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Hanna Barbarians at the Gate

Energy and talent fuel the rise of this Fort Worth sextet.
ANTHONY MARIANI
There’s rock ’n’ roll. And then there’s rawk ’n’ rolllll!, a peculiar species of music-centric living that fills parents’ rapidly graying heads with nightmares of drug-and-booze-fueled orgies presided over by the ...


A Theatre Family: 35 Years of Hip Pocket

JEFF PRINCE
Siddhartha debuted its four-week run at the Hip Pocket Theatre recently, and the stage adaptation of Herman Hesse’s novel is a fitting choice for the troupe’s 35th anniversary season. The book’s theme of putting oneself i...



Praise The Lord And Pass The Kool-Aid

How Rick Perry turned a “nonpolitical” prayer rally into his presidential send-off.
Steve McVicker | Photos by F. Carter Smith
I like to think I’m relatively well-liked by my colleagues in the news business and that I’ve been doing this long enough to know how to come prepared to any event I might be covering.


The Sizzle on 7th

Fort Worth’s booming “urban village” has some not-so-hot zones.
DAN MCGRAW
A walk down Crockett Street in the West 7th development on a recent Saturday afternoon felt like a stroll through a ghost town. The area — full of apartments, bars, restaurants, and trendy shops — is designed for pedestrian...



School Bullies

The Fort Worth district’s culture of intimidation goes far beyond the classroom.
BETTY BRINK
Last month, Fort Worth schools trustees voted to broaden the district’s antidiscrimination policy to include “gender identity and expression” for students. The change is designed to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, and tra...


The Bard in Tweetland

Lauren and Jason Morgan honor Shakespeare with irreverence and year-round work.
JIMMY FOWLER
On the 447th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth in April, an arts blogger for a West Virginia newspaper wrote that the Elizabethan playwright had aimed his work at the masses, not the elite: “If he were alive today, he’d ...



He’s For Real

Lukas Nelson steps out of a long shadow with a new CD, tour, and mind-set.
Story and photos BY JEFF PRINCE
The final guitar chord and cymbal crash were still ringing as three Fort Worth women delivered their breathless verdicts. Had they been tweeting, they would have used numerous exclamation points and smiley faces.


The New Thirty Years’ War

A global energy struggle has begun that will reshape our world — and North Texas is one of the battlegrounds.
Michael T. Klare
A 30-year war for energy pre-eminence?  You wouldn’t wish it even on a desperate planet.  But that’s where we’re headed.



The Incredible Shrinking Star-Telegram

Jeff Prince
“Big mistake.” That was the typical response from management types at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram when I announced in February 2001 that I was jumping ship and heading to Fort Worth Weekly. The city’s only major daily ne...


2011 The Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards

Fort Worth Weekly Music Staff
Fort Worth may never be a “music town” in the way that, say, Los Angeles, Austin, Nashville, Seattle, and New York City are, with multiple venues, several destination studios, a couple of big labels, and a lot of famous res...