Archive for October, 2016

Hanna Barbarians at the Gate

Energy and talent fuel the rise of this Fort Worth sextet.
There’s rock ’n’ roll. And then there’s rawk ’n’ rolllll!, a peculiar species of music-centric living that fills parents’ rapidly graying heads with nightmares of drug-and-booze-fueled orgies presided over by the ...

Thai Steak House: Yum

This new airport-area eatery offers down-home Thai hospitality and great food.
Here’s a sign of great service: The owner of a recently opened restaurant on a busy Bedford freeway spends long minutes on the phone directing potential customers through road construction to get to his place. Phongphang Chok...


Chow, Baby
Some time ago, an out-of-town houseguest asked me about Whataburger. “It’s amazing,” I told her. “You will never be so satisfied by a burger at 3 a.m.”

Stars and Stripes

Big Ticket
On Friday, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra will launch its annual pre-season festival, this year saluting popular American composers Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein, and George Gershwin. Van Cliburn will appear as soloist Saturd...

Becky’s Naughty “New Car”

Jimmy Fowler
This week’s “Stage” page has a review of Circle Theatre’s sometimes melancholy, sometimes zany comedy of infidelity Becky’s New Car, which has just one weekend of performances left. I thought the cast was uniformly su...

Jen Floyd Engel Dodges Balls Of Hate

Jeff Prince
The last we heard of Jennifer Floyd Engel — the Little Ball of Hate, as she was known as Fort Worth Star-Telegram‘s longtime sports columnist — she’d left the paper in July without a word of farewell, no...

Concert Raises Nearly $4,000 for Yocom

Anthony Mariani
The best news in recent memory is that Lance Yocom, recently hospitalized for severe pneumonia, is on the road to recovery. The good news is that the benefit that we and Lola’s Saloon threw for him at Lola’s this past Satur...

Off Asides On Dallas Cowboys vs San Diego Chargers

Jeff Prince
Separated at birth: Also separated at birth: Ryan’s blitz-happy defense and… A team from sunny San Diego that wears ugly uniforms with cartoon lightning bolts on the shoulders thundered into Dallas and shocked the C...

School Days, School Days

Jimmy Fowler
  Today’s the first day of a new school year for a lot of kids in Fort Worth and around North Texas. Given all the dire talk about state education funds being slashed, you’d think teachers would be presiding over class...

My Adventures on Spotify

Kristian Lin
Last month, the European online music service Spotify became legally available to American users. I’d heard about the much-heralded site before, but only yesterday did I sign up for it. Basically, the service is like iTunes, ...