Archive for April, 2014
Young: “I don’t know what will happen to these cats if I have to leave.” Lee Chastain

The Last Tenant

She clings to an apartment that’s due to be torn down.
ANNABELLE MASSEY MALLOY
The once-stately house at 1108 Grainger St. has had its bones picked by an architectural salvage team, and most of its windows are boarded up. At the peak of the roof, the center gable windows are two gaping holes, open to the ...


Embargo is now the site of a weekly Monday night open-mic jamdown.

Open-Mics — and Minds — at Embargo

LAST CALL
To my knowledge, I’ve played only one open-mic in my life, on a night when I was either 25 minutes or two shots away from being cross-eyed drunk. The jam ran for a long time, so it was probably like five minutes –– or inf...



Joel Murray, a.k.a. UBoat, ain't your grandfather's Southern Gothic folkster.

Under the Radar

HEARSAY
Most veteran scenesters probably remember dearly departed Cadillac Fraf, a.k.a. Chad Percy, whose level-headed –– and enlightening –– response to criticisms of his lo-fi acoustic songs about love, death, and train-hoppi...


Daniel Blagg’s “Steppin’ Out”

Gallery

Artspace 111
GALLERY
This is your last weekend to check out Daniel Blagg’s current show at Artspace 111. The artist has been largely off the radar for three years, but his oil paintings and watercolors show him back on his old turf of depopulated...



Ben Affleck makes his way through Khomeini’s Iran in Argo.

Argo, Psychopaths: Let’s Fake a Movie!

Would-be filmmakers are the driving characters in these thrillers.
KRISTIAN LIN
By coincidence, the titles of both movies this week refer to movies within the movies. Neither Argo nor Seven Psychopaths is really about the filmmaking process — the first throws up a nonexistent movie as a smokescreen for a...


Cover by Jacob Thomas

The Giant Still Sleeps

How long until Hispanics unleash their full voting power?
Photos and story by ANDREW MCLEMORE
On early summer weekends this year, volunteers, mostly young and Hispanic, fanned out through the neighborhoods of southeast Fort Worth trying to convince black, white, and especially Latino residents to elect a Hispanic to rep...



Buffalo West serves up a wonderfully plated 12-oz. rib-eye with mashed potatoes, field greens, and sautéed veggies. Chase Martinez

Horn Aplenty

Buffalo West is a rustically extravagant treat.
STEVE STEWARD
What’s going on over on the waaay West Side? Between the high-end Mexican creations hidden inside Salsa Fuego’s humble traffic-circle environs and Cendera Center’s posh event space down the road, there seems to be an upti...


Carolyn Wickwire in O’Keeffe! at Stage West.

One Woman and One Man

BIG TICKET
If it seems like Stage West no longer has an offseason, that’s only because of the two touring one-person shows that will be playing at the venue this month while the Stage West troupe gears up for yet another season. The fir...



In the immortal words of Huey Lewis: “That’s the power of love.”

Power Trip

Fort Worth Contemporary Arts reeks of avant-garde New York City.
ANTHONY MARIANI
No matter how long, notated, and well written an artist’s statement is, his or her art –– to paraphrase Sir Duke –– don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing. Conjoined black canes hanging from a small, transl...


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Christ, Here Come the “Nones!”

Jimmy Fowler
If you need further proof that the religious right in America has trashed the reputation of Christianity for an entire generation, check out this new survey by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life: “Nones” –– tha...