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The dwarves make a last stand at their fortress in "The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies."

Gold Mountain

Peter Jackson’s Hobbit saga finally winds to an exhausted end.
KRISTIAN LIN
In English soccer, when a high-priced newly signed player goes bust, opposing fans will sometimes taunt the player and his team by singing, “What a waste of money!” That’s the serenade that came to my mind when I was view...


THIS BEANIE-WEARING DOG ONLY WISHES HE LOOKED AS COOL AS HAZEL (courtesy Jason Sussberg on flickr)

Off Asides On Dallas Cowboys vs Chicago Bears, Statistics

Jeff Prince
If the calendar is to be believed, it’s December. And if curses are to be believed, the Dallas Cowboys will soon crumble. The curse appears to have rubbed off on me, as I’m pulled over for speeding on my way home from work ...



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Gay Arlington Santa Jingles Bells in New Doc

JIMMY FOWLER
Once a long-standing bigotry like homophobia starts to become unacceptable to the mainstream, the last remaining advocates of said prejudice go from looking hateful to comical. Case in point: The new documentary feature I Am...


Foxcatcher opens Wednesday.

Film Shorts

Fort Worth Weekly
OPENING: Foxcatcher (R) Bennett Miller (Capote, Moneyball) directs this dramatization of the relationship between wrestler Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) and billionaire John DuPont (Steve Carell) that ended in murder. Also with...



(photo by Lee Chastain)

Volunteers Needed To Save Dozens Of Homeless Cats

Eddie Brown
As many as 100 feral and homeless domestic cats in the Riverside area are getting some much-needed help this Thursday. But more volunteers are needed, said Panther City Feral Cat Coalition president Iris Porta. The animals were...


(From left to right) co-owner Robert Holt, booking agent/bartender Elizabeth Honea, head bartender Roy Cordova, and co-owner Don Stephan are ready for River Run Roadhouse to become a destination for all sorts of music, including indie-rock.

Open Roadhouse Doors

HEARSAY
Much of the place looks the same. The relatively roomy stage, the gritty industrial interior, the neon signs, the black bar counter, the four-tops, the dim lighting. But what separates River Run Roadhouse from its previous occu...



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“Morganville: The Series” Debuts

JIMMY FOWLER
Just in time for your Samhain/Toussaint/Dia de los Muertos/Halloween binge-watching pleasure: The first episodes of the new vampire web series Morganville are now available. Partially funded by the crowd-sourcing of rabid inter...


Gulla: Range Resource’s practices “made a lot of people terribly ill ... .”

Sow, Reap

Chesapeake and Range Resources are fighting legal challenges in other states.
PETER GORMAN
Chesapeake Energy and Range Resources, two major gas drillers that pretty much packed up and left Tarrant County once the Barnett Shale’s best days were gone, are in hot water in other parts of the country. Chesapeake faces c...



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DFW NORML Wednesdays at House Bar

JIMMY FOWLER
Get all the jokes about Twinkies and Visine out of your system right now. It’s true that DFW NORML has a sense of humor about the recreational side of cannabis. (One of their taglines is “Isn’t it high time you joined?”...


A JACKSBORO HIGHWAY GAS STATION HAS GAS FOR $2.89. (Photo by Jeff Prince).

Reverse Sticker Shock Today At Gas Pump

Jeff Prince
When I filled my gas tank last week, the cost was over $3 a gallon. Today — $2.89 a gallon. Seems like it’s been a couple years since I recall seeing a “2″ at the front of a gas price. Thanks Obama! (If ...