Archive for November, 2014

Killin’ ’em Softly

Killa MC hopes to help Fort Worth find its rhyme footing.
MATTHEW MCGOWAN
Killa MC and about a half-dozen other Fort Worth rappers huddled around a table at a local coffee shop about a year and a half ago and staged a plan to jumpstart their hometown’s anemic hip-hop scene.


Peace Talks in the Parking War

Paid parking may be the only solution to West 7th Street’s growing problem.
ANTHONY MARIANI
There’s no question the West 7th Street corridor is booming. The growth of the mixed-use entertainment-and-residential district has been a major factor in Fort Worth’s inner-city redevelopment over the past decade, since ci...



Spaceway Productions Phones Home

Hearsay
Fort Worth producer Will Hunt has never really been a homer. Of his numerous projects, only a handful have Fort Worth roots. Internationally recognized for his recent work with Amy Lee of the major-label mod-goth band Evanescen...


Gallery

Historic Bomar Apartments
Gallery
Modern ruined, thick and wordy isn’t just a one-evening exhibit of mixed-media work by Frank Artsmarter. It’s also a showcase for its venue, a newly renovated vacant apartment on the South Side.



Big Miracle: Fish Story

Three whales trapped in ice; moviegoers trapped in sentimentality.
KRISTIAN LIN
Last fall we saw the release of Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion, a terrific thriller that took in a single event (a global pandemic) from the points of view of a wide array of characters affected by it. The cuddlier and well-in...


A New Curve

Traffic roundabouts are here, but they have some residents going in circles.
Story and Photos by Jeff PRINCE
One of my early newspaper assignments was to stand on a median on McCart Avenue in south Fort Worth and note the number of motorists who wore seatbelts. Cars whizzed by, whipping wind into my face. I hunkered down and counted s...



Momma Mia!

This quaint eatery serves up four-star Italian cuisine at two-star prices.
MATTHEW MCGOWAN
Passersby on Belknap Street may look at Momma Mia’s aged outer brickwork and shrug the joint off as just another cheap Italian bistro knockoff that serves oily pizza and stale subs. On the outside, it might as well be a Sbarro.


Safe Harbor

Big Ticket
Le Havre made the honorable mention section of the Weekly’s list of the best movies of 2011, but only now can Fort Worth audiences get a chance to see this superb French comedy.



Pretty As A Picture

Jeff Prince
Local environmental activist Don Young lives across the street from Tandy Hills Natural Area in East Fort Worth. The prairie park is a lovely place to visit and doesn’t cost a penny to go there to hike or chill. Young vis...


Cowtown Tubby Alert

Jeff Prince
I finally figured out why losing weight and staying fit is so difficult — I was born and raised in Fort Worth, and this city is apparently overrun with jumbo-sized enablers. MapMyRun.com ranked U.S. cities by their physic...