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The ‘Phibs and The Modern Screen “Coriolanus”

Does watching Shakespeare feel like a civic duty, a noble sacrifice, a homework assignment –– anything but an entertaining experience? Here’s a trade secret: A lot of theater critics feel that way, too, even if they won...


Kimbell Releases “Yojimbo” Game App

The marketers of the hit Kimbell Art Museum show Samurai: Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection were savvy to create a new mobile game app to help promote the show: Usagi Yojimbo: Way of the Ronin, designed ...


Former Fort Worth Rapper on Dr. Phil

The Fort Worth nerdcore rap artist formerly known as MC Router was on Dr. Phil today with her mother, who’s worried that her daughter, a recent Islam convert, will become a terrorist. In 2007, we profiled Router (“And Now, ...


UNT Acquires Williams Collection

One of the largest, most diverse, and most historic photography collections in Texas has finally found a home. Consisting of more than 10,000 prints and 300,000 negatives –– plus correspondence, artifacts, and several vinta...


Told Ya So! Texas Gay Marriage Ban Ruled Unconstitutional

I don’t like to brag –– in fact, I love to brag –– but I saw today’s ruling by a federal judge against Texas’ gay marriage ban coming from miles away. Me, and just about every legal scholar with half a brain: In s...

GLORIA CAMPOS (Facebook photo)

Gloria Campos Stops Spreading The News

Jeff Prince
Holy Tweet! Gloria Campos says she’s hanging up her Teleprompter after 30 years in television news. March 7 marks her final newscast at Channel 8. Campos, 59, was the Metroplex’s first Hispanic news anchor, and she’s deli...

The Baker Hotel in Mineral Wells (Wikimedia Commons).

Are Rumors Of Baker Hotel’s Rebirth Greatly Exaggerated?

Jeff Prince
The Baker Hotel in Mineral Wells was slowly limping toward a sad end when Fort Worth Weekly last visited in 2003. The dilapidated hotel hadn’t seen a sleepover guest in decades but opened its doors occasionally for ghost hunt...


Lone Star Film Society Screens “Sunrise”

Since there are so few chances to see expat German director F.W. Murnau’s silent stunner Sunrise (1927) on a big screen, movie fans should grab the opportunity when it comes. As part of its “ArthouseFW 2014″ serie...


Way to Go, Michael Sam

Anthony Mariani
I played college ball. Small-time but still. Some of our coaches and several teammates had coached and played on the D-I level, and they said that we D-II student-athletes worked just as hard as they did in the big leagues. We ...


Denise Lee Does Cabaret at Stage West

Music fans in the 21st century have all but forgotten the art of cabaret singing. But that performance style –– in which a vocalist with minimal accompaniment interpets a collection of personally significant songs for a sma...