Archive for July, 2014
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Pastor Prisoner?

Fort Worth Weekly
A couple of things could happen to the Rev. Kyev Tatum this week. The civil rights advocate might be forgiven for thousands of dollars in child support debt and no longer have to look over his shoulder. Or he might go to jail. ...


After playing a sanctioned showcase, Fort Worth’s War Party is ready to, um, party at South By Southwest. Steve Steward

South By Recap

The lines were long and sad but the music copious at the annual Austin fest.
STEVE STEWARD
Here’s the thing: I kinda suck at South By Southwest. I get to Austin late. I get defeated by lines. I drink too much, or I don’t drink enough. I worry about who I’m going to impose on for a place to crash, or I get stuck...



Dorothy Luck visited the Texas Capitol last year to talk to legislators about guardianship abuses. Courtesy Latifa Ring

Luck for Dorothy

A determined woman wrests control of her life back from court “protection.”
JEFF PRINCE
Dorothy Luck finally nabbed a break in her ongoing battle against a Tarrant County probate court that has seemed bent on bleeding her dry financially in an ironic attempt to protect her. Judge Steven King signed an agreement th...


Surrounded by pastry boxes, Tony Revolori and Saoirse Ronan fall in love at The Grand Budapest Hotel.

Absolute Zero

Wes Anderson finds new depths and shades in The Grand Budapest Hotel.
KRISTIAN LIN
“You see, there are still small glimmers of civilization amid this barbaric slaughterhouse that we know as humanity, and I like to think that we provide in some small way a measure of — oh, fuck it.” For me, that line enc...



Gonzo, Fozzie, Kermit, Miss Piggy, Rowlf, and Scooter kick up their heels for a sequel in Muppets Most Wanted.

Follow That Frog

Twice the Kermit equals half the fun in this Muppets sequel.
KRISTIAN LIN
It was great to have the Muppets back on the big screen three years ago, but now the novelty has worn off, so where does the series go from here? Sadly, instead of coming up with an answer, the sequel, Muppets Most Wanted, show...


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Visionary Awards

Adam Adolfo, Bradly Brown, and HOMECOMING! Committee are this year’s winners.
ANTHONY MARIANI AND JIMMY FOWLER
Fort Worth Weekly is not an advocacy mag, unless you consider exposing sources of anti-truth, anti-liberty, and anti-justice some sort of biased mission. But we do enjoy pointing readers in the right direction. For more than 15...



Hearty plates await at Sansom Park Café. Brian Hutson

Sansom Park Café: Work in Progress

This recently opened eatery serves up humble home-cooking in a comfy atmosphere.
STEVE STEWARD
The Jacksboro Highway, once renowned for its rough-and-tumble casinos and their accompanying cardsharps, gangsters, and ne’er-do-wells, is not exactly a corridor of fine dining. The strip offers plenty of Tex-Mex, burger join...


Major Attaway and Cedric Neal star in Jubilee Theatre’s Ain’t Misbehavin’.

The Joint Is Jumpin’

BIG TICKET
Jubilee Theatre takes a break from staging new fare to resurrect a classic this week. The Tony-winning 1978 musical revue Ain’t Misbehavin’ is built on the songs of Fats Waller, who in his short life (he died before his 40t...



The gang's back together! Kristen Bell, Percy Daggs III, and Tina Majorino in "Veronica Mars."

Bonus Film Review: “Veronica Mars” Is Smarter Than Me

Kristian Lin
As was reported in many places (including this blog), the movie version of Veronica Mars made history last year by taking to Kickstarter for funding and breaking records. Over the weekend, I stopped in to see the film, and give...


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Dick Vitale Vs. A Cow: Who you got?

Eric Griffey
Hyperactive ESPN talking head Dick Vitale will be in the Stockyards tomorrow. The breathless, oft-screaming college basketball analyst will be at the Stockyards Visitors Center (130 E. Exchange Ave.) to go head-to-head in a br...