Archive for November, 2014
KatsüK’s Grotto show this Friday will be their first of 2013.

KatsüK’s Zero Point

Daniel Katsük and his band transcend rock with their new album.
JIMMY FOWLER
There’s a reason Fort Worth singer-songwriter Daniel Katsük took almost four years to release the follow-up to his band KatsüK’s 2008 debut album, Out of the Wind. Actually, there are a whole bunch of reasons: money (or l...


Wise (left): “I don’t want to move.” Jeff Prince

Smooth Shaves, Rough Times

A Riverside barbershop, like its neighborhood, hangs on and hopes.
JEFF PRINCE
Race Street Barber Shop is in a time warp. Three barber chairs circa 1938 provide comfortable seats for shaggy visitors needing a clip. The long, narrow room is designed to give those waiting their turn good spots to sit, read ...



Austin Stewart’s “Roadside Seed Bomb”

Gallery

TCU, Moudy Bldg
GALLERY
TCU’s current art show is all about prints — and politics. The artists here use old and new techniques to make statements, such as Annie Bissett’s Japanese wood-block prints that mimic U.S. currency or Austin Stewart depi...


The late Eiko Ishioka is nominated for an Oscar for Lily Collins’ outfits in Mirror Mirror.

Oscar’s Hidden Gold

And the Oscar goes to … that guy. An analysis of the awards’ not-so-major categories.
KRISTIAN LIN
It’s late February, which means that it’s time for my annual analysis of the Oscars’ mid-major categories. I like writing this piece, because it’s a way for me to recognize terrific work in aspects of film that I don’...



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Not-So-Sweet Arrangements

“Sugar daddies” find campus “sugar babies”: new version of an old, old story.
ANNABELLE MASSEY MALLOY
You need to know I don’t think there’s anything wrong with it,” the 60-ish man is saying, while insisting again that his identity be protected. He’s pushing scrambled eggs around on his plate at a chain restaurant on Un...


Ryan’s has a smoked salmon sammy and house salad — and a cup of Joe — wih your name on it. Or, at least, their name. Lee Chastain

Gourmet Grocer

The Near Southside — finally — gets a deli, the scrumptious Ryan’s.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Siblings Brittany and Hunter Ryan grew up on the West Side, and both graduated from New York’s French Culinary Institute. They’ve spent time as chefs in other restaurants –– Hunter has worked at Eddie V’s Prime Seafoo...



Jafar Panahi in This Is Not a Film.

Films and Not Films

BIG TICKET
By now, the story has become part of cinematic lore: Confined to house arrest and banned from filmmaking, Iranian director Jafar Panahi responded by shooting a documentary in his house and smuggling it out of Iran on a flash dr...


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Robbie Rogers Is Gay (Yay!)

Kristian Lin
Since I’m the soccer guy on this website, I need to take note of an American soccer player who shook up the sport over the weekend, and it wasn’t because of anything he did on the field. (“Pitch! The word is pitch!” scr...



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Virginia Pizza Shop Offers Discount to Anyone Packing Heat

Eric Griffey
Apparently people in Virginia like their pizzas like they like their guns: fully loaded. A pizza shop in Virginia Beach is offering a 15 percent discount to to anyone who walks in carrying a gun or their concealed handgun permi...


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Atheists Get Something to Believe In at TCU

Eric Griffey
It sounds like it could be a lame joke: A group of atheists walk onto a predominantly conservative Christian campus. A students affairs administrator says, “I can’t believe this.” Believe it or not, it’s...