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Shindig for Fort Worth Directors

Jimmy Fowler
To coincide with this weekend’s Dallas International Film Festival, The Butterfly Connection is hosting a reception/shindig/throwdown for North Texas filmmakers Tom Huckabee (Carried Away), Frank Mosley (Hold), and Clay Lifor...


Another Setback for “Gay Jesus” Play

Gayle Reaves
Fort Worth’s Rose Marine Theater, which earlier this week had offered Tarleton State University students a place to put on their canceled play involving a gay Jesus, rescinded that offer on Thursday, according to a posting on...



Dinner And A Movie Anyone?

Jeff Prince
Anybody care to join me for dinner and a movie at 7 p.m.? I’ll soon be joining others at Studio Movie Grill in Arlington for a screening of Split Estate. Details here. Realize that my inviting you to the movie doesn’t m...


the cut*off Calls it Quits

Anthony Mariani
One of Fort Worth’s best bands is breaking up. On Sat., May 1, at The Moon, the cut*off –– a perennial nominee in our annual Music Awards and all-around awesome, positive, invigorating group of young guys –– will play...



Get “Fearless” at Main St.

Jimmy Fowler
There are a ton of great things to do at this weekend’s Main St. Arts Festival – so many, in fact, that you might miss something cool. We’d like to draw your attention to Main St.’s fourth annual Fearless Film Festival,...


The Star-T’s Intellectual Fraudulence Problem

Anthony Mariani
Readers shouldn’t expect much from the Star-Telegram’s arts and entertainment section. With the exception of film critic Chris Kelly’s work, most of the writing is pretty chummy and seems tossed off. Some of it is painful...



Seeking Writing Submissions

Anthony Mariani
Local poet and all-around rabble-rouser Tammy Gomez is seeking scribed submissions for a forthcoming anthology, the portentously named Somethin’ Stinks in Fort Worth, to be published by Tejana Tongue Press, the publishing arm...


Happy Birthday To A Badass!

Jeff Prince
Not many people own an NFL record that will never be broken. (The first clip on this video shows Dorsett’s record-setting run on MNF). Former Dallas Cowboy running back Tony Dorsett is one of those people. His 99-yard tou...



Gunshot To Head Killed Ted Pillsbury

Jeff Prince
Ted Pillsbury apparently pulled his car to the side of road, stepped out, and fired a bullet into his head without leaving a note. Kaufman County Sheriff’s Department has ruled Pillsbury’s death a suicide. “He was found o...


The Buddha on KERA-TV

Jimmy Fowler
Tonight’s (Wednesday’s) 8pm broadcast premiere of the PBS documentary The Buddha on KERA-TV Channel 13 should be worth a look – even if, as this NYT review warns, writer-director David Grubin leans toward the thumb-suckin...