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Praising the Pokey

Static
Getting thrown in the pokey isn’t on Static’s bucket list, but, if you’re pokey bound, it might as well happen right here in Tarrant County — our jail is tops among large counties in Texas. Adan Muñoz, executive direct...


Charles Bowling’s 1936 painting “Texas Landscape” is emblematic of the kind of early Texas art to be celebrated this weekend by CASETA at Texas Wesleyan.

Early Texas Art Works

Big Ticket
Holy impressionism, Batman! The big-daddy annual symposium on early Texas art is this weekend at Texas Wesleyan School of Law. The Center for the Advancement and Study of Early Texas Art (CASETA) held its first convention in 20...



Southwestern Seminary’s Master Chorale will join FWSO for a blast of Beethoven, Tue.

FWSO Gala

Big Ticket
Pulling out all the stops for its annual fund-raising gala this week, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra will perform Beethoven’s monumental Ninth Symphony on Tuesday in Bass Performance Hall. The work is scored for massed cho...


Monty's Corner

Horne A-Plenty

A Dallas chef’s first Fort eatery, Monty’s Corner, is sinfully good.
JIMMY FOWLER
Shawn Horne might just be the Paula Deen of North Texas chefs. Horne earned raves for his fat-and-carb-laced chow at Dallas restaurants such as Horne & Dekker and Kitchen 1924. Perusing the menu of Monty’s Corner, his fir...



The FP opens Friday in Dallas

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: The FP (R) Brandon and Jason Trost’s black comedy is about two rival street gangs who stage lethal turf battles with each other by playing a dance video game. Starring Jason Trost, Lee Valmassy, Art Hsu, Caker Folley...


Turner Classic Movies is bringing Casablanca to theaters for one night only.

Night & Day

Fort Worth Weekly
WED ▪ 21 Turner Classic Movies is bringing Casablanca to theaters for one night, supposedly for its 70th anniversary, though they’re really jumping the gun by a full six months, since the film didn’t premiere until Novemb...



Photo by Jason Cato

Fare Thee Wells Fargo

Fort Worth Weekly
Anti-private prison advocates have recently been calling on Wells Fargo bank to divest its holdings in both The GEO Group and Corrections Corporation of America, the two largest for-profit private prison companies in the United...


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Heart of a Night Owl Callin’

Fort Worth Weekly
I wasn’t born in a bar, but I might as well have been. I do all of my best work there. (Ask anyone who knows me. You’ll learn that being hilarious, handsome, and 10 feet tall is definitely an artform.) In my eons of bar tra...



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Rainbow Lounge Documentary Screens

Notes from the Fort Worth premiere of Robert Camina’s film.
KRISTIAN LIN
A great many things started on June 28, 2009, when Fort Worth police officers and Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission agents conducted mass arrests at the Near Southside gay bar The Rainbow Lounge. One of them came to fruition ...


Disney's John Carter moive

John Carter: Man from Mars

An antiquated adventure yarn turns into pure summer fun.
COLE WILLIAMS
They say the easiest reviews to write are for very bad movies and very good ones. This was an easy review to write, because despite some minor problems, John Carter is one of the best times I’ve had at the theater in a while....