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Linda LaBeau to Run for School Board Against Needham

Eric Griffey
Over the weekend, Linda LaBeau filed to run for the district 5 school board seat that Judy Needham has held since 1996. LaBeau, who works as a facilitator for parents with children with learning disabilities and mediator for pa...


Mike Leigh

Mike Leigh and His Stars

Kristian Lin
Who is Mike Leigh? You might answer, “A British filmmaker who has been making films since the 1980s, a few of them period pieces, but most of them slice-of-life realistic dramas set in London’s working class.” You’d be ...



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Top 5 Shows

ANTHONY MARIANI
All five shows are on Saturday. Four of them are in the Fort. Sucks to be a local music lover.       1.) Three generations of groundbreaking Fort Worth-bred (if not “-born”) bands will invade Three Links (270...


JENNY PEDROZA AND CHRISTA BEEBE MAKE SOAP AT PEDROZA'S ARLINGTON HOME LAST YEAR (photo by Jeff Prince)

Jury Favors Local Woman In ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ Lawsuit

Jeff Prince
A local woman who felt cheated out of hundreds of thousands — if not millions — of dollars in a Fifty Shades of Grey publishing deal is now tingling like Anastasia Steele after a dalliance with Christian Grey. A Tar...



Chuck Jones

Considering Chuck Jones

Kristian Lin
I wore my Bugs Bunny tie to the press preview of the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s Chuck Jones exhibit, and I came back with a desire to recap the career of this American comedy master. Many of Jones’ films are...


THAT'S POWERFUL LOOKING POT, BUT IS IT AS DANGEROUS AS CRACK AND HEROIN? (courtesy pixabay common domain)

Why Former Drug Czar’s New Book ‘Going To Pot’ Lacks Credibility

Jeff Prince
William J. Bennett’s new book — Going to Pot: Why the Rush to Legalize Marijuana Is Harming America — might have some interesting information. But I’ll never know because I won’t read a book by som...



Fifty Shades of Grey

Random Observations on Fifty Shades of Grey

Kristian Lin
So I finally saw Fifty Shades of Grey. It was less terrible than I feared, but still fell well short of being good. Let’s break this down: I’ve only read enough of the book to appreciate the awfulness of E.L. James’ writi...


The Orcanaut is legit.

Top 5 Shows

ANTHONY MARIANI
            1.) Holy shit, this looks like fun. Great life-affirming music, booze, chicks (and dudes, I guess). What a party. The orchestrators of the noise are The Orcanaut, a young Denton outfit....



Sutherland

Short Cycle Assessment Tests Policy Changed Before Vote

Eric Griffey
Fort Worth school board trustee Ann Sutherland finally got the board to address whether or not the district should continue to use short cycle assessment testing, a series of exams given every three weeks, designed to prepare s...


WILLIS ALAN RAMSEY PERFORMING AT SHIPPING & RECEIVING IN FORT WORTH IN OCTOBER (photo by Jeff Prince)

Willis Alan Ramsey THISCLOSE To Finishing Second LP?

Jeff Prince
The mysterious, legendary holy grail known as Willis Alan Ramsey’s second album is close to being finished, at least that’s what Ramsey and his soul mate, Alison, are saying. I hesitate to put that in a headline because Ram...