Archive for October, 2014
THE MAN, THE MYTH, THE MUSTACHE: MICHAEL NEWQUIST LEADS BY HAIRY EXAMPLE.

Men Let Faces Grow Long For Movember

Jeff Prince
If you’ve noticed guys looking kind of strange lately, welcome to Movember, a fun, interesting, and slightly confusing global charity. Few at the Fort Worth Weekly had ever heard of such a thing until Associate Publisher Mich...


earthquake

Another Earthquake in Tarrant County? Yawn!

JIMMY FOWLER
Thanks to years of reading about the grim consequences of human-made climate change, I’ve reconciled myself to bigger and scarier droughts, tornadoes, and thunderstorms here in North Texas. But not earthquakes. Nobody said gr...



Kill Your Darlings opens Friday in Dallas.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING Kill Your Darlings (R) Daniel Radcliffe stars in this biopic as a teenaged Allen Ginsberg, who falls in love with a fellow Columbia student (Dane DeHaan) and is swept up in a murder case. Also with Ben Foster, Michael C...


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Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 13 Museum architecture is going to be on everybody’s mind next week (see Tuesday blurb, too), which is why Fort Worth Center for Architecture’s lecture this month is entitled Understanding Museum Architecture — Th...



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Fred’s: Blazing Saddles

CHOW, BABY
I like to think of the story of Fred’s Texas Café (915 Currie St.) like a dramatic Hollywood movie. For years, the ramshackle burger joint was a culinary beacon in the then-barren West 7th Street area, charming customers wit...


Last Call

Good Day, Sunshine

LAST CALL
Every time I go to the Sunshine Bar, I wonder if the melted-butter yellow on the walls was at one time white paint, long-since colored by the haze of years and years of cigarettes chain-smoked over cheap draft beers. In other w...



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JPS Under Microscope

STATIC
Some local business owners are saying that JPS Health Network doesn’t want to work with minority-owned businesses. “JPS spends millions of dollars monthly on all types of  contracted services and less than one-tenth of one...


All aboard with Droidekka! Next stop, nostalgia.

Zapped

Specializing in vintage videogame music, Droidekka generates 8-bit brilliance.
EDWARD BROWN
As long as there have been video games, there’s been videogame music –– and there have been video games for nearly 35 years. The genre’s nascent effervescent bleeps and bloops are what inspire Droidekka, a Fort Worth in...



Ken Dixon “Order & Disorder: Common Denominator”

Gallery

William Campbell Contemporary Art
GALLERY
Ken Dixon’s show at William Campbell, 3 Short Stories & 12 Options, takes its inspiration from Texas’ Hill Country, but the artist renders his landscapes in paint, paper, and carved wood. The show remains up through Sat...


SAM HURD WHILE PLAYING WITH THE COWBOYS (photo per Wikipedia)

Former Dallas Cowboys WR Sam Hurd Faces Life Behind Bars

Jeff Prince
The MMQB‘s Michael McKnight wrote a fascinating but sad story about former Dallas Cowboys receiver Sam Hurd, a walking chimney who smoked more eye-crossing hydro in a day than Willie Nelson smokes in, uh, a day and a half...