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Putin Texas

Morning News Roundup, Jun 25

Kristian Lin
Vladimir Putin Hates America, Loves Texas At least one person can’t get enough of seceding from America. Politico published a bizarre report this week detailing Vladimir Putin’s efforts to cozy up to Texan secessionists. It...


The Yes Men are Revolting opens Friday in Dallas.

Film Shorts

Kristian Lin
Opening The Yes Men Are Revolting (NR) The comedy duo stages more public hijinks to draw attention to the environment and corporate greed. (Opens Friday in Dallas) Big Game (PG-13) Samuel L. Jackson stars in this thriller as a ...



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News Update, June 22

Peter Gorman
Truancy Decriminalized In a stunning turn of events, Governor Greg Abbott signed HB2398, by Rep. James White (R-Woodville), into law on Friday, which makes school truancy a civil, rather than a criminal offence.  Until now, at...


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Soundcheck 817: Jacob Furr

Eric Griffey
For the second installment of Fort Worth Weekly‘s concert preview series, we set up shop in the green room of the Live Oak Music Hall. It was also our first swim through Periscope, and a few people actually tuned into to ...



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News Roundup: June 12, 2015

Jeff Prince
Toll Increase Coming A friend uses Chisholm Trail Parkway because he saves $10 in gas on his commute, which covers the cost of the toll. Most local drivers, though, seem to avoid toll roads unless it saves them a whole lot of t...


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Wild Food Class at Tandy Hills on Saturday

Peter Gorman
This press notice just came in from Don Young, the protector of Tandy Hills: Debbie & Bryan Pierce, founders of the Fort Worth Area Raw Food Network, will be teaching a wild food class at Tandy Hills this Saturday, June ...



Rahim Quazi is saying more with less on his new album. Photo by Serkan Zanagar.

Rahim Quazi: New Ghosts

The singer-songwriter simplifies his music — and his life.
Edward Brown
Singer-songwriter Rahim Quazi has hit a sweet spot of sorts. Sure, he’s seen higher highs, like sharing equal billing with The Strokes at New York City’s Mercury Lounge and receiving props from ’N Sync frontman Chris Kirk...


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Trains Rolled On

Fort Worth may be known as “Cowtown,” but at its heart it’s always been “Railtown.”
Peter Gorman
Sunday morning, last day in May.  The sun had finally beaten back the clouds after weeks of rains, and the city was crisp. The air was clear. Edges of buildings stood out in sharp relief without the usual veil of smog. The rai...



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Dinner at the Gormans, Friday Night

Peter Gorman
You know, when you’ve been a chef and a dad and had to feed a room full of people–maybe 150 at the restaurants, though i preferred the New York joints which had about 46-60 seats–or a family full of 8 includin...


The Nightmare opens Friday in Dallas.

Film Shorts

Kristian Lin
Opening The Nightmare (NR) Rodney Ascher (Room 237) directs this documentary about sleep paralysis, a condition in which sufferers experience terrifying hallucinations while falling asleep or waking up. (Opens Friday in Dallas)...