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Bass Hall was packed with music fans on Wednesday but not for a live performance. Photo by Performing Arts Fort Worth.

Cinematic Virtuosity

EDWARD BROWN
International piano competitions and glitzy film festivals make for interesting bedfellows. The mix seemed uneasy at first but slowly coalesced into a memorable evening as the Van Cliburn Foundation’s new documentary, Virtuos...


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Embargo to Close This Month

Eric Griffey
Given the shelf life of a normal bar, it’s not usually newsworthy when one closes. But when Andrew De La Torre announced Embargo would be closing after an eight-year run, it meant one of the longest-tenured downtown bars ...



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...



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Top 5 Shows

ANTHONY MARIANI
1.) In the world of metalcore, Norma Jean is one of the biggest acts, having played with Disturbed, Avenged Sevenfold, Hatebreed, DragonForce, System of a Down, Lacuna Coil, and more and having been nominated for a Grammy in 20...


BARNETT SHALE DRILLING OPERATION (courtesy Wikipedia)

Denton Voters Do What Mike Moncrief Said Couldn’t Be Done

Jeff Prince
Former Mayor Mike Moncrief told Fort Worth residents a decade ago that natural gas drillers would sue any city attempting to ban the hydraulic fracturing process. Moncrief’s near manic support of gas drilling seemed weird...



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Dallas Cowboys’ Own Hashtag Says They Suck

Jeff Prince
The Dallas Cowboys can’t blame this breakdown in common sense on backup quarterback and resident punching bag Brandon Weeden. Somebody else with the team came up with the hashtag “CowboysUK” for the team’...


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Election Day: Last Chance To Vote

Jeff Prince
Neither rain, nor sleet, nor gloom of distasteful candidates stays Texas voters from the swift completion of their responsibility to vote and to drive safely while doing it. Why is it important to vote? Gov. Rick Perry is stepp...



THIS RED-HEAD MIGHT BE A BETTER FIT WITH THE COWBOYS.

Off Asides On Dallas Cowboys vs Cardinals, Brandon Weeden

Jeff Prince
The noon game against the Arizona Cardinals promises an exciting return to glory for the Dallas Cowboys, and Off Asides settles into its comfortable couch to root for the hometown heroes playing at Arlington Taxpayers’ Te...


Peter Wyngarde haunts Deborah Kerr in "The Innocents".

Halloween DVD Pick: The Innocents

Kristian Lin
I was lucky enough to see The Innocents when I was a teenager, and it turned me off horror flicks with faceless slashers running after naked teens for good. This Halloween sees this 1961 British classic out on a handsome new Bl...