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2014 Turkey Awards

The birds that drove us to distraction this year.
FORT WORTH WEEKLY STAFF AND CONTRIBUTORS
There could be drought, hail, hurricanes, and tornadoes. Plagues of locusts could alight and the sky rain frogs. The sun could rise in the west and set in the east and the Trinity River Authority build bridges over dry land. Th...
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STATE REP. LANCE GOODEN SAYS THE TARRANT REGIONAL WATER DISTRICT NEEDS INVESTIGATING.

More Complaints About Tarrant Regional Water District Secrets

Jeff Prince
Folks out Gun Barrel City way are discovering how city slickers in expensive suits take care of bidness up here in Fort Worth. The Monitor, a newspaper that covers the Cedar Creek Lake area, reports that State Rep. Lance Gooden...
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Latest From Metro
Texas is a favorite state for high-interest payday lenders, and Fort Worth resists their regulation.

Alone on Loans

Fort Worth is Texas’ only big city that won’t rein in payday lenders.
COHE BOND
Stymied by the legislature’s lack of action, 21 cities across Texas have passed an agreed-upon ordinance to stop some of the worst excesses of the payday lending industry. The only major city not to pass the ordinance? That w...
Crain: “We found out a lot of things that were broken ... and figured out how to fix them.”
Dozens of abandoned cats still stay close to homes from which the people are gone.
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Latest From Music Feature
The Cush is Texas psych at its best.

Comfy Perch

Awakened from hibernation, psych-rockers The Cush return with a new album that digs up old, local roots.
STEVE STEWARD
When a 20-year-old like Lorde can essentially rule the musical landscape, you have to wonder if there’s room for grown-ups. But that thought doesn’t even cross the minds of Burette and Gabrielle Douglas, the husband-and-wif...
Daniel Slatton (left) and Jake Murphy have put the past behind them — in more ways than one.
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Apocalypse by Apathy

The biggest tragedy of the November vote was how few did.
KEN WHEATCROFT-PARDUE
The elderly woman stood in her thin robe at the doorway of her modest bungalow, scratching the sores on her arm, a slight tremor traveling through her gaunt body. “No, I’m sick of the government and all the things they’re...
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WTF Avenue

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An engineer must have confused his street designs with a tangled ball of yarn. What else would explain the confounding twists and turns that motorists now face when traversing Henderson Street near the White Settlement Road int...
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The Tomahawk of Odin

LAST CALL
I found Indian Oaks Tavern on Sunday evening, after I’d gone to Barcadia with a pocketful of cash and coins for brunch, beers, and Burgertime. I left during the second quarter of the Packers-Eagles game, imagining an alternat...
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And Boom Goes the Oil

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When Dallasite/Fort Worthians Oil Boom arrived a couple of years ago, they were doing the electro-blues thing that was popular at the time, thanks in no small part to the success of The Black Keys and, a tad earlier, The White ...
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Lance Sanders leads The Mammal Virus down some DayGlo rabbit holes.
(From left to right) co-owner Robert Holt, booking agent/bartender Elizabeth Honea, head bartender Roy Cordova, and co-owner Don Stephan are ready for River Run Roadhouse to become a destination for all sorts of music, including indie-rock.
 
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Bass Hall was packed with music fans on Wednesday but not for a live performance. Photo by Performing Arts Fort Worth.

Cinematic Virtuosity

EDWARD BROWN
International piano competitions and glitzy film festivals make for interesting bedfellows. The mix seemed uneasy at first but slowly coalesced into a memorable evening as the Van Cliburn Foundation’s new documentary, Virtuos...
At The Live Oak, Anderson & Roe chatted with concertgoers and mixed in some Michael Jackson among the Stravinsky and Mozart.
Carolyn Judson was spectacular as Aurora, perhaps her best role.
(From left to right) Jennifer Chang, Aleksandra Holowka, Karen Hall, and Kevin Hall brought the music to the masses Sunday.
 
Latest From Eats
Rahr and Sons celebrates its 10th anniversary this month.

Rahr Turns 10

Happy birthday to the craft brewery that started it all.
LAURIE JAMES
For a decade, Rahr & Sons Brewing Company has helped shape the face of both the Near Southside and craft brewing in North Texas. This month is the brewery’s 10th anniversary, but co-founder William “Fritz” Rahr will t...
Not fancy, just fabulous: Righteous Foods’ multigrain waffle with fresh fruit juice and acai bowl.
Hooley: “People should have the freedom to choose what they feed their families.”
Don’t let leisurely service keep you from Spazzio’s eggplant medallions.
 
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Miracle of the Tweens and Fishes

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Two of my dreaded … that is, my beloved nieces, ages 10 and 12, came over to Casa de Chow, Baby for dinner recently. Their mother, my dear ol’ sis, has the two monsters well on their way to childhood diabetes, thanks to a s...
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Latest From Film Reviews
Stéphanie Cléau and Mathieu Amalric have an affair that ends in murder in The Blue Room.

Indie Film Roundup

Don’t overlook these three movies at the multiplex. Actually, overlook one.
KRISTIAN LIN
Every once in awhile, rather than telling you about the big films that everyone else is covering, we like to focus on movies that might otherwise get lost in the hype (especially when one of the big ones — say The Hunger Game...
Gugu Mbatha-Raw (in white) rocks out in Beyond the Lights.
Fredrick Alonzo comes to AMC Parks to screen "Signed, Sealed & Delivered," Fri.
Matthew McConaughey explores a whole new world in Interstellar.
 
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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I opens Friday.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I (PG-13) Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) prepares to rescue Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) from the clutches of Panem’s government. Also with Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Donald S...
Rosewater opens Friday.
The Great Invisible opens Friday in Dallas.
Nightcrawler opens Friday.
 
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Deep Barley Roots

Before Rahr, Peticolas, and Deep Ellum, North Texas had Wagenhauser – and several other craft and industrial-scale breweries.
EDWARD BROWN
The release of North Texas Beer is timely. As co-authors Paul Hightower and Brian Brown state in their introduction, the beer industry has grown exponentially in North Texas over the past two years. Against the backdrop of this...
Bass Hall was packed with music fans on Wednesday but not for a live performance. Photo by Performing Arts Fort Worth.
For his Aluminum Life series, Mohammed Al Qassab subtly comments on the pliable material that employs many UAE citizens.
At The Live Oak, Anderson & Roe chatted with concertgoers and mixed in some Michael Jackson among the Stravinsky and Mozart.
 
Latest From Gallery
Javier Téllez’ “Caligari und der Schlafwandler” (still)

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Fort Worth Contemporary Arts’ exhibit of Javier Téllez’ short films continues through December, but this is the last week you can catch his Caligari und der Schlafwandler, based on the silent film classic The Cabinet of Dr...
Billy Hassell’s “Roadrunner South of Marfa”
Dr. Seuss’ “Walghast”
Dana Harper’s “Pink Rocket”