Archive for November, 2014
Last Call

Beer Week Is Here

LAST CALL
Do you like beer? How do you feel about weeks? If you’re a fan of both, North Texas Beer Week is right up your alley. Starting Saturday, a ton of your favorite tap houses on both sides of the Tarrant-Dallas county divide (and...


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Conserving Compassion

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Back in the 1990s when George W. Bush was governor, he made “faith-based initiatives” and “compassionate conservatism” his buzzwords for welfare reform. The buzzwords sounded good, but what they really meant was that Te...



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GRO-ing Up

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Somewhat quietly, Green River Ordinance has become Fort Worth’s most famous rock export not named The Toadies. The band has been around for an eternity in rock years (over a decade), having formed when all five members were n...


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Killer or Filler?

There are lots of genres and lots of genre music in yon towne of Cow.
EDWARD BROWN, ANTHONY MARIANI, AND STEVE STEWARD
The problem with genre music is that it all tends to sound alike. Well, if it sounded like anything else, it wouldn’t be part of a genre. It’d be just music. But some people like adhering to formula, and there’s nothing w...



Lindner, center, during his playing days: “I rode the pity wagon pretty hard.” Vishal Malhotra

Coming Clean

A former TCU football player issues an apology — and a reason to hope.
ERIC GRIFFEY
In 2007 a long list of witnesses told Fort Worth Weekly they’d seen Texas Christian University football player Matty Lindner threaten two Fort Worth men with a gun stuck in his waistband, after an argument outside Fuzzy’s T...


HOMECOMING! Committee’s MacGuffin

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GALLERY
The literature accompanying MacGuffin, a new multimedia exhibit by the Fort Worth/Dallas collective HOMECOMING! Committee, is intentionally vague: lots of talk about desire, sight, sound, multiple dimensions, and “a snapshot ...



Ain’t that a hole in the boat? Robert Redford tries to keep his head above water in All Is Lost.

I Will Survive

An old man and a young girl struggle for life in All Is Lost and How I Live Now.
KRISTIAN LIN
Richard Curtis’ time-travel comedy About Time expands to Fort Worth this week (see Film Shorts), and it exhorts us to live each day as if it’s our last. Well, two other movies come to us this week, too, and they give a big ...


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Obsessed by Florence

Artist Tom Sale turns Florence Nightingale’s life into a vast and strange artistic adventure.
ANNABELLE MASSEY MALLOY
For Julie and Bruce Webb, outsider art is a passion. The Waxahachie collectors lecture and curate exhibits at universities and museums around the country involving the work of those iconoclastic artists. Beat-generation writer ...



Along with a flight of house beers, Zio Carlo offers a mozzarella caprese appetizer (left), a portobello melt with pasta salad, and a scrumptious brie-and-speck pizza.

Zio Carlo: Brewing Flavor

Along with four beers brewed onsite, this Near Southside haunt also serves up some outstanding gourmet pizzas and sandwiches.
EDWARD BROWN Photos by Lee Chastain
The culinary gulf between pubs and restaurants in Fort Worth is narrowing fast, thanks to several new watering holes that also serve great grub. On the Near Southside, Zio Carlo Magnolia Brew Pub takes it a step further by offe...


Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep in August: Osage County at LSFF.

Lucky Seven

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The seventh annual Lone Star Film Festival takes place this weekend and gives us an advance look at Oscar-contending movies. Foremost among those are Nebraska, a deadpan black-and-white comedy by Alexander Payne (The Descendant...