Archive for August, 2014
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Judge Mills Passed the Audition

STATIC
A packed house gave two standing ovations to honorees at this week’s Tarrant County Commissioners Court meeting. The celebrities drawing such response weren’t singers or dancers or the typical entertainment types that every...


Last Call

Live Oak Finally Comes Alive

LAST CALL
On Saturday night, I looked around the Live Oak’s main room at the masses bouncing along to Skeleton Coast, dancing in a flood of the Fort Worth band’s spacey reverb and phased guitars. Bathed in green light from gel lamps ...



Chow

Forking It Old School

CHOW, BABY
Chow, Baby isn’t a slave to the old school, but I do think it’s important to pay homage to the restaurants that have been around for a while. I’m not “get off my lawn” grumpy about the latest trends, hottest restauran...


The Swindle Boys have had a busy 2012 and are returning to the shed to write more material.

No Swindlin’ Brothers

The Swindle Boys pump out anthemic alt-rock that’s ready for radio.
JIMMY FOWLER
Joey and Matt Swindle, the brothers who perform as the alt-rock duo The Swindle Boys, were raised in a devout Southern Baptist family in Little Rock, Ark. Their dad was a preacher and a truck driver. But lead singer-drummer-key...



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...