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Midyear Movie Lists

Kristian Lin
I was recently asked to take part in a poll of critics and fans about the 50 greatest movies of all time. The results of the poll are here, and my list is here. You may notice that Citizen Kane isn’t on this list. Do I really...


Free Tix: James McMurtry

Anthony Mariani
Alt-country singer-songwriter and one of four ’09 inductees into our Fort Worth Music Hall of Fame, James McMurtry will be performing a free show at Longhorn Saloon in the Stockyards (121 W. Exchange Ave.) on Sun., July 12. D...



Reason for the Season

Jimmy Fowler
At some point this weekend, turn the party music down a little, step away from the grill, put the beer down (it’s not going anywhere), and savor the awesomeness of Thomas Jefferson’s greatest hit — or, at the very lea...


The Return of the King

Anthony Mariani
One-man-R&B-band Nathan Brown/Browningham is playing tonight at The Grotto, probably about 1 in the morning, after everyone has drunk a dangerous amount of alcohol and the gritty party band Shuttle has come and gone. That a...



Dinner Roll: Restaurant Round-Up July 4 Edition

eric.griffey
Keep those restaurant related emails rolling in: eric.griffey@fwweekly.com Hoffbrau Steaks (1712 S. University Dr. FW 76107 phone: 817-870-1952) is offering dinner for two for $19.99, but only if you tell your server that you k...


Wacked-up Over Jacko

Jimmy Fowler
“Breaking News: Michael Jackson Still Weird and Still Dead!” CNN plays continuously throughout the day at my house as a kind of background noise. The amount of coverage being given to Jackson’s death is smothering, and I ...



Police Chief Backpedals Over The Rainbow

Jeff Prince
Wow, how’s this for an about-face? Fort Worth’s top cop, the one who came across as cavalier and condescending while first discussing last weekend’s raid at the Rainbow Lounge, is now doing the ol’ soft ...


Hardware Haul

Gayle Reaves
Fort Worth Weekly rocked in Houston last weekend –– even though none of us were able to be there in person to appreciate the vibe. At the statewide Lone Star Awards, presented by the Houston Press Club, the Weekly took firs...



Fort Worth: 10th Fastest-Growing City

Anthony Mariani
The U.S. Census Bureau just announced its list of the fastest-growing cities in the country. At the top, perhaps naturally, is New Orleans –– evidently, people who moved away post-Katrina are moving back. In the 10th spot i...


Rainbow Lounge Heats Up

dan.mcgraw
A group of prominent Fort Worth business leaders and community activists are calling for an independent investigation by private citizens of the TABC/FWPD raid at the Rainbow Lounge. Here is their letter sent today to Mayor Mik...