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It’s Hard Out There for a Gay Republican

JIMMY FOWLER
Sigh. For the umpteenth time, the Texas GOP has denied Republican LGBT groups the chance to set up info booths at the state party convention, which will happen next weekend here in Fort Worth. Memo to convention planners: Ignor...


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The Amon Carter Screens “Vertigo”

JIMMY FOWLER
It was never a secret that Alfred Hitchcock had a less than healthy fixation on many of the young, blond, beautiful actresses that he cast as his female leads. Nevertheless, Hitchcock’s reputation as a film professional has b...



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Mother’s Day of the Dead

JIMMY FOWLER
If your mother is anything like my late mom was, the idea of a Mother’s Day Ghost Tour of notorious (alleged) Fort Worth hauntings would not only sound plausible, but actually preferable to more traditional, fancy-brunch-in-a...


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Nothing Nice to Say? Text an Angry Everman ISD Principal

JIMMY FOWLER
Fellow Americans, I’m worried we might be losing something that’s sacred to the foundation of our republic: namely, the right to be totally catty bitches and assholes in our private talks and text exchanges. I won’t shed...



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“Gigantabugs!” at the Fort Worth Zoo

JIMMY FOWLER
Though the Fort Worth Zoo is a popular North Texas destination staffed by many hard-working professionals, I don’t visit very often. I’m no PETA zealot, but the older I get, the more vaguely sad it makes me feel to watch an...


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Partying with Ed Harris at USA Film Festival

EDWARD BROWN
Last Sunday’s screening of Frontera at the 2014 USA Film Festival in Dallas was a candid glimpse into a great film and the world of acting. The room at the Angelika Film Center was packed with Hollywood heavyweights: actors, ...



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Dolores Huerta Speaks at the Rose Marine

JIMMY FOWLER
With issues like the dissolving middle class, dramatic income disparities, equal pay for women, and living wages for service sector workers now back on the table, the time couldn’t be better to hear from an old-school labor a...


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Rick Perry Goes Donor-, Er, Job-Poaching

JIMMY FOWLER
With today’s announcement that Rick Perry will return to New York to woo business owners down to Texas, I trust that the governor will try very hard to represent himself well. No yammering about states’ rights, no mention o...



Moviegoers take in some filmic Soviet propaganda at ArthouseFW at the Piano Pavilion. Courtesy: LSFS.

Strike Takes ArthouseFW to Surreality

EDWARD BROWN
Fort Worth is still waiting for its first indie film theater, but that hasn’t stopped groups like the Lone Star Film Society from programming cinematic experiences that present film as art, not just a divertissement. Last Sun...


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Lone Star Film Screens Eisenstein’s “Strike”

JIMMY FOWLER
If you have no set Easter plans this Sunday, spend your holiday with the Lone Star Film Society, local musician and Theater Fire member James Talambas, and the pioneering Russian filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein. LSFS screens Eisens...