Around Fort Worth

Nanny Says ‘No’

Jimmy Fowler
What’s that loud background hum? No, it’s not a cricket invasion, it’s the sound of libertarians gnashing their teeth at a host of finger-wagging new state laws that go into effect Tuesday. Some of them seem like no-brain...


Weekender: Fri., Aug. 28, 2009

Anthony Mariani
U2-ish Fort Worth rockers Titanmoon will be traveling to Pakistan in October to help raise awareness of and financial support for private schooling there –– the public school system, Titanmoon says, is “practically non-ex...



TABC Fires Agents

dan.mcgraw
The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission announced today that it is terminating the two agents who participated in the Rainbow Lounge raid, as well as the supervisor above them. We don’t have the official press release yet...


Stage West Announces Winners

Jimmy Fowler
Winners of Stage West’s third annual Texas Playwriting Competition were announced today, and the judges couldn’t pick between two scripts – “Binge” by Waco’s Thomas Ward and “Certificate of Death” by Arlington...



Whole Lotta Bunny

Jimmy Fowler
Good luck snagging a ticket for the upcoming final weekend of Theatre Arlington’s revival of Mary Chase’s sweet n’ strange 1944 comedy ”Harvey”. It’s a solid, well-timed production that features B.J. Cleveland as El...


Startlegram Startles Columnist

Jeff Prince
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram has once again changed its online look. For once they seemed to have changed something for the better. Usually their consumer surveys, consultant reports, and other data and input just lead them to ...



Gays “Raid” Bars

Anthony Mariani
No doubt in response to the recent Rainbow Lounge raid, Fort Worth’s GLBT community will be turning the tables by “raiding” certain straight-oriented bars once a month. The inaugural “raid” is Friday at a bar whose na...


More Local Bands Putting Out Eight-Track Cartridges

Anthony Mariani
The Theater Fire, The Me-Thinks, and RTB2 are three more North Texas bands that are working with Fort Worth eight-track production company The Dead Media to put out music on eight-track tape. Heavy-metalists Addnerim were the f...



Annual Frightfest Returns

Anthony Mariani
You know how most of us consider drinking and smoking a “hobby”? Well, there are actually people out there with real hobbies such as yachting, collecting stamps, and dressing up like zombies. From Fri., April 30, until Sun....


Fred’s Cafe On Top Of World, Ma!

Jeff Prince
The place with the flavorful burger, funky vibe, and fanatical following is finally getting the widespread props it deserves (even as the worshipful attention is making it more and more difficult to squeeze inside Fred’s ...