Posts Tagged ‘features’
Last Call

RoboPub

LAST CALL
Earlier this week, I saw a still from the set of the impending RoboCop reboot, and, frankly, I already don’t want to see this movie. The photo showed a charcoal-colored humanoid who looks like any one of the legion of robotic...


The Dangits have gotten around to doing some recording -- finally.

New Music, Dangit(s)!

Fort Worth Weekly
Though they never really went away, The Dangits are back. I guess you could say they’re no longer content just playing the occasional show for beer money. They’re pushing now. Since the hard-rocking quartet’s formation fi...



One of Lockheed’s F-35s takes off from a New Jersey military base. Courtesy Lockheed Martin

Playing Defense

Lockheed lays off workers when military spending drops — and when it soars.
ANDREW MCLEMORE
The argument of defense companies like Lockheed Martin, which employs thousands at its Fort Worth plant, is simple: Don’t force us to lay off workers when you know the economy can’t afford it. That’s what the defense indu...


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Low-Bidding Mental Illness

The company that brought us deadly private prisons wants to run Kerrville State Hospital.
PETER GORMAN
State-run mental health facilities in Texas never have an easy ride: Funding is always tight, and many of them have had problems through the years. But the state hospital in Kerrville, according to advocates and regulators, has...



The Australian lamb chops with risotto and blueberry chutney are popular at The Wild Mushroom. Lee Chastain

Wild Wild Western

The Western-modern Wild Mushroom is worth the flood of orange cones.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Weatherford’s culinary advances over the past few years now include several white- tablecloth establishments, including the upscale-casual Wild Mushroom Steakhouse and Lounge. The three-year-old restaurant is located off the ...


Breaking

BREAKING NEWS: Grand jury indicts SMU student on rape charge

One SMU panel has found him “guilty,” another “not guilty”
By Natalie Posgate, Brooks Igo. and Patricia Boh
Editor’s note: Fort Worth Weekly has reported several times over the last several years about controversies regarding the reporting and handling of crime on college campuses, in Texas and nationally. Included in that coverage...



Live Oak

Live Oak to Work With Spune?

ANTHONY MARIANI
More changes are afoot at The Live Oak Music Hall & Lounge, the plush venue/bar/restaurant that recently opened on the Near Southside. A month ago, Live Oak owner Bill Smith hired Jamie Kinser, co-owner and co-founder of Bl...


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Molly the Longhorn Needs a Gas Mask

STATIC
Do you think members of the Fort Worth City Council ever look around, sniff the air, read the stories about people getting nosebleeds and turning up with gas-drilling chemicals in their blood and moving out of town because of g...



William Bryan Massey III strikes a redneck poster-boy pose.

Redneck Poetry

HEARSAY
William Bryan Massey III doesn’t play music anymore. The former drummer for the Fort Worth punk band The Playthings hung up his sticks a long time ago. But the gray-bearded, bespectacled Fred’s Texas Café cook is a rock ...


We’rewolves have an ambitious sound but remain pretty DIY. Matthew McGowan

Lycan Licks

We’rewolves mark their turf, one anthem at a time.
MATTHEW McGOWAN
A little over a year ago, in the thick of one of the hottest Texas summers in recent memory, three dudes squeezed into a spartan concrete cube south of I-20 and unleashed an arena-ready style of blues rock to an audience of exa...