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Reece Shearsmith tries prayer in "A Field in England."

LSFF Report (Day 2)

Kristian Lin
I should mention that the Lone Star Film Society is starting up a new series called Arthouse FW that will be showing classic films in the first half of 2014, ranging from Kenji Mizoguchi’s Life of Oharu to John Carpenter’s ...


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Kickstarter Aims to Fund Hip Pocket Archive

JIMMY FOWLER
The same quality that makes live theater so unique and exciting also makes it very fragile and ephemeral: Once the performance is over, the art created by the performers is also gone, lost to the past. But we can save all the f...



Tim Jenison in "Tim's Vermeer."

LSFF Report (Day 1)

Kristian Lin
The seventh Lone Star Film Festival opened with the year’s most enthralling documentary, Tim’s Vermeer, which held a packed house — and me as well — rapt with attention. The Tim in the title is Tim Jenison, a San Antoni...


AN APPLE A DAY USED TO KEEP DALLAS AWAY FROM AMON CARTER SR. BUT NOW HIS PRECIOUS PAPER WILL BE PRINTED THERE.

Star-Telegram Says Adios To Printing Plant, 275 Employees

Jeff Prince
Amon Carter Sr. loved him some Fort Worth. The wealthy benefactor, namesake of a museum, and late founder of the  Fort Worth Star-Telegram supposedly carried a sack lunch whenever he traveled on business to Dallas — he d...



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Arlington Grows Up Too Fast

JIMMY FOWLER
Apparently, Arlington is the Miley Cyrus of North Texas mid-cities –– willing to go to any lengths to prove they’re all grown-up and ready to shock us. Things went to hell in a handbasket last year as soon as city leaders...


THANK GOD FOR MINNESOTA OR THE COWBOYS COULD BE HURTIN' FOR CERTAIN (Flikr photo by Joe Bielawa)

Off Asides On Dallas Cowboys vs Minnesota Vikings

Jeff Prince
The Minnesota Vikings are the gift that keeps on giving. We owe them three Super Bowls already. Might we soon owe them a fourth? The Cowboys drove 90 yards in the final two minutes of yesterday’s game, capping with a Tony...



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“Death Tax” at Amphibian Stage Productions

JIMMY FOWLER
“Nobody does something for nothing,” declares Maxine (Georgia Clinton), a bitter, delusional old woman nearing the end of her life in a respectable if impersonal eldercare facility. While she may not be as close to death as...


The composer takes in Bass Hall before his performance of Dracula.

Philip Glass’ Dracula: Bloody Good

EDWARD BROWN
The classical music scene in Fort Worth is all too often one of weak attendance figures and stale, centuries-old programming. Last Tuesday’s performance of Dracula: The Music and Film by Philip Glass and his namesake ensemble...



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Texas’ Abortion Law Stands (For Now)

Kristian Lin
Late-breaking news, and it’s not good for Texas women who need health care: The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans ruled that Texas’ anti-abortion law can take effect tomorrow while a lawsuit challenging it...


THE SISTERS ARE READY TO GO TO WAR.

Lights, Camera, Cupcakes!

Jeff Prince
Two sisters (both Trimble Tech High School grads) are getting ready for their close-ups on the small screen. They’re also getting ready for war. Sonjii Ward Jones and Anyatta Ward Williams of the North Richland Hills-base...