Archive for October, 2014
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Cracks in the Frack Wall

SHARON WILSON AND CATHY MCMULLEN
If it’s a blessing to live in interesting times, those of us affected by the fracking debate — that is, all Texans — are well and truly blessed right about now. Within the past month, North Texas has seen: •petitions su...


Flowback water flows fiercely at a gas rig near Everman.

The Emperor Has No Water

STATIC
It was almost 10 years ago that Static’s colleague Jeff Prince wrote one of the first stories published in these parts about the toll that gas drilling was taking on freshwater supplies in North Texas. A few years later, Stat...



MAF

Music Awards Festival, Round 1

HEARSAY
Here’s the first batch of bands to play Fort Worth Weekly’s 12th Annual Music Awards Festival (MAF) on Sunday, June 22, at eight venues in the West 7th Street corridor. And they are: Pinkish Black, Son of Stan, The Hanna Ba...


Anh Ngoc Tran’s “No Border”

Gallery

Gallery 76102
GALLERY
Gallery 76102’s current show features two artists of Vietnamese descent, but their work neatly pulls in opposite directions, as Anh Ngoc Tran’s sculptures emphasize solidity while Vinh Thi Quang Nguyen’s installations yea...



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Killer or Filler?

Indie-rock, metal, and jazz are coming at you from North Texas. As always.
FORT WORTH WEEKLY MUSIC STAFF AND CONTRIBUTORS
In this month’s look at mostly newish local records, a compilation CD of indie-rockers shines, Denton jazzbos swing, and perhaps the 817’s first bona fide heavy metal band reaches into the vault. –– Anthony Mariani &nbs...


Steinert: “I can tell you there is a benefit to students who remain at their home campus.” Brian Hutson

New Lives, New Site?

A school for pregnant students and those with children may have to pull up stakes — again.
ERIC GRIFFEY
The Fort Worth school district’s campus for students who either have a child or are expecting one has moved twice in the last three years. The New Lives School, started in 1971 by Broadway Baptist Church, could be on the move...



So, I’m gonna go bald? James McAvoy faces his older self in Patrick Stewart in X-Men: Days of Future Past.

A Better Tomorrow

A recharged director rejuvenates the X-Men series in Days of Future Past.
KRISTIAN LIN
Well, if you’re going to see only one comic-book superhero movie this summer, X-Men: Days of Future Past looks like your best bet. With a story inspired by an iconic 1981 comic book adventure of the mutated superhumans, the f...


Hiroyuki Sanada is confronted by Colin Firth about his war crimes in The Railway Man.

The Road to Recovery

World War II is a backdrop for psychological drama in The Railway Man.
EDWARD BROWN
British actors always seem a bit smug. Not sure why, but it’s probably because they are. Their pridefulness, however, melts away in The Railway Man, a drama set during and long after World War II and directed by Jonathan Tepl...



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The Two Faces of E-(Cigs)

These days, who knows what the smoker next to you is actually enjoying?
MELISSA WYLIE AND SAMANTHA EHLINGER
Clyde, a longtime Fort Worth resident, enjoys smoking a little weed, but he’s certainly not one to spark up a fatty in public. So he was startled recently by what happened when he met a friend at a bar. As the two of them tal...


There’s a lot to love about this small family-owned eatery. Lee Chastain

All Aboard for Brodard

This Asian express is tiny but packs humongous flavors.
JIMMY FOWLER
The tiny, family-owned Vietnamese eatery Brodard Asian Express & Boba Tea looks as if it could be swallowed up any minute by the hectic retail space it inhabits on a busy section of Cooper Street in South Arlington. Inside,...