Archive for April 18th, 2014
New smog readings for the Metroplex paint a depressing picture. Courtesy Justin Cozart

Notice How Much Cleaner the Air Is?

We didn’t think so.
ANDREW MCLEMORE
If air pollution worsens and nobody hears a sound from state regulators, do we still get asthma? OK, so it’s a bad joke, but without Texas’ citizen environmental watchdogs, you’d never know why pilots have visibility prob...


Frederic Remington’s “The Rattlesnake”

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Sid Richardson Museum
GALLERY
To celebrate its 30th anniversary, the Sid Richardson Museum puts out a blowout show pairing Frederic Remington’s paintings and sculptures. One set will be out until February, then a whole new exhibit along the same lines wil...



Javier Bardem just wants to feel Daniel Craig’s pectoral muscles in Skyfall.

Skyfall: The Divine Ms. M

James Bond is back, but his boss makes this better than ever.
KRISTIAN LIN
One thing the James Bond series has been known for is the “Bond girls,” those hot women of various ethnicities and varying degrees of usefulness in a crisis whom 007 unfailingly takes to bed. The newest Bond movie, Skyfall,...


Dave Bautista and RZA tangle near the end of "The Man With the Iron Fists."

Iron Fists: Wu, No!

This hip-hop kung fu flick is for RZA fans and no one else.
KRISTIAN LIN
Before he called himself RZA and conquered a big swath of the hip-hop world, Robert Fitzgerald Diggs was a teenager in New York, escaping his rough childhood by watching kung fu movies at theaters in Times Square. His love of t...



Vidhya Nagarajan

Home, Sweet Hostage

Residents are hot about homeowner-group power plays that lock them out of their own homes.
Story and photos BY JEFF PRINCE
Bullets sliced into Tim and Becky Morton’s east Fort Worth home after a drive-by shooting in 2009. It was a terrifyingly close call — police dug bullets from the walls in the children’s room afterward. No arrest was ever ...


The tacos are small but tasty at Mariposa’s Latin Kitchen. Chase Martinez

Mariposa’s Simple Grace

This little quick-serve Westside eatery is a Latin treat.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Mariposa’s Latin Kitchen may be relatively new to the West Side’s Locke Block, but co-owners Irma Gamez and daughter Crystal Padilla have run catering operations in town for two decades. Irma got her start in the business a...



Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper in Silver Linings Playbook at LSIFF.

Returning to the Screen

BIG TICKET
The movies at last year’s Lone Star International Film Festival racked up an incredible 40 Oscar nominations. This year’s lineup probably won’t equal that mark, but the festival still has plenty to recommend it. It begins...


Tiny but powerful, the Dead Sea Scrolls date as far back as 2,520 years.

Dead Sea Scrolls

No matter your beliefs, ancient history fans should not miss this exhibit.
ANTHONY MARIANI
One of the largest, most comprehensive exhibitions of Dead Sea Scroll fragments ever shown, and the largest ever in Texas, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary’s Dead Sea Scrolls & the Bible: Ancient Artifacts, Timel...



Barack Obama

Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss

Jimmy Fowler
What am I happiest about now that the 2012 elections are over? Well, obviously it was a strong night for left-leaning voters –– Obama was reelected, Elizabeth Warren unseated Scott Brown in Massachussetts, Wendy Davis squea...