Editor's note: A lot happened this week, so here's your chance to get caught up. Read on for the week's most popular headlines.
1. Crime TV show covers cheerleader rapes in small town near Fort Worth. Cheerleaders in the small town of River Oaks who were targeted by a rapist and murderer are featured in a new crime series on Investigation Discovery TV. Called Murder Under the Friday Night Lights, the series comprises six episodes focusing on crimes that have all taken place around high school football. The series debuts on January 4 and will air on ID on Tuesdays at 9 pm. (There was Cheer-ier cheerleading news later in the week, too.)
2. Former Fort Worth electronics giant RadioShack reboots as cryptocurrency company. Although the RadioShack electronics retail chain essentially crumbled following bankruptcy filings in 2015 and 2017, the name has survived for 100 years. In a bid to make RadioShack relevant for another 100 years, the brand’s new owner is making a play for one of the hottest, and most controversial, emerging business sectors in the world — cryptocurrency.
3. Cheers to the best Fort Worth restaurants for brunch on New Year's Day 2022. Hold off on those resolutions one more day — there’s New Year’s Day brunch to be had. Recover from New Year’s Eve shenanigans with comfort classics like eggs Benedict, waffles, huevos rancheros, and more from these Fort Worth restaurants open for brunch on Saturday, January 1. Wash it all down with mimosas and Bloody Marys, and don’t forget a serving of black-eyed peas for good fortune in 2022.
4. The 10 worst movies of 2021 aren't worth seeing in any setting. 2021 will likely go down as the year when movie-watching changed forever, but the one thing that didn't change is the fact that there are still plenty of bad movies to go around. None of these films were worth giving more than one viewing, our critic said — including, unfortunately, a buzzy movie filmed around Fort Worth. (Our list of the 10 best movies of the year is here.)
5. 10 most popular Fort Worth arts headlines that earned applause in 2021. After the events of 2020 (and early 2021) devastated Fort Worth's arts scene, the city's museums, venues, and organizations came back blazing. To invite patrons back through the doors, they developed new programming, forged innovative partnerships, and celebrated anniversaries in creative ways — and took bold steps to keep everyone safe. These were our top 10 most-read arts stories of 2021.