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...


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)...


Former Speaker Jim Wright Dead At 92

Jeff Prince
Former House speaker and Fort Worth native James Claude Wright Jr. — better known simply as Jim Wright — is dead at 92. Wright packed a bunch into those years. He attended Weatherford College and the University of T...

The Road Within

Film Shorts

Kristian Lin
Opening  The Road Within (R) Robert Sheehan stars as a young Tourette’s syndrome patient who escapes from a clinic so he can scatter his recently deceased mother’s ashes. Also with Dev Patel, Zoë Kravitz, Robert Patrick, ...

Tuesday Dinner at the Gormans

Peter Gorman
Well, there I was, headed out of the house to go shopping for sides for dinner and to pick up some cat and dog food since our cat had kittens and a beautiful new dog has decided to join the three we have–he moved in a cou...

Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter.

Film Shorts

Kristian Lin
Opening Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (NR) Rinko Kikuchi (Babel) stars in David Zellner’s drama as a Japanese woman who travels to Minnesota to search for the buried treasure from Fargo, believing that the Coen brothers’ film...


Deep in the Music

Robin Hufford’s life has been spent at — and in — the piano.
Edward Brown
The piano has left an indelible mark on Robin Hufford. From his earliest memories growing up in a small fishing camp on Lake Worth, the iconic instrument has followed him like a melodic theme running through a lifelong symphony...

ALISON MCQUEEN (courtesy McQueen's Kickstarter page)

Want To Be A Character In A Book?

Jeff Prince
A Fort Worth woman’s idea for crowdfunding a new book earned it a Kickstarter Staff Pick designation. Alison McQueen, 23, is writing Insider’s Game in a genre known as New Adult fiction that bridges the gap between ...

E.R. Bills

Laying Them to Rest

You might say that the sheriff’s office in Anderson County is about to reopen a century-old murder case — or possibly hundreds of murder cases. The idea isn’t to catch the killers, who are long dead. The hope instead is t...