Archive for August, 2014

Trinity River Mirage?

John Q. Reader
To the editor: According to press reports, scores of officials from Tarrant County descended on the state capitol last week to tout a range of legislative priorities and to sound off against state budget cuts (“The Deficit Mo...


Avoca: Serious Beanery

Last Call
I’m going to be honest. I’m not a big coffee drinker. Time and time again, I’ve thought, maybe this cup of coffee will win me over. But unless I add cream, sugar, vanilla, chocolate, peppermint schnapps, and whatever else...



Visionary Awards: Art Rulz

Michelle Brandley, Andrew Disney, and Micah Yarborough were the guests of honor at our recent Visionary Awards party.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Last Thursday evening at Artspace 111, we threw a party. About 200 people showed up, which isn’t bad, considering that Artspace 111, while spacious and airy, doesn’t have a large spatial footprint. The people who happily pi...


Blogging “Black Swan” (Part 3)

Kristian Lin
I didn’t know how many installments there would be of this series when I started out, but now I’ve decided there will be five. Here are the links for Part 1 and Part 2. • The next morning, Nina is awake in bed loo...



From Lola’s Juke to First Friday

Hearsay
Every year in our Best Of issue, we have a category for best jukebox. Let’s just say that from 2011 on, the critic’s choice had better be the juke at Lola’s Saloon (2736 W. 6th St., West 7th Street corridor, 817-877-0666)...


Troubaderos Pave Over FM2865 To Win Showdown

Jeff Prince
One band got a shot in the arm. The other got a knife in the heart. Such is the music business. The Troubaderos prevailed last night at the 6th Annual Texas Music Showdown hosted by KHYI 95.3 “The Range” personality...



Gallery

Fort Worth Contemporary Arts
Gallery
Were you wondering what to do with those old VHS videotapes? Sterling Allen’s The Housing Edition has an idea: roofing shingles. We wouldn’t advocate such a thing for your house, but it works just fine in this art installat...


Source Code: Every Time I Die

Meet the great sci-fi thriller of the spring — and maybe the year.
KRISTIAN LIN
Spoiler alert: This review gives away a major plot point (but we’ll warn you again when it’s coming).



Insidious: Last House on the Left

Even though this fright goes overboard in the second half, it shines during the first.
COLE WILLIAMS
Damn, I love haunted house movies: The Haunting (the 1963 original), The Changeling, Alien (it’s a haunted house in space, OK?), you name it. I love being trapped in an enclosed, atmospheric, terrifying place. Now along comes...


Viet-Joe Cajun

This little eatery by UTA does Cajun and Vietnamese pretty well.
JIMMY FOWLER
The Vietnamese owners of Cajun Café on Cooper Street near UTA had another location nearby on Pioneer Parkway. A few months ago, the owners sold it to new proprietors who recently remodeled and reopened the space as Joe Cajun. ...