Posts Tagged ‘school’

Playing for First

TCU Football is storming the BCS bastions again.
CAROLINE COLLIER AND DAN MCGRAW photos by keith robinson
Gary Patterson looked deflated during the press conference following Texas Christian University’s final home game of 2010. “I guess I should just cheer up,” he said. “We’ll move on.”  

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...

Inside Job: Forever Blowing Bubbles

Our financial system sucks. This documentary explains why.
 “It is impossible to get a man to understand something when his paycheck depends on him not understanding it.” — Upton Sinclair

How Vernon Fisher Came to K-Mart Conceptualism

The Fort Worth artist is the subject of an invigorating career survey at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
Fort Worth artist Vernon Fisher figures he escaped the bland certainties of a traditional rural Texas life through a crack in the façade between Protestant denominations –– his mom was a Baptist and his father a Methodist....

Save Our Schools, Superman

Kristian Lin
I had a lot of thoughts about the film Waiting for “Superman” that I couldn’t get into this week’s Film Shorts. This documentary an infuriating movie on many levels, not only because it depicts widesprea...

Bullying from the Top

How can kids learn proper behavior when school district leaders are hostile to honesty?
The Fort Worth school district, like many districts around the country, spends considerable energy on the problem of reducing bullying behavior among its students.

A Kandi-Coated World

Even ecstasy’s young fans worry about what the drug is doing to Fort Worth kids.
The kandi kid is rolling hard. His sweaty teenage face is bathed in a supernaturally bright light, even though the surrounding rave is lit only by colored lasers and black lights. The kid is obviously in a rapturous trance. His...

Culture 2010

Fort Worth Weekly Staff
Male Actor Readers’ choice: David Coffee Critic’s choice: Todd Hart, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Theatre Arlington As executive producer of Theatre Arlington, Todd Hart has done more paperwork than stage wor...

Clowns and Flags

John Q. Reader
To the editor: In his article, “Bigots’ Last Stand,” writer E. R. Bills obviously implies that the Confederate flag is a symbol of racism. He groups it with the Nazi swastika and white pride.

The (South) Fort Worth Blues

Changing demographics bring challenges for schools and residents along the Fort Worth-Crowley border.
The Sycamore Center Villa Apartments, a few blocks west of I-35 in South Fort Worth, is a nice-looking complex, with newish brick residential blocks behind a controlled-access gate, a large community center, a pool — and a bi...