Archive for April, 2014
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Dewhurst’s Drive-Thru Prayer

STATIC
As the state’s tight Senate race drew to a close Tuesday, Lieutenant Gov. David Dewhurst carefully chose the place of his last-ditch election gimmick to beat back upstart Tea Party-favorite Ted Cruz. That or he was really cra...


The Dallas Holocaust Museum pays tribute to the undercover agents who went behind enemy lines in its current exhibit Ritchie Boys: Secret Heroes of World War II.

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 1 The idea of the U.S. military deploying German Jews to fight against the Nazis during World War II isn’t just a subplot from Inglourious Basterds but something that in fact happened. The Dallas Holocaust Museum pays...



LastCall

Golden Summer Chili

LAST CALL
For various reasons, I missed the part of the Olympics opening ceremonies when James Bond pushed Queen Elizabeth out of a plane onto Paul McCartney or whatever, but I got to work at The Boiled Owl in time for the parade of nati...


Daniel Katsuk swims in Zero Point.

Aldridge, Katsük, Madràs

HEARSAY
I don’t know what –– if anything –– this means, but two of the first few musicians I met when I moved here, lo, these 10 years ago, are not only still writing, recording, and performing but are also now putting out ne...



ChowBaby

Eating for You

CHOW, BABY
Chow, Baby is the people’s food critic. Just think of me as your light in dim places, (or sometimes a canary for your culinary coal mine). This week I thought I’d dip into the ol’ mailbag and go where ye send me. As it tu...


Robby Rux (left): “Fort Worth is crazy right now. I haven’t seen it like this in 20 years. Every day there’s another badass band that comes around.” Jon Phillips

Paws for the Cause

It’s taken awhile, but the shoegazing Year of the Bear has arrived.
MATTHEW MCGOWAN
Now in their mid-30s and early 40s, the three Fort Worthians comprising the shoegazing, psych-rocking Year of the Bear are undertaking the novel task of learning how to write music and handle the nuts and bolts of running a ban...



Haltom City has 16 payday lender storefronts — Colleyville and Southlake not a single one. Sarah Angle

High Interest in the ’Burbs

Payday lenders are targeting less affluent suburbs as well as inner cities.
SARAH ANGLE
Driving along Denton Highway, the main thoroughfare of Haltom City, you pass churches, fast-food restaurants, and automotive repair shops. Here and there amid the other storefronts, brightly colored signs beckon with promises o...


James P. Bell’s “Biloxi Blues”

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Grapevine Convention Center
GALLERY
Movies have always been besotted with the romance of trains, and photographer James P. Bell pays tribute to this tradition by taking pictures of trains depicted in famous films. His exhibit opens this weekend at Grapevine Conve...



Quvenzhané Wallis faces down an extinct creature in the Louisiana bayou in Beasts of the Southern Wild.

Animal Kingdom

Break out the o-word for this festival darling.
KRISTIAN LIN
The wildly original Beasts of the Southern Wild comes to Grapevine this week toting a host of critical hosannas and an eye-catching haul of festival awards, having won the Grand Jury Prize and cinematography awards at Sundance ...


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Stray Cats Doing Well After Rescue

Fort Worth’s baseball team has used up another life, but new owners and a new league are drawing fans again.
Story and photos BY JEFF PRINCE
The clock — that damned clock atop the LaGrave Field scoreboard — is the unwitting symbol for every disappointment the Fort Worth Cats have suffered in recent years. Sunlight bleached its face a chalky white. The numbers fa...