Posts Tagged ‘national’
Vapor clouds emanating from gas-drilling sites, like this one in Arlington, seem to be causing health problems for people nearby. Tim Ruggeiro

Vapors Sicken Arlington

Complaints of illnesses from fracking fall on deaf ears.
PETER GORMAN
Residents of several Arlington neighborhoods where Chesapeake Energy is drilling for natural gas claim the vapor clouds released by certain stages of the operations are making them sick — and they’re challenging the company...


Theater Round-Up

Big Ticket
The seasons of Tarrant County’s illustrious theatrical troupes are in full swing now, and this week you’ll get to sample some of their best stuff, as well as something from overseas.



Jen Floyd Engel Dodges Balls Of Hate

Jeff Prince
The last we heard of Jennifer Floyd Engel — the Little Ball of Hate, as she was known as Fort Worth Star-Telegram‘s longtime sports columnist — she’d left the paper in July without a word of farewell, no...


Racism’s Echoes

It’s still influencing American politics.
DAVE MCNEELY
A best-selling novel called The Help, set in Jackson, Miss., in 1962, is about the relationships between black maids and the white families they work for. Kathryn Stockett’s first novel has been made into a movie (see review ...



Leaving Afghanistan

GWYNNE DYER
It’s beyond satire. U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates, telling The New York Times what he had learned during his long tenure, explained that “I will always be an advocate in terms of wars of necessity. I am just much more...


Gallery

Firehouse Art Gallery
Gallery
In honor of his native Scotland and National Tartan Day, Firehouse Art Gallery director Keith Thomson is holding an exhibit of artworks in various media that incorporate the tartan pattern. Tartan Day was last April 6, but the ...



Gallery

Tarleton State's Langdon Center
Gallery
The landscapes around Big Bend National Park are what fire the inspiration of Pat Chaney.


Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 17 Remember when Les Misèrables was one of Broadway’s biggest hits? Musical theater sure has come a long way since then. Today’s stage may be dominated by the likes of Wicked and Spring Awakening, but those nostalgic...



Boxers for a Cause

Static
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past couple of months, you probably know that Fort Worth City Council member Joel Burns has become a YouTube sensation and a spokesperson for the national “It Gets Better” ca...


We’ve Been Plucked!

The 2010 Turkey Awards
Fort Worth Weekly Staff
Hi, doc. Thanks for seeing me this week — it’s that time of year, you know, when I start feeling so exposed, so vulnerable. Like I’m out there in the cold. Like someone’s drawing a bead on me, sizing me up with a carvin...