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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

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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...



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Tarrant County Live Theatre Awards

JIMMY FOWLER
You always hear about people sacrificing their lives for their art, but what does that mean? “Sacrifice” might be a strong word, but the actors, directors, designers, tech people, administrators, and volunteers who work reg...


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Super Chix: Make the Gayest Sandwich Ever

JIMMY FOWLER
This week Arlington will serve as the frontline in a new fast food war: The company that owns KFC will open a new chain eatery called Super Chix that, industry analysts note, is designed to go head-to-head with Chik-fil-A for t...



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Acting 101 with Chuck Huber at Stage West

JIMMY FOWLER
The way some people are captivated by the feats of pro basketball and baseball players, others of us are thrilled by great performances from stage, movie, and TV actors. In both arenas –– sports and acting –– the precis...


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Coyote Drive-In, FW Opera Do Musical Ad

JIMMY FOWLER
A couple of years ago I wrote a “Weekly” blog item sniping about the Dallas Opera broadcasting a performance on the big screen inside Cowboys Stadium. (The item prompted DO honcho Jonathan Pell to compare me to The Marx Bro...