Archive for July, 2014
On invectives, Chick-fil-A, and politics
Eddie Gossage, president of Texas Motor Speedway, offered some rather disparaging words for the lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender-queer community during Mike Huckabee’s “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day” earlier this month. To...
Back when I made my living in the food business, I kind of resented Restaurant Week, when local eateries create a prix fixe menu for $35 and donate some of proceeds to charity. I viewed it as amateur night — lots of people wh...
In an era of proposed funding cutbacks for Fort Worth arts groups, what’s one way to bring new audiences through the door and keep ‘em there? Booze during the performance! Okay, not just booze, but all beverages, as Casa Ma...
Inspiring music rang through Bass Hall last weekend.
Last weekend in Bass Performance Hall, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presented its second American Festival, but if the company was expecting an attendance repeat of last year’s successful, inaugural festival, maestro Miguel ...
Fort Worth singer-songwriter Kevin Aldridge makes a statement record.
To say that Kevin Aldridge has just made the record of his career is a bold statement. The 39-year-old singer-songwriter has been churning out his particular brand of elegant, sophisticated, country-tinged Americana for more th...
Refused once, landowners are trying again to get a zoning change for a huge compressor station.
A company that failed to get a zoning change on a piece of Eastside land last year — which would have permitted Chesapeake Energy to build one of the largest urban natural gas compressor stations in the country — is trying ...
Justin Sherburn is reconnecting with his roots. Sort of. Keyboardist for Austin-based indie darlings Okkervil River, Sherburn is a Fort Worth guy (graduate of Arlington Heights High) who’s been living in Austin for the past 1...
UNT Art Gallery
Another school year starts this weekend and so too do the art shows at UNT. Three of them open in the span of eight days, and this Thursday evening you can catch the opening reception for Contemplating Limits, the show at UNT A...
Assessing three low-budget indies before the fall movie season.
If you’ve been worn out by the summer blockbusters, now’s a good time to check out three low-budget films dropping in our multiplexes this weekend. None of them are masterpieces, but they’re all rewarding in small ways. S...
Gas drillers are competing with ranchers, farmers, and cities for increasingly scarce water supplies.
Tom B. Saunders’ family has been ranching for five generations. Surface tanks and wells provide water for the cattle and horses on the Twin V Ranch near Weatherford. He’s got a couple of gas wells on the land too, and he’...