Uncategorized
DANSBY2-1024x768

Walter Dansby Resigns as Fort Worth School District Superintendent

Eric Griffey
At a special board meeting on Monday night, Walter Dansby announced his resignation as superintendent. The meeting was called to determine his contract status. The board voted 6-3 to accept his resignation, with only Jacinto Ra...


gayflag

It’s Hard Out There for a Gay Republican

JIMMY FOWLER
Sigh. For the umpteenth time, the Texas GOP has denied Republican LGBT groups the chance to set up info booths at the state party convention, which will happen next weekend here in Fort Worth. Memo to convention planners: Ignor...



The-Airborne-Toxic-Event

#FWMF: The Airborne Toxic Event

JIMMY FOWLER
Mikel Jollett, the lead singer-guitarist-keyboardist for the L.A.-based orchestral rock band The Airborne Toxic Event, is accustomed to his arty quintet receiving comparisons to ambitious techno-pop purveyors like Arcade Fire a...


lucinda

#FWMF: Lucinda Williams

JIMMY FOWLER
One of the best ways to gauge the stylistic breadth of Lake Charles, LA native and singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams is to chart her genre-hopping Grammy wins. Out of 15 nominations, Williams has scored in three different cate...



jimmyeatworld

#FWMF: Jimmy Eat World

JIMMY FOWLER
After more than two decades as a successful national band, the Arizona-based modern rock quartet Jimmy Eat World can say they beat the critics in one way: They outlived the dreaded label “emo.” Somehow, lead singer-songwrit...


tarantula

“Gigantabugs!” at the Fort Worth Zoo

JIMMY FOWLER
Though the Fort Worth Zoo is a popular North Texas destination staffed by many hard-working professionals, I don’t visit very often. I’m no PETA zealot, but the older I get, the more vaguely sad it makes me feel to watch an...



Only Lovers Left Alive opens Friday in Dallas.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Only Lovers Left Alive (R) Jim Jarmusch’s latest film stars Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton as two vampires whose centuries-long love affair is disrupted by her out-of-control sister (Mia Wasikowska). Also with Anto...


US-POLITICS-GOVERNMENT-REPUBLICAN-PERRY

Rick Perry Goes Donor-, Er, Job-Poaching

JIMMY FOWLER
With today’s announcement that Rick Perry will return to New York to woo business owners down to Texas, I trust that the governor will try very hard to represent himself well. No yammering about states’ rights, no mention o...



NEAL LANGHAM'S THREE-EYED SCARECROW WILL BE APPEARING ON A RAHR BEER LABEL NEAR YOU. (all photos by jeff prince)

Artist Neal Langham Uses Third Eye To Win Rahr Beer Label

Jeff Prince
Art, music, booze, networking, bananas sculpted into dolphins — last night’s 4th Annual Visionary Awards had it all. Theater producer/director Adam Adolfo, multimedia artist Bradly Brown, and the art collective HOME...


oil boom

Thank Supreme Being It’s Friday…On The Green

Jeff Prince
The seasonal music series Friday on the Green resumes tonight, and the weather forecast, band lineup, and after-party are making my whistle yearn to be wet. The first show of the season begins at 7 p.m. at Magnolia Green Park, ...