Archive for November, 2014
Eat Avery’s Bones’ We Have No Rhythm packs an eternity of punky boom into just a couple of minutes.

Killer or Filler?

Punk rock is alive and well in North Texas. But you already knew that.
FORT WORTH WEEKLY MUSIC STAFF
Yes, punk is doing just fine in North Texas. Though the sound lives mainly at 1919 Hemphill (and the occasional house show), it’s driven by quite a few bands that can easily cross over into what constitutes the mainstream in ...


Natasha Lawry leads a prayer near what’s known as “Marty’s bench.” Jeff Prince

Hard to Help

Marty Wilson had many friends, but they couldn’t get him to treatment.
EDWARD BROWN
Marty Wilson’s friends would never have known what happened to him except for Driss Siyas. Siyas, owner of the Casablanca Coffee shop, counted himself as a close friend of the gentle homeless man who spent much of the last fi...



Chiwetel Ejiofor stars in the best film of 2013, 12 Years a Slave.

Top 10 Movies of ’13

America comes back in a major way in this year’s list.
KRISTIAN LIN
Here’s how strong 2013’s movies were: Nebraska, Enough Said, The East, and The Wolf of Wall Street aren’t even cracking my honorable mention list, and they’re really good films. By the same token, the fact that Before M...


Cover01_01_14

A Pocketful of History

Passionate supporters work to save the video record of Fort Worth’s outdoor theater.
JEFF PRINCE
The storage unit door rolled upward with a screech to reveal stacks of cardboard boxes and plastic bins filled with hundreds of videos. Most were VHS or semi-professional industrial-grade videos, although reels and tapes of var...



The 7th Street Burger and Eric’s Cheeseburger Salad are just a couple of The Pour House’s funky new offerings. Lee Chastain

The Pour House Reborn

Now with a wall of taps and better food, this West 7th bar/restaurant can compete.
LAURIE JAMES
The Pour House has come a long way. Back when it first opened, in 1995 in Sundance Square, it was a meat-market sports bar that, in addition to cover bands and multiple TVs, also had some pretty decent pub grub. In 2009 owner E...


George Takei narrates FWSO’s Sci-Fi Spectacular.

Fort Worth Space Orchestra

BIG TICKET
In this era of audience segmentation, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra is targeting the geeks with its Sci-Fi Spectacular. Guest conductor Jack Everly will conduct music from science-fiction films and TV shows, and Star Trek star ...



RESIDENTS CONCERNED ABOUT EARTHQUAKES WILL MEET AT AZLE HIGH SCHOOL, HOME OF THE FIGHTING HORNETS, FOR A TALK WITH THE STATE'S TOP REGULATOR OF GAS DRILLING.

State Official To Address Azle Earthquakes On Thursday

Jeff Prince
About two dozen earthquakes have rattled the Azle area in recent weeks, and residents are strongly suspecting the natural gas drilling industry is to blame. The quakes have been occurring almost exclusively near drilling activi...


chronica2013

DFW Norml Presents Chronica 2013

JIMMY FOWLER
Another season of peace, joy, and good will to everyone has almost passed, and not a minute too soon: My face hurts from wearing a constant expression of child-like wonder and generosity. There’s still a few days left for the...



From the opening of "Gravity."

The Best Movie Moments of 2013

Kristian Lin
Welcome to my list of the greatest moments in the movies of 2013. I don’t do this list every year, but this year I felt like posting this. At a time when everybody else is listing the year’s best films, this exercise remind...


grinch

Thief Caught on Video in Ryan Place

Eric Griffey
Some awful Grinch stole a box full of gifts right off the front porch of a Ryan Place resident early this morning. The victim’s no dummy. He recorded the burglary on a security camera. Here is the video of the woman who d...