Posts Tagged ‘people’

Counting Down New Year’s Eve

Famous actors squeeze into this flat comedy.
KRISTIAN LIN
The financial success of last year’s Valentine’s Day inspired director Garry Marshall and screenwriter Katherine Fugate to team up for yet another star-packed omnibus comedy themed around a holiday. New Year’s Eve takes p...


Another Fifth of Christmas

The season isn’t just for children, as SceneShop annually reminds us.
JIMMY FOWLER
The big holiday story of 2011 has been the so-called “Black Friday creep” –– the decision by major retailers to start the Christmas shopping season earlier than ever by piggybacking on the actual day of Thanksgiving. Ac...



Down the Pipe

When the drilling rigs are long gone, the dangers of gas pipelines will be just beginning.
PETER GORMAN
Chuck Paul bought 64 acres of land in DISH, Texas, north of Denton, several years ago. The father of four intended to live there with his family until the Metroplex grew to reach his area, then sell it to a developer.


Hello Martyr, Hello Fodder

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The five Occupy Fort Worth protesters who were arrested last month for refusing to vacate a tent in downtown’s Burnett Park are proud of their mug shots. They don’t mind them being published in news media reports because th...



What Part of Yes Do You Not Understand?

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A Fort Worth-sponsored survey showed that most residents want the number of council member districts expanded from eight to 10 to provide better representation. Increasing the number of districts is expected to reduce the avera...


The Big Bird

Fort Worth Weekly Staff
The biggest turkey in Fort Worth flew the coop in 2011, his tail feathers still singed from our frequent rounds of birdshot. Yep, Mayor Mike Moncrief resigned after eight years of running Fort Worth like his own personal fiefdo...



Knocking on the Door

Hispanic political power is at stake in redistricting battles.
Dan McGraw, Photos by Lee Chastain
Contention is always on the agenda in Fort Worth’s halls of government, whether the question is gas wells, bullying, budget woes, or eminent domain. But in the last few weeks, the heat has been turned up on an even more nuts-...


Huckaby’s Quilts

Big Ticket
The quilt has long figured into the work of Fort Worth painter and UTA prof Sedrick Huckaby, dating back to his teen years. Serving as a metaphor for his faith, his family, and his heritage, quilts sparkle in the backgrounds of...



Rising Up

A lost generation finds its place in North Texas protests — and in the fast-spreading Occupy movement.
STEVE WATKINS
Everyone was talking at once, and everyone was passionate — mostly about the same thing. But they weren’t getting anywhere on basic questions like where people would camp. Finally, a waifish 23-year-old stood up and admonis...


The Big Year: First-Degree Birders

Chicks and ducks and geese better scurry from this overly broad comedy.
KRISTIAN LIN
I am not a birder, but I can sympathize with them. Check me out in early December when I’m frantically tracking down Greek experimental films and dramas about depressed Japanese people. I may not get someone else’s obsessio...