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For the Love of the Game

In honor of Valentine’s Day, we offer some sweet sports hilarity.
Rush Olson
Sports isn’t a groovy kind of love. It’s a passionate, scream-at-your-partner, declare-your-undying-affection-10-seconds-later, sacrifice-your-dignity-for-a-moment-of-pure-ecstasy sort of love. Basketballer Michael Jordan f...


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Young Nudists, Unite!

Even more North Texas millennials are baring it all at private parties and outdoor events.
Edward Brown
Chris Lopez can regularly be found without any clothes. And not only in his house. One of the 29-year-old’s favorite all-nude activities is a good ol’ fashioned 5K (always on private property). He enjoys the exercise and th...



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Arts-Centered Learning

Imagination Fort Worth is reinventing itself while keeping the focus on the kids.
Edward Brown @EJB0017
As long as there’s been public school, there have been fights about where art and music fit into it. “They’re valuable but not crucial,” say some folks. Others think learning how to read music or paint not only help cre...


Art by Elizabeth Ratliff

Culture

Fort Worth Weekly
Solo Female Dancer Critic’s choice: Carolyn Judson A principal dancer with Texas Ballet Theater, Judson took advantage of two huge opportunities to shine last season: as Princess Aurora in Sleeping Beauty and as the title cha...



Laura Gilpin’s “Tying a Chongo” (1954) is one of thousands of rare photographic artifacts in the Amon Carter’s archives.

Extensive Archives

Beneath its gallery space, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art is preserving the legacy of several great American photographers.
Edward Brown @ejb0017
This past Tuesday morning was like any other at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. A few visitors were trickling in to see That Day, an exhibit of 27 black-and-white and color photographs by photojournalist Laura Wilson th...


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Dark Days

Fort Worth Opera prepares for its festival by discussing its most harrowing production yet.
Edward Brown
Dog Days isn’t your typical opera. No unrequited love, no redemption, no slapstick humor, and the main character doesn’t sing a single line. But this new work by composer David T. Little and librettist Royce Vavrek wasn’t...



Some of the broad comic performances and situations reflect racial stereotypes that 21st-century movie audiences may find grating.

The Joint Is Jumpin’

Wildcatter Exchange screens a rare “race movie” to start a dialogue.
JIMMY FOWLER
In 1983, veteran Fort Worth journalist and movie historian Michael H. Price — then a film critic for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram — received a phone call from his friend G. William Jones, director of the film and video arch...


Pilcher: “Writers know what other writers are going through, no matter what stage [of their careers] they’re in.”

Words with Friends

Fort Worth Writer’s Boot Camp is here to help you finish that novel or screenplay. And more.
JIMMY FOWLER
As a longtime English teacher and librarian with the Fort Worth school district, Rachel Pilcher has had a lot of experience advising young writers on finding their voices. As a somewhat frustrated dabbler herself in various for...



Dallasites packed The Foundry last week for some casual performances by Fort Worth Opera singers.

Wild, Wild West Opera goes downtown, a multimedia experience blooms, and Rahr is this much closer to a new Visionary Brew label.

FORT WORTH WEEKLY STAFF AND CONTRIBUTORS
As the Fort Worth Opera preaches to the unwashed, former Arlington actor/director Frank Mosley and Fort Worth singer-songwriter/composer Clint Niosi reach for glory via a multimedia extravaganza, and we announce the winners in ...


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Museum Swap: The Perot is Pretty Groovy

ANTHONY MARIANI
Never mind all of the noise you’ve (probably) been hearing about the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas. The building is not as offensive as most architecture critics have said it is (especially that guy from the L....