Archive for December, 2014
The Baker Hotel in Mineral Wells (Wikimedia Commons).

Are Rumors Of Baker Hotel’s Rebirth Greatly Exaggerated?

Jeff Prince
The Baker Hotel in Mineral Wells was slowly limping toward a sad end when Fort Worth Weekly last visited in 2003. The dilapidated hotel hadn’t seen a sleepover guest in decades but opened its doors occasionally for ghost hunt...


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First Day Free for Samurai Armor Exhibit

Kristian Lin
At the press preview for the Kimbell Art Museum’s Samurai exhibit, museum director Eric Lee noted that this was the first time the museum would be able to hold two major exhibitions at the same time, with the Impressionis...



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Local Soccer Team Has Name; Now It Needs a Logo

Kristian Lin
Fort Worth’s team in the National Premier Soccer League conducted a fan vote to pick a name for the new franchise. Yesterday, they announced the results: They are Fort Worth Vaqueros FC. Presumably the name has nothing to...


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Lone Star Film Society Screens “Sunrise”

JIMMY FOWLER
Since there are so few chances to see expat German director F.W. Murnau’s silent stunner Sunrise (1927) on a big screen, movie fans should grab the opportunity when it comes. As part of its “ArthouseFW 2014″ serie...



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“NYT” Confirms: Wendy Davis is a Gold Digger, Bad Mom

JIMMY FOWLER
If you thought the New York Times magazine would do a better job of analyzing Wendy Davis’ political record and not judging her career vs. family choices, think again: Robert Draper’s cover article about Davis for the mag d...


Winter's Tale opens Friday.

Film Shorts

Fort Worth Weekly
OPENING: Winter’s Tale (PG-13) Adapted from Mark Helprin’s novel, this romance stars Colin Farrell as an Irish burglar who determines to use his powers of reincarnation to save the woman he loves (Jessica Brown Findlay). Al...



The Met’s production of Rusalka broadcast is at 6:30pm at various movie theaters.

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 12 Renée Fleming absolutely crushed the national anthem at the Super Bowl, didn’t she? Now you can see the soprano at her day job, so to speak, when she stars in the Met’s production of Rusalka, Dvorák’s opera t...


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Pho-ing with the Oldie

Fort Worth Weekly
There appears to be a language barrier between me and my oldest niece. She got a cell phone for her 14th birthday, and OMG, she’s gone hashtag cray cray (crazy) with the txtng (texting). I have to look up all of her abbreviat...



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Dynasty

Another Bush looks for his place in Texas’ political orchards.
DAVE McNEELY
The Bushes don’t hanker to inch up the political ladder. They start at or near the top. For four generations, it’s either been Congress or statewide office for them. George P. Bush, 37, is no exception. He announced early i...


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The Local Arrives

LAST CALL
I’m never likely to turn my hand to raising a barn or building a trebuchet, so for the most part, I don’t care that I can’t tell beech from birch. However, being able to say what kind of wood went into the countertops and...