Around Fort Worth

You Must Be Weird or You Wouldn’t Be Here

Anthony Mariani
Local filmmaker Giles McCrary has produced and directed a documentary about one of the most storied clubs in all of Texas: The Cellar. You Must Be Weird or You Wouldn’t Be Here is filled with never-before-seen photos and 8mm ...


Jason Garrett The Next Tom Landry?

Jeff Prince
The Jason Garrett Watch has begun, and he’s not exactly being embraced by fans or sports writers because of his previous failures as offensive coordinator. The Landry Hat predicts he’ll need to win six of eight game...



“Ticked-Off” DVD Release Party

Jimmy Fowler
If you missed our August cover story on the controversy over the locally filmed “transploitation” thriller Ticked-Off Trannies With Knives, here ‘tis again. Writer-director Israel Luna and several of the cast members are ...


It’s Official — Wade Phillips Gone

Jeff Prince
ESPN is reporting that Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones fired his head coach and replaced him with former journeyman quarterback and offensive coordinator Jason Garrett. Keep the changes coming, Jerry. It...



Hey, Jerry, Change Comes From Within

Jeff Prince
Changes are on the way, Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones hinted after his 1-7 team embarrassed themselves again on national TV last night. But he offered no specifics. And he certainly didn’t suggest t...


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...