Archive for July, 2014
Chow

Royal Pains

CHOW, BABY
Don’t get me wrong; I love my nieces. I just fear for them a little. One is seven and the other is four (I think), and they’ve never been exposed to real food, thanks to Chow, Sister’s penchant for doing the grocery shopp...


Le Freak headlines Grapefest.

Grapefest 2012

JIMMY FOWLER
Alexander Fleming, the bacteriologist who discovered penicillin, was quoted as saying: “Penicillin cures, but wine makes people happy.” Since biblical times and well before, the fermented grape has been credited with healin...



We’rewolves have an ambitious sound but remain pretty DIY. Matthew McGowan

Lycan Licks

We’rewolves mark their turf, one anthem at a time.
MATTHEW McGOWAN
A little over a year ago, in the thick of one of the hottest Texas summers in recent memory, three dudes squeezed into a spartan concrete cube south of I-20 and unleashed an arena-ready style of blues rock to an audience of exa...


Women golfers tee off in River Crest’s inaugural year, 1911. Gretchen Brants Barrett/RCCC Centennial Book

On the Green

Hollace Weiner mines a rich lode of local history in a book about River Crest Country Club.
JEFF PRINCE
It started out as a vanity book celebrating a historic country club, but River Crest Country Club: the First 100 Years evolved into something of surprising heft — physically and figuratively. Author Hollace Ava Weiner spent t...



John Neal Phillips’ “The Acute Fifth”

Gallery

TCC Southeast Campus
GALLERY
With school back in session, the colleges all have art shows up for September. Among them is the biennial at TCC’s Southeast Campus, which includes sculptures by Elizabeth Hurtado and video art by John Neal Phillips.   A...


Richard Gere thinks hard about evading criminal charges in Arbitrage.

Arbitrage: High-Risk Bonds

A billionaire deals for his life in this frigid crime thriller.
KRISTIAN LIN
One thing about New York City: In no other place on Earth are the very rich, the very poor, and everybody in between thrown together in such close quarters. The icy Arbitrage recognizes this to terrific effect. The proximity gi...



Alcoholics Anonymous founder William Wilson relaxes in his study in "Bill W."

Bill W.: Demon Drink

AA’s founder is the subject of this complex, nuanced documentary.
KRISTIAN LIN
The title of Bill W. refers to William G. Wilson, the former Wall Street securities analyst who lost his livelihood to alcoholism and the Great Depression and went on to found Alcoholics Anonymous. This documentary about his li...


Cover photo by Linus Sundahl-Djerf

K8 in Your Face

Rebelling against hometown Fort Worth takes an avant-garde artist to success in New York.
ANNABELLE MASSEY MALLOY
For nine days in mid-July, K8 Hardy was marooned. On an island. She made the best of it, taking long walks on the deserted shore, sandwiched between wind-carved sand dunes on her left and the great blue Atlantic Ocean on her ri...



Pork ribs and brisket liven up this two-meat plate at Woody Creek. Tony Robles

Q at the Creek

Though not spicy, Woody Creek’s ’cue is far from bland.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Woody Creek Bar-B-Q has roots in Parker County. The original restaurant in Springtown started on the banks of the creek that gave the restaurant its name, and, as the story goes, Woody Creek was way ahead of its time. The first...


The Modern is one of more than 40 beneficiaries of government funding.

Bass Master

There may be more to this arts-funding fiasco than meets the eye.
ANTHONY MARIANI
So Fall Gallery Night happened last Saturday. Masses of people packed Fort Worth’s multiple galleries and impromptu art spaces, sipping on boxed wine, noshing on cheese cubes, and, of course, admiring the art on display. Ther...