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“Animals” and ‘Phibs

Jimmy Fowler
This week’s “Stage” review of Amphibian Productions’ Animals Out of Paper – a Southwest premiere — can be summed up in one urgent sentence: Do not miss this terrific production. There are performances Thursday t...


The Best Movies of 2000

Kristian Lin
I did a similar version of this post at the end of 2009, but forgot to do it at the end of 2010 and figured I’d missed my chance. However, with my choice for best movie of 2000 coming out on DVD and Blu-Ray in a new Criterion...



Ridglea Theater Closes in on Historic Re-Zoning

Anthony Mariani
A couple of hours ago, Ridglea Theater owner Jerry Shults received a phone call from councilmember Zim Zimmerman, who said he doesn’t plan on blocking the theater’s historic re-zoning tonight at council. However, Shults sai...


City Coughs Up Rainbow Cash

Jimmy Fowler
Bravo to city leaders for settling with Chad Gibson and George Armstrong for more than $400,000 in the wake of the historic Rainbow Lounge raid, although I’m not sure they had a choice. My colleague Jeff Prince missed the poi...



Buddy Can You Spare A Trillion?

Jeff Prince
On my way to work this morning I came upon this car cruising down I-30. Note the message on the back window (“National Debt 14 Trillion”). The driver apparently wants to remind everyone that the United States is poo...


Zimmerman After Ridglea Theater Again

Anthony Mariani
Fort Worth councilmember Zim Zimmerman is at odds with the people behind the new Ridglea Theater again.   Most recently, he was in favor of the restoration of the now “highly significant endangered” building on the West Si...



FW Man Gets New Face

Jimmy Fowler
File this under “So You Think You Got Problems?”: Last week 25 year old Fort Worth resident Dallas Wiens received the country’s first full face transplant at a Boston hospital. You may remember that he suffered severe hea...


Nobel Peace Prize Winning Obama A Warmonger?

Jeff Prince
Sunday was the first day of spring, and Libertarian Party Chair Mark Hinkle sprung into action. First he probably trimmed his mustache. Then he emailed a statement accusing President Barack Obama of ignoring history by becoming...



Rainbow Lounge Raid Leads To City Coffer Raid

Jeff Prince
Weekly staff writer Dan McGraw recently wrote about the Innocence Project and two wrongly convicted men who served long prison sentences because they wouldn’t accept plea bargains. Neither could force themselves to confes...


“Pioneer” Wins at SXSW

Jimmy Fowler
Pioneer, the short film produced by Fort Worth’s James M. Johnston and directed by Texas filmmaker David Patrick Lowery, has won the jury prize for Best Narrative Short at this year’s South by Southwest in Austin. Congrats ...