Around Fort Worth

Son, Rise For Sunset

Jeff Prince
The Texas Railroad Commission and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality are two state agencies that monitor natural gas drilling and its impact on the environment. The doggedness of both agencies is often questioned. Cr...


817 Hip-Hop Around the Clock

Anthony Mariani
The Fort Worth Music Co-Op recently invited rapper Dru B Shinin to host a hip-hop night at The Cellar (2916 W. Berry St. by TCU, 817-923-6116). The first event happened last week, and, according to Weekly writer Caroline Collie...



President Rick Perry?

Jimmy Fowler
Although folks of a left-leaning persuasion have plenty to gripe about after Tuesday’s elections, the world continues to turn. Congressional Republicans are already willfully misreading the results as a mandate against Obama ...


Orthodox Fuzz Drummer Valdez Dead

Anthony Mariani
Jeremiah Valdez, drummer for the Fort Worth stoner-metal band Orthodox Fuzz, passed away on Tuesday night, according to an announcement on the band’s Facebook page. No word yet on the cause of death. 34



Price Is Right Story Reads Like Melody

Jeff Prince
To fledgling writers currently traipsing the hallways in Tarrant County’s fine establishments of higher education: This is an excellent example of storytelling. Fort Worth Star-Telegram writer Melody McDonald takes a friv...


Feed Your Head in Arlington

Jimmy Fowler
The cable channel IFC has recently been airing reruns of the short-lived, much-loved 1999 TV show Freaks and Geeks. Paul Feig and Judd Apatow’s comedy about life in a suburban high school circa 1980 is chock full of classic r...



Rangers Deserve To Be Slapped

Jeff Prince
That’s right, the Rangers deserve to be slapped on the back for a job well done. Great season guys. The team played exciting baseball, fought their way farther into the playoffs than ever, and didn’t collapse until ...


Future Art Films at 1455 W. Magnolia

Kristian Lin
Some of you have no doubt been following Citizen Theater, James Johnston and Amy McNutt’s longstanding project to found a Fort Worth movie theater specializing in art-house films. Well, the news came down over the weekend...



Bats Sleep Through Halloween

Jeff Prince
A powerful Texas Rangers offense that hit most everything thrown its way in 2010 and won 90 games suddenly can’t score runs. Two shutouts in four games? Really? Behind 3-1 in the World Series, the Rangers’ season ha...


World Series Airs Burning Hotels Song

Anthony Mariani
That twinkling guitarwork and propulsive drumming that you heard during the Rangers-Giants Game 2 pre-game? That was The Burning Hotels’ “To Whom It May Concern,” off the Fort Worth band’s terrific most recent album, No...