Archive for October, 2014

Taser Gets Zapped

Another jury rules that the weapons are lethal and the makers are liable.
Peter Gorman
The Arizona company that makes Tasers, the allegedly “less-lethal” weapons that have killed hundreds of people around the world, has lost another lawsuit. This time a North Carolina jury found Taser International responsibl...


The Great Tyrant

There’s a Man in the House (Dada Drumming)
Ken Shimamoto
The ominous mood is established by the cover art: a sepia-toned ’20s photo, which seems haphazardly attached to a piece of stained cardboard, depicting a child with a ribbon in her hair descending a staircase. In one hand, sh...



Yupp’s on High

Last Call
This one time, my friend and I were comparing stories about growing up in our respective youth ministries, laughing at the absurdities, the ironies, and about this dude we knew who allegedly got a hand job on a Young Life bus t...


Music Comes … and Goes

Hearsay
So a friend of mine’s got a gripe about this Fort Worth Music Festival, né Jazz by the Boulevard, at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in late September. My buddy, a local musician, is a little irked that the annual event has ...



Jeff Mueller’s “Eat the Vegan”

Gallery
The theme of William Campbell’s grab-bag of a summer show is supposed to be subtlety, though we didn’t pick the image above for that quality.


I Am You, Man: The Change-Up

Two actors squeeze every laugh out of this identity flip.
KRISTIAN LIN
I find myself becoming more and more impatient with these comedies about married dads pining for their younger, carefree bachelor days. Don’t get me wrong: I totally understand men in that situation wondering about the road n...



Beats, Rhymes & Life: Rap Promoters

This hip-hop documentary is like butter.
KRISTIAN LIN
A Tribe  Called  Quest came along in the  early 1990s, when hip-hop music was dominated by murderously petty feuds and aggressive braggadocio. In this environment, Tribe’s socially conscious brand of rap stood ...


The Sizzle on 7th

Fort Worth’s booming “urban village” has some not-so-hot zones.
DAN MCGRAW
A walk down Crockett Street in the West 7th development on a recent Saturday afternoon felt like a stroll through a ghost town. The area — full of apartments, bars, restaurants, and trendy shops — is designed for pedestrian...



Shots at Revolver

The food is mostly superb, but this taco lounge has room to improve.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
It’s hard to do the Rojas family justice in a review. Their recently opened Revolver Taco Lounge in the West 7th Street corridor is an interesting mix of cool, sleek décor; an open kitchen; lounge furniture; spotless white t...


Sweet Salvation

Chow, Baby
When the original Chow, Baby (a.k.a. Christy Goldfinch) recommended a restaurant for me to review, I jumped on the idea and also invited her to come along.  (At first I wasn’t sure if we were allowed in the same room tog...