia at all, know it as one of the world’s really bad places to be. The recent terrorist attack on a Kenyan mall by Somalis underscores the importance of attaining a better knowledge of this pa...


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What Would Jesus’ Dog Do?

Jeff Prince
If you read the headline and thought, “Jesus’ dog would probably pant, lick, scratch, bark, and sleep a lot,” you would be correct. And if you thought, “Jesus’ dog would probably narrate a book abo...



Gerda and Orm try to overcome mutual distrust to defeat the Snow Queen.

Freezing Reign

Snow Queen is an animated film from Russia! Yeah, that’s it.
KRISTIAN LIN
Here’s something new for all you animation geeks out there. Outside of Hollywood, the countries of Japan and France have built rich traditions of animation. We rarely see an animated film from someplace other than those natio...


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Healing Moral Wounds

A Fort Worth center takes on some of war’s deepest injuries.
CAROLINE COLLIER
When retired Army Chaplain Herman Keizer Jr. comes to Fort Worth, strangers, seeing his Purple Heart cap, sometimes pay for his dinner. Keizer appreciates the pride and feelings of support that Texans often show to veterans, bo...



Peanut butter and jelly chicken wings await at Max’s. Lee Chastain

Max’s Is No Dive

This new So7 eatery elevates comfort food to new, succulent heights.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
The West 7th corridor has no shortage of laidback, quasi-divey hangouts. There’s Poag Mahone’s, The Abbey, Wired Willy’s, Lola’s, and more. Into nearby So7 comes Max’s Wine Dive, and despite the name, Max’s is no di...


Patrick Soluri is the composer of Figaro and the Zombie Apocalypse, a spoof operetta that will make its Fort Worth Opera premiere, Sat.

At the Zombie Opera

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For opera, creepy imagery is nothing new. Mozart’s Don Giovanni famously met his end at the hands of a ghastly statue, for example. And now we’ve got –– gulp ––zombies! This Saturday at The Live Oak Music Hall &...



HOMECOMING! built crates from discarded IKEA furniture. Now to get the darn things to Sweden.

HOMECOMING! Takes Flight

The most significant art collective in town isn’t hamstrung by costs — but needs help.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Earlier this year, three entities interested in public art began a first-ever collaboration. The 13-member art collective HOMECOMING! Committee, Downtown Fort Worth Inc., and the taxpayer-funded nonprofit Fort Worth Public Art ...


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Cowboys, Broncos Try to Ruin Football

ANTHONY MARIANI
Everyone’s raving about the Broncos/Cowboys game. How exciting it was. How “entertaining,” to use a word that’s been bandied about zillions of times already, it was. Meh, if scoring touchdowns is the only thing that exc...