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Top 5 Shows

ANTHONY MARIANI
1.) On the plus side, there’s Jacuzzi Boys. The ’60s-disco trio from Miami can be all over the map stylistically but never in a self-indulgent way –– a firm commitment to groove and, perhaps more importantly, melody alw...


TUC will warm ya up.

Top 5 Shows

ANTHONY MARIANI
1.) So it’s supposed to get down to 32 on Friday. Shouldn’t bother you because you’re a loud, proud, tough-as-nails Texan, right?! That’s what I thought. Glad we’ll see you at 7 p.m. at Magnolia Green Park (1100 Lipsc...



BEASLEY PHOTO BOMBS THE BOSSES (courtesy of Cole Beasley twitter page)

Two More Reasons Why Cowboys WR Cole Beasley Is A Stud

Jeff Prince
The long golden locks and scruffy beard, the small body size and underdog element, the seemingly magical ability to catch every ball thrown his way and turn third downs into first downs — these are just a few reasons why ...


(photo by Lee Chastain)

Volunteers Needed To Save Dozens Of Homeless Cats

Eddie Brown
As many as 100 feral and homeless domestic cats in the Riverside area are getting some much-needed help this Thursday. But more volunteers are needed, said Panther City Feral Cat Coalition president Iris Porta. The animals were...



HALSTEAD AND HIS WIFE, KIM, SHARE A MOMENT AFTER HE ANNOUNCED HIS RETIREMENT. (photos by jeff prince)

Police Chief Jeff Halstead Announces Retirement Today

Jeff Prince
The police chief who led Fort Worth through a number of difficult times in the past six years announced his retirement today during the pre-City Council meeting at city hall. Police Chief Jeff Halstead said he will continue wor...


Timothy Spall executes his latest seascape in "Mr. Turner."

Lone Star Film Festival Report (Day 5)

Kristian Lin
The last day of the festival started with the best acting performance I’ve seen, which is saying quite a bit. Timothy Spall is a fat, jowly English actor with a bulbous nose whom you’ve probably seen in Harry Potter and the...



Noah Wiseman sees "The Babadook" in broad daylight.

Lone Star Film Festival Report (Day 4)

Kristian Lin
Disaster struck at that early screening of Winter Sleep that I mentioned in my last post. The LSFF staff found corruption in the files containing the movie, so it couldn’t be shown. I’m told that the movie will now be scree...


Reese Witherspoon in "Wild."

Lone Star Film Festival Report (Day 3)

Kristian Lin
I shifted back to the Modern today after spending yesterday watching movies at AMC Palace. I’m sad to miss two blocks of short films, but I didn’t want to miss one of the festival’s marquee attractions. The evening starte...



Benedict Cumberbatch in "The Imitation Game."

Lone Star Film Festival Report (Days 1-2)

Kristian Lin
Hello, and welcome to my first dispatch from the 2014 Lone Star International Film Festival. I had to recuse myself from the opening film Virtuosity because I’m in the movie, but Eddie Brown saw the movie in my place, and he...


A Girl Walks Home 2

LSIFF Gets in Iranian Vampire Western

Kristian Lin
I will be covering the Lone Star International Film Festival on this blog all weekend, but I have an update to pass along to help you make plans. The festival just announced two late, late additions to the lineup on Sunday. Fir...